Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

THIRSTI AFRICANX 2021 routes announced!

Adnaan Mohamed and Sonja Britz enjoying Dress Up Day at a previous year’s THIRSTI AFRICANX TRAILRUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg Stillwater Sports is excited to announce the routes of the 11th edition of the THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun that will take place at the Houw Hoek Hotel, in the Western Cape, over the weekend of 26 – 28 March 2021. South Africa’s premier ...

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South Africa’s Finest Head toward the Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape, GQEBERHA: Swimmers from around the country will head down to Africa’s water sports capital for the continent’s toughest Indian Ocean swim this weekend Pollok Beach will play host to the Jendamark Bellbuoy Challenge when South Africa’s best swimmers descend to take part in the annual race. Swimmers will start in front of Summerstrand Lifesaving club and swim out ...

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Sawyer, Cooke take Peoples triathlon title

Photo Credit: Richard Pearce Photography A small but competitive field gathered for the first St Francis half ironman distance race this past Sunday.  With a pristine venue and perfect conditions for the start, it was race favourite Keegan Cooke who dominated from the outset as he produced a near flawless performance to take the title.  His counterpart, Mariella Sawyer, came ...

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The new PUMA X First Mile training collection is out now

The FUSE XT (R2399.00) training shoe utilises yarn made from recycled plastic to create shoelaces, lining, and a footbed cover that are 100% recycled poly and lavender materials that are 64%. With a 4mm drop and a wide toe box, FUSE provides a stable stance while the internal midsole provides shock absorption for heavily weighted workouts. A TPU heel clip offers ...

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Renowned Overberg reserve to host MTB adventure weekends

An outdoor exploration of some of the adventure opportunities in DE HOOP Nature Reserve in the Overstrand Region, near Bredasdorp, Western Cape, South Africa, RSA The renowned De Hoop Collection, together with Overberg MTB Events, has created an all-inclusive package for a mountain bike weekend away, with the first one set for June 4 to 6. This MTB getaway to ...

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AFRICANX Trailrun welcomes THIRSTI as Title Sponsor

Stillwater Sports is proud to announce THIRSTI as the Title Sponsor of South Africa’s premier three-day stage trail run, the THIRSTI AFRICANX Trailrun.   “We are extremely proud to welcome THIRSTI as the Title Sponsor of the AFRICANX Trailrun,” says Michael Meyer, founder of the event and Managing Director of Stillwater Sports.  “Proudly South African, THIRSTI water is inspired by people ...

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AfricanX preparations continue with a contingency plan in place!

Event organisers, Stillwater Sports have confirmed that planning for the 11th annual AfricanX Trailrun, that is scheduled to take place at the Houw Hoek Hotel (Bot River, Overberg Region / Western Cape) on the weekend of 26 – 28 March 2021, is still underway with a contingency plan in place in the event of Level 3 Restrictions not being eased before then.  ...

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Greyt Escape adds interesting racing element for 2021

The popular Greyt Middelplaas Escape mountain bike event has added an exciting racing element to its 2021 edition, taking place at Middelplaas Farm, Greyton, on April 10. Photo: Jacques Marais The popular Greyt Middelplaas Escape mountain bike event has added an exciting racing element to its 2021 edition, taking place at Middelplaas Farm, Greyton, on April 10. Due to the ...

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