Buffelspoort set for exciting off-road racing

The North West Province will be treated to a weekend of exciting off-road racing when the 17th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic returns to ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, June 1, 2019; followed by the 7th annual FNB Platinum Trail Run a day later. The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run provide a perfect weekend breakaway for families. The events aim to provide the best off-road routes on offer in…

"Buffelspoort set for exciting off-road racing"

2019 Comrades Qualifying criteria

May 2, 2019. That is a red-letter day for all Comrades hopefuls who have entered the 2019 Comrades but still need to submit their qualifying time to the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA). May 2 is the deadline to submit qualifying times, so there are only five weeks remaining to get a qualifying run in for those hopefuls who still have not finished at least a standard marathon since August 26. Below is a list of…

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Weekend Wrap: 4 March 2019

Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon Defending champion Cosmas Muteti and Lydia Nasimiyu Wafula claimed contrasting victories for Kenya in the 17th annual Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon which took place in the shadow of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro. The 42km and 21km events which started and finished in the town of Moshi in Tanzania, attracted a field of just over 6 000 entrants with the top places being dominated by Kenyans. 2018 winner Muteti completed the 42km in…

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It’s time to enter the Berg and Bush

Friday, March 1 is a red-letter day for mountain bikers with entries opening for all three of the massively popular Grindrod Bank Berg and Bush events. Riders have a choice of three events: Descent, Great Midweek and The 2 Day Original. All three provide participants with a very different but always rider-centric experience. The Descent is for the racing snakes who are intent on riding as quickly as possible with the focus is on speed…

"It’s time to enter the Berg and Bush"

Weekend Wrap: 4 Feb 2019

The Witness Maritzburg City Marathon Nearly 7 000 participants took part in the various events associated with the The Witness Maritzburg City Marathon over the weekend with Mahlomola Sekhonyana and Zinhle Shabalala taking home the main honours with victories in the men’s and women’s 42km marathon events. Sekhonyana beat over 3 000 runners in the standard marathon event when he finished in a time of 2:27:58, nearly seven minutes outside the record set by Tsepang Ramonene in 2015, but 36…

"Weekend Wrap: 4 Feb 2019"

Consistency pays off as Weiss claims SA title

Consistency was the key for Bradley Weiss to win the XTERRA SA Championship title at Grabouw Country Club on Sunday with 29-year-old making the most of his home-ground advantage to retain his national title. In the women’s event Hayley Preen was far too strong for her rivals on the bike and run legs as she built up huge 11-minute advantage over her nearest challenger. Preen finished in an impressive 14th overall with a time of…

"Consistency pays off as Weiss claims SA title"

Aussies grab Midmar Mile glory

Australia grabbed the honours at this year’s aQuelle Midmar Mile with Kareena Lee claiming victory in the women’s race in a time of 18:20, while her Australian compatriot Nick Sloman took the honours in the men’s elite event in a time of 17:01 – just one second outside the record held by Chad Ho. Lee was followed home by well-known South African open water swimmer and former Olympian Michelle Weber in a time of 19:26…

"Aussies grab Midmar Mile glory"