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."

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"

Caster and the CAS decision

After a tough week which saw Caster Semenya fail in her attempt to block new IAAF rules in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the World Champion bounced back on Friday and won what may be her final 800m race. On Wednesday the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that the IAAF is allowed to introduce rules which are aimed at restricting the testosterone levels of certain female athletes in the 400m to 1-mile…

"Caster and the CAS decision"

Its Two Oceans time

As befits one of South Africa’s major ultra-marathons, the 50th Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has attracted a sprinkling of Africa’s best athletes who will all be chasing time in the 56km and half marathon events on Saturday. A potent Kenyan contingent has drifted into Cape Town this week and that country’s world dominance of men’s distance running is likely to continue on the tip of Africa with Thompson Magawana’s record of 3:03:44 – set…

"Its Two Oceans time"

Cows aims to swim Lake Malawi for CHOC

A group of brave open-water swimmers plan to swim across Lake Malawi later in April to raise funds for the CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation of South Africa. The core of the group of swimmers has already experienced this sort of challenge before, having successfully completed the dangerous eight kilometre crossing of Lake Jozini in 2018, and they have now set their sights on the 24-kilometre crossing of Lake Malawi. The group is made up of…

"Cows aims to swim Lake Malawi for CHOC"

PYGA Euro Steel looking for sani2c win

Himeville – After what was a disappointing Absa Cape Epic by their high standards, the PYGA Euro Steel team will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they line up for the 2019 KAP sani2c Race from 16-18 May. Illness to Philip Buys in the lead up to the world’s premier mountain biking stage race last month meant that he and partner Matthys Beukes couldn’t fire on all cylinders. They showed what they…

"PYGA Euro Steel looking for sani2c win"

Gelant sets season’s best at DCM

ELROY Gelant produced the quickest half marathon time by a South African this year at the Durban City Marathon on Sunday when he blitzed around the beachfront course in 61 minutes 57 seconds. The Durban City Marathon route lived up to its billing as a fast course with the Boxer Athletic Club runner battling for the entire 21km with young rising KZN star Mbuleli Mathanga, who ended up just six seconds behind the winner in…

"Gelant sets season’s best at DCM"

White, Hearder win Kamberg

Tyronne White and Christie-Leigh Hearder emerged as double champions at the Fuel & Gas Kamberg Classic MTB & Trail Run on Sunday. White (Team Ballito Bicycle Co), winner of last month’s Wartburg Classic, edged out Andrew Hill (Darkhorse Wheels) in Sunday’s 65km MTB race to consolidate his early lead in the Quattro ROAG Series. Meanwhile last year’s joint women’s ROAG Series champion and also a winner in Wartburg, Christie-Leigh Hearder, also made it two wins from…

"White, Hearder win Kamberg"

Davids, Zazini shine at youth champs

Global champions Luke Davids and Sokwakhana “Soks” Zazini lived up to the hype on Thursday (28 March 2019) securing national titles in their specialist events on the opening day of the Twizza ASA U18 and U20 Track & Field Championships at the Dal Josaphat Athletics Stadium in Paarl. Davids, who lined up as the firm favourite in the junior men’s 100m final after winning the short sprint title at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires…

"Davids, Zazini shine at youth champs"