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Olympic International announced as official footwear partner of the Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival

Leading South African footwear brand, Olympic International, has announced that it will partner with The Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival as the official footwear sponsor. The event, now in its second year, takes place at Rhebokskloof Estate from 27 to 29 September this year. Considered one of Paarl’s biggest MTB and trail events, The Rock attracts more than 1 000 participants.

Leading South African footwear brand, Olympic International, has announced that it will partner with The Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival as the official footwear sponsor. The event, now in its second year, takes place at Rhebokskloof Estate from 27 to 29 September this year.   Considered one of Paarl’s biggest MTB and trail events, The Rock attracts more ...

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Birkett and Beavitt crowned inaugural Push And Pull Paddle champions

Paddler prepare to start the 16km final stage of the Bamboo Warehouse Push And Pull Paddle on Sunday on a full Berg River. John Hishin/
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Paarl – World marathon champion Andy Birkett claimed the inaugural Bamboo Warehouse Push And Pull Paddle canoe marathon title on the Berg River while Bianca Beavitt wrapped up the women’s equivalent in emphatic style. Birkett started the final 15 kilometre stage from Blou Porselein to Delsma Guest Farm with a 47 second lead in the bank, and powered away on ...

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Sophiatown Majorettes Club ready for hat trick performance at FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN

Sophiatown Majorettes Club members entertaining and cheering for runners during the 2018 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  Photo Credit:  David Tarpey

The Sophiatown Majorettes Club will celebrate its hat trick performance at the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Tuesday 24 September 2019 (National Heritage Day).   Established in Westbury in 2015, the Sophiatown Majorettes Club is a registered NPCthat aims to restore the sport of majorettes in township communities.    “Our program however goes beyond the barriers of training the skills ...

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Ekermans returns to Paarl Boxing Day 50 years after his victory

JOHAN EKERMANS

The Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge will host a very special guest at this year’s 122nd staging of the historic sporting event following the news that 25 Mile winner Johann Ekermans will attend the meeting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his victory in 1969. Ekermans won both the Minnaar Trophy for his 25 Mile victory as well as the ...

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East Rand Classic moves to earlier date

Photo by Henk Neuhoff

The East Rand Classic will move to a slightly different time-slot next year, taking place in early April, which organisers ASG Events feel will be a better fit for the road cycle race.   With mountain-biking options also on offer, entries are open for the races, which will take place on April 4 and 5 in Kempton Park in Johannesburg. ...

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Aitsa! Aftercare Centre mountain bikers excited to take on Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Bianca Grobbelaar with children from the Aitsa! Aftercare Centre by Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain bikers taking part in the 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge, at Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday 07 and Sunday 08 September 2019 can support the Aitsa! Aftercare Centre when entering online.   A proud beneficiary of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, the Aitsa! Aftercare Centre opened its doors in 2014 in the picturesque village of Kylemore.    According ...

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