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Wagner inspiration by Stuart Marais


Two days prior to heading to Knysna, I bumped into Chris Wagner at the gym and as usual he and I spent some good time chatting about life, racing and for the most part, me feeding off his positive attitude towards anything and everything. I suggested that Chris, once again, head to Knysna to join us for the Big 5 ...

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Multisport sensation Stuart Marais to defend BIG5 title

Stuart Marais wins XTERRA

Reigning champion Stuart Marais has confirmed that he will defend his BIG5 SPORT CHALLENGE title at the 2015 event in Knysna in July. The BIG5 multi-sport challenge is a highlight on the annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival programme, which takes place 3-12 July this year. Stuart was this week given the go-ahead to race after illness and injuries ...

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Totalsports Xterra Pezula, the ideal introduction to multi-sport

XTERRA Warriors in action at the 2014 Totalsports XTERRA Pezula presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Knysna, South Africa ~ Multi-sport enthusiasts of all ages are preparing for their annual get together at the picturesque Pezula Field Of Dreams (Knysna) in July where they’ll partake in one of South Africa’s most exciting off-road triathlons, the Totalsports XTERRA Pezula presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT. The Totalsports XTERRA Pezula is the only XTERRA SA event that does not feature ...

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Entries to the new-format Big 5 sport challenge opened on Monday, 23 March 2015

2014 Big 5 Challenge winner, Stuart Marais

One of South Africa’s top multi-sport events, the BIG 5 SPORT CHALLENGE offers some of South Africa’s most spectacular natural scenery – from mountain biking and running in and around Knysna’s famed forests and hills, to swimming its estuary with a view of Heads. This year the organizers at WorldSport have streamlined the well-received BIG 5 SPORT CHALLENGE, building on ...

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Sahm heads field for Garden Route race


Top international mountain bikers are set to descend on Knysna for a serious three-day fitness test at the Garden Route 300 stage race from February 27. Leading the pack will be three-time Cape Epic winner Stefan Sahm of Germany’s Team Bulls, who teams up with former GR300 champion Timo Cooper for a crack at the title. Also on the start ...

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Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival raises R2,1-million for charity


For the first time in the 31-year old festival’s history, the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival has announced it breached the R2-million mark in money raised for charity in a single year. This brings the total amount raised by the festival for charity since 2007 to more than R11-million. Knysna Tourism CEO Greg Vogt says that since every official ...

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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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De Groot continues strong season with Karoo-To-Coast win

The 2014 Pennypinchers Karoo-to-Coast women's podium (from left): Jennie Stenerhag (second), Robyn de Groot (first) and Cherise Stander (third).

South African mountain bike marathon champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) continued with her impressive debut season as a full-time mountain bike racer when she won the iconic Pennypinchers Karoo-to-Coast race title in Knysna on Sunday. De Groot clocked a time of three hours 29 minutes 18 seconds, just over a minute ahead of Swedish national marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag ...

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