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The Western Cape’s largest multi-sport festival is back for its 29th year

The 29th annual Freshpak Fitness Festival, the Western Cape’s largest multi-sport festival, will take place on Saturday 3 October 2015 in Clanwilliam. This year, approximately 1 350 passionate fitness and health enthusiasts will compete in various challenges including a triathlon, biathlon, duathlon and swimming events.

The 29th annual Freshpak Fitness Festival, the Western Cape’s largest multi-sport festival, is set to attract all novice and professional athletes, family, friends and travellers on Saturday 3 October in Clanwilliam. This year, the longstanding event will see approximately 1 350 passionate fitness and health enthusiasts competing in various swimming, cycling and running challenges. The series of events includes a ...

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Speedo signs global deal with FINA for Swimming World Cup series

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Speedo, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has signed a new contract with the international governing body of swimming, FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) to become the Exclusive Swimwear and Swim Equipment Supplier to the FINA Swimming World Cup (SWC) series until 2019. The announcement of the five year agreement with FINA comes further to the success of Team Speedo sponsored ...

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Wagner inspiration by Stuart Marais

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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

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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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Six in One Challenge

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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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Sports Lovers: show your metal with Iqela Events

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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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Marais and Blignaut currently tied in BIG5 Sport Challenge

BIG5 Dragons Lagoon Mile Swim, Theo Blignaut and Carla van Huysteen with Ryk Neethling in Knysna  - Photo Supplied

Following today’s Knysna Dragons Lagoon Mile Swim (1,65 km), Stuart Marais and Theo Blignaut are neck and neck in the BIG5 Sport Challenge with 167 points each. Dean Hopf is lying third with 162 points. Not surprisingly, Theo, the young ex-sprint triathlete uber swimmer, who is seen as the likely threat to defending champion Stuart, had a great swim today, ...

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Multisport sensation Stuart Marais to defend BIG5 title

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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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