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Junior mountain bikers the source of much excitement at Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event

Max Boskovic by Tobias Ginsberg

Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) was buzzing with excitement on Saturday 07 September 2019 when excited junior mountain bikers toed the line at the 5thannual Fedhealth MTB Challenge Kids Event.   A highlight on the SA mountain bike calendar, the kids event caters for ages 0 – 13 with junior MTB enthusiasts choosing between a:  500m (0-5 years), 1.5km (6-9 ...

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Lloyd, Myers claim gold at Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Jean-Pierre Lloyd photo by Tobias Ginsberg

The 5th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge attracted an impressive field of riders to the magnificent Boschendal Farm Estate (The Retreat) on Sunday 08 September 2019.   Jean-Pierre Lloyd (Stellenbosch) secured the top spot on the podium in the Fedhealth MTB Challenge Marathon (+-60km) Men’s Race on his first try.  “The Fedhealth MTB Challenge is good preparation for the Tour de ...

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Sponsors take the lead at FNB Run Your City Series

Runners putting their sprinting prowess to the test with PUMA and their #ForeverFaster ‘Beat Bolt’ sprint at the 2018 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Forming part of the FNB Run Your City Series the 4thannual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUNand 3rdannual FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUNwill boast exciting sponsor activations on Tuesday 24 September 2019 (National Heritage Day) and Sunday 13 October 2019 respectively.   Bonga Sebesho, Head of Sponsorships at FNBsays, “We are excited to once again be part of the much anticipated 4thannual FNB ...

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Louw brothers bag their first Breede crown


Robertson – Brothers Ryan and Greg Louw completed their domination of the tough two-day Breede River Canoe Marathon, winning the 52nd edition of this iconic race in bitterly low river conditions. They started the shortened 17km final stage from Riggton Farm to Drew Bridge with the Under 23 speedsters Alan Houston and Stew Little on their wave, but the Louw ...

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Biggest party in paddling filling up


Cradock – With just over three weeks to go until the 38th edition of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon gets underway and race entries are streaming into race HQ as paddlers finalise their plans for their annual sojourn to the Klein Karoo from 27-28 September. Entries spread over the long course and short course K1, K2 and K3 categories ...

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New women’s K2 crew of Van Gysen and Mackenzie lay down a marker


Robertson – With provincial K2 titles on the line and a packed month of major canoeing events looming, the race for the women’s title at the Breede Rive Canoe Marathon on 7 and 8 September will see the untested combination of experienced paddlers Christie Mackenzie and Kim Van Gysen starting as the crew to beat. Mackenzie, who rose to prominence when ...

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Expedition Africa: Rodrigues | Swedish clinch winning title

Photo Credit: Bruce Viaene

Leading teams, Greener Adventure (SWE) and Blizzard (RUS) race neck and neck throughout the night, hoping to gain some sort of advantage over one another. Blizzard (RUS) snuck in just ahead of Merrell (RSA) closely followed by Greener Adventure (SWE) at the 24th leg of 29; the Via Feratta. With 75km remaining in the race, at the time, each team ...

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Ward and Purchase up for Fish challenge


Cradock – 2019 will be a far cry from Jenna Ward and Kyeta Purchase’s first Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon together four years ago when they take on the two day roller coaster from Grassridge Dam to the Cradock Sports Complex on 27 and 28 September. 2015 saw Purchase taking on her first river marathon a week after she had ...

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