Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

6th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run boasts pristine mountain trails

Givemore Mudzinganyama photographed by David Tarpey

North West Province –Following the wake of the infamous FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic which will take place at the same venue on Saturday, the 6thannual FNB Platinum Trail Run will treat entrants to a trail running experience like no other on Sunday, 03 June 2018 at the ATKVBuffelspoort.   “Trail runners will have more time to absorb the unique ...

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Run2Nowhere, 2 Day Trail Run

Find out why runners are returning for the 2nd edition of the event

The Run2Nowhere is a two-day trail running challenge that’s grown from strength-to-strength. In the past it made up a sort of ‘side show’ to the Ride2Nowhere but has grown into its own fully fledged event and will happen on it’s own weekend.   The route – consisting mostly of singletrack, with a few open gravel roads – offers a good ...

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Ride2Nowhere Legends!

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Ultimately, the Ride2Nowhere is about the people. You, the riders, are what makes this event so special. We asked some of the legends – those who have ridden three or more R2N’s – just what it is that has them coming back to McGregor year-after-year   The Ride2Nowhere is in its seventh year in 2018 and one very special rider ...

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Plenty on offer at Kremetart cycle race

One lucky cyclist at the Kremetart road race in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo on June 9 will take home a top-quality Westfalia bike rack in a lucky draw at the prize giving. Picture: Supplied

Cyclists participating in the Kremetart road cycle race will be able to win in more ways than one when the event takes place in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo on June 9. A ride that covers 175km for the elite men and a 140km distance for the elite women is sure to attract some of the country’s top cyclists. Already the women’s ...

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Day two of Expedition Africa

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Namaqua West Coast presented its own set of challenges as teams prepared themselves for the daunting 198km cycle ahead.  Already, these athletes have endured over 36 hours of non-stop racing and the navigational element of this year’s 560km race continues to challenge teams as they tackle leg 4. Course director; Stephan Muller presented teams with a route choice like no ...

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All expenses paid Origin Of Trails entry up for grabs at FNB Magalies Monster

Mountain Bikers in action at the 2017 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province –One lucky FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic entrant will secure an all-expenses paid trip for two to Stellenbosch where he/she will take part in the 6thannual 2-day Origin of Trails MTB Experienceon Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018. “The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic is the North West Province’s most revered single day mountain bike (MTB) ...

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Gachaga defends FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN title

Jackline Chepngeno photo credit by Tobias Ginsberg

Race favourite, Morris Gachaga lived up to his billing by successfully defending his FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN title in a controlled race on Sunday, 20 May 2018. Gachaga crossed the finish line in Bree Street in 33:42, some 15 seconds off of his world best time from 2017. “The field was stacked, so racing for the win was more ...

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Marais fights to narrow victory and takes title at Cascades

Stuart Marais (left) leads Henry Liebenberg and Komborero Bere (partly obscured) at the end of the first lap of the final leg of the KZN MTB Lap Challenge Series at Cascades on Sunday. Photo:
Gavin Ryan, QuickPix

Stuart Marais powered away from Henry Liebenberg on the final lap of the KZN Mountain Bike Lap Series Challenge at Cascades in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday to claim the race win and snatch the series title overall. The Howick resident was locked in a no-quarters-asked battle with Liebenberg and they matched each other surge for surge over the first five out ...

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The race is on!

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Expedition Africa officially kicked off this morning, 52 teams venturing along the coastline from the shores of Doringbaai onto Transition Area 1, found at the mouth of the Olifants River. The 19km trekking leg proved to be an interesting start, featuring 14 check points for teams to collect, which kept the athletes hugging this pristine coastline. Many teams were fast ...

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