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Puma announces 2019 School of Speed vice principal

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PUMA is proud to announce track sensation Gena Lofstrand as the new Vice Principal of the PUMA School of Speed 2019, reporting in to Principal Usain Bolt.   “It’s an honour to have been named Vice Principal. I feel so lucky to be a part of something that is making waves in South African schools’ athletics,” says Lofstrand, who won ...

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Knysna Cycle Tour and Forest Marathon on track for next year!

Left to right: Elwin Thompson, Clive Wilkinson and Andrew Finn (Knysna Rotary) and Wayne Kidd (President Knysna Marathon Club).

Organisers of the 2019 Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Knysna Forest Marathon have confirmed that plans for next year’s events are on track. The Cycle Tour will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, and the Forest Marathon will be on Saturday 29 June. as part of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. The events are the iconic ...

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Some disappointments and surprises at Ultra-trail Cape Town 2018

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The 100km Ultra-trail Cape Town saw disappointment, and some surprises, with two of the Men’s race favourites Prodigal Khumalo and Ryan Sandes being forced to withdraw, and both the Men’s and the Women’s race winners were taken by surprise with their wins.   German Janosch Kowalczyk, 28, came first in a time of 10 hours 22 minutes, with Swedes Elov ...

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Athletes to watch in the Ultra-trail Cape Town, the final race of the 2018 Ultra-trail World Tour

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With last year’s first and second placed men back to claim the top spot for 2018, and a very strong field of international elite athletes travelling to South Africa for 1 December, the Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) Men’s race will be an exciting one. The Women’s race also looks to be closely contested, with Italian Francesca Canepa and Kelly Wolf ...

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Origin Of Trails closes off on a high note in the City Of Oaks

Origin Of Trails Trail Run by Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch was buzzing with excitement on Sunday, 25 November 2018 with eager mountain bikers and trail runners congregating at the Coetzenburg Sports Fields to either take part in Stage Two of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience or be part of the action of the inaugural Origin Of Trails Trail Run.   Luca Ruwiel claimed his second consecutive stage victory ...

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Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon – something for everyone in race week

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Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon, which is now part of the Ultra Trail World Tour, takes place on Saturday 1 December, and sees four trail running races of 100km, 65km, 35km and this year for the first time, 21km, traverse sections of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Orangekloof, Llandudno, Hout Bay, the Constantia Winelands, the upper slopes ...

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Countdown to SA’s MTB party of the year begins

Origin Of Trails Trail Run by Tobias Ginsberg

SA’s MTB party of the year, the 6thannual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience will take Stellenbosch by storm this coming Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018.   An individual 2-day MTB Experience, the Origin Of Trails routes highlight the beauty and splendor of the City Of Oaks.  Mountain bikers can look forward to the “once a year opportunity” to ...

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Origin Of Trails Trail Run set to enhance any training regime

Chantel Nienaber by Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch based personal trainer, running coach and formidable trail runner, Chantel Nienaber is keeping things interesting by adding the Origin Of Trails Trail Run to the training schedule of her client base.   “I love being out in nature,” admits Nienaber.  “It allows me to feel wild and free.  The Origin Of Trails Trail Run will take place on the ...

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Puma announces School of Speed 2019 dates

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Exciting news for aspiring track athletes is the announcement of the dates for the PUMA School of Speed 2019 to be hosted at five venues across South Africa with the first meet at Coetzenburg, Stellenbosch on 26 January 2019.   Entries are now open at https://schoolofspeed.comwith the four additional meets to be hosted at Ruimsig Athletics Stadium in Johannesburg on ...

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