Be Still

It’s no secret that members of Team #FinishTime love it when they get an opportunity to go and time a race in Namibia. From the sheer beauty and silence of the desert to quadbiking and camel riding, there’s something for everyone to enjoy once the race has been timed. On one such trip, our team had the privilege of staying at Be Still Accommodation in Swakopmund, which consists of 12 luxury self-catering units. Be Still…

"Be Still"

Time to Choose 2 B Active

Next weekend is the time for all South Africans to officially “Choose 2 B Active” with the government-endorsed National Recreation Day and a series of Big Walks around the country. Since 2015 the South African Cabinet has declared the first Friday of October to be officially observed as National Recreation Day. This year the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and recreation is celebrating the day at the Ethembeni Sports Fields in Kwadukuza on Friday, October 4,…

"Time to Choose 2 B Active"

Khaya4u

When timing a race in Dundee, team #FinishTime got to experience the awesome hospitality offered by Khaya4u Guesthouse. When literally translated, the word “ekhaya” means home – and that’s just the type of environment our team found there. It offers a quiet, rustic ambience with plenty of charm, and our team members commented that if they hadn’t been there for work, they’d have been in the perfect spot to make a weekend out of checking…

"Khaya4u"

Westdene Loft

Bloemfontein is one of those towns in which Team #FinishTime often needs a place to rest our heads and break up the drive from Cape Town back to headquarters in Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal. On one such drive, our team had the privilege of spending a night at Westdene Loft Apartments, which is conveniently located in Bloem’s most central suburb and in walking distance of some of the city’s best restaurants. Our team was accommodated in a…

"Westdene Loft"

Visser swims to Westcoast Warmwater win

An incredibly fast swim from Rudolf Visser set up a big victory in the Westcoast Warmwater Weekend standard distance triathlon at the West Coast National Park on Saturday. After destroying the competition in the 1,5km opening leg of the event, Visser saw his lead reduced but was still able to record a convincing five-minute win over Manfred Wiehahn. The 1,5km-swim, took place in the Langebaan Lagoon while the 40km-ride and 10km-run were held in the…

"Visser swims to Westcoast Warmwater win"

Westcoast Warmwater kicks off tri season

As the Rugby World Cup kicks off so the Western Cape triathlon season gets underway with the popular Westcoast Warmwater Weekend triathlon and open-water swim taking place at the beautiful West Coast National Park on Saturday and Sunday. In the first event of the new Western Cape season, triathletes will be testing their early-season form on Saturday in either the standard distance format (1500m swim, 40km ride, 10km trail run) or over the sprint distance…

"Westcoast Warmwater kicks off tri season"

A beautiful birthday triathlon

One of Cape Town’s “old favourite” multi-sport events takes place at the beautiful Langebaan Lagoon this weekend when the West Coast Warmwater Weekend triathlon and open-water swim returns to the West Coast National Park. In the first event of the new season, triathletes will be testing their form on Saturday in either the standard distance format (1500m swim, 40km ride, 10km trail run) or over the sprint distance (750m, 20km, 5km), while open water swimmers…

"A beautiful birthday triathlon"

Keeping track of CT Marathon runners

With just a few days to go until Sunday’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, the runners may have cut back on their preparations as they taper for their big race, but the organisers are ramping up their efforts as they prepare to put on a world-class experience — and that includes the timekeepers. As the only IAAF Gold Label-status marathon in Africa, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is already a winner, however, the event organisers are going for a record-breaking…

"Keeping track of CT Marathon runners"

Waters on Willows

Waters on Willows describes itself as a home-away-from-home environment, and after staying there on a working weekend, Team #FinishTime could not agree more. Thanks to the shady garden with its birdlife and a number of places which invite one to sit and just “chill”, there can be few more relaxing places to go in Gauteng – especially if you’ve done a hard day’s race timing! As a reminder of the tranquil ambience into which you…

"Waters on Willows"