Running

Champs blaze across Berg at UTD 2019

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Underberg – Incredibly there was a tie at the end of the 2019 UTD160, the longest event of the Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg Festival of Trail Running, as Finland’s Lauri Tuomaala and South Africa’s Naomi Brand won the men’s and women’s titles in exactly the same time on Saturday. The pair scaled the highest peak in Southern Africa and raced across the ...

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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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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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Gauteng support for coastal-city marathon picking up momentum

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Flat fast course, beautiful route and world-class organisation of Sanlam Cape Town Marathon are major drawcards   Johannesburg, 4 April 2019 – Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label-status marathon officially kicked off preparations for this year’s springtime event with a press conference this afternoon in Sandton. This inaugural Joburg launch marks the significance of an event witnessing growing support from the ...

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Drum Café ready to shine at FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

Drum Café Cape Town will be seen in action for the 4th consecutive year entertaining entrants (and spectators) on- route at the Cape’s premier 12km road race, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 19 May 2019.  Founded in 1997, Drum Café consists of drummers, marimba players, dancers and singers all performing with traditional African instruments and style.  Photo Credit:  Drum Café

Drum Café Cape Town will be seen in action for the 4th consecutive year entertaining entrants (and spectators) on- route at the Cape’s premier 12km road race, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 19 May 2019.   Founded in 1997, Drum Café consists of drummers, marimba players, dancers and singers all performing with traditional African instruments and style.   ...

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Growing international interest in Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

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Cape Town, 27 March 2019 – Organisers of Africa’s only IAAF Gold Label-status multi-award-winning city marathon aim to increase international participation to at least 15% this year. Over eighty countries participated in last year’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, representing 10% of the marathon entrants. Southern African Development Community (SADC) states, Northern and Western Europe, Asia and North American countries were ...

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