3 000 winners at KZN leg of The Big Walk

Young and old; big and small; fast and slow; dressed in running shorts and vest or jeans and plaid shirts; with fancy running shoes or barefoot; carrying babies and pushing prams – there were over 3 000 walkers of all different shapes and sizes at the KZN leg of The Big Walk in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday. The walkers (and a few runners) had to overcome the searing heat which topped out at over 40 degrees, but…

"3 000 winners at KZN leg of The Big Walk"

The Big Walk to health

The annual government efforts to encourage South Africans to become more healthy takes a step forward on Sunday when The Big Walk events take place around the country, including in Pietermaritzburg. Hundreds of people are expected to congregate at the Msunduzi Athletics Stadium on Sunday to take part in KwaZulu-Natal leg of The Big Walk. Walkers have the option of a 10km or a 5km walk around the Alexandra Park / Harry Gwala Stadium precinct.…

"The Big Walk to health"

The Big Walk for recreation

KwaZulu-Natal will join the rest of the country in celebrating a weekend of activity with National Recreation Day on Friday and the countrywide series of Big Walks held in each of the provincial capital cities on Sunday. Since 2015 National Recreation Day has been a government-legislated day of activity and all citizens are encouraged to take part in some form of exercise on the first Friday in October. Each provincial Department of Sport and Recreation…

"The Big Walk for recreation"

Time to Choose 2 B Active

Next weekend is the time for all South Africans to officially “Choose 2 B Active” with the government-endorsed National Recreation Day and a series of Big Walks around the country. Since 2015 the South African Cabinet has declared the first Friday of October to be officially observed as National Recreation Day. This year the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and recreation is celebrating the day at the Ethembeni Sports Fields in Kwadukuza on Friday, October 4,…

"Time to Choose 2 B Active"

Visser swims to Westcoast Warmwater win

An incredibly fast swim from Rudolf Visser set up a big victory in the Westcoast Warmwater Weekend standard distance triathlon at the West Coast National Park on Saturday. After destroying the competition in the 1,5km opening leg of the event, Visser saw his lead reduced but was still able to record a convincing five-minute win over Manfred Wiehahn. The 1,5km-swim, took place in the Langebaan Lagoon while the 40km-ride and 10km-run were held in the…

"Visser swims to Westcoast Warmwater win"

Westcoast Warmwater kicks off tri season

As the Rugby World Cup kicks off so the Western Cape triathlon season gets underway with the popular Westcoast Warmwater Weekend triathlon and open-water swim taking place at the beautiful West Coast National Park on Saturday and Sunday. In the first event of the new Western Cape season, triathletes will be testing their early-season form on Saturday in either the standard distance format (1500m swim, 40km ride, 10km trail run) or over the sprint distance…

"Westcoast Warmwater kicks off tri season"

A beautiful birthday triathlon

One of Cape Town’s “old favourite” multi-sport events takes place at the beautiful Langebaan Lagoon this weekend when the West Coast Warmwater Weekend triathlon and open-water swim returns to the West Coast National Park. In the first event of the new season, triathletes will be testing their form on Saturday in either the standard distance format (1500m swim, 40km ride, 10km trail run) or over the sprint distance (750m, 20km, 5km), while open water swimmers…

"A beautiful birthday triathlon"

Keeping track of CT Marathon runners

With just a few days to go until Sunday’s Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, the runners may have cut back on their preparations as they taper for their big race, but the organisers are ramping up their efforts as they prepare to put on a world-class experience — and that includes the timekeepers. As the only IAAF Gold Label-status marathon in Africa, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is already a winner, however, the event organisers are going for a record-breaking…

"Keeping track of CT Marathon runners"

Ethiopians ready for Mandela Day Marathon

HOWICK — A big group of top runners from Ethiopia is looking to dominate the action up front in the Mandela Day Marathon from Pietermaritzburg to Howick on Sunday. Heading the field of 13 700 runners is a big contingent of Nedbank Running Club Ethiopia athletes and the South Africans are going to have their work cut out keeping the Mandela Day Marathon title at home in both the men’s and women’s races. Heading the women’s…

"Ethiopians ready for Mandela Day Marathon"