Stedman back to defend his Drakensberg title

Champagne Sports Resort and nearby Bergville provide the focus for the opening weekend of the Drakensberg Extravaganza sport and cultural festival when the cycling and running events kick off the physical activities of the 11-day fiesta. This week saw a tourism summit and a business fair opening the Extravaganza and then a jazz festival will take place on Friday. However, the action steps up a notch over the weekend with the mountain biking and trail…

"Stedman back to defend his Drakensberg title"

Bergville becomes the centre of attraction

The eyes of the South African cycling (and running) community will focus on the small Drakensberg village of Bergville next week when the Drakensberg Extravaganza rolls into town for a sporting and cultural festival. The Drakensberg Extravaganza is about more than just cycling and running, but the trail run and mountain bike event at Champagne Sports on Saturday November 23, and the road cycling race which starts and finishes in Bergville the next day, are…

"Bergville becomes the centre of attraction"

Mmone, Tshuma triumph at Great Kolomela

Postmasburg — Joel Mmone powered away from Desmond Mokgobu over the second half of the 21km event to claim victory at The Great Kolomela Iron Road Race which started and finished in Postmasburg on Saturday morning. The Nedbank athletics club athlete and Wobukaosi Tshuma were the big winners as they took the men’s and women’s titles respectively over the half marathon distances in the Northern Cape season-ending road running event on Saturday morning. Mmone won…

"Mmone, Tshuma triumph at Great Kolomela"

Breaking a sweat for charity

Grabouw — For some entrants it is an adventure, for some it is a tough challenge, a few will find it easy, and a small portion of the competitors will be racing for glory. The reasons for entering the Woolworths X Tri on December 1 are varied, but participants are sure to find out why the event is one of the most popular off-road triathlons in the Western Cape. The scenic Paul Cluver Estate in…

"Breaking a sweat for charity"

Early Xmas for N Cape road runners

Postmasburg — As the 2019 road running season winds down, the Northern Cape athletes have their final hurrah this weekend when the small mining town of Postmasburg in the Northern Cape hosts the Great Kolomela Iron Road Race on Saturday. The regions’s top road runners will be looking for an early Christmas when they fight it out for the nearly R300 000 worth of prizes over the 21km, 10km and 5km distances. The generous sponsorship from…

"Early Xmas for N Cape road runners"

Enticing rewards at Great Kolomela Iron Road Race

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"

X Tri in Grabouw is one of the best

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"

Rich rewards for Great Kolomela Race

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"

Gordon claims another victory in Limpopo

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"

More of the same at new-look Classic

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"