Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Coke bottler powers pedallers in Tshwane Classic

Starting and finishing at the Voortrekker Monument, organisers of the Tshwane Classic are planning a high quality offering, including total road closure on the 98km, 60km and 20km routes. Photo: Supplied

Coca-Cola Beverages SA is putting the fizz into Sunday’s Tshwane Classic cycle race, saddling up in support of a healthy lifestyle and a healthy environment by sponsoring the drinks for the event. An active lifestyle is widely recognised as the most effective way to stay healthy and steer clear of non-communicable diseases associated with obesity and the modern, sedentary way ...

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Trail runners in for a treat at Origin Of Trails Trail Run

Chantel Nienaber and Katya Soggot in action in Stellenbosch during the 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Trail Running enthusiasts are invited to join in on the action at South Africa’s premier 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience by taking on the Origin Of Trails Trail Run on Sunday, 25 November 2018.   “Stellenbosch is a mountain biker and trail runner’s dream location both for training and racing,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater ...

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Fedhealth IMPI Challenge celebrates 10 years of OCR fun

Fedhealth IMPI Challenge photo credit Chris Hitchcock

In celebration of its 10thanniversary the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4 will boast 20 exciting obstacles (natural and manmade) at the picturesque Wiesenhof Wildlife Park (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 17 November 2018.   “The Wiesenhof Wildlife Park is a private reserve.  Its natural beauty and setting makes it the ideal host venue of the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge,” says Pieter du Plessis, Fedhealth ...

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Maiden Satellite Classic win for Van Heerden

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Steven van Heerden won the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race for the first time as he outsprinted his rivals in the 110km event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province today.   The 25-year-old BCX rider, from Kempton Park in Johannesburg, held on in the final surge for the line to win in a time of 2:35:18. He was ...

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Records tumble at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Joshua Cheptegei photo credit Tobias Ginsberg

Perfect weather conditions, a fast route and a deep field resulted in a plethora of records tumbling at the 2ndannual FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 14 October 2018. Joshua Cheptegei broke his own course record and with that the Ugandan Record and the SA All Comers record on the day.  Swiss sensation, Julien Wanders broke both the Swiss National ...

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Glencairn Trail Run

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The Glencairn Trail Run took place on Glencairn Farm in the Underberg area of Kwa-Zulu Natal over the weekend of 12-14 October, and despite rainy conditions on the first day, runners enjoyed the southern Drakensberg trails, a weekend away camping, and for some, a party with live entertainment on the Saturday night.   Underberg local Phillip Shezi took the Men’s ...

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Capetonians dared to show their creative flair at the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4

Fedhealth IMPI Warriors turned into unicorns at the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 held in KZN in October.  Photo Credit:  Kyle Cestari

What better way to celebrate the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge’s 10thanniversary at Wiesenhof Wildlife Park, Stellenbosch (Cape Town) on Saturday, 17 November 2018 than by taking part in the event’s “Best Dressed” competition!   “The Fedhealth IMPI Challenge’s Best Dressed competition encourages entrants to embrace their creative flair,” says Pieter Du Plessis, Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Race Director.  “Instead of introducing a ...

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Race2Nowhere is back

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Got a December race goal lined up yet? No, here you go…Traditionally there are a few events in the lead-up to the Absa Cape Epic that riders use as a shakeup to check where the form is at, as well as test equipment and nutrition strategies. One such event that immediately comes to mind is the Attakwas, a brutal 120km ...

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Hoffman has a point to prove in Satellite Classic

BCX cyclist Nolan Hoffman will be out to defend his title when the Bestmed Satellite Classic 110km race takes place near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province on Saturday. Picture: Jetline Action Photography

Nolan Hoffman says he is always motivated to prove others wrong and that will be his goal when he defends his title in the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race on Saturday.   The 110km feature event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province will see cyclists from around the country testing their fitness on a challenging route which includes ...

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