Luke Thompson (Durban) and Piper Harrison (AUS) won the men’s and women’s titles in the inaugural Ballito O’Neill SMTH Shapes Pro Junior at Willard Beach in Ballito on Saturday. In completely different ocean conditions at Willard Beach, with a cross-shore wind grooming the 1.3 metre waves for fun, high-performance surfing in the World Surf League (WSL) Africa Junior Qualifying Series (JQS) 1,000 rated events The final saw the top three men on the regional rankings,…"Thompson & Harrison take Ballito Pro Junior titles"
KZN’s Frances Janse van Rensburg and Gauteng’s Tiano da Silva both doubled up when they won the U19 girls and boys road races on the second day of the SA Youth Road Cycling Championships in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday. For both, Sunday’s wins were their second national titles of the weekend after they won their respective girls and boys U19 time trials on Saturday. Da Silva rode a superb tactical race and made full use…"Double delight for Tiano at SA Youth Champs"
KZN’s Frances Janse van Rensburg, riding in her first national road championship event, claimed the U19 time trial title at the SA Youth Road Cycling Championships in Camperdown, KwaZulu-Natal, on Saturday morning. Van Rensburg beat Kelsey Jade van Schoor by 13 seconds over the 11,8km course, while Da Silva powered over the 23,6km boys U19 route to claim that title with a 16-second gap to Travis Stedman. Van Rensburg said she was a bit surprised…"New SA champ proves it’s not about the bike"
The 2019 Youth Road Cycling National Championships kicks off on Saturday morning in Camperdown with the country’s top junior cyclists locked in a battle with the clock as they race each other in the time trial events. The two-day championships consist of time trials on Saturday at Camperdown and the mass-start road races on the M13 loop in Westville on Sunday. Riders in the U19, U17, U15, U13 and U11 age categories will compete in…"Youth Champs’ race of truth"
VARSITY College athlete Ben de la Porte powered to a personal best time to claim the title at the 10km 2019 KZNA / DSR Youth Run at Kings Park on Saturday. De la Porte was careful not to chase the early rabbits who started fast and set an unrealistic blistering pace at Kings Park on Saturday mornings. His decision to run a controlled race from the start paid off as he crossed the line in…"De la Porte, Madlala claim Youth Run honours"
The roads of Westville and Camperdown will come alive with young cyclists on June 22 and 23 when the country’s top junior riders fight it out for South African titles at the Youth Road Cycling National Championships. The time trial races will be held on the Lion Park circuit in Camperdown on Saturday June 22 while the road racing will take place a day later on the M13 in Westville. Riders will be competing for…"KZN to host Youth Cycling Champs"
June is youth month, so it is entirely fitting that South Africa’s future athletic stars should provide the curtain raiser for the country’s biggest road race by taking part in the KZNA / DSR Youth Run on Saturday, June 8. The KZNA / DSR Youth Run is an annual 10km and 5km event aimed at under 19 runners who are too young to take part in the Comrades Marathon a day later on June 9. Organised by…"June means Comrades and DSR Youth Run"