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"

Hand cycling relay a huge success

FULL RESULTS HERE The first edition of the 24 hour Achilles Hope & Possibility Hand Cycling Relay Race at the Moses Mabhida Stadium over the weekend was a resounding success sparking interest in the event that is poised to expand country wide. With over 500 participants and spectators on hand for the 24 hour relay around the People’s Park track, the event achieved its goal in raising funds and awareness for Ethembeni School and Achilles…

"Hand cycling relay a huge success"

Record time for Spar 10km winner

FULL SPAR WOMEN’S CAPE TOWN RESULTS Commonwealth Games marathon champion Helalia Johannes (Nedbank Namibia) beat an international field in a record time at the Cape Town SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge at the Greenpoint Stadium on Sunday. Her time of 31.45 was a race record and also a Namibian national record, beating the record of 31.50 she set up in the Port Elizabeth Challenge earlier this month. Ethiopian Sofia Chegen (Nike) was second in 32.09 minutes…

"Record time for Spar 10km winner"

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"

Gachaga makes it number three at ONERUN

Morris Gachaga took line honours for the third consecutive year when he won the 2019 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in Cape Town on Sunday May 19. In cool and near perfect conditions 14 300 runners took part in the 12km run from Woodbridge Island in Milnerton to Cape Town. With probably the strongest field ever assembled, the race was either going to turn into a fast and furious affair with the course record of…

"Gachaga makes it number three at ONERUN"

All change, but no change at sani2c Day 3

After some exciting racing on the final day in both the men’s and women’s categories at the KAP sani2c, it was the overnight leaders, the PYGA Euro Steel duo of Matthys Beukes and Phil Buys and dormakaba’s Sam Sanders and Robyn de Groot, who wrapped up their respective titles on Saturday. With a large three-minute lead in the men’s race at the start of the final day, the PYGA pair of Buys and Beukes held…

"All change, but no change at sani2c Day 3"

PYGA are kings on Queen Stage

The 97 kilometre second stage of the KAP sani2c lived up to its billing as the Queen Stage on Friday as PYGA Euro Steel’s Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes took control of the race with an emphatic stage win. In teh women’s race there was also a new stage winner with Galileo Risk’s Theresa Ralph and Sarah Hill winning the end sprint but could not unseat dormakaba’s Robyn de Groot and Sam Sanders as the…

"PYGA are kings on Queen Stage"

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."