All change, but no change at sani2c Day 3

After some exciting racing on the final day in both the men’s and women’s categories at the KAP sani2c, it was the overnight leaders, the PYGA Euro Steel duo of Matthys Beukes and Phil Buys and dormakaba’s Sam Sanders and Robyn de Groot, who wrapped up their respective titles on Saturday. With a large three-minute lead in the men’s race at the start of the final day, the PYGA pair of Buys and Beukes held…

"All change, but no change at sani2c Day 3"

The President Hotel

Whenever Team FinishTime times an event in or around Cape Town, one of our favourite places to stay at is the President Hotel in Bantry Bay. The area is central to anywhere we need to be in the Mother City, and the fact that Bantry Bay enjoys an average of 290 wind-free days per year is an added bonus. The hotel’s website boasts that sophisticated luxury and personal service come standard, and our team has…

"The President Hotel"

PYGA are kings on Queen Stage

The 97 kilometre second stage of the KAP sani2c lived up to its billing as the Queen Stage on Friday as PYGA Euro Steel’s Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes took control of the race with an emphatic stage win. In teh women’s race there was also a new stage winner with Galileo Risk’s Theresa Ralph and Sarah Hill winning the end sprint but could not unseat dormakaba’s Robyn de Groot and Sam Sanders as the…

"PYGA are kings on Queen Stage"

Jonkershoek Challenge kicks off series.

On Saturday some of the country’s top trail runners will line up for the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, the opening leg of the Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series. The man to beat in the main 39km event is likely to be defending champion Bernard Rukadza who held off Edson Kumwamba in 2018 to record the fastest time for the 39km distance. Rukadza has only not won the event once since the 38km distance was introduced in…

"Jonkershoek Challenge kicks off series."

Tight racing on Stage 1 of sani2c

Day 1 of the 2019 KAP sani2c dished up an exciting opening stage as DSV Pro Cycling’s Arno du Toit and Gert Heyns won a tight end-sprint to take the lead ahead of PYGA Euro Steel’s Matthys Beukes and Phil Buys. In the women’s race dormakaba’s Sam Sanders and Robyn de Groot claimed the honours on the opening day on Thursday. It was a frenetic day of racing as the usual suspects flew out of…

"Tight racing on Stage 1 of sani2c"

Running for democracy in Empondoland

Just a few days after the sixth General Elections, runners taking part in the three Empondoland Marathon events finishing at Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape on Sunday will be celebrating 25 years of democracy. The three events – a 42.2km standard marathon, a 21,1km half marathon and a 10km race – are hosted and organised by the Lusikisiki Harriers as a celebration of a quarter of a century of democracy in South Africa. The 42,2km…

"Running for democracy in Empondoland"

De Groot is back … with Sanders

Six-time South African marathon champion Robyn de Groot will return to competitive mountain biking when she teams up with defending champion Sam Sanders at the 2019 KAP sani2c on Thursday. De Groot is one of the country’s most decorated mountain bikers who was always a threat in marathon events. She had to have surgery late last year after it was discovered that blood flow issues were the cause of burning sensations and a loss of…

"De Groot is back … with Sanders"

Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber

Over the years, team FinishTime has made a number of trips to Mauritius to time events such as the Vistra Mauritius 100km Cycle Tour and the Vets & Masters Cycle Tour. On some of these trips, race timers have had the privilege of staying at the Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa. To call this resort luxurious and well-appointed feels like an understatement. The private suites, which have been designed with absolute privacy…

"Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber"

Matt and Marais join up for sani2c

After a while deliberating who was going to partner defending KAP sani2c champion Matt Beers at the 2019 edition, talented cross country rider Stuart Marais will form the second half of the team for the three-day mountain bike race from Glencairn to Scottburgh from May 16-18. Beers and team mate Nico Bell took the NAD Pro MTB Team to the top step of the podium in 2018 despite the pressure from a number of other…

"Matt and Marais join up for sani2c"

DSV with unfinished business at sani2c

The DSV Pro Cycling team of Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit will be pushing to go one better than their runner-up finish at the 2018 edition of the 2019 KAP sani2c when they set off from Glencairn on Thursday, 16 May. It has been a busy year for Heyns and Du Toit as they build towards the three-day showdown next week, but Heyns says they will use their second-place finish last year as a…

"DSV with unfinished business at sani2c"