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Lorraine Cycle Tour set for bumper event

Nelson Mandela Bay star Anriette Schoeman is set to defend her title in the Lorraine Cycle Tour in Port Elizabeth next Saturday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

The Lorraine Cycle Tour is poised to make another positive impact on the sport in Nelson Mandela Bay when the annual tour takes place at Lorraine Primary School on Saturday, October 12.   Although the Africa Cup, scheduled to take place in the same period as the cycle tour, has been cancelled, race director Alex Cooper said this would have ...

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Rhino Peak Challenge records shattered

Elite race winner Kane Reilly descends from the Rhino Peak (in the background) at the 2019 Rhino Peak Challenge in the Southern Drakensberg on Saturday. Reilly broke his own FKT record for the 23km outing. Anthony Grote/
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Underberg – Perfect weather conditions and strong small field of elite runners combined to see the Fastest Known Time (FKT) record for the Rhino Peak Challenge smashed on Saturday by Kane Reilly, while the event set a new record for funds raised for wildlife conservation. Reilly came into the event as the current record holder, and with hardly any wind ...

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Flying finish to 2019 Berg & Bush Descent


Nico Bell and Wessel Botha (NAD Pro) and Amy McDougall and Robyn de Groot (dormakaba) are the 2019 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent champions. Bell and Botha were neck and neck with Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Eurosteel) all weekend, ultimately taking the win just three seconds ahead of the 2018 champions. McDougall and De Groot were dominant ...

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UTCT 21km event: a gateway to ultra-trail running

The 2018 Ultra Trail Cape Town endurance trail running race that takes place on Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africe, 1 December 2018. Image by Nick Muzik

Ultra-Trail Cape Town (UTCT), the premier trail running race that happens each year in late November/early December, drawing top elite runners both internationally and from South Africa, last year saw the inaugural 21km event take place the day after the established 35km, 65km and 100km events.   Since its successful launch last year, the challenging 21km route is fast becoming ...

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2019 Cape Mile’s swansong

Cape Mile by Tobias Ginsberg

After five action packed years of racing, the organisers of the Western Cape’s most popular open water swim, the Cape Mile, have announced that the event will not continue in 2020.   “For the past five years the Cape Mile was ‘the open water swim to do’ in the Western Cape,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports. “Entry totals ...

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Stark and Giliomee Beat the Elements at the BUCO Karoo to the Coast

Sebastian Stark leads Waylon Woolcock up one of the many climbs with punctuate the Prince Alfred’s Pass road from Uniondale to Knysna. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Sebastian Stark and Nicky Giliomee prevailed against the elements, on a day when the heavens opened over the Prince Alfred’s Pass, to win the 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast. The 96-kilometre-long, ultra-marathon, mountain bike race started in Uniondale as a few drops of rain began to fall, but by the time the riders reached Knysna the precipitation was torrential. Sunday, ...

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Wessels pips Viaene at stormy SA Waveski Champs


Jongensfontein – Capetonian Mike Wessels walked away with the national title at the Macski South African Waveski Championships after a fierce tussle with Border star Bruce Viaene. With the cold front whipping up storm surf midway through the three days of competition, conditions challenged the athletes with a large and often unpredictable wave peeling into the bay. The second day ...

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Mclean believes in Bestmed Tshwane Classic winning formula

Andrew McLean believes the incredible growth of the Bestmed Tshwane Classic is a refreshing exception to the rule in the current mass participation event space.

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The cycling community is brimming with excitement ahead of the third staging of the Bestmed Tshwane Classic following last year’s edition that attracted more than 7000 cyclists; and no-one is more excited than well-known cycling commentator Andrew McLean. “The growth of the race is simply inspiring. Against the backdrop of the economic slump over the past ten years, the growth ...

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