FULL RESULTS HERE The first edition of the 24 hour Achilles Hope & Possibility Hand Cycling Relay Race at the Moses Mabhida Stadium over the weekend was a resounding success sparking interest in the event that is poised to expand country wide. With over 500 participants and spectators on hand for the 24 hour relay around the People’s Park track, the event achieved its goal in raising funds and awareness for Ethembeni School and Achilles…"Hand cycling relay a huge success"
One of our timing teams had the privilege of spending a night at the Premier Hotel Himeville Arms, located in the southern Drakensberg, while on their way to time sani2c. The hotel is situated in the heart of Himeville, and is characterized by “Olde English” charm and antique furniture that gives the place a feeling of splendor and luxury. While Team FinishTime was there on a tight schedule, the Premier Hotel Himeville Arms would have…"Premier Hotel Himeville Arms"
FULL SPAR WOMEN’S CAPE TOWN RESULTS Commonwealth Games marathon champion Helalia Johannes (Nedbank Namibia) beat an international field in a record time at the Cape Town SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge at the Greenpoint Stadium on Sunday. Her time of 31.45 was a race record and also a Namibian national record, beating the record of 31.50 she set up in the Port Elizabeth Challenge earlier this month. Ethiopian Sofia Chegen (Nike) was second in 32.09 minutes…"Record time for Spar 10km winner"
Top mountain biker Gawie Combrinck broke away from his rivals just 60km into the Race to the Sun and then spent over 100 lonely kilometres holding off Nico Bell and Pieter du Doit to claim victory in the tough 167km race. In the end Combrinck’s time of 4:50:15 was just 46 seconds better than Du Toit who edged Bell in the dice for the line to claim second overall. It was a brave tactic from…"Combrinck takes Race to the Sun title"
This weekend will mark the first 24 hour Achilles Hope & Possibility Hand Cycling Relay taking place at the People’s Park at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday morning starting at 10am. The event, which is the first of its kind in South Africa, has been set up to help the Ethembeni School and the Achilles South Africa organisation. Achilles has been set up in South Africa to help people with various disabilities to take…"Inaugural Achilles relay ready to go"
Morris Gachaga took line honours for the third consecutive year when he won the 2019 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in Cape Town on Sunday May 19. In cool and near perfect conditions 14 300 runners took part in the 12km run from Woodbridge Island in Milnerton to Cape Town. With probably the strongest field ever assembled, the race was either going to turn into a fast and furious affair with the course record of…"Gachaga makes it number three at ONERUN"
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"
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"
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"
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."