News

Top-notch field for Breede SA K2 champs

With their sights set on the World Marathon Championships in Oklahoma City in a few weeks time the world-class combination of Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocké will hope to take the South African K2 River Marathon title at the upcoming Breede River Canoe Marathon this weekend.  - Anthony Grote/
Gameplan Media

  Robertson – The swansong of the Western Cape paddling season has an added prize this year with the 2014 Breede River Canoe Marathon also playing host to the national K2 river championships which will add some more spice to the race on a full river when the two-day spectacle gets underway on Saturday 6 September. The 71km race from ...

Read More »

New route for 10th Campus2Campus

The Bestmed Campus2Campus Super Classic celebrates its 10th anniversary with a change of venue and route at the Potchefstroom campus of North-West Unversity on September 28. Photo: Mauritz Meyer

The Bestmed Campus2Campus Super Classic has introduced a change of venue and route for the 10th edition of the cycle race, which takes place in the North-West Province on Sunday, September 28. The event, which is presented annually by North-West University, moves to the Potchefstroom campus after starting at the Vanderbijlpark campus and the Ventersdorp military base in recent years. ...

Read More »

Umgeni River Run Race Report

18 year old Marcus Prinsloo surging at the first river crossing in the Umgeni River Run 50km. He took the lead shortly after this and won the race by almost half and hour

The 4th Umgeni River Run took place on Saturday 30 August from Maweni Trail Centre on the Table Mountain Road just outside Pietermaritzburg. The day started badly when the medical crew were involved in an accident on the way to the start of the race. It delayed things slightly and would prove the only major incident of the day, the rest of ...

Read More »

Eray dispels murmurs of Hansa Fish absence

Women's defending champ Michéle Eray has confirmed she will in fact return to South Africa from her new base is USA for this year's Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon  - Jetline Action Photo/
Gameplan Media

Cradock – The women’s title race of the 2014 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon received an exciting shake-up upon the recently confirmation that defending champ and former Eastern Cape local Michéle Eray will in fact be making the trip out from her new base in Oklahoma City, USA for the 33rd edition of the race which takes place on Friday ...

Read More »

Daneel wins Dirty Double

Matt Daneel winning the Asics Dirty Double

Stellenbosch multisport athlete Matthew Daneel won the Asics Dirty Double in Wellington this past weekend. The Dirty Double consists of a 10km trail run and a 25km mountain bike leg. Daneel won in 1 hour and 39 minutes. Lieuwe Boonstra and Pieter Calitz were second and third respectively. Conditions were slightly muddy after all the rain during the week, but ...

Read More »

Kargo Pro MTB Team on the move

Rourke Croeser's solid 35th at the recent UCI MTB World Cup at Méribel, France  - MTBCrossCountry.com

Durban – South Africa’s ground-breaking mountain biking setup, Kargo Pro MTB team, is currently a hive of activity as its current members continue to shine in major cross country and marathon events both domestically and across the globe while an exciting new talent recently joined the outfit as well. Team ace Rourke Croeser saw the team abuzz ahead of the ...

Read More »

Get ready for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic new route

The lead riders during stage 1 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson, South Africa on the 24 March 2014

Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The annual highlight on the Absa Cape Epic calendar (besides the race of course) is just around the corner! The much-anticipated launch of the 2015 route will take place in the mother city for the very first time on 22 October. The Westin Cape Town, on the foreshore, will host this prestigious event, and promises to be a spectacular night ...

Read More »

Charity support a key focus for Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club

Riders enjoying Stage One of the 2013 FNB W2W MTB Race that started at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) and finished at Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin).  Stage Two started and finished at Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin), while Stage Three started at Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin) and finished at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus).  Riders could relax knowing that their vehicles were in the safe hands of the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club.  Photo Credit ~ Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Known to many as the vehicle transport experts at the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club put the funds generated through their involvement with these three premier MTB stage races to good use by supporting a number of admirable projects including The Khomani San Project, Brak en Jan Creche, Youth Services and The HOPE ...

Read More »

The Asics Dirty Double – simply awesome!

Asics-DD-Banner

This event had me puzzled. First run, then bike? The Asics Dirty Double multisport event, hosted by Gravel Travel comprised of a 10 Km trail run, followed by a 25 Km mountain bike race. It’s like wearing your underpants over your pants. Superman would’ve liked it. However, life is full of surprizes… The Festa Kleinevallei farm in Wellington was basking in a perfect late winter’s ...

Read More »