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"

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"

Schoeman cruises to SA Tri title

It was no surprise when Henri Schoeman completed a start-to-finish victory in the King Price SA Triathlon Championships and Durban Premium African Cup on the Durban beachfront on Sunday, March 24. As expected for a swimmer who regularly leads international events out the water, the Rio Olympic silver medallist was over a minute quicker than any of his rivals in the opening 400m swim leg and then held his lead throughout the rest of the…

"Schoeman cruises to SA Tri title"

Buffelspoort set for exciting off-road racing

The North West Province will be treated to a weekend of exciting off-road racing when the 17th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic returns to ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, June 1, 2019; followed by the 7th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run a day later. The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run provide a perfect weekend breakaway for families. The events aim to provide the best off-road routes on offer in…

"Buffelspoort set for exciting off-road racing"

Weekend Wrap: 4 March 2019

Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon Defending champion Cosmas Muteti and Lydia Nasimiyu Wafula claimed contrasting victories for Kenya in the 17th annual Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon which took place in the shadow of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. The 42km and 21km events which started and finished in the town of Moshi in Tanzania, attracted a field of just over 6 000 entrants with the top places being dominated by Kenyans. 2018 winner Muteti completed the 42km in…

"Weekend Wrap: 4 March 2019"

It’s time to enter the Berg and Bush

Friday, March 1 is a red-letter day for mountain bikers with entries opening for all three of the massively popular Grindrod Bank Berg and Bush events. Riders have a choice of three events: Descent, Great Midweek and The 2 Day Original. All three provide participants with a very different but always rider-centric experience. The Descent is for the racing snakes who are intent on riding as quickly as possible with the focus is on speed…

"It’s time to enter the Berg and Bush"

Weekend Wrap: 4 Feb 2019

The Witness Maritzburg City Marathon Nearly 7 000 participants took part in the various events associated with the The Witness Maritzburg City Marathon over the weekend with Mahlomola Sekhonyana and Zinhle Shabalala taking home the main honours with victories in the men’s and women’s 42km marathon events. Sekhonyana beat over 3 000 runners in the standard marathon event when he finished in a time of 2:27:58, nearly seven minutes outside the record set by Tsepang Ramonene in 2015, but 36…

"Weekend Wrap: 4 Feb 2019"