Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Huge prize pool for Umpetha Challenge

Elite athletes such as Damon Stamp and Mthobisi Cele can earn excellent prize money at the Umpetha Challenge that covers the first 16km of the Dusi Canoe Marathon Course, following the announcement of a 12,5% increase in the prize money pool. - Anthony Grote/
Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – Organisers of the Dusi-season starting Umpetha Challenge canoe race on Sunday 19 October have confirmed a massive prize pool of R36 000 for the race, with R6000 for the overall winner of the K1 category. The 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon a K1 championship race, the KwaZulu-Natal summer season is being geared towards the K1 class, and as the ...

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Puma Trail Run entries open this week

The PUMA Trail Run presented by ISUZU incorporates the XTERRA trail run routes and will take place in Grabouw (Western Cape) on Saturday, 21 February 2015.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Online entries for the breathtakingly beautiful PUMA Trail Run presented by ISUZU will open on Wednesday, 01 October 2014. Forming part of the action of South Africa’s largest off road triathlon, the Totalsports XTERRA presented by REHIDRAT SPORT, the PUMA Trail Run presented by ISUZU incorporates the XTERRA trail run routes and will take place in Buffelspoort (North West Province) ...

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Marloth Mountains test runners to the limit

Dom Wills on his way to winning the Marloth Mountain Challenge. Image by Nick Muzik

The first Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) took place in Swellendam this weekend in trying conditions as the Swellendam Mountains threw everything they could at participants. It was a dramatic start to what is sure to become one of the biggest races on the South African trail calendar and runners had to contend with waves of rain, strong winds, cold conditions ...

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What makes a stage race special?

Marleen Lourens in action during the Ride2Nowhere 2014

So I got the opportunity to take part in the Ride2Nowhere this year and I must say the only thing I knew about the event is that it was held in the town of McGregor nearby Robertson, and that was it. And as I had done quite a large number of stage races I knew the deal and how these ...

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Satellite Classic heads into the bush

“The Satellite Classic has become such a feature on the road racing circuit that it was only natural to try to secure a mountain bike event over the same weekend.” - Photo Supplied

The North-West Province’s premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour has taken a detour – into the bush. Organisers of the Bestmed Satellite Classic, which is presented by ASG, have added a mountain biking component to create a whole weekend of scintillating cycling on October 18 and 19. On the Saturday, the 80km and 106km road races roll ...

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Cape Leopards still frequent FNB Wines2Whales MTB routes

Seen here:  Popeye (Boland Male / BM17) patrolling the trails of Pofadder after his collar was remotely dropped.  Photo Credit:  Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Boland Project

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Boland Project is pleased to announce that Cape Leopards, Popeye (Boland Male / BM17) and Olive (Boland Female / BF14) still frequent the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) routes. “Old Popeye is still the master of the Groenlandberg,” says Jeannie Hayward of the CLT Boland Project.  “After four years of monitoring we still spot Popeye ...

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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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