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End of an era for XTERRA South Africa

XTERRA Grabouw SA Championship ©Mark Sampson

After 16 exciting years of off-road triathlon racing, the organizers of XTERRA South Africa have announced that the event will not be hosted by Stillwater Sports in 2020.   “We’ve had 16 wonderful years of hosting XTERRA in South Africa,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “A highlight on SA’s multi-sport calendar, watching the event grow from year to ...

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IMPI Challenge obstacles designed to overcome fears

IMPI Challenge photo credit Mark Sampson

Adventure seekers will get to confront and conquer their fears at the much anticipated IMPI Challenge that will take place at the iconic Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij (North West Province) on Saturday, 02 November 2019!   A trail run with a twist, there are four categories to choose from when entering the IMPI Challenge:  1. IMPI Corporate, 2. IMPI Challenge, 3. IMPI ...

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Glencairn Trail Run weekend wows again

Photo Kevin Sawyer

The two-day Glencairn Trail Run took place in the southern Drakensberg on the beautiful Glencairn sheep farm and surrounds, near the base of the Sani Pass, on 12 and 13 October. The fun and challenging weekend of camping and running has established itself as one of KZN’s favourite trail running events, offering a ‘Ram Run’ (21km, 18km) and a ‘Lamb ...

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Gouveris, Schoeman lead the way in Lorraine Cycle Tour

Photo 1 Bradley Gouveris LR

Brad Gouveris’s late decision to enter the Lorraine Cycle Tour paid dividends when he finished top of the podium in the 80km feature race in Port Elizabeth today.   The 21-year-old from PE, riding for Action Cycles, edged Warwick Renard in the sprint for the line to add a second title to his maiden triumph in 2017 with a time ...

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Strong international field on display at Helivac Paarl Boxing Day

Bernhard Esterhuizen crosses the finish line last year to claim victory in the 25-Mile. Picture caption: Laurel Andrews

The 122nd staging of the Helivac Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge this year will see the most prestigious field in recent history line up for the iconic event. Along with South Africa’s best professional cyclists, more than thirty quality track cyclists from all over Africa will take part in the meeting, which is presented in association with Alfa Bodyworks and ...

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Historic start for Bestmed Tshwane Classic

Former Tshwane Mayor gives the Bestmed Tshwane Classic the thumbs up at the start line last year. Jetline Action Photo

The Bestmed Tshwane Classic, which takes place on 3 November this year, constitutes an unprecedented success story in South African cycling, according to event organiser Mauritz Meyer. “The Bestmed Tshwane Classic is off to a blinding start compared to its other city race counterparts. None of the other current mass participation cycling events recorded the same growth in their first ...

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Schoeman relishes role as cycle tour ambassador

Photo 2 Lorraine Cycle Tour LR

Besides being a prime competitor with 18 titles under her belt, Port Elizabeth star Anriette Schoeman is revelling in her role as ambassador of the long-running Lorraine Cycle Tour.   The 20th edition of what has become a PE institution will be held at Lorraine Primary School on Saturday and the 42-year-old Schoeman is ready to take her place among ...

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