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The Knysna Oyster Festival and Big5 Challenge.

Featherbed Trail run views were picturesque 
Photo Credit: Jacques Marais

Back in 2010, after my very first Ironman South Africa I thought I was tough enough to go tame the Big5 Challenge, which at that stage was in its inaugural year. Bad luck struck our very young family at that stage and we had to cut our visit to the most beautiful South Coast town short after spending a night ...

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My first trail run, a humbling affair

Enjoying a fantastic evening as dusk settles in the Free State during the Castle Lite trail league.

This morning when I walked into the office, I made a sincere attempt to hide the limp which I woke up with this morning. It was a reminder of the Pure Adventures Castle Lite Trail Run I did last night. Now understand I am a mountain biker by heart, and running does not seem to come naturally to me. I ...

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Frank Smuts – EnduroHub Ambassador

Frank Smuts, when he is not training.

Q. Why do you think Enduro Hub chose you to be their ambassador? A. Because they suspect FOMO rules my life, and hope that this fear of missing out will drive me to race wherever and whenever. It makes me a good field agent I suppose. Q. What have you put yourself through in recent years? My body outlasted 6 ...

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Xterra Knysna. Two words. Mud & climbing

Robyn Williams tackling the last concrete climb back into transition. I wore compression socks as protection against mud and falling ;). Photo credit Jeff Ayliffe

I didn’t make plans to go up to Knysna as it just seemed too much to find accommodation and someone to drive with. But when my housemate, Nina, said she had accommodation and I was offered an entry I jumped at the opportunity to race. This was the Sunday before the race on Thursday. Very last minute for A-type Robyn. ...

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Ironman: Doing It Wrong – Part 1

The Triathlete who shouldn’t

You might be rich, you might have done six Cape Epics and have a Phd in astrophysics, but somehow, people draw a bigger breath when you tell them you’ve done Ironman. For most people, making money seems humanly possible, cycling 8 consecutive days seems possible, anybody can study, but swimming 3.8 km, cycling 180 km and running 42,2 km non-stop, ...

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Running from the Hyena’s through an Epic Challenge

Riders make their way through the mud during stage 3 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson to The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 26 March 2014
Photo by Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The Absa Cape Epic is notably one of – if not the toughest – mountain biking stage races, and although the drop out number for 2014 was the lowest since it started, it was definitely not easier than previous years. Taking on this monster of a race you need to prepare your mind and body for 8 days of some ...

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