Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Bans, D’Oliveira make light work of Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4 Elite Race Obstacles

Fedhealth IMPI Challenge November 2018 ©Mark Sampson

Anele Bans (Parklands, Cape Town) and Dominique D’Oliveira (Bellville, Cape Town) were on top form during the much anticipated Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4 Elite Race at the scenic Wiesenhof Wildlife Park (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 17 November 2018.   “I had a bit of an injury coming into the race,” says Bans. “I just told myself that I’m always a racer, I’m ...

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Countdown to SA’s MTB party of the year begins

Origin Of Trails Trail Run by Tobias Ginsberg

SA’s MTB party of the year, the 6thannual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience will take Stellenbosch by storm this coming Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018.   An individual 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails routes highlight the beauty and splendor of the City Of Oaks.  Mountain bikers can look forward to the “once a year opportunity” to ...

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Berg rains herald the start of ‘Drak Season’

Canyon Kayak Club organisers have plans to expand the popular 'Drak Season' on the uMzimkhulu River in the build-up to the N3TC Drak Challenge, in partnership with FNB, on 19 and 20 January. Anthony Grote/
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Underberg – With entries for the N3TC Drak Challenge canoe marathon, in partnership with FNB, starting to arrive at the race office, paddlers are eyeing the arrival of the summer rains that herald the start of what has become known as “Drak Season” in the Southern Drakensberg. The organising club, Canyon Kayak Club, has expanded the events that make up ...

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Olympic International to drive campaign

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For your end-of-year closet purge, skip the trashcan and get creative! From faithful MTB shoes worn during several gruelling races, to trail running shoes collecting more dust than mud, let go of the guilt and donate them to a worthy cause at this year’s BUCO Origin of Trails on 24 and 25 November at Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch.   The event offers ...

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Records smashed at Torpedo SwimRun Cape

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Cape Town, 18 November. The third edition of the Torpedo SwimRun Cape saw records tumble in both the Men’s and the Women’s categories. Last year’s Mixed category winners, siblings Nick and Alexandra Quenet, now competing in the Men’s and Women’s categories, each took the wins with their respective race partners.   Conditions in the water were challenging due to a ...

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2019 Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler

The 100-miler and 60-miler distances cross the historic hand-drawn Malgas ferry during their Chas Everitt Around the Pot races. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 2019 Chas Everitt Around the Pot, Overberg 100-Miler, is set to take place on Saturday 20 July from the Swellendam Showgrounds. The event not only features the flagship 160 kilometre distance but also offers 60-miler and 25-miler routes for less fit riders. Entries to all three distances opened on the 1stof November 2018 and if you enter before 31 ...

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Treat of a route in stall for Race2Nowhere riders

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  <MCGREGOR> The McGregor Wines Race2Nowhere promises to be the perfect mix between an endurance challenge and fun. That according to enigmatic route designer, Con Viljoen. The race, which this year has two distance options – the 112km Epic Challenge, with 2550mof climbing and a 65km Mini Epic with some 1500m ascent– and takes place on Saturday 8 December, runs ...

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Matt Trautman Wins Back 2 Back Pura Soda Race2Stanford

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On Saturday 10 November the 2nd annual Pura Soda Race2Stanford took place between Hermanus and Stanford in the popular Overberg, just an hour from Cape Town Airport. The athletes and their families descended upon the famous and historic sea and riverside towns just as the whales are in season and the summer holidays beckon. The R2S half iron distance triathlon ...

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Sign up a friend and save on your Race2Nowhere entry

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<McGregor> Entries are selling fast for the Race2Nowhere, the one-day brother of the ever popular Ride2Nowhere three-day stage race. The 2018 event takes place on Saturday 8 December and is organised by the same passionate crew who puts on the Ride2Nowhere (and Run2Nowhere trail run) in September. This year the event once again offers two route options, the 112km Epic ...

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XTERRA SA entries open this week for 2019

Bradley Weiss by Tobias Ginsberg

The organisers of the largest XTERRA in the world, Stillwater Sports, have announced that the show will go on despite the event not yet securing a title sponsor for 2019.    “Although the ideal situation would be to have a title sponsor, cancelling the event is not viewed as an option,” confirms Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “We’ve had ...

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