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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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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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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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Water usage at Sanlam Cape Town Marathon a shining example of sustainable eventing

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Cape Town’s environment proved one of the big winners in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, with the use of single-use plastics significantly reduced and no municipal water used. Water dispensed from Bluewater Africa’s mobile water stations saved the use of plastics equivalent to that of 13 000 water sachets or 2600 standard water bottles.   The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon ...

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Ande, van Zyl smash course record at FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN

Irvette van Zyl by Tobias Ginsberg

Eritrean Filmon Ande led the top three men at the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN to under the course record on Monday, 24 September 2018, while Irvette van Zyl capped an astonishing two days of racing by smashing the previous course record by almost 2 minutes, leading the top four women under the previous course record. The men’s race started at ...

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Commonwealth 10 000m Champion eyes FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN win

Stella Chesang and Jackline Chepngeno in action at the 2018 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Chesang finished 2nd behind Chepngeno on the day.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Uganda’s Stella Chesang, the 2018 Commonwealth Games 10 000m champion will return to South Africa on Sunday,  14 October to take on country woman and FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN defending champion, Mercyline Chelangat. Chesang complained of fatigue when she ran the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in May earlier this year, where she finished 3rd.  However, the 21-year-old is shaping ...

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Leading performing arts groups spearhead route entertainment at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Amabhubesi Zulu Dancers at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN by Rogan Ward

The streets of Durban will be buzzing with music and dance on Sunday, 14 October 2018 when the City’s leading performing arts groups gather to entertain (and motivate) thousands of runners as they take on the 2ndannual  FNB Durban 10KCITYSURFRUN.   Performing arts groups to look out for on route will include the:  Durban Girls’ High Majorettes, Durban Regiment Pipe ...

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FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN boasts an impressive prize purse

FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN by Tobias Ginsberg

Stillwater Sports, the organisers of the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN are excited to announce that the 2018 event (taking place on Sunday, 14 October 2018) will boast a whopping Prize Purse of R250 000.   “We are proud to increase the Prize Purse of the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN from R212 000 (in 2017) to R250 000 in 2018,” says Michael Meyer, Managing ...

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Youth development was under the spotlight on International Youth Day, 12 August.

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Cape Town, 13 August 2018 – Creating long-term opportunities through sustainability, the blossoming list of internationally recognised marathons around the country are making major contributions to multiple South African industries, and it is fitting that International Youth Day was celebrated in the build-up to the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon. The annual day of recognition for youth around the world was ...

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It’s a golden Women’s Day for Tjoka and Bothma at the Totalsports Women’s Race

Mamorallo Tjoka 10km winner by Tobias Ginsberg

Mamorallo Tjoka and Annie Bothma enjoyed an active approach to National Women’s Day (Thursday, 09 August 2018) by claiming gold in the 10km Totalsports Women’s Race in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively.   Mamorallo Tjoka crossed the finish line at Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown)in an impressive time of 34 minutes 33 seconds.  “I wasn’t able to run as fast as ...

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