Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

AfricanX Trailrun entries open this week with an Early Bird Special

Trail runners enjoying the action and beauty of a previous year’s AfricanX Trailrun.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg Event Organisers, Stillwater Sports are celebrating the opening of AfricanX Trailrun entries this week (opening on Wednesday 09 December 2020) with an exciting Early Bird Special that will run for the month of December! “We are excited to open entries for South Africa’s premier ...

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Bold shakeup to Berg trail plans

The organisers of the Euro Steel Run The Rivers in partnership with FNB trail runs on the weekend of 30 and 31 January 2021 have confirmed that the second stages will all be run in in the upper uMzimkhulu valley and the surrounding escarpments to make the race logistically easier for the participants and the maximise the trails close to ...

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Tough Start to the Im’Possible Tour but Lottering is Soldiering On

Grant Lottering rests against the Mercedes-Benz X-Class while he contemplates his route options from the summit of Naude’s Nek. Photo by Max Sullivan. When Grant Lottering rolled out of Nottingham Road on Tuesday evening, at 18:00, his sights were set on maintaining a 20-kilometre per hour average speed for the next 100 hours. Factored into his meticulous preparation were allocated ...

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Ryan Sandes to take on MaxiRace Cape Winelands

Ryan Sandejas performs at the Meerendal Wine Estate in Cape Town, South Africa on February 27, 2019 / Pic Credit – Nina Sandejas/ Red Bull Content Pool South African trail running legend, Ryan Sandes, will be lining up at the start for the 75km race at next weekend’s Maxirace Cape Winelands taking place in Stellenbosch. After a very strange year ...

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UTCT Special Edition treats local trail running community

Ultra-Trail Cape Town’s Special Edition took place on Table Mountain on Saturday 28 November, with Robbie Rorich winning the 50km event by over ten minutes in a time of 5:36:34. Taryn King won the women’s 50km in a time of 7:24:05, which secured her seventh place overall.  The Ultra-trail Cape Town is usually a 100km, 65km and 35km event, with some ...

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Top mountain biker Hill shows versatility with first road race win

Professional mountain biker Sarah Hill showed her versatility when she won her first road race at the inaugural Joburg Classic, which took place at Nooitgedacht Primary on November 21. Photo: Rory Button Top mountain biker Sarah Hill showed how versatile she could be when she won her first road race at the inaugural Joburg Classic, which took place at Nooitgedacht ...

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Mbanjwa shows his early Dusi form at Umpetha

After his win at the recent Clanfin Umpetha Challenge, Team MyLife’s Thulani Mbanjwa has sounded a stark warning to his rivals that he will once again be a force to be reckoned with at the 2021 MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon from 18-20 February. Anthony Grote/Gameplan Media Pietermaritzburg – As the newly formed Dusi Series kicked off with the Clanfin Umpetha ...

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Stillwater Sports announces the return of the AfricanX Trailrun in 2021

Local Sports Marketing Agency, Stillwater Sports is excited to announced that South Africa’s premier three-day stage trail run, the AfricanX Trailrun, will be back in 2021!  Teams of two trail running enthusiasts (male/female/mixed) will be seen battling it out on a route varying in distance between 22km – 34km each day.  Each stage will feature a different route that is ...

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SA’s top mountain bikers to converge at KAP sani2c next week

Now in its sixteenth year, the sani2c is a much-loved mountain bike stage race from Underberg in the southern Drakensberg to Scottburgh on the South Coast, with a highly competitive racing field. Started as a fundraising event for a farm school in the area where founder Glen Haw farms, the event now supports 23 schools along its route. The 2020 ...

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