Tag Archives: Western Cape

Mountain Bike racing treat at Trailseeker finale

Exquiste trails are in store for riders at Nissan TrailSeeker Meerendal
Photo Credit: Zoon Cronje

The final round of the inaugural Nissan TrailSeeker Western Cape Mountain Bike Series takes place at Meerendal on Saturday and riders are in for a treat. In addition to tackling some of the Durbanville region’s iconic trails, there’s a new switchback climb called Signal Gun that will be ridden for the first time on Saturday. The event offers four distances ...

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A tremendous prize purse increase announced for Sanlam Cape Mile

The Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile will boast with a tremendous prize purse increase of R90 000, taking the 2016 prize purse to a total of R140 000.  Seen here:  Swimmers in action during the inaugural event in 2015.  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

The Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile will boast with a tremendous prize purse increase of R90 000, taking the 2016 prize purse to a total of R140 000. Taking place at the pristine Eikenhof Dam at the Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Sunday, 07 February 2016, the Sanlam Cape Mile is an exciting open water ...

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Wolhuter and Haley take inaugural Cape Winelands win

Altech Autopage’s Chris Wolhuter (left) and Jarryd Haley took all three stage wins en route to overall victory in the inaugural Liberty Cape Winelands MTB Encounter, which finished in Wellington on Sunday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Chris Wolhuter and Jarryd Haley claimed all three stage wins en route to overall victory at the inaugural Liberty Cape Winelands MTB Encounter in Wellington on Sunday. The Altech Autopage duo took the debut honours in the 175km Western Cape race in a combined time of 8:13:41. Flandria grand masters Eben Espach and Linus van Onselen finished second in the general ...

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Grabouw is the ideal setting for the Puma Trail Run

Seen here (from left to right):  Dawid Visser and Chad Gordon in action in 2014.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The action packed PUMA Trail Run heads to the picturesque Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) this coming Saturday, 21 February 2015. According to local sports enthusiast Chad Gordon, the variety and beauty of being out in nature is what makes Grabouw the ideal venue for the PUMA Trail Run.  “I am really looking forward to the vibe, the challenge of pushing ...

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Marais excited to take on the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile

Seen here:  Danie Marais in action.  Photo Credit:  Leap Communications

Top South African open water swimmer Danie Marais will be seen in action at the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile on Saturday, 14 February 2015 at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club, Western Cape). Marais was introduced to the sport of swimming at the tender age of four.  “My parents introduced me to the sport.  My mother was also a ...

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BMT and Sanlam Cape Mile host a talk about open water swimming

The inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile debuts at the Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 14 February 2015.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

BMT Stellenbosch together with the organizers of the exciting Sanlam Cape Mile will be hosting an exciting evening dedicated to the sport of open water swimming on Thursday, 22 January 2015. Both seasoned swimmers and newcomers to the sport will benefit from the evening’s line up which will include discussions with Olympic Swimmer Trudi Maree and top South African triathlete ...

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Muddy day out on route at stage two of FNB W2W MTB Ride

Seen here:  Frikkie Hartog of Team Knersus in action on the infamous Pofadder section of the Stage Two route of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride on Tuesday, 04 November 2014.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

The second stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride kicked off at the picturesque Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Riders had a lot to be thankful for with the rain ceasing minutes before the first batch of riders lined up in the start chutes. Fondly referred to as the ‘Play Day’, Stage Two ...

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Robyn races TriRock Robben Island

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Please excuse me, but how often does one get to do a triathlon on an island named after you? Sorry, I mean an island with the same name as you. Robben Island is the island, 7km away from Cape Town, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27 year prison sentence, and, as such, forms an important part of ...

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