Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

The 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS by Ulrica Stander

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What a privilege, the 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS by Ulrica Stander.  Looking back on the last few days running the African X, I realized once again, how extremely privileged we are running/doing events like these. An experience and feeling one will always treasure and remember for ever. The one thing that makes the AfricanX so special and so unique ...

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AfricanX hat-trick for Rukadza and Calitz

Carla Van Huyssteen and Nicolette Griffioen

Perfect planning saw Team K-Way Wintergreen’s Bernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz claim their 3rdAfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS title in the men’s team race on Sunday, 29 April 2018.   Starting and finishing at Retreat (Boschendal Wine Estate) Stage Three of the AfricanX Trailrun pitted runners against a 20km – 22km route.   “We knew all along that we would ...

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Rukadza, Calitz claim second stage victory at AfricanX

Carla Van Huyssteen and Nicolette Griffioen in action during Stage Two of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Team K-Way Wintergreen’sBernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz further extended their lead with a second consecutive stage victory at the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS at Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 28 April 2018.   Stage Two started and finished at Retreat, Boschendal Wine Estate. Teams had to complete a 33km – 35km route.   According to Calitz, the stage was by ...

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Trail runners throw down the gauntlet at Stage One of the AfricanX Trailrun

Team K-Way Wintergreen’s Bernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz dominated Stage One of the 10th annual AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS at Jonkershoek on Friday, 27 April 2018.  Running their 3rd AfricanX Trailrun together as a team, Rukadza and Calitz completed the 33km Stage in a well-deserved time of 02 hours 45 minutes 44 seconds.  Nicolette Griffioen and Carla Van Huyssteen of Team KeyHealth Neverest / K-Way crossed the finish line first in the women’s race in a time of 03 hours 25 minutes 31 seconds.  The mixed team race was won by Team Crumb’s Daneil Feldmann and Davide del Fante in a time of 03 hours 40 minutes 40 seconds.

Team K-Way Wintergreen’sBernard Rukadza and AJ Calitz dominated Stage One of the 10thannual AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS at Jonkershoek on Friday, 27 April 2018.   Running their 3rdAfricanX Trailrun together as a team, Rukadza and Calitz completed the 33km Stage in a well-deserved time of 02 hours 45 minutes 44 seconds.   “The stage was awesome,” said a very ...

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Ultra Triathlon Series heads to Joburg

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B-Active Sports, the owners and organisers of the National Ultra Triathlon Series, are proud to announce the launch of the MiWaylife Joburg Ultra triathlon, which will take place on the 2nd of December 2018 at the Cradle Moon resort.   “The launch of this exciting new event for the Gauteng athletes comes after careful consideration of where the triathlon market ...

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Symons, Bailey strike early in XCO Series

Petri Stander tackles a single-track section in the opening leg of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series at the Nelson Mandela University campus in George at the weekend. Picture: Chris Brooke

Kyle Symons and Rose Bailey took the honours when the Madibaz MTB XCO Series made a flying start with the opening Whip Snake leg in George at the weekend.   Held on the Nelson Mandela University campus, race director Jan Venter said they were very happy with the outcome as the series entered its third year.   Having started in ...

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100 Early Bird Entries to the 2019 36ONE Up for Grabs

The 36ONE MTB Challenge will take place from the 17th to the 19th of May 2019 in an attempt to ensure the day time temperatures do not exceed the high 30’s like they did during the 2017 and 2018 events. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Early bird entries to the 2019 36ONE MTB Challenge, which will take place from the 17thto the 19thof May next year, will open at 12:00 midday on Thursday the 26thof April. Only 100 entries, to the full 361 kilometre, distance will be made available at this time – but general entries will open later this year.   For riders wanting ...

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From road to gravel – Ulrica Stander taking on the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS

Eye on the goal. Full heart. Photo Credit: Etienne Schoeman

Ulrica and Sean, already well established athletes will be representing Enduro Hub during the 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS. “Excited and grateful all together, running the African X this weekend. Sean Hulley and myself are both running and experiencing this wonderful event for the first time. I am an endurance athlete, currently running both marathons and ultra marathons. My partner ...

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Bekkenk and Dreyer Race to 36ONE Success

By saving energy for later in the race Jeannie Dreyer was able to finish strong and shatter her own 36ONE course record on her way to the 2018 title. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Ramses Bekkenk and Jeannie Dreyer rode to dominant victories at the 2018 36ONE MTB Challenge in Oudtshoorn on Saturday, the 21stof April. While Bekkenk started fast and missed out on the course record, Dreyer paced her race to perfection; finishing strong to smash her 2015 record by half an hour.   In the other categories, the relay race was won ...

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AfricanX routes set to shine for 10th anniversary

Celebrating its 10th anniversary at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch/Franschhoek) the weekend of 27 – 29 April 2018, the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will treat trail runners to an exhilarating trail running experience.  Although all three stages of the AfricanX Trailrun are equally special, Stage Two features ‘that extra flair’ with trail runners allowing their creative sides to get the better of them as they try to outdo their rivals in the AfricanX’s “Best Dressed” competition.  With awesome sponsor prizes up for grabs, “Dress Up Day” is sure to be the source of much excitement.  Seen here (from left to right):  Adnaan Mohamed and Sonja Britz of Team “Superman and Superwoman” in action during Stage Two “Dress Up Day” of the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Celebrating its 10thanniversary at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (Stellenbosch/Franschhoek) the weekend of 27 – 29 April 2018, the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS will treat trail runners to an exhilarating trail running experience.   Founded in 2009, the AfricanX Trailrun was hosted in the quant coastal town of Kleinmond for four years.  In 2013 the event moved to Oak ...

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