Swim away the cobwebs with a bracing swim

FinishTime Newsletter NEWSLETTER:  July 2024 Swim away the cobwebs with a bracing ocean swim Anybody taking an early morning dip on the Atlantic Seaboard in midwinter would normally attract questions about their sanity. However, on the first Sunday of every month, swimmers in the 36ONE Openwater Swim Series brave the icy-cold Atlantic in both summer and winter to take part in this popular event. According to the 36ONE Swim Series website, the story behind the…

"Swim away the cobwebs with a bracing swim"

Apr/May ’24: Don’t let the cold stop you

FinishTime Newsletter NEWSLETTER:  April / May 2024 Don’t let the chilly weather stop you As the thermometer drops, we are now just a few weeks away from one of South Africa’s most famous endurance sporting events and the winter sporting season is ramping up. It is hard to miss the arrival of Comrades Fever as runners all over the country pound the pavements and roads, desperately trying to prepare for their 85,91km date on June 9.…

"Apr/May ’24: Don’t let the cold stop you"

Mar/Apr 2024: Paris beats 60-hour cutoff

FinishTime Newsletter NEWSLETTER:  March / April Paris beats 60-hour cutoff First of all, an apology … Regular readers of this esteemed newsletter will probably already know about the Barkley Marathon. The editorial team at FinishTime is a bit fixated on the American off-road ultra marathon, but we were determined this year to ignore the event after faithfully reporting on it for three years in a row – after all, we do try and give the…

"Mar/Apr 2024: Paris beats 60-hour cutoff"

Win a free entry to the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge

FinishTime, in conjunction with the Comrades Centenary Association, is offering two subscribers to the FinishTime newsletter a free entry to the Comrades Centenary Hope Challenge. Anybody who has subscribed to the FinishTime newsletter before June 7th, 2021, will be included in the lucky draw for one of two free entries. To subscribe, just click on this link and complete the form and you will receive a monthly newsletters detailing events, news and happenings of interest to participation…

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Apr 2021: The psychedelic history of Bicycling Day

Did you know that the humble bicycle is celebrated all over the world each year on April 19th? This may not be such big news to the thousands of South African cyclists who buzz around the Cape each year at the annual Cycle Tour, or the hundreds more who take a trip through the Boland at the Cape Epic, or the sani2c riders who bomb down from the mountain to the ocean every year. However,…

"Apr 2021: The psychedelic history of Bicycling Day"

Mar 2021: We’ve restarted with a bang

The past weekend saw a slew of major events taking place all round the country with FinishTime returning to action alongside some of the country’s top sportsmen and women in a variety of sporting codes. Starting the action-packed weekend was a new event for FinishTime, the MyLife Dusi Canoe Marathon on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in KZN, while our timekeepers were also ensuring competitors at the  SA Triathlon Championships in the Free State and SA…

"Mar 2021: We’ve restarted with a bang"

Feb 2020: This toolkit is your passport to sport

Good news in 2021? Surely not? Of course there would not be any good news without a few setbacks along the road as well. Hot on the heels of the recent easing of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and the relaxing of alcohol restrictions, a slew of sports bodies have indicated that South African sportsmen, sportswomen, administrators and service providers are also able to cautiously begin some celebrations as events are reintroduced. However, the news that…

"Feb 2020: This toolkit is your passport to sport"

Jan 2020: Good riddance 2020 & welcome 2021?

Well, 2021 has not had such a good start: Lockdowns, riots in Washington, loadshedding, flooding, volcanoes and a host of cancelled sports events means the start of the new year has not been the instant turnaround we hoped for. More importantly, for many, both in South Africans and overseas, the so-called second wave of the pandemic has turned personal with numbers and statistics becoming names and faces. However, it is not all gloom and doom.…

"Jan 2020: Good riddance 2020 & welcome 2021?"

Dec 2020: Sport aims for a better 2021

As we begin to enjoy the festive season, so we can also look forward to saying goodbye to 2020 – and for a lot of people there is probably a strong sense of “good riddance” mixed in with our cautious dose of festive cheer. Nobody needs to be reminded that the sports industry has been hit particularly hard hit by Covid-19 in 2020, and no matter what your personal feelings are on the pandemic and…

"Dec 2020: Sport aims for a better 2021"