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The race to conserve the wild magic of Monties

Mont-Aux-Sources (credit Em Gatland)

The Old Mutual Wild Series Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge is an essential Drakensberg trail run for those with an adventurous spirit and a commitment to conservation. In South Africa, outdoor enthusiasts are blessed with an unbelievable variety of well-managed trail running, road running, mountain biking and other endurance events. Everything from stage races to endurance swims is available in this fitness-frenzied country. ...

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Golden end for Team SA at marathon worlds

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Pietermaritzburg – Led by a bloodied Hank McGregor, South Africa grabbed another two medals on the final day of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg to end up second overall on the medal table. Saturday’s K1 men’s winner, sporting a large cut above his left eye from a clash of paddles, and partner Jasper Mocké ...

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Local band set for Fedhealth MTB Challenge debut

Sunset Sweatshop will perform for the masses at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017.  Photo Credit:  Dirk Odendal

The 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge will close off on a high note at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017 with a lively performance by local band, Sunset Sweatshop. Formed in October 2016, the group’s debut single “Move It” has been a hit on SA’s leading radio stations. According to Victor Green, drummer and backing vocalist, ...

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Durbanites set to ‘Beat Bolt’ at FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN

Durbanites will be granted a unique opportunity to ‘Beat Bolt’ at the inaugural FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 08 October 2017.  “As speed will be a definite factor at the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN in October, we’re excited to play our part by hosting an action packed PUMA ‘Beat Bolt’ on route competition,” says Brett Bellinger, Marketing Director of PUMA South Africa.  “The activation will be a #ForeverFaster 100m sprint that will be timed.  The runner (male and female) to clock the fastest time over 100m will take home a PUMA shopping voucher to the value of R10 000.  The competition is a fun way to generate additional hype on route while encouraging both runner and spectator interaction.  We’d like to challenge all FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN entrants to #BeatBolt at what will hopefully be the ‘fastest 10km in the world’.”  Photo Credit:  PUMA

Durban – Durbanites will be granted a unique opportunity to ‘Beat Bolt’ at the inaugural FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday, 08 October 2017. With the introduction of a fast, flat route, an impressive R212 000 prize purse and the announcement of an elite local and international field of runners, event organisers are confident that the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN will ...

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IMPI set to take the Winelands by storm

The Wiesenhof Wildlife Park (Stellenbosch) will be the hub of excitement on Saturday, 18 November 2017 and Sunday, 19 November 2017 when adventure seekers line up to partake in the much anticipated IMPI Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #4 Cape Town.  The IMPI Challenge is a spectacular trail run that features fun, but challenging obstacles.  Although challenging, all obstacles are safe making the IMPI Challenge ideal for entrants of all ages.   Seen here:  IMPI Warriors in action.

The Wiesenhof Wildlife Park (Stellenbosch) will be the hub of excitement on Saturday, 18 November 2017 and Sunday, 19 November 2017 when adventure seekers line up to partake in the much anticipated IMPI Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #4 Cape Town. The IMPI Challenge is a spectacular trail run that features fun, but challenging obstacles. Although challenging, all obstacles are safe ...

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Breedenet Cape Duo introduces Champion of Champions Solo Challenge

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The Breedenet Cape Duo has been challenged. In the lead up to the world’s first multi discipline multi-stage event, riders challenged the Cape Duo to introduce a solo category, to see who would go it alone, swopping mountain bikes for road bikes to become the ultimate champion of champions. The challenge was accepted and the Breedenet Cape Duo is ready ...

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Varsity MTB Challenge route a ‘balancing act’

Participants in the two-day Varsity MTB Challenge will face some fresh challenges when the race gets under way at Nederburg in Paarl on September 30. Photo: Robert Ward

Although the route builders are striving hard to create a balanced course, competitors in the Varsity MTB Challenge at the end of the month will have their work cut out. The two-day mountain bike race in Paarl, sponsored by First National Bank, starts on September 30 and is an opportunity for alumni, students and the public to experience a memorable ...

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Nkhasi back to defend FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN Title

Namakoe Nkhasi claiming gold at the inaugural FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN in 2016 in an impressive time of 29:48.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Johannesburg – Namakoe Nkhasi is hoping for a successful title defence at the 2nd annual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Sunday, 24 September 2017 (National Heritage Day). While everyone expected the 2016 race to be between SA 10km Record Holder Stephen Mokoka and SA 5000m Record Holder, Elroy Gelant, with Sibusiso Nzima a possible spoiler, it was the quiet spoken ...

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SCOTT Sports Launch Exciting 2018 Range

The most exciting product in SCOTT’s 2018 range is arguably the all new Genius. Photo by Iwan Kemp.

From Friday the 1st of September to Sunday the 3rd, SCOTT Sports Africa hosted the local cycling media, and their SCOTT Bicycles dealers, at the Protea Hotel in Durbanville; to introduce them to the 2018 range of cycling products form SCOTT Sports. Though education was SCOTT’s primary aim, the lure of experiencing the SCOTT lifestyle and riding the new bikes ...

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Aggressive Buys extends Ashburton Investments MTB Series lead

Pyga/Eurosteel team, Matthys Beukes (front) and Philip Buys (back) setting a hard pace on day 2 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Dullstroom.
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Philip Buys extended his lead in the 2017 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series when he played the perfect hand on Sunday’s second stage and toppled overnight leader, Gert Heyns in a decisive battle at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga on Sunday.   After finishing third on Stage 1 on Saturday, Buys (Pyga Eurosteel) started Sunday’s leg 22 seconds back and in aggressive mood, ...

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