Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Enduroman SA Run Leg Recce: Fun?! You be the Judge

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As promised, let’s get into the what and what nots of the Enduroman SA off road triathlon run course. For those not in the know, courtesy of my lazy lilly white posterior, herewith a copy and paste from the previous blog: Enduroman SA is an ultra-distance off-road triathlon hosted in the scenic Franschhoek mountains. The race starts with a 2.5 ...

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Smith focuses on Scottburgh title defence

Following a strong display in 2013 Hayley Smith is hoping to replicate that performance in 2014 as she plans the defence of her Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi crown when she sets off from the coastal town on Sunday, 31 August.  - Darren Goddard/
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Scottburgh – Hayley Smith, last year’s Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi women’s title winner, recently confirmed she will join men’s defending champion Evan van der Spuy in returning for this year’s edition of the popular South Coast showdown on Sunday 31 August and the young local talent is eager to repel the challenge of her fellow ladies title hopefuls. ...

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Mouth-watering music line-up for Hansa Fish 2014

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Cradock – The sleepy Karoo town of Cradock will be a hive of activity when the 2014 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon arrives in the second week of October and excitement levels have been ramped up even further with the recent announcement that world class South African acts Locnville (LCNVL), Shortstraw and Gangs of Ballet will be heading to Cradock ...

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Cycling SA select ‘juniors’ for Worlds

Bestmed-ASG junior cyclists (from left) Michelle Benson, Catherine Colyn and Monique Gerber will represent the future of South African women’s cycling at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21 to 28. Photo: Gerda Benson

African champion Monique Gerber will spearhead the South African junior women’s attack at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21 to 28. Gerber and fellow Bestmed-ASG teammates Catherine Colyn and Michelle Benson will make up the junior female component of the national team, which was announced by Cycling South Africa on Friday. Team manager Owen Botha ...

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Enduroman SA, the MTB course loop 1 recce ride

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So we did the 1st loop of Enduroman SA on Saturday. Very, very interesting. As you all know, Enduroman SA is an ultra-distance off-road triathlon hosted in the scenic Franschhoek mountains. The bike and run course were designed by local resident, Geddan Ruddock, MTB supremo. The race starts with a 2.5 km swim in the Berg River dam, followed by ...

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Haywood excited to take on the Pennypinchers Origin of Trails

Well-known South African actress and TV presenter Vanessa Haywood will be seen in action at the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, that will take place in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014.

Amidst frantic wedding preparations, well-known South African actress and TV presenter Vanessa Haywood is still managing to keep her cycling calendar up to date and has entered the second annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, that will take place in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014, one month after her marriage to ...

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Venter ready to race against world’s best

Bestmed-ASG rider Juanita Venter (left), seen here in action during the Bestmed Tour de Boland, will take on the world’s best veteran women at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljublijana, Slovenia, from August 27. Photo: Capcha Photography

National road and time-trial champion Juanita Venter is preparing to take on the world’s best veteran women at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljublijana, Slovenia, from August 27.Venter, who races locally in the colours of Bestmed-ASG, will be aiming for a medal in the time-trial discipline on Wednesday. She will also take part in the road race on ...

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Hejana blows away rivals in EL road race

Born 2 Run athlete Luthando Hejana from Mdantsane won the inaugural SPAR Family Challenge 10km road race in East London on Saturday. Photo: Dean Venish

Top local runner Luthando Hejana blew his rivals away in extremely windy conditions to win the inaugural SPAR Family Challenge 10km road race in East London on Saturday.Despite battling wind speeds in excess of 40km per hour, the Born 2 Run athlete charged into the finish line at the Beaconhurst School fields in Beacon Bay in a time of 39:27. ...

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All dressed up for the Tour de Tuli

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We won the prize of a lifetime, me and Tilla, by dressing up as flower-covered, butterfly-bedecked cyclists(the usual), lilac-breasted rollers (complete with feather boas on heads and shoulders and wings flapping as we flew downhill (veering a bit further from what would be called “normal’) and then as leopard-print-and-fishnet-stockings crazy women with very bad very pink hairdo’s. I think of ...

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Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge shines this spring

Riders will enjoy some great mountain biking when one of the first spring races, the Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge, rolls around on September 6. Photo: Jetline/Action Photo

  Gauteng mountain bikers will have a chance to stretch their legs and shake off the winter cobwebs with the first of the spring races near Krugersdorp on September 6. The Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge offers true mountain biking in the heart of suburbia with spectacular views of the City of Gold. Race organiser Wynand de Villiers believes it ...

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