Hopf, Williams defend Woolworths X Tri titles

Grabouw — 2018 champions Dean Hopf and Robyn Williams will return to defend their Woolworths X Tri cross triathlon titles at the beautiful Paul Cluver Estate in Grabouw on Sunday. A year ago Hopf was super quick in the two land-based off-road sections and his fast mountain bike and trail run times set him up for a tight 76-second victory over Gary Thomas. David Sher claimed the final podium position at the end of the…

"Hopf, Williams defend Woolworths X Tri titles"

Fast and flat half marathon with a good cause

Sunday’s World AIDS Day Half Marathon and 10km road race serves as a perfect training run for Comrades and Two Oceans hopefuls with the added bonus that runners will be competing for a worthy cause. The route is flat and fast with the half marathon runners doing two laps starting and finishing at the Katlehong Sports Complex in Masakhane Road in Katlehong. The 10km is one lap of the route and there is also a…

"Fast and flat half marathon with a good cause"

Park Gables Guest House and Conference Centre

The first thing that struck Team #FinishTime about Park Gables Guest House and Conference Centre in Arcadia is how convenient its location is. The guest house is situated within a stone’s throw of the central business district, various embassies, pubs and restaurants, as well as the Loftus Sports Complex, the Gautrain station, Hatfield Plaza and the University of Pretoria. A variety of different sorts of rooms and villas are available at Park Gables, ensuring that…

"Park Gables Guest House and Conference Centre"

Perfect for a Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier

The Sedibeng Marathon on December 8 provides Gauteng road runners with a great opportunity to secure an early Comrades qualifier and post a seeding time. The event, which is also a Two Oceans qualifier, offers runners a relatively flat route that starts and finishes at the Vaal Showgrounds in Vereeniging and so is also a perfect marathon-distance training run. Runners who are not looking for a full 42.2km distance also have the option of a…

"Perfect for a Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier"

Cian learns his Drak Extravaganza lessons

Cian Leveridge learned from a tactical error a year ago and so spoiled a perfect holiday for Andrew Hill when the youngster sprinted to victory in the cycling road race at the Drakensberg Extravaganza on Sunday. Leveridge got the better of Hill in the final sprint for the finish arch in Bergville after 84km of tough racing in intense heat. In the women’s race defending champion Frances Janse van Resnburg submitted a late entry and…

"Cian learns his Drak Extravaganza lessons"

Hill breaks away to win Drak Extravaganza

BERGVILLE – Andrew Hill took a break from his holiday to quickly notch up a win at the Drakensberg Extravaganza Mountain Bike race at the Champagne Sports Resort on Saturday (Nov 23) — and he is planning to make it a weekend double at the road race on Sunday (Nov 24). The TIB Insurance rider and his wife, Bronwyn, were enjoying a short holiday in the Berg when Hill heard about the Drakensberg Extravaganza events…

"Hill breaks away to win Drak Extravaganza"

Milk and Honey Guesthouse

Members of Team #FinishTime recently found themselves making Milk & Honey Guesthouse in Postmasburg their temporary home, and the first thing they commented on was the perfection of the location. On the one hand, it’s centrally located with quick and easy proximity to shops, restaurants and petrol stations. On the other hand, this delightful guesthouse boasts a tranquil setting in a quiet residential neighbourhood. It was, in the words of members of our team, the…

"Milk and Honey Guesthouse"

Stedman back to defend his Drakensberg title

Champagne Sports Resort and nearby Bergville provide the focus for the opening weekend of the Drakensberg Extravaganza sport and cultural festival when the cycling and running events kick off the physical activities of the 11-day fiesta. This week saw a tourism summit and a business fair opening the Extravaganza and then a jazz festival will take place on Friday. However, the action steps up a notch over the weekend with the mountain biking and trail…

"Stedman back to defend his Drakensberg title"

Gastehys Jamharmsgat

Gastehys Janharmsgat has been described as a place where memories are made, and after a recent visit to Cullinan, Team #FinishTime was in full agreement that their memories of this spot were great ones. The quirkiness of the decor, the friendliness of the staff and the quaintness of the town all add up to make this a truly fantastic place to stay. The entire team went out of their way to make sure that members…

"Gastehys Jamharmsgat"

Bergville becomes the centre of attraction

The eyes of the South African cycling (and running) community will focus on the small Drakensberg village of Bergville next week when the Drakensberg Extravaganza rolls into town for a sporting and cultural festival. The Drakensberg Extravaganza is about more than just cycling and running, but the trail run and mountain bike event at Champagne Sports on Saturday November 23, and the road cycling race which starts and finishes in Bergville the next day, are…

"Bergville becomes the centre of attraction"