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Sponsors take the lead at FNB Run Your City Series

Runners putting their sprinting prowess to the test with PUMA and their #ForeverFaster ‘Beat Bolt’ sprint at the 2018 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Forming part of the FNB Run Your City Series the 4thannual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUNand 3rdannual FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUNwill boast exciting sponsor activations on Tuesday 24 September 2019 (National Heritage Day) and Sunday 13 October 2019 respectively.   Bonga Sebesho, Head of Sponsorships at FNBsays, “We are excited to once again be part of the much anticipated 4thannual FNB ...

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Louw brothers bag their first Breede crown

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Robertson – Brothers Ryan and Greg Louw completed their domination of the tough two-day Breede River Canoe Marathon, winning the 52nd edition of this iconic race in bitterly low river conditions. They started the shortened 17km final stage from Riggton Farm to Drew Bridge with the Under 23 speedsters Alan Houston and Stew Little on their wave, but the Louw ...

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Biggest party in paddling filling up

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Cradock – With just over three weeks to go until the 38th edition of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon gets underway and race entries are streaming into race HQ as paddlers finalise their plans for their annual sojourn to the Klein Karoo from 27-28 September. Entries spread over the long course and short course K1, K2 and K3 categories ...

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New women’s K2 crew of Van Gysen and Mackenzie lay down a marker

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Robertson – With provincial K2 titles on the line and a packed month of major canoeing events looming, the race for the women’s title at the Breede Rive Canoe Marathon on 7 and 8 September will see the untested combination of experienced paddlers Christie Mackenzie and Kim Van Gysen starting as the crew to beat. Mackenzie, who rose to prominence when ...

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Expedition Africa: Rodrigues | Swedish clinch winning title

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Leading teams, Greener Adventure (SWE) and Blizzard (RUS) race neck and neck throughout the night, hoping to gain some sort of advantage over one another. Blizzard (RUS) snuck in just ahead of Merrell (RSA) closely followed by Greener Adventure (SWE) at the 24th leg of 29; the Via Feratta. With 75km remaining in the race, at the time, each team ...

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Ward and Purchase up for Fish challenge

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Cradock – 2019 will be a far cry from Jenna Ward and Kyeta Purchase’s first Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon together four years ago when they take on the two day roller coaster from Grassridge Dam to the Cradock Sports Complex on 27 and 28 September. 2015 saw Purchase taking on her first river marathon a week after she had ...

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Dates Set for 2020 Trans Baviaans

The Langwater water crossing varies in depth every year and it is only really possible to predict just how wet riders will get the week before the first event. Photo by Jacques Marais.

The 17thedition of the Trans Baviaans 24-hour mountain bike Raceand Repeatwill take place on Saturday the 15thand Saturday the 22thof August 2020 respectively. The event entries will once again be capped at 1 250 riders per event and riders will be able to take part in teams of 2, 3 or 4. Entries to the iconic events will open on the ...

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Cape Mountain Bikers Ride in Swiss Epic

Zola Ngxakeni and Luyanda Thobigunya won an entry to the Swiss Epic due to their success in the FNB Wine2Whales.

Cape Town, 26 August 2019: Two winning mountainbikers from Stellenbosch were in Switzerland taking part in the five-day international Swiss Epic which started in Davos last week, they finished 41 in the men’s category in a time of 22:08:47. Luyanda Thobigunya and Zola Ngxakeni riding in the Fairtree Capital strip are part of the BMT Fairtree Academy and won the ...

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Masters Sandberg and Basson back for another Breede

Hubby Sandberg (back) and JT Basson will return to race the Breede Marathon on 7 and 8 September with a combined 62 Breede medals between them.
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Robertson – In amongst the big field of K2s that will be taking to the water for the annual Breede River Canoe Marathon on 7 and 8 September will be a low key crew of seasoned paddlers Hubby Sandberg and JT Basson, who will start with a staggering 62 Breede medals between them. The grey-haired masters have much in common ...

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