OCR

OCR Going from strength to strength with the Jeep Warrior Race

Top Warrior Finisher Thomas Van Tonder focusses to get through the obstacle 'Breaking point'

The fledgling sport of Obstacle Course Racing in South Africa has sparked widespread debate regarding the sustainability and future of the sharp end of the sport. At the forefront of the meteoric rise of OCR, the Jeep Warrior Race has been instrumental in guiding it towards a structured, professional sport status. The South African model for OCR was founded around ...

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Prominent trail runners ready for IMPI Challenge Cape Town

Top trail runner Antoine van Heerden will be seen in action at the IMPI Elite Race presented by Mitsubishi Motors on Sunday, 18 October 2015.  Seen here:  Antoine van Heerden in action during the IMPI Elite Race in 2013.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Stellenbosch (Cape Town) – Known for their remarkable trail running abilities, Antoine van Heerden and Chantel Nienaber will face a tougher challenge on Sunday, 18 October 2015 when they take on the illustrious IMPI Elite Race presented by Mitsubishi Motors at the picturesque Lievland and Warwick Wine Estates in Stellenbosch. After placing second to Greg Goodall in 2013, Van Heerden ...

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IMPI Kids returns to Cape Town in October

Klara du Plessis (4) in action during the IMPI Mini held at Lievland and Warwick Wine Estates earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson|THRIBE

Stellenbosch (Cape Town) – The action packed IMPI Challenge will head to Cape Town one last time in 2015. Taking place at the picturesque Lievland and Warwick Wine Estates, Stellenbosch the weekend of 17 and 18 October 2015, the IMPI Challenge has two categories that cater for under-18s. According to Pieter Du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Race Director, IMPI has two ...

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Training for the IMPI Challenge

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The IMPI series is an endurance obstacle race with categories suitable for everyone. The IMPI Mini for kids (1km), the IMPI Dash for entry level runners (5km – 7 obstacles), the IMPI Corporate and Challenge is 12km in distance (18 obstacles) and is aimed at the more serious competitor. Finally, the IMPI Elite (20km – 30 obstacles) is for the ...

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Eksteen, Griffioen celebrate Heritage Day with IMPI Elite victories

Claude Eksteen and Nicolette Griffioen claimed victory in the IMPI Elite Race that was held at the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm on Thursday, 24 September 2015.  Seen here:  Claude Eksteen in action on the day.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Mark Sampson|THRIBE

Hartbeespoort (North West Province) – Claude Eksteen and Nicolette Griffioen were amongst the 1427 adventure seekers that celebrated Heritage Day (Thursday, 24 September 2015) by testing their skill at the annual IMPI Challenge held at the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm. “Having just come off of a massive training block, I had to run within my capabilities,” said Eksteen. “It’s ...

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Ladies ready for IMPI Elite battle

Hanneke Danhauser in action at the IMPI Elite Race earlier this year.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Mark Sampson|THRIBE

Hartbeespoort (North West Province) – Top adventure seekers, Trish Bahlmann and Hanneke Dannhauser will face off at the much anticipated IMPI Elite Race at the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm on Thursday, 24 September 2015. “The IMPI Challenge is exactly that, a challenge,” says Bahlmann. “It’s the tempo and intensity of IMPI that makes this race tough. The obstacles are varied, some you can ...

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Exciting racing on the cards at IMPI Challenge GP#2

Greg Avierinos in action at the IMPI Elite Race earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Erik Vermeulen / Adventure Photos

Hartbeespoort (North West Province) – The IMPI Challenge will head to the picturesque Van Gaalens Cheese Farm one last time in 2015. Taking place on Thursday, 24 September 2015 Elite entrants Claude Eksteen and Greg Avierinos will be vying for the coveted title of IMPI Elite Champion “The atmosphere at every IMPI race is amazing,” says Eksteen. “I really enjoy ...

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Calling all junior adventure seekers

Junior adventure seekers in action at the IMPI Mini earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Hartbeespoort (North West Province) – The fun filled IMPI Challenge returns to Hartbeespoort one last time this year. Taking place at the Van Gaalens Cheese Farm on Thursday, 24 September 2015, the IMPI Challenge caters for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, including junior adventure seekers. There are two categories that cater for under-18s: The IMPI Mini is for ages 6 ...

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A OCR world champs team to be chosen at Jeep Warrior race

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On Sunday, the largest obstacle course race (OCR) on the continent, the Jeep Warrior Race, will announce the six athletes that will represent South Africa at the OCR World Championships on 17 and 18 October in Ohio, USA. The OCR World Championships is the first truly independent global championship for the burgeoning sport of obstacle course racing. The incredible growth ...

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Impi Challenge obstacles add excitement to the sport of trail running

Nicolette Griffioen in action at the AfricanX Trailrun, earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

Hartbeespoort (North West Province) – A trail run with a twist, it’s no secret that the IMPI Challenge has attracted the attention of a number of South Africa’s top trail runners.  The IMPI Challenge Gauteng #2 is no exception, with top trail runner Nicolette Griffioen eagerly awaiting the opportunity to conquer fun and exciting obstacles at the Van Gaalens Cheese ...

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