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Bell takes Jock Classic in his own backyard

Demacon Ladies Cycling Team’s Carla Oberholzer (middle) retained the women’s title in the Takealot Jock Classic road cycle race over 150km at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, today. With her are (from left) Zanri Rossouw (fourth), Parys Edwards (second), Samantha Sanders (third) and Sanet Coetzee (fifth). Photo: Henk Neuhoff

Nico Bell triumphed in his own backyard when he took two of the three stages to sprint to victory in the Takealot Jock Classic road cycle race in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, today.   Riding for NAD Pro, the 35-year-old from Nelspruit shaded Reynard Butler, defending champion David Maree and Travis Barrett in the race for the line to win the three-stage ...

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Van der Walt and Hartley master downwind runs to claim spoils

Bridgitte Hartley paddles in front of the Moses Mabhida Stadium during the Citadel Race, the second leg of the 2019 Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge. Lynne Hauptfleisch/
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Durban – Brandon van der Walt grabbed his first win of the Bay Union Open Ocean Surfski Challenge on Sunday while on her birthday Bridgitte Hartley cemented her place on top of the women’s standings with a second win in the series. Racing a Westerly out-and-back course from the Durban Undersea Club, van der Walt powered away from last week’s ...

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The Rock just got “Tougher-er”

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The Rock Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival announced today that it has secured a sponsorship from Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Paarl for Paarl’s biggest endurance festival which takes place over the weekend of 27-29 September later this year. Besides a cash sponsorship, Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Paarl has committed a significant personnel base and a fleet of vehicles to assist with ...

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Berg River Canoe Marathon fever hits Paarl

Visiting international paddlers Petr Mojžíšek (right) and Matthias Schmidt (second from right) get a typical Paarl welcome from (left to right) Drakenstein Executive Deputy Mayor Councillor Gert Combrink, Capensis Change A Life team paddlers Khumbulani Nzimande and Siyanda Gwamanda and the Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais, ahead of the start of the Berg River Canoe Marathon on Wednesday morning.
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Paarl – Part of the international contingent of paddlers taking part in the Berg River Canoe Marathon that starts on Wednesday morning, Petr Mojžíšek of the Czech Republic and German Matthias Schmidt got a suitably warm welcome in Paarl as the cold front swept over the region bringing rains that be an important factor to the race. On hand to ...

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‘The Rock’ mountain bike and trail festival

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When I moved from Johannesburg to Paarl I was in absolute and instant awe of the mountain-biking terrain which the beautiful Boland town offered. Six years on, Paarl has turned into a city, but thankfully the natural trails have remained and 180km of additional trails have been built on the Paarl Mountain since our arrival. We organised many well-known mountain-bike ...

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Canoeing SA name strong marathon world champs team

The men's K2 showdown at the SA Marathon Championships was an exciting affair with the Hank McGregor/Andy Birkett (right) pair just edging out the Louis Hattingh/Alex Masina (left) combination, however both boats will represent South Africa at the upcoming ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in October. Bertie Baard/
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Durban – Following the conclusion of the recent South African Canoe Marathon Championships, Canoeing South Africa has named a strong side for the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Shaoxing, China from 17-20 October. Topped by world champions Andy Birkett and Hank McGregor, the team of seniors, under 23 and junior athletes for the trip to the Far East will ...

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Entries Open for IMPI Challenge #2 and #3

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November will be packed with IMPI Challenge action with the IMPI Challenge #2 taking place at Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij (North West Province) on Saturday, 02 November 2019 and the IMPI Challenge #3 taking place at Wiesenhof Wildlife Park (Stellenbosch / Western Cape) on Saturday, 23 November 2019.   “What better way to close off a busy year than by getting outdoors ...

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New look to Jock Classic opening stage

Cyclists in the Takealot Jock Classic will face a slightly different opening stage with the inclusion of Brondal Road in this year’s three-stage, one-day road cycle race in Mpumalanga on July 13. Photo: Memories 4 U Photography

The opening stage of this year’s Takealot Jock Classic will be slightly easier than last year, but competitors will need to keep something in reserve during the three-stage one-day road cycle race on July 13.   That is the view of ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen, who confirmed that Brondal Road, about 20km into the race, would again be ...

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Lombard and Scholtz Run to Discovery MUT Titles

Finishing just before last light was definitely worth celebrating after a brutal 13 hours on the trails of the Discovery MUT. Photo by Jacques Marais.

Brendan Lombard run to a hard fought Discovery George Mountain Ultra Trail victory over defending champion Roelof Mostert on Saturday the 15thof June 2019. The women’s race, over the flagship 60 kilometre distance was won in far more dominant fashion by Annalise Scholtz. The event also saw 25 and 9 kilometre distances contested on highly technical mountain running trails in ...

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Hart & Kiwi Mowlem team up for Berg 2019

New Zealand surfski and marathon star Andrew Mowlem will join forces with Western Cape star Anders Hart for the 2019 Berg River Canoe Marathon from 3 to 6 July. Supplied/
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Paarl – Western Cape Under 23 paddling ace Anders Hart has headed off-shore to find his partner for the 2019 Berg River Canoe Marathon and found it in the form of New Zealand surfski star Andrew Mowlem for the four day epic from 3-6 July. Hart put through his entry for the race taking place in a few weeks but ...

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