Postmasburg — A strong field of athletes is expected to make the journey to the small mining town of Postmasburg in the Northern Cape this weekend to fight for nearly R300 000 worth of prizes at the Great Kolomela Iron Road Race on Saturday (Nov 16). The generous sponsorship from Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore, which operates the nearby Sishen and Kolomela iron ore mines, means the race organisers are able to offer some attractive incentives…"Enticing rewards at Great Kolomela Iron Road Race"
Grabouw — Off-road triathletes are in for a treat at the Woolworths X Tri event on December 1st when they have the opportunity to take part in a “proper” cross triathlon at the beautiful Paul Cluver Estate in Grabouw. The event includes four events with the X Tri and X Tri Lite the main attractions while the #Run4Fun fun run and #WalkForGood hike ensure a full day of activity for the entire family. Besides being…"X Tri in Grabouw is one of the best"
Postmasburg — A healthy prize fund is awaiting the top road runners in the Great Kolomela Iron Road Race on November 16 with nearly R300 000 up for grabs across the 21km, 10km and 5km races. The trip to Postmasburg could be worthwhile for some of the country’s elite male and female athletes as they stand to collect some healthy prizes from the Northern Cape race with R20 000 being awarded to both the first man and…"Rich rewards for Great Kolomela Race"
Tzaneen — Crocodile Trophy winner Alan Gordon added the Limpopo Provincial Championship title to his list of achievement for the year when he was a convincing winner of the Insect Science Classic mountain bike event in Magoebaskloof on Saturday. While the rest of the country was preparing to watch the Rugby World Cup showdown in Japan, Gordon was cruising home to a four-minute win over fellow Crocodile Trophy hero, Carel “CP” van Wyk. Just under…"Gordon claims another victory in Limpopo"
Tzaneen — The Insect Science Classic mountain bike race may have a new name for 2019, and there will be lots of improvements to the revamped event near Tzaneen, but, as the cliche goes, the more things change the more they stay the same, so expect to see Alan Gordon claiming his fourth title in four years on Saturday (Nov 2). The Tzaneen local was a comfortable winner 12 months ago, beating former South African…"More of the same at new-look Classic"
The Limpopo mountain biking community is looking forward to their provincial championships on Saturday (November 2nd) when they have a chance to unseat Australian Crocodile Trophy Champion Alan Gordon at the Insect Science Classic event. This year’s Insect Science Classic doubles as the provincial marathon championships which makes the popular event a must-do for all the serious riders in the region, and the fact Gordon will be taking part just adds to the incentive for…"Gordon has a target on his back"
The team of Double Entry Bandits successfully defended their title at the African Centurion 100-mile endurance walk at Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch on Saturday and Sunday. The four-person team of Lwando Nombewu, Cecil Alexander, Andre Fielies and Bandile Cima completed the 56 laps in a very quick time of 18 hours, 58 minutes and 58 seconds. Nombewu, Fielies and Cima also won the 2018 African Centurion with Alexander stepping into the team as a replacement…"Bandits take African Centurion title"
Almost 200 brave athletes will be attempting to complete the fourth African Centurion 100-mile walk at Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch on Saturday and Sunday. A smattering of overseas athletes will be joining the army of South Africans as they attempt to complete the tough 160km distance in less the 24 hours. The Old Mutual and Standard Bank sponsored event, which is the African leg of the prestigious international Centurion 100-mile endurance race-walking series, starts at…"African Centurions prepare for 100-mile challenge"
The Moore Night Run produced a thrilling race through the streets of Stellenbosch on Wednesday evening with Deon Hendricks just edging out Amos Nyonga for the win in a quick time. The popular annual night race drew a big field of 1 400 entrants to the scenic Winelands town for the 5km and 10km events. Up front, Hendricks, from the Athletics Academy, blitzed around the course in 29 minutes and 50 seconds to edge out his…"Hendricks, vd Merwe make light of night run"
All mountain bike trails in Limpopo and Gauteng lead to Magoebaskloof for the renamed Insect Science Classic on November 2. The old Magoebaskloof Classic, one of the gems on the upcountry mountain biking calendar, has had a facelift and a rebranding with the main event sponsors taking over the naming rights of the event which starts and finishes at the Stanford Lake College in Haenertsburg, near Polokwane. With four races over 82km, 45km, 20km and…"MTB trails lead to new-look Magoebaskloof"