Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Ironman: Doing It Wrong – Part 1

The Triathlete who shouldn’t

You might be rich, you might have done six Cape Epics and have a Phd in astrophysics, but somehow, people draw a bigger breath when you tell them you’ve done Ironman. For most people, making money seems humanly possible, cycling 8 consecutive days seems possible, anybody can study, but swimming 3.8 km, cycling 180 km and running 42,2 km non-stop, ...

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The Mamusa Challenge – Ride in the Wild

The leading bunch heading out at last years Mamusa Challenge – Photo supplied

Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime at UURPAN SAFARI LODGE situated 10km from Schweizer Reneke in the picturesque countryside of North West province.  The whole family can enjoy an adventure in nature.You will sweat, you will suffer, but you will enjoy every moment and never forget this awesome experience. We also offer a trail run for the ...

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World Champs success for Cycle Lab Supercycling Club, powered by Toyota

Cycle Lab Supercycling, powered by Toyota Club’s Andrew McLean (left) and Greg Anderson both secured Master Marathon World Championships titles in their respective age categories in Pietermaritzburg at the weekend.

Cycle Lab Supercycling, powered by Toyota club members claimed a total of five medals at the 2014 Rainbow Challenge final, which doubled as the Masters Marathon Mountain Bike World Championships in Pietermaritzburg at the weekend. Andrew McLean (50-54 years) and Greg Anderson (55-59 years) claimed gold medals; Bruce Diesel (45-49 years) and Paul Furbank (55-59 years) secured silver medals; and ...

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Entry boom for iconic Jock

The field for the 32nd edition of the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique has been extended to 2 500 participants. Billed as South Africa’s toughest one-day race, the three-stage event rolls out from Nelspruit in Mpumalanga on July 19. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Organisers of South Africa’s toughest one-day road race are bracing themselves for a last-minute flood of entries, as the July 8 entry deadline for the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique looms. Race director Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events said Mbombela traffic authorities had granted special permission to open the field for the Mpumalanga race beyond the standard limit of 1 ...

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A Moment with BIG5 Podium Finisher Marilyn Fischer

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1-      How many times have you done the BIG5 so far, and how has your experience been each time? I’ve done the BIG 5 once (2013) and I absolutely loved it!! It was very well organised, you feel very special over the 10days of the festival, and you feel like a member of your very own athlete and supporter ‘family’ ...

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Engen expands into exciting Cycle in the City Criterium Festivals

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Engen announced a series of criterium style cycling festivals which will be a first of its kind in South Africa. Originating in the USA, these festivals will now also take place iniconic South African cities later this year, sure to spice up your Saturday afternoon. Criterium racing is a short course cycling format designed to bring hard hitting action to ...

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Grand Master Lee McGregor back for 2014 Berg

Grand master Lee McGregor aims to go even better than his 2013 eighth placed effort when he takes on this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon from 16-19 July. - John Hishin/
Gameplan Media

Paarl – 62 year old Lee McGregor has had a change of heart and has set his sights on the 2014 Berg River Canoe Marathon from 16 to 19 July, hoping to improve on the staggering eighth place finish he produced last year. McGregor, the father to nine-time Berg champion and current World Marathon Champion Hank McGregor, stunned the race ...

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Andy Birkett entry adds spice to Berg title battle

U23 Canoe Marathon World Champ Andy Birkett (EuroSteel/Kayak Centre) has joined his 2014 Dusi-winning partner Sbonelo Zondi on the rapidly growing list of elite stars set to tackle this year's Berg River Canoe Marathon from 16-19 July. - Anthony Grote/
Gameplan Media

Cape Town – The race for the 2014 Berg River Canoe Marathon title from 16-19 July took on a new dimension when the entry of Under 23 Canoe Marathon World Champion and triple Dusi winner Andy Birkett was received at the race headquarters shortly before the closing of normal entries. The Pietermaritzburg-based Eurosteel/Kayak Centre star has been included in the ...

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WCAD Winter Wanderer – 150km Adventure Race

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26-27 July 2014 This traditional style 150km AR takes place around the beautiful Citrusdal area. These mountains are beautiful and definitely worth exploring! The race will start at 10am on Saturday and go through the night till Sunday. Winners are expected to finish in 20 hours and back-markers will be short-coursed to get everyone to the finish for 12noon prize-giving on Sunday. ...

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