Triathletes descend on Durban for TriRock

Caroline Koll in action at the TriRock Triathlon

Race week is here and the buzz amongst local endurance athletes is at a peak as triathletes from around the globe come to Durban for TriRock presented by Medihelp. This years edition of the 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run will feature 61 international triathletes – many from neighbouring SA countries, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. There are athletes coming ...

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Berg & Bush brings books to rural schools

Participants in the FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike race, which traverses the Central Drakensberg from October 10, have donated almost R70 000 worth of library books and furniture to underprivileged rural schools along the route. Photo: Supplied

Participants in October’s FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike race have donated almost R70 000 worth of library books and furniture to underprivileged rural schools in the Central Drakensberg. The race’s community coordinator Nicky Green said she had been surprised and touched by the response from participants, who had made voluntary donations as part of their entry process. “We have ...

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From Sand to Snow – Mannie Heymans to ride Snow Epic

Mannie ‘Mr African’ HEYMANS at 2014 Absa Cape Epic, stage 4 - -SPORTZPICS

Earlier this year cycling legend Mannie Heymans became the first person to do the Absa Cape Epic on a fatbike. Now he will be swopping the sand dunes of Namibia for the ski slopes of Switzerland – and the first ever Snow Epic. Heymans won the inaugural Transalp MTB stage race in 1998 and then the first Absa Cape Epic ...

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Bestmed-ASG signs new Dance partner

Elite triathlete Lauren Dance has signed with the Bestmed-ASG women’s professional cycling team for the 2015 season. Photo: Supplied

The Bestmed-ASG women’s cycling team have announced the signing of elite triathlete Lauren Dance as part of their line-up for the 2015 season. Dance, who finished second at the ATU Africa Championships in Zimbabwe earlier this year, will make her debut for the squad at the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge in November. The 24-year-old University of Johannesburg student said she ...

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Huge prize pool for Umpetha Challenge

Elite athletes such as Damon Stamp and Mthobisi Cele can earn excellent prize money at the Umpetha Challenge that covers the first 16km of the Dusi Canoe Marathon Course, following the announcement of a 12,5% increase in the prize money pool. - Anthony Grote/
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Pietermaritzburg – Organisers of the Dusi-season starting Umpetha Challenge canoe race on Sunday 19 October have confirmed a massive prize pool of R36 000 for the race, with R6000 for the overall winner of the K1 category. The 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon a K1 championship race, the KwaZulu-Natal summer season is being geared towards the K1 class, and as the ...

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Marloth Mountains test runners to the limit

Dom Wills on his way to winning the Marloth Mountain Challenge. Image by Nick Muzik

The first Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC) took place in Swellendam this weekend in trying conditions as the Swellendam Mountains threw everything they could at participants. It was a dramatic start to what is sure to become one of the biggest races on the South African trail calendar and runners had to contend with waves of rain, strong winds, cold conditions ...

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What makes a stage race special?

Marleen Lourens in action during the Ride2Nowhere 2014

So I got the opportunity to take part in the Ride2Nowhere this year and I must say the only thing I knew about the event is that it was held in the town of McGregor nearby Robertson, and that was it. And as I had done quite a large number of stage races I knew the deal and how these ...

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Satellite Classic heads into the bush

“The Satellite Classic has become such a feature on the road racing circuit that it was only natural to try to secure a mountain bike event over the same weekend.” - Photo Supplied

The North-West Province’s premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour has taken a detour – into the bush. Organisers of the Bestmed Satellite Classic, which is presented by ASG, have added a mountain biking component to create a whole weekend of scintillating cycling on October 18 and 19. On the Saturday, the 80km and 106km road races roll ...

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