South Africa’s Podium Hope

ROBERTSON  during stage 4 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 27 March 2014 - 
Photo by Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The sharp improvement in the strength of the women’s field for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic will inevitably give rise to an intense battle for the podium positions.  Can a South African woman get on to one of those steps when the race finishes at Meerendal on 22 March? The best bet might be an Epic newbie, Robyn de Groot.  ...

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Multiple world champ Stoltz to debut at Dual-Cross series


The increasingly popular trail synergy race that blends mountain biking and trail running, the 2015 Momentum Health OatWell Dual-Cross Series powered by PeptoPro, will commence this weekend at Hakahana Trails, near Hartebeespoortdam, west of Pretoria. Brand du Plessis and Lise Olivier won the men and women’s series titles respectively in 2014 and will be back in 2015 for more exciting ...

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Online Entries for 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour Juniors now open

Image credit: Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

(Cape Town, 04 February 2015) Online entries for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour Juniors event are now open, with approximately two thirds of the available entries still on offer for budding cyclists eager to develop or show off their riding skills.  The 2015 Juniors event takes place on Saturday, 07 March at the Youngsfield Military Base in Wynberg, offering young ...

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FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN entries now open

Excitement builds as Cape Town prepares to host what is sure to become one of the largest and most celebrated sporting events in South Africa, the much anticipated FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN.  Seen here (from left to right) at the event launch that was held on Monday, 26 January 2015:  Brett Bellinger (Marketing Director PUMA South Africa) with Michael Meyer (Managing Director of Stillwater Sports) and Stephan Claassen (FNB Business Provincial Head).  PHOTO CREDIT:  Ewald Sadie

Entries are now open for the much anticipated FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN. Taking place on Sunday, 17 May 2015, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN celebrates everything Cape Town related – the vibe, the city and the people. This fast paced, flat 12km run brings together runners from all walks of life – from local and international running champions, wheelchair ...

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Myles Brown ready for Sanlam Cape Mile debut

The Sanlam Cape Mile will debut at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.   XTERRA Warriors taking part in the Totalsports XTERRA South African Championship presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT the following weekend are invited to enter the Sanlam Cape Mile as a warm up to South Africa’s largest off road triathlon experience. Seen here:  Totalsports XTERRA Warriors in action.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

The Sanlam Cape Mile will debut at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.  Attracting the attention of a number of SA’s top swimmers, including Myles Brown, the Sanlam Cape Mile is guaranteed to be action-packed from start to finish. “Swimming is a great way to get rid of excess energy,” says Brown.  ...

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Surprises in store for the 2015 Pennypinchers Dr Evil Classic


The fourth edition of the Garden Route’s most spectacular stage race, the Dr Evil Classic, will take place from 17–19 September 2015. Entries are open and master route designer Leon Evans has guaranteed that his signature event will once again be one to remember. Each stage of the three-day event will be unique with day one being 70km, Day two around ...

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Women’s walk to paint the town Pink during the SWF


The town of Stellenbosch will be awash with pink on Saturday, 31 January 2015, as thousands of walkers take to the oak-lined streets of the picturesque town for the Pick n Pay Women’s Walk. Participants will be walking in aid of PinkDrive, an organisation that offers free breast-cancer screening and education to women around the country – completely free of ...

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Nikki Kimball to run Richtersveld Wildrun™

Nikki Kimball on her way to victory at the Marathon des Sables 2014.
All images by Ian Corless.

Nikki Kimball, current female champion of the 254km Marathon des Sables and three-time Western States 100 miler winner will be taking part in the four day, 150km Richtersveld Wildrun™ held during the first week of June 2015 in the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park in South Africa. Kimball, a resident of Boseman, Montana in the USA, is one of the most respected female ...

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Totalsports XTERRA Grabouw – What to do in the last month


Totalsports XTERRA Grabouw is less than four weeks away. Unless you are a pro and followed your training program to the millisecond, you might be like many age group athletes, in damage control regarding your preparation. So, where should the focus be? The main concern regarding Totalsports XTERRA Grabouw happens to be a thorn in almost every triathlete’s foot, and that is ...

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