Kenyan takes Sedibeng Marathon title

Kenyan Eliud Biwott raced to victory in the Sedibeng Marathon in Vereeniging on Sunday when he held off Sikhumbuzo Seme to win by just over a minute with Sibeko Pule filling the third step of the podium. The Kenyan Biwott, who raced around the one-lap course in a time of two hours 22 minutes and two seconds, finished 70 seconds clear of the versatile Seme, with Pule just over a minute further back in third.…

"Kenyan takes Sedibeng Marathon title"

Vereeniging marathon fits ideal qualifying schedule

Vereeniging — According to the official Comrades Marathon coach, Lindsey Parry, this weekend’s Sedibeng Marathon is held at the perfect time to qualify for the Pietermaritzburg to Durban ultra marathon. Writing on his Coach Parry website, the respected athletics coach says he believes “… it is a good idea …” for Comrades hopefuls “… to get a qualifier towards the end of the year.” That means Sunday’s 42,2km marathon, which starts and finishes at the…

"Vereeniging marathon fits ideal qualifying schedule"

Online entries closed, but still time to enter

Vereeniging — Almost 2 000 runners have pre-entered the various Sedibeng Marathon events with the majority of those looking to beat the Christmas rush and get in a Comrades qualifying time before their festive over-indulgences hamper their preparations. The 42,2km event has not surprisingly proved to be very popular among the four distances on offer at the Sedibeng Marathon which takes place at the Vaal Showgrounds in Vereeniging on Sunday (December 8). Comrades and Two oceans…

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PB gives Sesedi World Aids Day title

Young cross country star Andries Sesedi ran a personal best to claim victory in the World Aids Day Half Marathon at the Katlehong Sports Complex on Sunday (Dec 1). Sesedi blitzed around the 21,1km distance in a time of 68 minutes and three seconds to beat Tsitsing Seleshoge into second position by 32 seconds, with Kwanda Longoza completing the podium just over a minute further back. Sesedi, from Mohlakeng’s Colossus Athletics Club, beat his previous…

"PB gives Sesedi World Aids Day title"

Samuel holds court at Woolworths X Tri

Grabouw — Samuel Courts showed the power of pacing and consistency when he moved through the field to claim a convincing victory over Christoff van Heerden at the Woolworths X Tri cross triathlon at Paul Cluver Estate in Grabouw on Sunday (Dec 1). After finishing the swim leg of the off-road triathlon in fifth position, Courts produced the third fastest cycling time of the day to start the final trail-run section in second place, exactly…

"Samuel holds court at Woolworths X Tri"

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"

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"