January 2015

Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa

Athletes compete in the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa Triathlon, held at Buffalo City, East London, in the Eastern Cape of South Africa on January 25 2015. The mens event was won by Matt Trautman after a ding dong battle with Stuart Marais, while Former World 70.3 champion Jodie Swallow destroyed the opposition to win the race for the 5th consecutive year, posting a record time in the process.

Start them young.

This is why the Tygerberg Mountain Bike club is so important. Young lads like this, out at night, riding bikes with their folks and a hundred or so other like minded people. That has to be a good thing.
Kids mountain Biking

Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club Night Ride

If ever there was a good advert for mountain biking, it’s the weekly nightrides sponsored by Reeds Chevrolet and organised by the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club in Durbanville, Cape Town.

It’s all about the fun, the smiles, the jol. The families and friendships. The Barnies Armies. The boerie rolls and lekker Bloemendal wine. The good life

I dig shooting the behind the scenes stuff, (and using 70’s expressions like ‘dig’), so if you are a speed merchant or race snake, chances are your photo isn’t in this gallery.

All these images were shot with the Canon 7D2 and 70-200mm f2.8 lens. No flash was used even when it got really dark.

Killarney Criterium Racing

Wednesday evening cycle racing at Killarney Race Track in Cape Town has become a bit of a tradition among the local racing crowd.

Starting at 18:00, the riders race for an hour plus an extra lap and it is a flat out, full on, uncompromising 60 minute pain fest. Points are awarded for the top 10 each week and they count toward the series championship, with a prize giving held at the end of the season for the overall winners.

So if you fancy some really good, hard training, from September to the end the end of February, bring your bike, slap down 30 bucks and come race.

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Visit the official Killarney Crit Series Page here

Family Weddings

There is something special about shooting personal projects, and a family wedding is just such a thing.

My nephew Justin married his sweetheart Genevieve, at the beautiful stone church next to the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens in Cape Town. I was lucky enough to be able to do the wedding photography for them. I hope I did justice to such a beautiful occasion and bride.

Welcome to the family Gen.