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Jock Classic offers cyclists several options

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The Takealot Jock Classic, one of South Africa’s oldest road races, will offer a number of options when cyclists take the opportunity to stretch their muscles in mid-winter in Mpumalanga.   Covering a distance of 155km, this event offers a unique package in which the overall distance is divided into three stages, all taking place on the same day – ...

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Butler wants to kick-start season at East Rand Classic

Reynard Butler celebrates his victory at last year’s Emperors Palace Classic. Now named the East Rand Classic, the ProTouch rider will be back to defend his title. Photo: Jetline Action Photography

Defending champion Reynard Butler will be using the East Rand Classic road cycle race next weekend to kick-start his year after a somewhat disrupted beginning to the season.   The popular Johannesburg event over 98km, formerly known as the Emperors Palace Classic, takes place in Kempton Park on Sunday, April 28, and offers an ideal opportunity for the sprint specialists ...

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Ayeko looking to challenge at FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

The Elite Men’s field in action at the 2018 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Twenty-year old Joel Ayeko from Uganda is hoping to make an impact at the 2019 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 19 May 2019.    Ayeko is a relatively new comer to the sport, making his first appearance in 2016 at the Pettinengo 9.6km race in Italy, where he finished 14thbehind illustrious names such as multiple World Champion, Ezekiel Kemboi ...

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The Rock represents new vision for mountain-biking and trail running

‘THE ROCK’ MOUNTAIN BIKE AND TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY PAARLBERG BMW

With an affordable price tag and array of options to suit all levels of mountain-bikers and trail runners, “The Rock” Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival represents a new chapter for endurance events. Paarl’s biggest mountain-bike and trail run bash, presented by Paarlberg BMW, was staged very successfully for the first time last year and attracted more than 1000 participants. ...

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Timely Winelands celebration for Woolcock and Roux

The Liberty Winelands Encounter Stage 3        -         Photo by Henk Neuhoff

Young Stellenbosch rider Hennie Roux gave himself the perfect birthday present when he partnered Waylon Woolcock to victory in the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Western Cape today.   Roux turned 20 yesterday and celebrated in style with his first major stage race success when the three-day mountain-bike event ended at the Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl.   The pair ...

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Woolcock, Roux take opening stage in Winelands

The Liberty Winelands Encounter Stage1  Franschhoek    Photo by Henk Neuhoff

Waylon Woolcock used his considerable experience to join Hennie Roux as first-stage winners when the Liberty Winelands Encounter got under way in the Western Cape today.   The opening day of the three-stage mountain-bike race saw competitors cover 48km from the Boschendal Wine Estate to Le Franschhoek Hotel, which included 1 060 metres of ascent.   Woolcock and Roux crossed the ...

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East Rand Classic presents life in the fast lane

Kim le Court crosses the line to take the honours in the Emperors Palace Classic road cycle race, now known as the East Rand Classic. Although there is a new race venue, the route remains largely unchanged and will provide an opportunity for the sport’s sprinters to show their prowess. Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep

Cyclists with a penchant for sprinting will be fired up to demonstrate their power and prowess when the East Rand Classic road cycling race takes place in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, on April 28.   Despite a new race venue at the Acsa parkade adjacent to OR Tambo International airport, ASG Events race director Erick Oosthuizen said the route would remain ...

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UTCT excitement begins as 2019 entries open

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This year marks the sixth edition of Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon (UTCT), with the race already establishing itself as a bucket list event for local ultra-trail runners. This is also the third year that the 100km event is included as part of the Ultra-trail World Tour (UTWT), attracting a large number of elite international athletes, and that number ...

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Pacesetters ready for a Top Class FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

A group of twenty reputable runners will set the pace for fellow runners (who have very specific finishing goals) at the 5th annual FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the Cape’s premier 12km road race, on Sunday, 19 May 2019.  “The aim of pace setting is to run the race in a particular time (at an even effort) in order to assist other runners to run that specific goal time,” says Rassie Pretorius.  “Pace setting is especially helpful to novice runners that have a specific goal time in mind, but that are not sure at what pace to run.  Being a pace setter is very satisfying as you get to help other runners to realize their dreams.  We will publish all our activities on the Western Province Pace Setters Facebook group.  You’ll be able to spot us on the day by looking for the flags that we carry.  The goal time will be on the top most flag.  We look forward to helping runners realize their dreams at this top class event.”  Seen here (from left to right):  Craig Stachan, Petro Neethling and Conrad Koorts were part of the pacesetting team at the 2017 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

A group of twenty reputable runners will set the pace for fellow runners (who have very specific finishing goals) at the 5thannual FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN, the Cape’s premier 12km road race, on Sunday, 19 May 2019.    “I have run and pace set at the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN since the event’s inception in 2015,” says Rassie ...

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