Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Maree takes Jock Classic title by a whisker

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BCX professional David Maree won the first and third stages to propel himself to a one-second victory in the Bestmed Jock Classic road cycle race in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, today.   With what he described as “outstanding support” from his team, Maree completed the one-day three-stage race over 151km in an overall time of 4:05:03.   He outsprinted multiple former champion ...

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McGregor and Nixon taste success at Open Ocean Surfski Series

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Durban – Just a week after their victories in Mauritius Hank McGregor and Hayley Nixon tasted success at this year’s Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge when they won the men’s and women’s title at the twelve kilometre Citadel Race at Vetch’s Beach on Sunday, opening their accounts at the popular four-race winter series. With Durban being buffeted by an ...

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Endless action for the whole family at Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 North West Province

The third of four events, the action packed Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 will be the source of excitement for the entire family on Saturday, 06 October 2018 at the Van Gaalens Kaasmakerji (Brits, North West Province).  A trail run with a twist, the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge is known for its beautiful trails and challenging (but fun) obstacles (natural and manmade).  Seen here:  IMPI Warriors in action at the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #1 that was held in Stellenbosch earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

The third of four events, the action packed Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 will be the source of excitement for the entire family on Saturday, 06 October 2018 at the Van Gaalens Kaasmakerji (Brits, North West Province).   According to Pieter Du Plessis, Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Race Director, 2018 has been a big year for theFedhealth IMPI Challenge.  “The year started ...

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BCX on a roll ahead of Jock Classic

Steven van Heerden, who was runner-up last year, will be one of the key members of the BCX team as they target another title in the one-day, three-stage Bestmed Jock Classic cycling road race from Mbombela to Sabie in Mpumalanga on Saturday. Picture: Memories 4U Photography

The BCX professional cycling team will be out to continue a recent run of success when they tackle the Bestmed Jock Classic road race in Mpumalanga on Saturday.   The 35th edition of the one-day event makes it one of the oldest road races in the country. It will test the riders over 151km, split into three stages, from Mbombela ...

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Paarl launches its biggest mountain-bike and trail run festival

The Paarl Valley provides a majestic backdrop for the inaugural edition of The Rock Stage Race and Trail Fest, which takes place from 28-30 September 2018.

The Rock Mountain Bike Stage Race and Trail Fest, which takes place in Paarl over the weekend of 28-30 September this year, cuts out all the useless frills which have led to mountain-bike and trail run events becoming unaffordable. “But we know what makes you tick,” says race director Darren Herbst. “In abundance will be super trails, brilliant racing conditions, ...

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The finest trails JBay and surrounds has to offer

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(JEFFREYS BAY) – The JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic is one of the many highlights at the JBay Winterfest and this year the sixth edition of the event will take place on Saturday, 14th July 2018.  The event caters for a range of fitness and skill levels, welcoming all who want to be part of this popular event. The event ...

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Pre-race favourites come to the fore on Berg stage one

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Zonquasdrift – It was far from smooth sailing for Team Bamboo Warehouse’s Graeme Solomon and his Hungarian partner Adrian Boros, however their class shone through as they cantered to a 90 second advantage after the first stage of the 2018 Berg River Canoe Marathon on Wednesday. The pre-race favourites started strongly and developed a healthy lead in the first quarter ...

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100 Miles of Overberg Winter Splendour Await at Around the Pot

The use of gravel bikes is encouraged by Petrichor Adventures in the Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The second edition of the Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler, takes place on Saturday the 21stof July from Swellendam, in the heart of the Overberg. Limited entries to the race, which also offers 60 and 25 mile distances, are still available for riders looking to experience the splendour of the region for themselves from the saddle of a ...

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