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Records tumble at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Joshua Cheptegei photo credit Tobias Ginsberg

Perfect weather conditions, a fast route and a deep field resulted in a plethora of records tumbling at the 2ndannual FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 14 October 2018. Joshua Cheptegei broke his own course record and with that the Ugandan Record and the SA All Comers record on the day.  Swiss sensation, Julien Wanders broke both the Swiss National ...

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Glencairn Trail Run

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The Glencairn Trail Run took place on Glencairn Farm in the Underberg area of Kwa-Zulu Natal over the weekend of 12-14 October, and despite rainy conditions on the first day, runners enjoyed the southern Drakensberg trails, a weekend away camping, and for some, a party with live entertainment on the Saturday night.   Underberg local Phillip Shezi took the Men’s ...

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Capetonians dared to show their creative flair at the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4

Fedhealth IMPI Warriors turned into unicorns at the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #3 held in KZN in October.  Photo Credit:  Kyle Cestari

What better way to celebrate the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge’s 10thanniversary at Wiesenhof Wildlife Park, Stellenbosch (Cape Town) on Saturday, 17 November 2018 than by taking part in the event’s “Best Dressed” competition!   “The Fedhealth IMPI Challenge’s Best Dressed competition encourages entrants to embrace their creative flair,” says Pieter Du Plessis, Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Race Director.  “Instead of introducing a ...

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Race2Nowhere is back

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Got a December race goal lined up yet? No, here you go…Traditionally there are a few events in the lead-up to the Absa Cape Epic that riders use as a shakeup to check where the form is at, as well as test equipment and nutrition strategies. One such event that immediately comes to mind is the Attakwas, a brutal 120km ...

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Hoffman has a point to prove in Satellite Classic

BCX cyclist Nolan Hoffman will be out to defend his title when the Bestmed Satellite Classic 110km race takes place near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province on Saturday. Picture: Jetline Action Photography

Nolan Hoffman says he is always motivated to prove others wrong and that will be his goal when he defends his title in the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race on Saturday.   The 110km feature event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province will see cyclists from around the country testing their fitness on a challenging route which includes ...

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Expect Champagne Performances at FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay Race

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The rebranding of the three events within the FNB Wines2Whales stable is predicted to have the greatest impact on the elite women’s race. In 2018 the elite women will compete in the Chardonnay event, which takes place from the 26th to the 28th of October, without any elite men or competitive Mixed category athletes on the start line. This means ...

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Win with Specialized at the 2018 Origin Of Trails MTB Experience

One lucky Origin Of Trails MTB Experience rider will take home an awesome Specialized Stumpjumper FSR ST to the value of R30 000 the weekend of Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018 compliments of the event’s bicycle partner.
“The competition will take place on Day 1.  We will post a riddle to social media.  If correctly solved, riders will know where to take a photograph on route during Day 1.  These photographs need to be shared to Instagram.  Don’t forget to tag @specializedza.  The winner will be announced during prize giving after Day Two,” says Kate Whitehead, Marketing Coordinator at Specialized Bicycles Africa.

One lucky Origin Of Trails MTB Experience rider will take home an awesome Specialized Stumpjumper FSR ST to the value of R30 000 the weekend of Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018 compliments of the event’s bicycle partner.   “The Origin of Trails MTB Experience is a great way of showcasing what Stellenbosch has to offer in terms of the ...

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Breathtaking new venue for Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

The 2019 Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour recently announced their new date and has now also revealed that the event will be hosted at Val de Vie Estate.

(Stellenbosch, 08 October 2018) “We are delighted to announce that the Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour taking place on 20 January 2019 will start and finish at Val de Vie Estate,” said David Bellairs, Media, Marketing and Sponsorship director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. The Western Cape’s second-largest road cycling event will once again act as the final premier ...

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Excitement builds for 5th annual Sanlam Cape Mile

Sanlam Cape Mile photo by Tobias Ginsberg

The 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments will return to the majestic Eikenhof Dam (Elgin, Grabouw) on Sunday, 17 February 2019.   The Western Cape’s most exhilarating open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile boasts two exciting distances:  a 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.   The first 2 000 swimmers(entered and paid) will receive ...

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In-form Wanders seeking sub 28 at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Seen here (far right):  Julien Wanders in action at the inaugural FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN in 2017.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Breaking 28 minutes over 10km is the target for 22-year-old Swiss National Record Holder, Julien Wanders, as he returns to Durban on Sunday, 14 October 2018 for that onslaught at the 2ndrunning of the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN. Wanders was third across the line at the inaugural event in 2017 with a new personal best of 28:13, then a Swiss ...

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