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In-form Wanders seeking sub 28 at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Seen here (far right):  Julien Wanders in action at the inaugural FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN in 2017.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Breaking 28 minutes over 10km is the target for 22-year-old Swiss National Record Holder, Julien Wanders, as he returns to Durban on Sunday, 14 October 2018 for that onslaught at the 2ndrunning of the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. Wanders was third across the line at the inaugural event in 2017 with a new personal best of 28:13, then a Swiss ...

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R200 000 prize money up for grabs at 2019 Knysna Bull

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Entries are now open for the Knysna Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance mountain bike race. The event takes place from 20 to 23 February 2019. Now in it’s third year, the Knysna Bull continues to evolve and develop into an exciting stage race offering. In the jam-packed calendar of many excellent MTB races in South Africa, the Knysna Bull ...

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Satellite Classic a perfect launching pad

Organisers ASG Events have been working on a number of improvements to ensure the Satellite Classic near the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province runs smoothly on October 13. Picture: Jetline Action Photography

The Bestmed Satellite Classic, to be held near Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West Province on October 13, will provide cyclists with the perfect launching pad for the upcoming road-racing season.   The annual cycling extravaganza comprises a number of options headed by the feature 110km race, which has the plus factor of being a premier seeding event for the ...

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Water usage at Sanlam Cape Town Marathon a shining example of sustainable eventing

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Cape Town’s environment proved one of the big winners in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, with the use of single-use plastics significantly reduced and no municipal water used. Water dispensed from Bluewater Africa’s mobile water stations saved the use of plastics equivalent to that of 13 000 water sachets or 2600 standard water bottles.   The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon ...

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Rekindle your love for mountain biking at the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience

Mountain biking enthusiasts enjoying the spectacular Stellenbosch routes at the 2017 Origin Of Trails MTB Experience.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain biking comes home the weekend of 24 and 25 November 2018 with South Africa’s premier 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience, celebrating its 6thanniversary in Stellenbosch!   An individual 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails routes highlight the beauty and splendor of the City Of Oaks.  Mountain bikers can look forward to the “once a ...

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IIE’s Varsity College teams up with Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3

Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Warriors in action.  Photo Credit:  Anthony Grote

Looking to develop Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) as a sport at their Waterfall campus, the Independent Institute of Education’s (IIE) Varsity College has teamed up with the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 in the North West Province as a means of obtaining valuable exposure in the field of OCR.   “The IIE’s Varsity College is looking to develop OCR as a ...

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Boyes and Tunstead Victorious at the 2018 BUCO Karoo to Coast

Pauline Tunstead surprised herself to win the 2018 BUCO Karoo to Coast with a decisive attack with 38 kilometres remaining in the race. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 2018 BUCO Karoo to Coast was won by Craig Boyes and Pauline Tunstead in remarkably different fashions, on Sunday the 23rdof September. Boyes held off his breakaway companions in a sprint for the line, while Tunstead slowly ground down the women’s field on the route’s long climbs of the Prince Alfred’s Pass, between Uniondale and Knysna.   Held in ...

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Ande, van Zyl smash course record at FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN

Irvette van Zyl by Tobias Ginsberg

Eritrean Filmon Ande led the top three men at the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN to under the course record on Monday, 24 September 2018, while Irvette van Zyl capped an astonishing two days of racing by smashing the previous course record by almost 2 minutes, leading the top four women under the previous course record. The men’s race started at ...

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Commonwealth 10 000m Champion eyes FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN win

Stella Chesang and Jackline Chepngeno in action at the 2018 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Chesang finished 2nd behind Chepngeno on the day.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Uganda’s Stella Chesang, the 2018 Commonwealth Games 10 000m champion will return to South Africa on Sunday,  14 October to take on country woman and FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN defending champion, Mercyline Chelangat. Chesang complained of fatigue when she ran the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in May earlier this year, where she finished 3rd.  However, the 21-year-old is shaping ...

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