Mercury rises at monumental run

Tsungai Mwanengeni on his way to first place at race 3 of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ at the Taal Monument. Image by Ewald Sadie

You would have been forgiven if you thought the third race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ took place on a summer’s day as the sun shone down on over 900 trail runners at the Taal Monument in Paarl. Traditionally known as the fastest course of the Series, this year was no different with the winners of both the ...

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900 runners tame the Tyger

Beautiful views on a spectacular day at race 2 of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ at the Tygerberg Nature Reserve. Image by Ewald Sadie

Over 900 trail runners took on the Tygerberg hills on a picture perfect Cape winter day this Sunday to bring the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ to its halfway mark. In the 12km long course Championship race, newcomer Timothy Chambers surprised most as he beat both the seasoned Tsungai Mwanengeni and Raydon Balie to the line in a superb time ...

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Spur Cape Winter Trail Series – Race 01 Paul Cluver Estate

All smiles after the finish and some refreshments

  Article written by our guest runner: Fareed Behardien aka The popular Spur Cape Winter Trail Series kicked off last weekend at the Paul Cluver Estate with a memorable event that left first-timers (like me) and seasoned participants wanting more. Each year the number of entrants has grown and with the kind of quality that was on display, there will ...

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Wagner inspiration by Stuart Marais


Two days prior to heading to Knysna, I bumped into Chris Wagner at the gym and as usual he and I spent some good time chatting about life, racing and for the most part, me feeding off his positive attitude towards anything and everything. I suggested that Chris, once again, head to Knysna to join us for the Big 5 ...

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Big5 Sport Challenge by Stuart Marais


It was that time of year. A time for family, friends, oysters, wine and plenty hard racing. The Knysna Oyster featival has become a permanent fixture for me and in a little more detail, the Knysna Big 5 Challenge. The event consists of the 5 major events during the oyster festival, namely: 80km mountain bike 1600m lagoon mile swim 14km ...

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Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ off to a stunning start

It was a glorious winter morning at the first race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ at the Paul Cluver Estate.

Approximately 1 000 runners were met with a perfect Cape winter day as they made their way to the Paul Cluver Estate in the Overberg for the first race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ and the Spur GLB46 Ultra. Almost 100 runners took on the Spur GLB46 Ultra across the Groenlandberg. After an epic battle at the front ...

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Six in One Challenge


The Six in One Challenge is an exciting multisport event that takes place on 29 November 2015 at Doran Vineyards, Paardeberg. It consists of six legs that must be completed in sequence. Athletes who would like to skip the water-related legs can enter in the No H2O category. Date: 29 November 2015 Location: Doran Vineyards, Paardeberg (Start & Finish) Event ...

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Cellar 2 Cellar

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The sixth annual Cellar 2 Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience takes place on 5 September 2015 at Blaauwklippen Estate in Stellenbosch. Along the way, participants can sample the fine wines of participating estates, perfectly paired with delicious cheeses. Wine Experience participants who swap their traditional running gear for fancy-dress costumes stand the chance to “win their weight in wine”. ...

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Sports Lovers: show your metal with Iqela Events


Calling all mountain bikers, trail runners and triathlon lovers: Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in three exhilarating challenges, set along some of the Western Cape’s most scenic routes. Iqela Events’ Cellar 2 Cellar, Six in One Challenge and Slanghoek Triathlon are officially open for entries. The sixth annual Cellar 2 Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience takes ...

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Marais and Steyn victorious in BIG5 Sport Challenge

The BIG5 SPORT CHALLENGE is a sporting highlight of the annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival 3-12 July. It’s an adventure race with a multi-sport twist, not for the faint-hearted!

Stuart Marais and Andrea Steyn have emerged victorious in the 2015 BIG5 Sport Challenge following today’s Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Marathon Half Marathon. Race Director Gary Marescia said that after five gruelling challenges in the last eight days, with just three rest days between events, the BIG5 wrapped up with two very deserving winners. Overall, Marais beat Theo Blignaut ...

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