Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

De Groot, Stenerhag dominate PE-Plett

Biogen Toyota's South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot, during Stage 2 of the PE-Plett where she and teammate, Jennie Stenerhag, won all four stages and the overall women's title.
Photo credit: Peter Kirk

South African mountain bike marathon champion, Robyn de Groot and Sweden’s national marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag, combined forces as team Biogen Toyota Cape Brewing Company and dominated the Isuzu Trucks PE-Plett stage race that ended on Tuesday. The pair won the women’s division in all four stages and the overall title. But while the results show they were dominant, it ...

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The Dodo Trail video is here

Adventure athletes and trail runners for all over the world meet in Mauritius to conquer the Dodo Trail Run. Over 1300 competitors completed routes from 50km to 5km.

We have great pleasure to announce that the official Dodo Trail 2014 video is now online – your chance to relive all the thrills & emotions of the day! We look forward to seeing you next year for the 5th edition on Sunday 12th July 2015.

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Oakley Releases Crosslink Pitch – Active Prescription Eyewear Frame

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif.,April 1,2014–Oakley, Inc. today announcedthe release of Crosslink® Pitch®eyewear, a new design in a family of Active Prescription frames offeringversatility for an active lifestyle. “This proud new additiontoour Crosslink collection disrupts the world’s notions of what prescription eyewear can do,” said Colin Baden, Oakley CEO. “We engineeredthe perfect framefor people with busy, active lives by creating interchangeable temples ...

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The Berg River Cross Triathlon – September 27

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The Berg River Cross Triathlon is a welcome addition to the inaugural Enduroman ultra distance off-road triathlon. The aim was to offer a race that would be do-able for weekend warriors and athletes that like to go flat out and fast. A 1Km swim, 26 Km mountain bike ride and a 6 Km trail run are the perfect distances for ...

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Cycling Pennypinchers Origin of Trails for Joost

Seen here (from left to right):   Brendan Snyman, Joost van der Westhuizen and Dirk Kotze.  Photo Credit:  Helina Stoltz

Keen mountain bikers, Brendan Snyman and Dirk Kotze are very excited to take on the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014 in support of the J9 Foundation. “The J9 Foundation was formed by the Springbok rugby legend and former captain, Joost van der Westhuizen who was ...

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Van Huyssteen gunning for gold at IMPI Elite Gauteng

Carla Van Huyssteen in action at the IMPI Elite Gauteng#1 earlier this year.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos

Reigning IMPI Elite Gauteng Champion Carla Van Huyssteen (Pietermaritzburg) will be hoping for a hat-trick victory when she defends her title at the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm(Hartebeespoort / North West Province) on Saturday, 27 September 2014. A triathlete by profession, Van Huyssteen finds that she hasn’t had to adapt her training schedule too much when training for the IMPI Challenge.  “I have just ...

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FNB Wines2Whales welcomed tread buffalo category

Riders in action during the 2013 FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The organizers of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events are pleased to welcome the TREAD Buffalo Category as an official weight division of the 2014 events. In order to qualify for the TREAD Buffalo Category teams need to boast a minimum combined weight of at least 180kg (excluding bicycles and equipment). “We are excited about the TREAD Buffalo ...

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Rijnberg reigns supreme in 24-hour challenge

More than 400 riders turned out for the fourth edition of the Pretoria Boys High School 24-Hour Mountain Bike Challenge, presented by Barden, on September 6. Photo: Hendrik Steytler Photography

More than 400 Gauteng mountain bikers pushed their endurance to the limit as they took on the Pretoria Boys High School 24-Hour Mountain Bike Challenge last weekend. The fourth edition of the popular event, which is presented by Barden Tyres, took place on a testing 6km circuit across the school grounds. According to organiser Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events, ...

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Dimension Data joins the Absa Cape Epic team

Photo Credit DimensionData01B-Sportograf, DimensionData02B-Gary Perkin

Global information and communication technology giant Dimension Data has joined the Absa Cape Epic, the world’s foremost mountain bike stage race, as a headline sponsor. The internationally-renowned IT infrastructure provider will be the Official Technology Partner to the Absa Cape Epic. It will handle all technology and communications aspects related to the race, including supplying equipment, personnel and support to ...

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Running for a cause & stand to win R1mil

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GAUTENG – The second annual Legends Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, 5 October 2014, promises to be yet another fantastic event and is poised to draw thousands of competitive male and female runners, who will run for a cause and stand a chance to share the ultimate athletic prize of a whopping R1m. The Legends Marathon features three ...

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