Entries close for lucrative Mandela Day Marathon

HOWICK — The top male and female athletes at the Mandela Day Marathon on August 25th in Pietermaritzburg will have riches to go with the prestige of winning the 42,2km road race run in honour of the Father of the Nation. The full standard-distance marathon takes place from the outskirts of Pietermaritzburg at Manaye Hall in iMbali — where Nelson Mandela made his last public speech on 25 March 1961 at the All-in-Africa conference —…

"Entries close for lucrative Mandela Day Marathon"

Campus to Campus a celebration of health

ROAD runners have the chance to take part in an exciting event that links the Howard College and Westville campuses in Durban when the UKZN Campus to Campus 10km race and 5km fun run take place on Sunday, July 28. The undulating 10km event starts at Howard College campus on the Berea with its spectacular views over the Durban harbour. Runners will then wind their way through the Westridge residential area to King Cetshwayo Highway,…

"Campus to Campus a celebration of health"

Double delight for Tiano at SA Youth Champs

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"

New SA champ proves it’s not about the bike

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"

Youth Champs’ race of truth

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"

De la Porte, Madlala claim Youth Run honours

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"

KZN to host Youth Cycling Champs

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 means Comrades and DSR Youth Run

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"

Combrinck takes Race to the Sun title

Top mountain biker Gawie Combrinck broke away from his rivals just 60km into the Race to the Sun and then spent over 100 lonely kilometres holding off Nico Bell and Pieter du Doit to claim victory in the tough 167km race. In the end Combrinck’s time of 4:50:15 was just 46 seconds better than Du Toit who edged Bell in the dice for the line to claim second overall. It was a brave tactic from…

"Combrinck takes Race to the Sun title"

Jonkershoek Challenge kicks off series.

On Saturday some of the country’s top trail runners will line up for the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, the opening leg of the Bos Sport Mountain Challenge Series. The man to beat in the main 39km event is likely to be defending champion Bernard Rukadza who held off Edson Kumwamba in 2018 to record the fastest time for the 39km distance. Rukadza has only not won the event once since the 38km distance was introduced in…

"Jonkershoek Challenge kicks off series."