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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Epic Spur Gauteng Trail Series™ finale

Edwin Sesipi on his way to the Championship title at the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™. Image by Pat Black

The Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ came to a conclusion this weekend when more than 900 runners took on the final race of the Series at Leeuwenkloof on another picture perfect day. This brand new venue certainly charmed everyone present with challenging climbs, flowing single track, beautiful bushveld views and a surprise section through an old mine tunnel. Edwin Sesipi ...

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Comrades winner to race 100km over Table Mountain

Gift Kehele winning the 2015 Comrades. Photo Credit: Kierran Allen

Following his recent Comrades 2015 win, Gift Kehele has a new target in sight; to conquer South Africa’s iconic Table Mountain by racing the Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT). On Saturday 3 October, UTCT will once again welcome an elite group of top runners as they cover 100km of the Cape Peninsula’s mountains and vibrant city streets.  The route embraces various ...

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Segwati sets up epic Series finale

Edwin Sesipi and Michael Bailey go head to head at race 3 of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™. Image by Pat Black

Race 3 of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ took place at Segwati Game Ranch on a cool and crisp Highveld morning as nearly 1,000 runners finished the penultimate race of the Series. In the long course 10.5km Championship race, Edwin Sesipi stamped his authority on the Series and claimed his third win out of three to seal his position ...

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