Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Water release settles nerves ahead of 53rd Berg

After a dominant season Alex Adie will start as one of the top contenders for the women's title in the Berg River Canoe Marathon. However she will have to work hard to get the better of her twin sister Abby Adie.

Paarl – As the country’s top paddlers head for Paarl for the start of the Berg River Canoe marathon this week, the race organisers have assured them that a water release has been secured to top up the level of the Berg River that has dropped steadily in the past week. Since the heavy rains and snowfalls in the Cape ...

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Williams wins at Walkerville

Bestmed Walkerville Mountain Bike Classic winner Kallen Williams (centre) shows his delight as he receives his prize from Bestmed marketing team member Ferri Erasmus and route director Darren Herbst on Sunday. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Two-time Momentum 94.7 Mountain Bike Challenge winner Kallen Williams showed himself to be one of South Africa’s rising young talents when he claimed his first ever win at the Bestmed Walkerville Mountain Bike Classic in Gauteng on Sunday. The former Toyota Cycle Lab rider slew mentor Andrew Mclean in a finishing sprint battle to take the 60km title by a ...

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Bigger and better Freshpak Fitness Festival celebrates Clanwilliam’s 200th anniversary

Participants in action in one of many events at the 2013 Freshpak Fitness Festival.

On Saturday 4 October, Clanwilliam will be buzzing with excitement as athletes flock to Rooibos country to compete in the 28th annual Freshpak Fitness Festival, the Western Cape’s biggest multi-sport festival. Due to popular demand, an additional 300 entries have been made available for the Triathlon event to celebrate Clanwilliam’s 200th anniversary. The festival is open to all fitness enthusiasts, ...

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Frank Smuts – EnduroHub Ambassador

Frank Smuts, when he is not training.

Q. Why do you think Enduro Hub chose you to be their ambassador? A. Because they suspect FOMO rules my life, and hope that this fear of missing out will drive me to race wherever and whenever. It makes me a good field agent I suppose. Q. What have you put yourself through in recent years? My body outlasted 6 ...

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Xterra Knysna. Two words. Mud & climbing

Robyn Williams tackling the last concrete climb back into transition. I wore compression socks as protection against mud and falling ;). Photo credit Jeff Ayliffe

I didn’t make plans to go up to Knysna as it just seemed too much to find accommodation and someone to drive with. But when my housemate, Nina, said she had accommodation and I was offered an entry I jumped at the opportunity to race. This was the Sunday before the race on Thursday. Very last minute for A-type Robyn. ...

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Tony Martin shows his true power at Le Tour

Tour de France 2014 - Etape 9 - Gerardmer / Mulhouse - 13/07/2014 - Tony MARTIN combatif du jour © ASO/X.Bourgois

For the first time, Tony Martin has won a different stage than a time trial at the Tour de France but it looked like a time trial as he used the mid mountains stage in the Vosges to ride away with Alessandro De Marchi for 90 kilometres and solo for 59 kilometres! It was an enormous exploit by the German ...

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New beginnings

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We have some seriously exciting news to share, but first some sad news to go with it. DirtJam and EnduroPlus have for the past 3 years been posting the latest and hottest news covering all the possible endurance sporting disciplines. Today we close that chapter, as from now we are combining these two and have launched a new and spunky ...

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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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