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Multisport sensation Stuart Marais to defend BIG5 title

Stuart Marais wins XTERRA

Reigning champion Stuart Marais has confirmed that he will defend his BIG5 SPORT CHALLENGE title at the 2015 event in Knysna in July. The BIG5 multi-sport challenge is a highlight on the annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival programme, which takes place 3-12 July this year. Stuart was this week given the go-ahead to race after illness and injuries ...

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HOLD UP Knysna, The Cannon’s are in town!

With the annual BIG5 Sport Challenge around the corner, we are super excited to introduce two of our big “ Cannons” in this years’ race for podium!  Formidable husband and wife triathlon duo, Michael and Lauren Cannon will be in town for the annual BIG5 Sport Challenge as part of the 2015 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival taking place from 4 – 12 July.

Husband and wife duo, Lauren and Michael Cannon, take on the BIG5 SPORT CHALLENGE Western Cape, Knysna – Formidable husband and wife triathlon duo, Michael and Lauren Cannon will be in town for the annual BIG5 Sport Challenge as part of the 2015 Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival taking place from 4 – 12 July. The couple, who married ...

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Puma Nightcat Dash returns to Knysna

The ISUZU MTB Festival Cape Town will take place at Meerendal  Wine Estate (Durbanville) on Saturday, 05 September 2015 and Sunday, 06 September 2015.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Knysna, South Africa – The fast-paced PUMA Nightcat Dash returns to the majestic Pezula Field Of Dreams (Knysna) on Wednesday, 08 July 2015. Adventure seekers can look forward to taking on a 1,5km run (+- 750m up and then back down one of Pezula’s infamous hills).  The race will take place in heats, with the fastest runners advancing to the ...

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Hennops turns up the heat with another humdinger

Edwin Sesipi on his way to another first place at the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™. Image by Pat Black

The second race of the Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ was as exciting as race 1 with just over 1100 runners making their way out to the countryside to take on the trails. As is customary, race 2 sees the addition of a once-off XL course for those runners looking for a longer challenge. At 18,7km, this route that offers ...

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Feathers fly as Trail Fanatics Flock to Salomon Featherbed Trail Run presented by GU

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The Featherbed Company is bracing itself for an outbreak of Trail Running Fever as trail fanatics from across the country scramble for entries into one of South Africa’s most popular medium distance trail running events; the Salomon Featherbed Trail Run presented by GU. The family friendly event is the trail running event of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival and is as ...

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Record numbers prove winter frost is no deterrent

The Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ 2015 kicked off last Sunday at B'Sorah with almost 1200 runners braving the winter chill. Image by Anton Steenkamp

The 2015 edition of the popular Spur Gauteng Winter Trail Series™ kicked off with a record number of entrants as almost 1200 people crossed the finish line at B’Sorah tented camp this Sunday. Add to that superb weather and a super fun atmosphere and it was a spectacular start to the Series. The long course Championship saw runners tackle a ...

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Four days of epic desert adventure

Katya Soggot on her way to victory at the Richtersveld Wildrun™. Copyright Ian Corless

It’s all over and the fat lady has sung! Today 33 runners completed the final day of the Richtersveld Wildrun™ 2015 in picture perfect conditions and brought this epic event to a close. Truth is often stranger than fiction and weather conditions this year were a point in case. Each day was pretty much a carbon copy of the inaugural ...

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A magical day in the Richtersveld

Thabang Madiba and James Cracknell at the Richtersveld Wildrun™. Copyright Ian Corless

Day 3 is boulder day on the Richtersveld Wildrun™ and there were some excited, though anxious, faces this morning as we set off on the third day of this epic adventure across the Richtersveld desert. This day, for many their favourite day of the run, lived up to all expectations and provided not only astounding views but also more quality ...

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Rain, wind and running at the Richtersveld

Day 2 of the Richtersveld Wildrun™ took place in freezing conditions as runners made their way across approximately 35km of mountainous desert terrain through driving rain and wind. It was no ordinary day in the desert and the double rainbow that greeted runners at the start of the day’s running was indication of just how extraordinary this kind of weather ...

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Pure Adventures and USL.TV partner to provide live streaming race coverage

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SAN FRANCISCO, USA/CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA– (May 26, 2015) – Pure Adventures and UltraSportsLive (USL.TV) today announced a partnership to provide live streaming coverage of races in South Africa beginning with the iconic Ultra-trail Cape Town. Hosted on the USL.TV platform, the live streaming coverage will include expert commentary and utilize USL.TV’s innovative tracking technology along with live camera angles ...

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