Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Entries open for the Sanlam Cape Mile

The Sanlam Cape Mile will debut at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.  Entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile and a refreshing 500m swim.  PHOTO CREDIT:  www.oakpics.com

Calling all swimming enthusiasts!  Entries for the long overdue Sanlam Cape Mile will open on Wednesday, 01 October 2014. An exciting and innovative open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile will debut at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.  Entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile and a refreshing 500m swim. “The Sanlam Cape ...

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Cape Town Cycle Tour general entries close in record time

General entries for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour have closed in record time – in just under eight hours.

(Cape Town, 26 September 2014) General entries for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour, the world’s largest timed cycle race, have closed in record time – a staggering 8 hours! Entries opened at 14h00 on Friday, 26 September and by 22h00 all general entries had been filled. The Cycle Tour – in recognition of its global status and international appeal – was ...

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Fouché takes Campus2Campus hat-trick

Bonitas sprinter Herman Fouché (second from right) celebrates his third successive victory at the Bestmed Campus2Campus SuperClassic in Potchefstroom on Sunday. Tesfom Okbamariam (left) of the MTN-Qhubeka feeder team was second, followed by Tyler Day of Westvaal-BMC in third. Photo: Mario van de Wall

Sprinter Herman Fouché hurtled into a heavy crosswind to claim his hat-trick of wins at the Bestmed Campus2Campus SuperClassic in Potchefstroom on Sunday. The Bonitas fast man tore into the finish at the North-West University rag farm to take the 10th edition of the cycle race in a time of 2:40:54. African road champion Tesfom Okbamariam turned in a tenacious ...

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Don-Wauchope, Van Huyssteen crowned Impi Gauteng Elite Champions

Top multi-sport athlete Carla Van Huyssteen (family home Northcliff, now resides in Pietermaritsburg) successfully defended her title at the IMPI Elite Race at the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province) on Saturday, 27 September 2014.  Van Huyssteen completed the course in a deserving time of 02 hours 04 minutes 18 seconds.  Photo Credit:  Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos

Top multi-sport athletes, Ian Don-Wauchope and Carla Van Huyssteen set the course ablaze on Saturday, 27 September 2014 when they took on the IMPI Elite Race at the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm (Hartebeespoort / North West Province).  Don-Wauchope conquered the course in a lightning fast time of 01 hour 46 minutes 42 seconds, while Van Huyssteen successfully defended her ...

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McGregor makes history with double gold at World Champs

Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocké (back) cross the line to claim victory in the Senior men's K2 race at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. The win made McGregor the first South African to clinch the elusive double of K1 and K2 titles at the same world championships - Balint Vekassy/
Gameplan Media

Oklahoma City – Hank McGregor rewrote the history books on Sunday by becoming the first South African paddler to win both K1 and K2 gold medals at the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships. After an emphatic obliteration of the Men’s K1 race on Saturday 36 year old McGregor teamed up with his surfski friend Jasper Mocké to clinch the K2 ...

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4th Tinman Triathlon: Do you have heart?

Photo Credit: Jethro Snyders

From triathletes-in-the-making, to the serious die-hard kind, the Maxed Elite TINMAN Triathlon is designed for everyone who loves to move. It’s a high-speed, exhilarating race with categories for every one of every fitness level. Maxed Elite TINMAN Series director, Damian Bradley is excited to welcome Mr Price Sport and the Maxed Elite brand on board with the Series. “The brand ...

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Comrades Early Bird Entries closing for 2015

Runners at the start of the Comrades - Photo www.comrades.com

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that early bird entries for the 90th Comrades Marathon entry process will close on 30 September 2014. So far, 9420 entries have already been received since the entry process opened on 1 September 2014. This means that just over 13,000 entries are available before the overall entry process closes at the end of ...

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Cycling for change with Ride for RedCap

After two tough days in the saddle riders complete last year's successful Ride for Redcap endurance cycle in central Durban.  - Pierre Tostee/
MRP Foundation Communications

Durban – Plenty of team spirit and countless hours of training and preparation will soon be tested when thirty cyclists ride from Johannesburg to Durban in less than 48 hours, and all in the name of changing young South Africans’ lives for the better. The fifth annual Ride for RedCap, one of South Africa’s most gruelling charity cycling rides, is ...

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Bold rebrand for Dusi season starter

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Pietermaritzburg – The build-up to the 2015 Dusi canoe marathon gets under way on 19 October, with the aptly renamed Umpetha Challenge, which uses the iSiZulu word for “champion” to denote its status as the first Dusi seeding race that usually attracts every elite paddler with aspirations of Dusi glory. The race, which since its inception has been wholly managed ...

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