Spioenkop site of Berg & Bush battle

Participants in this year’s FedGroup Berg & Bush two-day race took on a “race within a race” during the Subaru Battle of Spioenkop in the Central Drakensberg on October 18. Photo: Nik Muzik

Spioenkop was the site of a skirmish of a different sort as mountain bikers vied for victory in the inaugural Subaru Battle of Spioenkop during the FedGroup Berg & Bush stage race in the Central Drakensberg earlier this month. A few hardy souls in the two-day event soldiered their way up the 1.44km climb as they took on the optional ...

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Dramatic start to Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™

Third place lady, Takalani Ndandani at race 1 of the Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ Long Course. Image by Pat Black.

It was a stormy start to this year’s Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series™ as an angry Hennops River greeted almost 700 runners to kick things off in dramatic fashion. As usual there were three races at Hennops River, the regular long and short courses as well as a stand-alone, longer XL of 20km. The XL saw one of the most ...

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Series champions crowned at final DualX event

Photo Marike Cronje ZCMC

This weekend saw the fourth and final round of the inaugural Momentum Health OatWell DualX powered by PeptoPro Series conclude at the Van Gaalen Cheese farm outside Hartebeespoortdam. In a show of dominance Brand du Plessis managed a flawless four out of four victories, clinching the undisputed series title, and in the women’s race it was Time Freight VeloLife’s Carla ...

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City cycling sensation heads for Durban Promenade

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The Engen Cycle in the City sensation that has taken the local road cycling world by storm will host its final leg in Durban – the heart of the Zulu Kingdom on the 8th of November. With the new festival style criterium event, riders and crowds can enjoy a safe and entertaining experience on their city streets. The Cycle in the ...

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The gauntlet has been thrown at the FNB W2W MTB race

Seen here (front to back):  Renay Groustra and Nico Pfitzenmaier in action at the 2013 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

With so many top teams taking on the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race it is practically impossible to decide on a favorite.  The last of the three events to take place in November, the FNB W2W MTB Race will start at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Friday, 07 November 2014 and will finish at Onrus Caravan Park ...

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Day 5 – Grand Raid Trail Race – Reunion Island


In a few hours the Diagonale des Fous 165 Km trail race here on Reunion Island will commence, and heroes from vastly opposite sides of life will attempt the race. Last years winner, Francois D’Haene from France, completed the 165 Km course in 22 hours and 58 minutes. Athletes of that caliber start the race and get to the finish ...

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Change a Lifers sound strong Dusi warning

Computershare Change a Life Academy captain Lucas Mthalane produced a stellar race at the 2014 Umpetha Challenge, formally the NCC Development Race - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers send a strong signal of intent in the build-up to the Dusi Canoe Marathon with a total domination of the Umpetha Challenge Dusi Qualifier on the weekend, securing seven of the top ten positions. The Dusi has long been a major focus for the Academy and as the first seeding ...

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