Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Botha, D’Oliveira dominate Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Elite Race

Armin Botha in action on the day.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Armin Botha (Potchefstroom) and Dominique D’Oliveira (Bellville) claimed gold in the men’s and women’s Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Elite Race at Coetzenburg (Stellenbosch) on Sunday, 08 April 2018 in an impressive time of 02 hours 49 seconds and 03 hours 05 minutes 57 seconds respectively.   Making his Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Elite Race debut on the day, Botha admits to only ...

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Munro, Stockwell & McDougall Complete Perfect Glacier Cradle Traverse Experiences

From left to right: Dieter Rothman, Trevor D’Oliveira, Keith and Seve Buhr – rode the final stage to raise funds for the Smile Foundation. Photo by Sage Lee Voges/

The 2018 Glacier Cradle Traverse came to a close at Avianto Estate – in Muldersdrift, on Sunday the 8th of April – as Bryce Munro, Andrew Stockwell and Amy McDougall completed perfect clean sweeps of all three stages. Similarly Yolandi du Toit and Ben-Melt Swanepoel dominated the mixed category, while the mother/daughter combination of Yolande and Michelle de Villiers reigned ...

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AfricanX pays tribute to trail runners

Francois Groenewald and Anele Mnukwa

Trail runners taking part in South Africa’s premier three-day Stage Trail Run, the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS the weekend of 27 – 29 April 2018, are encouraged to send through their nominations for the event’s cherished ‘Sanet Wentzel Spirit Award’.   Introduced in 2010, one year after the AfricanX’s inception (the event celebrates its 10th anniversary this year), the ...

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Ironman Champion Stuart Marais defends his title at 2018 West Coast WarmWater Weekend

Mens podium

The picturesque West Coast National Park played host once again to a sold out West Coast WarmWater Weekend powered by MiWayLife, where Ironman 70.3 Champion Stuart Marais came back to defend his 2015 title. Saturday comprised of a sprint and standard distance triathlon, which saw farm boy Stuart Marais  win the standard/long triathlon in a time of 02:05:41 The dream conditions for any ...

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European HEAD owner impressed with SA cycling culture

European HEAD Bikes owner Zdenek Kaluzik was impressed with the cycling culture in South Africa when he visited the country early this month. Photo: Supplied

The culture of cycling in South Africa has made a big impression on the European owner of HEAD Bikes, Zdenek Kaluzik, who visited the country on a fact-finding mission this month.   Long an established name in sports such as tennis and snow skiing, the HEAD brand has made serious inroads into the European cycling market in the last six ...

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In-form Butler sprints to first Emperors Palace Classic title

Pic 1 Reynard Butler Bestmed Emperors Palace Classic LR

Reynard Butler’s purple patch continued when he sprinted to his third victory in a month in a major one-day classic at the Bestmed Emperors Classic road race in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, today.   The 29-year-old ProTouch rider from Roodepoort, who took his maiden title in the 98km race after previously finishing second, praised his team for delivering him to victory. ...

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Best Dressed title up for grabs at AfricanX Trailrun

Renata Schoemand (Bellville) and Nic de Beer (Bellville) in action during Stage Two of the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Although all three stages of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS are equally special, Stage Two features ‘that extra flair’ with trail runners allowing their creative sides to get the better of them as they try to outdo their rivals in the AfricanX’s “Best Dressed” competition.   In 2017 Renata Schoeman and Nic De Beer of Team “Goldilocks and The ...

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Entries Sell Out Instantaneously

The lead bunch  during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018

Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS



Quick fingers won the day as 100 Early Bird entries for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic sold out instantly on Monday, 26 March – a day after the highly successful 15th edition. Of the thousands of hopefuls who logged on to the Absa Cape Epic website at 3pm today, only 100 were lucky enough to secure a slot in the ...

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Take running in your stride with Falke


FALKE, South Africa’s leading sport sock manufacturer, has added STRIDE to their expansive range of Advance Performance running socks. If you are a fan of FALKE’s neutral run, you will love the revolutionised STRIDE.  The full foot cushioning and support combined with the ergonomic left and right foot fit, provides ultimate wearer comfort. FALKE’s trademark Drynamix fibre will keep feet ...

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