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FEAT SA back for more in 2014

FEAT, Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks, is an annual evening of time-limited presentations and the sixth edition takes place on Thursday 2 November 2014. Here’s how it works: Each presenter speaks for seven minutes; no more, no less. They can be accompanied by slide and/or video images. Although the speakers are invited because of their achievements, presentation themes focus on an aspect of their expedition – not the entire extended expedition. With stories of adventures on land, […]

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Records set to fall at 2014 Otter Trail Run

Local and international trail legends tackle the Grail of Trail The evening of Thursday 4 September was the launch of the 2014 edition of the Otter Trail Run, the most prestigious one-day trail running event on the African continent. The launch, hosted at the Two Oceans aquarium in Cape Town, set the stage for what is widely referred to as “The Grail of Trail” taking place later this month. The Otter takes place backdrop of […]

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Stellenbosch trails benefit from fundraising

Tale behind the trail Venue to challenging events such as the Jonkershoek Mountain Challenge, Stellenbosch’s extensive mountain trail network is a result of the passion of a few, yet is enjoyed by thousands. When the 2011 fires devastated the existing trails in Jonkershoek Nature Reserve, a small group of Stellenbosch individuals initiated a project to restore, maintain and extend the trails across these magnificent mountains.  To do so, they needed an expert trail builder and […]

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Breede River dominated by Birkett and Louw

Andy Birkett and Greg Louw pulled off a stunning victory in the two day Breede River Canoe Marathon that decided the SA K2 River Marathon title on the weekend, edging out world marathon champion Hank McGregor and his partner Jasper Mocké in a thrilling endsprint into the finish at Kambati Resort outside Swellendam, while Alex Adie and Nikki Mocké dominated the women’s race. The two crews started the second stage of the race side by […]

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Fighting Flu With Exercise

“Did you know that exercise has been shown to boost your immunity to infections?” asks Dr Linda Steyn, President of the South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASAP), which is encouraging South Africans to start exercising during National Physiotherapy BackWeek from 8-14 September 2014. “In fact, an interesting study which was published recently shows that exercise increases the diversity of the friendly bacteria in your digestive system – bacteria which are intimately involved in helping our […]

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Change a Life Academy dominate The Sandy

The running arm of Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change A Life Academy made a big impression at the recent 14km The Sandy beach run, presented by Thule, along the sand from Umhlanga to Suncoast as 10 runners clinched top 20 places. ‎ John Ntuli, who also coaches the RMB Change A Life Academy mountain bike team, stunned the race by finishing second, while young team mate Sanele Maphumelo was right on his heels in third. The […]

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Ngwenya 2014 titles scooped by Jung and Haywood

Four years ago, the Ngwenya Glass Factory took on the initiative to make an impact on the lives of its surrounding Swazi locals. On Saturday 5 July, Ngwenya Glass was ready to host its fourth annual race. This year, the event promised an experience like no other. This time around, I was the lucky individual that was going to be a part of the action! After a five hour drive from Johannesburg to the Swaziland […]

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Kulhavy, Langvad win elite titles at 2014 MTB Marathon World Champs

The UCI MTB World Marathon Championships provided epic battles between some of the world’s best mountain bikers. The international talent showcased at the event made for an exciting weekend for both local and foreign competitors. Over 130 entrants represented their countries. Denmark’s Annika Langvad wrapped up a hat-trick of women’s world titles entrenching her status as one of the best female endurance mountain bikers in the world. The result was especially pleasing for the Dane […]

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Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival promotes local talent

Exhibitions by local artists, markets bursting with handcrafted goods, musical talent and stand-up comedy – these are just some of the creative highlights in store from 4 to 13 July at the 31st annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival, recently featured on Business Day TV’s Business of the Arts programme. Festival manager Nicci Rousseau-Schmidt says the festival offers creative talents a natural platform. “With so many visitors coming to Knysna from around the country, […]

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Lucky Miya in France for 2014 Skyrunning World Champs

K-Way athlete Lucky Miya is in France for the 2014 Skyrunning World Champs, which is hosted by the Marathon du Mont-Blanc. The only South African runner in the men’s race, Miya will compete in this 42-kilometre mountain run on Sunday, 29 June 2014, starting at 07h00. Miya hails from a road running background with an impressive 2:16:41 personal-best marathon time. His road running times remain quick. In 2013 he ran a 1:09 half marathon. “In 2009 I […]

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