Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Kruger and Buchacher dominate in Paarl

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Using home-ground knowledge to his advantage, HB Kruger led from start to finish to take the honours in the 60km feature race at the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic mountain bike race at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate today. The 25-year-old BCX pro from Paarl crossed the finish line in a time of 2:43:58, just under three minutes ahead of Robert Hobson, who ...

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Dladla and Don Wauchope triumph at Giant’s Cup

Race winner Thabo Dladla (left) and women's race winner Su Don-Wauchope ring the finishers bell at the end of the final stage of the 2017 Giant's Cup on Saturday 20 May. Greg Labuschagne /
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Underberg – Local wildlife ranger Thabo Dladla realised his dream of winning the Giants Cup trail run as he and seasoned ultra-athlete Su Don-Wauchope wrapped up the men’s and women’s titles on the 30km final stage. Once again running in sublime weather conditions, against a backdrop of the snow-clad Drakensberg mountains, the pair extended the leads they had established on ...

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Expedition Africa 2017 has officially come to close

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39 teams ventured through the Kouga and Baviaans regions, exploring race director; Stephan Muller’s masterpiece of a course over the past week. Expedition Africa kicked off at 07h00 on 14 May 2017 where teams of four tackled the awaiting 514km route through parts of the Eastern Cape many never knew existed. The Baviaanskloof proved to be a highlight for many ...

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Gachaga smashes World Best at FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

Kenya’s 22-year-old Morris Gachaga may be softly spoken, but there is nothing wrong with his legs – and did they do some serious talking at the 2017 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday 21 May, when the diminutive runner smashed the previous World Best on a point to point course by four seconds. Gachaga crossed the line in 33:27 eclipsing the 33:31 of Sammy Kitwara run at the Bay to Breakers in May, 2009.  Seen here:  Morris Gachaga claiming gold on the day.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Cape Town – Kenya’s 22-year-old Morris Gachaga may be softly spoken, but there is nothing wrong with his legs – and did they do some serious talking at the 2017 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday 21 May, when the diminutive runner smashed the previous World Best on a point to point course by four seconds. Gachaga crossed the ...

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Van der Walt & Hartley crowned King & Queen of the Bay

Nelo Kayaks/Jantext Paddles' Brandon van der Walt took homes the overall title at the Bay Union King of the Bay, race two of the 2017 Bay Union Surfski Series. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – Following a week’s delay the 2017 Bay Union King of the Bay took place on Sunday as Brandon van der Walt and South African sprint star Bridgette Hartley recorded wins in the respective men’s and women’s categories. In what appeared to be a very different men’s field from the usual Bay Union Surfski Series races, Brandon van der ...

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Competitive De Villiers ready to shine at Zuurberg

Oudtshoorn’s Yolande de Villiers will join forces with George’s Neill Ungerer in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race at the Zuurberg Mountain Village, near Port Elizabeth, from May 26 to 28. Photo: Warren Elsom

Experienced stage racer Yolande de Villiers is ready to show her competitive side when she joins forces with Neill Ungerer to tackle the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race next week. Despite holding down a fulltime job, the Oudtshoorn rider said she was always focused on getting a podium spot and ready to give it her all when the ...

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FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN welcomes Budget as a partner

The organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN are excited to welcome Budget Rent a Car as the official car rental partner of the Cape’s premier 12km road run.  Starting at Woodbridge Island (Milnerton) at 09:00, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN celebrates the brilliance of Cape Town and its beautiful surrounds.  The route will guide runners along the  coastline through the Harbour, past key city landmarks, including Cape Town Harbour, Grand Parade and the V&A waterfront, before finishing at the Portside building in the heart of Cape Town.  Seen here (from left to right):  Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports with Mike Sema, CSI, Events and Sponsorship Manager Budget Rent a Car, South Africa.   Photo Credit:  Luke Walker

Cape Town – The organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN are excited to welcome Budget Rent a Car as the official car rental partner of the Cape’s premier 12km road run. “It’s an honour to welcome Budget Rent a Car, a global leader in its field, as a partner of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN,” says Michael ...

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Paarl MTB Classic breaks new ground

Participants in the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will take on a unique and varied route from Rehbokskloof Wine Estate on Saturday. Photo: Capcha Photography

Participants in the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will go where no one has gone before as organisers continue to up the ante ahead of what they aim to make the area’s premier mountain bike race. Race director Darren Herbst said both the feature event over 60km and the more family friendly offering over 30km included elements that would satisfy any ...

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Changes designed to improve encounter in the Waterberg

Riders during stage 1 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, 21 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

A number of changes are tipped to improve the experience across the board when the second Liberty Waterberg Encounter mountain bike race takes place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo next month. The three-stage race, starting on June 9, is the second leg of the Encounter Series organised by ASG Events. The first leg, the Liberty Winelands Encounter, took place in the ...

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