Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon results released

Results of the Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Half Marathon and Marathon are: 42km:Men:1. Lloyd Bosman 02:29:00 (open category), 2. Tsepang Ramonene 02:30:55 (open), 3. Ben Brimble 02:36:04 (open). Women:1. Linda Tucker 03:03:03 25th overall (40-49 years), 2. Sonya Baard 03:04:09 26th overall (open), 3. Olga Backeberg 03:09:15 34th overall (40-49 years). 21km:Men:1. Ettiene Plaatjies 01:05:27 (open), 2. Melikhaya Frans ...

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Cape Town to host major Ultra-trail race

Cape Town, 18 June 2014: France has the Ultra-Trail Mont Blanc and Japan the Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji. Now South Africa has an Ultra-Trail race to match. Entries open today for the inaugural Ultra-Trail Cape Town, South Africa’s longest trail race to date at 100km across Table Mountain, set to take place on 25 October 2014. The race covers the iconic ...

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Butch James Wins The Oakley X-Over Challenge 2014

Jeffreys Bay– In an exciting finish to the inaugural Oakley X-Over Challenge, Butch James came out on top, after dominating all three disciplines in this exhilarating cross-over event. Butch was strong in the Mountain Biking race and the Golf tournament, and an impressive finish in the surf event final clinched him the overall lead. “What an unbelievable event and thanks ...

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My first trail run, a humbling affair

This morning when I walked into the office, I made a sincere attempt to hide the limp which I woke up with this morning. It was a reminder of the Pure Adventures Castle Lite Trail Run I did last night. Now understand I am a mountain biker by heart, and running does not seem to come naturally to me. I ...

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Countdown to the JBay MTB Open

The second edition of the Jeffreys Bay Mountain Bike Open will take place this, Saturday 19 July 2014, as part of the JBay Winterfest. The 2014 event will offer something for riders of all fitness and skill levels and feature four routes (a 20km fun ride, 40km, 60km and 85km). The 20km is aimed at beginners and those doing an ...

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Reigning King stumped on Berg day one

Zonquasdrift – A bright but chilly start turned into a nightmare for defending Berg River Canoe Marathon champion Lance King who laboured to fourteenth place overall following an early swim after the only short portage of the day, a day which belonged to Graeme Solomon and Abby Adie who claimed the men’s and women’s race leader’s yellow bib respectively ahead ...

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More fireworks for Gallopin at Le Tour

Tony Gallopin had his day of glory as he wore the yellow jersey on Bastille Day but he suffered a lot in the Vosges and didn’t enjoy the ride really but he made it up after the rest day as he claimed his first stage victory at the Tour de France in a brilliant manner. He attacked twice in the ...

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Big Names commit early to 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

It’s early July, but the list of podium contenders for the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek is already looking impressive as national champions, continental champions and world champions commit to the international mountain bike stage race, which takes place in South Africa from 12–18 October. Recently crowned Elite women’s Marathon World Champion, Anika Langvad of Denmark has confirmed she will ...

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Birkett sounds early Berg warning

Paarl – Tuesday’s time trial gave participants and spectators alike their first glimpse of the form and focus of those likely to battle it out at the front of the men’s clash of the 53rd edition of Berg river Canoe Marathon when the pre-race time trial from Berg River Resort to Paarl Canoe Club took place. KwaZulu-Natal’s Andy Birkett showed ...

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