Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Junior adventure seekers in the limelight at XTERRA Kids Race

XTERRA Grabouw SA Championship ©Mark Sampson

The much anticipated XTERRA Kids Race was the source of much excitement at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 23 February 2019.   The perfect introduction to the sport of XTERRA Racing, the XTERRA Kids Race featured three entry options for junior adventure seekers aged 6 – 15 years.  The first event was for athletes aged 6 – 8 ...

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Weiss, Preen crowned XTERRA SA Champions

XTERRA Grabouw SA Championship ©Mark Sampson

It was a spectacular day for XTERRA racing out in Elgin Grabouw (Western Cape) on Sunday, 24 February 2019 with Bradley Weiss (Stellenbosch) and Haley Preen (Hout Bay) throwing down the gauntlet in the Elite Men’s and Women’s Race respectively in their pursuit of the coveted title of XTERRA South Africa Champion.   Taking place at the Elgin Grabouw Country ...

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Online entries for Knysna Cycle Tour open 1 March


Plans for this year’s Knysna Cycle Tour are on track and online entries will open on 1 March 2019. The event will take place in the scenic Garden Route town over the weekend of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June as part of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. The tour is one of the iconic sporting events of the festival ...

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Runners enable Die Burger Kinderfonds to enrich lives at the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN


A proud charity of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN since the event’s inception in 2015, Die Burger Kinderfonds received a welcome donation of R9 045 in 2018 thanks to runner support.    Started in 1957, Die Burger Kinderfondsis a non-profit organisation that aims to assist with the educational needs of less fortunate children and developing the youth’s leadership skills. “Youth development ...

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Under-23 World Champ Alan Hatherly to tame Knysna Bull MTB race


The impressive R260 000 prize purse at the Knynsa Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance MTB race has lead to some equally impressive mountain bike stars making their way to Knysna today. Now in it’s third year, the Knysna Bull 4-day mountain bike stage race has upped the ante in local racing by offering a winner-takes-all R200 000 for first ...

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Time-trial switch adds spice to Tour of Good Hope

Jayde Julius works hard to set the pace in the time-trial on the second stage of the Tour of Good Hope last year. This year, the 26.5km time-trial will be held on the third day, starting and finishing at the Boland Landbou school. Photo: Robert Ward

The race organisers have added a fresh dimension to the Takealot Tour of Good Hope this year by opting to hold the time-trial midway through the five-day race next month instead of at the start.   In recent years the time-trial has taken place on the second day, a Tuesday. However, ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen confirmed this week ...

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Du Toit cycles to maiden glory

The Herald Continental Cycle Tour MTB 80km Extreme Mens Winners 2019

Arno du Toit flew the Team DSV flag high in winning The Herald Continental Cycle Tour Mountain Bike Challenge at the Addo Polo Club on Sunday. Du Toit, racing in the absence of fellow DSV rider and defending champion Gert Heyns, finished in a time of two hours, 50 minutes and 29 seconds, as the first elite man h o ...

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Stellenbosch set to host first IMPI Challenge of 2019

Armin Botha in action at the IMPI Challenge #1 in 2018.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Stellenbosch will host the first IMPI Challenge of 2019, the IMPI Challenge #1 at Coetzenburg on Saturday, 06 April 2019.   “We are excited to kick off the 2019 IMPI Challenge Season in Stellenbosch,” says Pieter du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Race Director.  “IMPI Warriors can look forward to spectacular trail running combined with adrenaline pumping obstacles that will require crawling, ...

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Entries Open for 2019 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run

Teboho Noosi by Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province – Entries have opened for the 17thannual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the 7thannual FNB Platinum Trail Run, two premier off-road events that will leave entrants begging for more at theATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019 and Sunday, 02 June 2019 respectively.       “The perfect weekend breakaway for families, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and ...

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