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FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN is calling all social butterflies!  Enter the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN Social Butterfly competition, stand a chance to become an official event ambassador and share in over R20 000 worth of prizes. There are various ways in which to enter the competition.  Visit the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN Facebook page, share as many of ...

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The Led Lenser Wartrail & non-stop Wartrail 2015

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Image caption: “Race winner Mark Preen approaches Balloch in the Mountain Run stage of the Wartrail Challenge”

The first stage of the LED lenser Wartrail Challenge started at four o’clock in the morning on Saturday in Lady Grey. The adventurous souls set out on their sixty kilometer Mountain Run across the Witteberg Mountain Range. The top six finishers completed the stage in under eleven hours and had beautiful weather all along the route with clear skies and ...

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Standard Bank Ironman 2015 – Managing the fear!

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Any Ironman is scary, and Standard Bank Ironman 2015 will be as well. Period. You know your body will experience pain way above and beyond what it is used to. First on any athlete’s mind is: will I be the best I can be on race day? The other nagging fear is: how will my day unfold? Will there be ...

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Resurfaced M4 boost for Tour Durban Fun Ride

The 45km Fun Ride at the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune is an opportunity for thousands of re recreational cyclists to enjoy being part of this iconic Durban event. Ari Seirlis the head of the South African Quadriplegic Association is a regular participant, her being helped up a small hill by riders from the team Green Office. - Anthony Grote/
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Durban – The hugely popular aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune 45km Fun Ride looks set to grow in appeal after the completion of the resurfacing of the M4 freeway that will play host to the outing on Sunday 26 April. The out-and back route from the Moses Mabhida stadium to the turning circle outside Mdloti has been a ...

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Local stars look to sparkle at PMB MTB Festival

Olympian Philip Buys and the rest of the Scott Factory Racing powered by LCB outfit will join a host of the country's top cross country mountain bikers  - Nick Muzik/
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Pietermaritzburg – Many of South Africa’s top mountain biking stars including Olympian Philip Buys and national champion Rourke Croeser will be hoping to overcome the physical effects of the ABSA Cape Epic in time for the approaching HC category cross country event that takes place at the Pietermaritzburg MTB Festival at Cascades MTB Park on Saturday 4 April. The elite ...

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Liberty rolls with Cape Winelands mountain bike race

The picturesque wine-growing region around Paarl, Wellington, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek will be the site of the inaugural Liberty Cape Winelands MTB Encounter. This three-day, 175km race starts in Stellenbosch on April 17. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Long-time cycling supporter Liberty has thrown its weight behind the Cape Winelands MTB Encounter, a three-stage, five-star mountain bike race that starts in Stellenbosch on April 17. The inaugural 175km race, which is presented by ASG and MTB Adventures, will see an exclusive field of just 100 two-person teams enjoying some of the country’s best mountain biking terrain around Franschhoek, ...

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Pronutro AfricanX 2015 – Kerry-Ann Marshall

Team EnduroHub's Morne Van Greunen and Kerry-Ann Marshall finished 2nd in the Mix Category - Volume Photography

AfricanX is a bucket list race that I have wanted to do for years. It is an event that participants talk about long after they have received their finisher’s medal. Having finally had a chance to experience it for myself it is clear to see why. The lack of a regular training partner meant that I hadn’t initially planned to ...

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Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge: Jonkershoek fire update

The peaks of Jonkershoek shrouded in smoke on 11 March 2015. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

As many of you will know, on 9 March 2015 a fire broke out in the Jonkershoek Valley and went onto destroy 80% of the Cape Pine plantations as well as the Fynbos slopes from Tweede Waterfall West through Assegaaiboschkloof, and over into the Banghoek Valley. As a result, we have been receiving numerous messages from runners wanting to know ...

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Olympic gold medallist to take on Richtersveld Wildrun

James Cracknell on his way to twelfth position at the Marathon des Sables in 2010. ©markgillett/Junglemoon

James Cracknell, Olympic athlete and one of Britain’s most well-known and respected adventure athletes will be tackling the four day, 150km Richtersveld Wildrun™, from 2-5 June 2015 in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in South Africa. After banking double Olympic gold in rowing at both the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Cracknell – together with close friend and fellow ...

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