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Tackle the Salomon Skyrun for a cause

Pure Adventures, the organisers of the Salomon Skyrun, have partnered up with the Fight Lettie Fund and have allocated 30 slots of the 2014 Skyrun to kickstart the fund. “This is an amazingly generous gesture and will begin a journey that I hope will reach and change as many lives as Nikki's did,” says Zoog.

In the image is Nikki “Lettie” Haynes and her husband Zoog at the finish of Salamon Skyrun Lite, 2011.  Two months after this photo was taken a lump was discovered in her right breast. Nikki passed away in early July of this year, but her fight against cancer will never be forgotten. Zoog and friends have set up a registered ...

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KZN Midlands braces for big Midlands Ultra field

Athlete Corine Berg / Photo by Anthony Grote

The KZN Midlands is bracing itself for the biggest field the Midlands Ultra Triathlon has had since its inception in 2009 says race director Damian Bradley from B-Active Sports. “Entries from all over Africa and the world have been flooding in since April this year and at this point we have far exceeded our past race entries. The Midlands Ultra, ...

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Team Bulls charge to Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek prologue win

The German Team Bulls pairing of Tim Bohme and Simon Stiebjahn charged around the Buffelsdrift Game Lodge trails to win the prologue time trial and take the early overall lead in the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race near Oudtshoorn, South Africa on Sunday. Sweden’s Jennie Stenerhag and South Africa’s Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota Cape ...

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Williams gunning for gold at Pennypinchers Origin of Trails

Seen here:  Amy Williams (17) of Knysna in action at the 2013 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Jetline Action Photo

Reigning Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails short course champion, Amy Williams (17) of Knysna will be hoping for a successful title defense on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014 when she returns to Stellenbosch to take on this much anticipated 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race. Williams claimed two consecutive stage victories at the 2013 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, with ...

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Cape trails proudly Specialized

Cape Trails, the official route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, are super excited to take ownership of their new Specialized mountain bikes compliments of the FNB W2W event organizers and Specialized South Africa.  Seen here (from left to right):  Ashwell Swartz, Jason Adams, Johan Kriegler (FNB W2W MTB Director), Denzel Scheepers and Brendon Booysen.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA 

Please Note:  The “I RIDE FOR BURRY” t-shirt worn by Cape Trails in the attached photograph retails at R150 and will be available at the Specialized/songo.info display at the 2014 FNB W2W MTB Events.

Cape Trails, the official route builders of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, are super excited to take ownership of their new Specialized mountain bikes compliments of the organizers of the FNB W2W MTB Events and Specialized South Africa. According to Bianca Grobbelaar, Marketing Manager Specialized Bicycles, Cape Trails are outdoing themselves.  “Just listening to Johan Krieger talking ...

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Hill ready to climb mountains at Berg & Bush

Andrew Hill (TIB-Thule) will be hoping to make his mark in this year’s FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike stage race alongside new partner Tyrone White. Photo: Gavin Ryan/Finishline Photo

Last year’s runner-up Andrew Hill will be looking to ascend to the top step of the podium at the FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike stage race, which starts in the Central Drakensberg this Friday. Hill, who finished second in 2013 with Luke Roberts, will be vying for the title in the three-day Descent feature race alongside new teammate Tyrone ...

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Battle of the greats at IMPI Elite Cape Town

Seen here:  Claude Eksteen in action at the IMPI Elite Race Cape Town #1 earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Taking place at the picturesque Lievland Wine Estate (Stellenbosch) the weekend of 18 and 19 October 2014, the IMPI Challenge Cape Town #2 has attracted the attention of South Africa’s best trail runners and multi-sport athletes. Top sports men and women that will be vying for the title of Ultimate Champion will include:  Claude Eksteen, Stuart Marais, Andre Calitz, Carla Van Huyssteen, ...

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Daneel set for Slanghoek Tri

Matt Daneel finishing his run at the Slanghoek Mountain Bike Triathlon 2013

Multisport athlete Matt Daneel will again this year line up at the 5th annual Slanghoek Triathlon held in the Slanghoek Valley outside Rawsonville. The event will be held over two days. All the action start and finish at the Breeland Wine Cellar. On Saturday 25 October the Slanghoek MTB Triathlon will be held and the Road Triathlon on Sunday 26 October. ...

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Enduroman. And the best pulled pork burgers ever.


Enduroman. By far the toughest race I have ever done. In the event I did my longest ever MTB and trail run. Needless to say that although I prepared as best I could I was not quite ready for the distance. But that’s okay. It’s good to get chucked out of one’s comfort zone now and then. I am super ...

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Prize purse announced for FNB Wines2Whales MTB race

Seen here:  Riders in action during the 2013 FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Riders preparing to take on the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race the weekend of 07 – 09 November 2014 will be pleased to hear that the prize purse for the 2014 event has increased to R350 000.00. “We are privileged to once again be in a position to implement a substantial prize purse increase,” says Michael Meyer, Director FNB ...

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