Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

All expenses paid Origin Of Trails entry up for grabs at FNB Magalies Monster

Mountain Bikers in action at the 2017 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province –One lucky FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic entrant will secure an all-expenses paid trip for two to Stellenbosch where he/she will take part in the 6thannual 2-day Origin of Trails MTB Experienceon Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018. “The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic is the North West Province’s most revered single day mountain bike (MTB) ...

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Gachaga defends FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN title

Jackline Chepngeno photo credit by Tobias Ginsberg

Race favourite, Morris Gachaga lived up to his billing by successfully defending his FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN title in a controlled race on Sunday, 20 May 2018. Gachaga crossed the finish line in Bree Street in 33:42, some 15 seconds off of his world best time from 2017. “The field was stacked, so racing for the win was more ...

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Marais fights to narrow victory and takes title at Cascades

Stuart Marais (left) leads Henry Liebenberg and Komborero Bere (partly obscured) at the end of the first lap of the final leg of the KZN MTB Lap Challenge Series at Cascades on Sunday. Photo:
Gavin Ryan, QuickPix

Stuart Marais powered away from Henry Liebenberg on the final lap of the KZN Mountain Bike Lap Series Challenge at Cascades in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday to claim the race win and snatch the series title overall. The Howick resident was locked in a no-quarters-asked battle with Liebenberg and they matched each other surge for surge over the first five out ...

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The race is on!

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Expedition Africa officially kicked off this morning, 52 teams venturing along the coastline from the shores of Doringbaai onto Transition Area 1, found at the mouth of the Olifants River. The 19km trekking leg proved to be an interesting start, featuring 14 check points for teams to collect, which kept the athletes hugging this pristine coastline. Many teams were fast ...

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The 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS by Ulrica Stander

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What a privilege, the 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS by Ulrica Stander.  Looking back on the last few days running the African X, I realized once again, how extremely privileged we are running/doing events like these. An experience and feeling one will always treasure and remember for ever. The one thing that makes the AfricanX so special and so unique ...

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AfricanX hat-trick for Rukadza and Calitz

Carla Van Huyssteen and Nicolette Griffioen

Perfect planning saw Team K-Way Wintergreen’s Bernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz claim their 3rdAfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS title in the men’s team race on Sunday, 29 April 2018.   Starting and finishing at Retreat (Boschendal Wine Estate) Stage Three of the AfricanX Trailrun pitted runners against a 20km – 22km route.   “We knew all along that we would ...

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Rukadza, Calitz claim second stage victory at AfricanX

Carla Van Huyssteen and Nicolette Griffioen in action during Stage Two of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Team K-Way Wintergreen’sBernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz further extended their lead with a second consecutive stage victory at the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS at Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 28 April 2018.   Stage Two started and finished at Retreat, Boschendal Wine Estate. Teams had to complete a 33km – 35km route.   According to Calitz, the stage was by ...

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Trail runners throw down the gauntlet at Stage One of the AfricanX Trailrun

Team K-Way Wintergreen’s Bernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz dominated Stage One of the 10th annual AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS at Jonkershoek on Friday, 27 April 2018.  Running their 3rd AfricanX Trailrun together as a team, Rukadza and Calitz completed the 33km Stage in a well-deserved time of 02 hours 45 minutes 44 seconds.  Nicolette Griffioen and Carla Van Huyssteen of Team KeyHealth Neverest / K-Way crossed the finish line first in the women’s race in a time of 03 hours 25 minutes 31 seconds.  The mixed team race was won by Team Crumb’s Daneil Feldmann and Davide del Fante in a time of 03 hours 40 minutes 40 seconds.

Team K-Way Wintergreen’sBernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz dominated Stage One of the 10thannual AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS at Jonkershoek on Friday, 27 April 2018.   Running their 3rdAfricanX Trailrun together as a team, Rukadza and Calitz completed the 33km Stage in a well-deserved time of 02 hours 45 minutes 44 seconds.   “The stage was awesome,” said a very ...

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Ultra Triathlon Series heads to Joburg

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B-Active Sports, the owners and organisers of the National Ultra Triathlon Series, are proud to announce the launch of the MiWaylife Joburg Ultra triathlon, which will take place on the 2nd of December 2018 at the Cradle Moon resort.   “The launch of this exciting new event for the Gauteng athletes comes after careful consideration of where the triathlon market ...

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Symons, Bailey strike early in XCO Series

Petri Stander tackles a single-track section in the opening leg of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series at the Nelson Mandela University campus in George at the weekend. Picture: Chris Brooke

Kyle Symons and Rose Bailey took the honours when the Madibaz MTB XCO Series made a flying start with the opening Whip Snake leg in George at the weekend.   Held on the Nelson Mandela University campus, race director Jan Venter said they were very happy with the outcome as the series entered its third year.   Having started in ...

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