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Hermannsburg Mudman 2016 report

Mudman means teamwork An African proverb says: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, it takes a school community to put on a successful Mudman. Many months of preparation and hard worked paid off, and on Saturday 6 February, the aQuellé Hermannsburg Mudman  – the first in this year’s prestigious Mudman Series – was again both unforgettable and outstanding. The family-oriented multisport event attracted over 300 athletes who brought along family and friends […]

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Jeep Team athletes win countrywide

This past weekend, Jeep Team’s athletes claimed podiums across the country, with Hank McGregor winning the FNB Varsity College Surfski Series, OCR’s Thomas van Tonder and Hlubi Mboya dominating the Jeep Warrior Series and rising multisport star, Mikaela Jonsson, securing a Silver medal at the South African Triathlon Championships. Multisport In the Eastern Cape, 17-year-old Mikaela Jonsson fought hard to secure a Silver medal in her age category at the SA Triathlon Championships, which took […]

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Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge a muddy success

Few backdrops can compare with the scenic natural grandeur of Plettenberg Bay, and so it’s no wonder that a record field flocked onto the Garden Route to take part in the ever-popular Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge. Thousands of athletes, weekend warriors, and celebrity sports stars lined up for the eleventh Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge, competing in a diverse range of events, including open-ocean swimming, trail running, mountain biking, beach walks, and a Kids of Steel […]

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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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BIG 5 Sports Challenge re-defines Knysna Oyster Festival

The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is synonymous with getting out into the great outdoors. Every year thousands of runners, cyclists, swimmers, paddlers and mountain bikers from around South Africa (and the world) travel to this scenic coastal village to experience ‘the best ten days of their winter’. Sport, cuisine, lifestyle and entertainment form part and parcel of what has by now become a seminal event here on the Garden Route. And at the […]

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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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Eksteen and van Huyssteen win Impi Challenge Cape Town

The air was electric at Lievland Wine Estate and Wiesenhof Legacy Park (Stellenbosch) on Saturday 5 April 2014 when the best of the best gathered to take on the much anticipated IMPI Elite Race.  IMPI Gauteng winners, Claude Eksteen (North Beach, KZN) and Carla Van Huyssteen (Pietermaritsburg) claimed victory in the men’s and women’s IMPI Elite Race in impressive times of 01hour47minutes50seconds and 02hours05minutes25seconds respectively. “Today was awesome,” said a very happy Eksteen.  “IMPI Cape […]

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Hugo secures seventh Totalsports Challenge title

Just under 700 multisport athletes gathered at Gordon’s Bay Beach Front on Saturday, 11 January to partake in the action of the 12th annual Totalsports Challenge. Hugo reclaimed the Totalsports Challenge Champion title completing the 7-disciplined event, which is a combined distance of 123.5km of racing, in a time of 7:06:53. Brett Van Coller came in second, while Simon Oosthuizen claimed third and final podium finish. “Finishing second to Stuart Marais in 2013 and crossing […]

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Record entries of nearly 4,000 for Sabrina 2013

Summer in South Africa is tough to beat, especially if you’re fortunate to find yourself somewhere along the beautiful Garden Route. Think Blue Flag beaches, clean ocean water, scintillating views and tranquil forests. Add a few trails meandering down gravel roads, across mountain streams and onto sweet singletrack, plus a bunch of legendary athletes in a number of adventure sporting disciplines. What you get is the SABRINA LOVE Ocean Challenge, a fun, family event comprising […]

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Plenty wind, little water at Winter Wartrail Challenge

The 2013 Winter Wartrail (26-28 July) will go down in the history books – and it won’t be because of the cold or the extremely low water levels. This year’s Wartrail will be known for the howling, gale-force winds battering the brave racers, non-stop, for the entire three days. “This is Wartrail unplugged!”, declared Adrian Saffy (race organiser), on the eve before the mayhem unfolded. Followed by a low murmur, and a few cries of […]

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