Blog Of Events That I Shoot as an Action and Sport Photographer (Page 2)

PPA, Double,century, heat

Brutaly high temperatures led to heat and strong winds being the order of the day at the 2020 PPA Double Century. Based in the town of Swellendam, the race meanders around Barrydale, Montague and Robertson before winding its way tortuously back to the finish via a series of 3 brutal hills known as the 3 maidens. It got so hot that at 1:00pm when the mercury officially hit 36 degrees C, while some cycle computers were showing in the midClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

A Gloriously Wet and Muddy Western Cape XCO MTB Series #3

This WC XCO race can only be described as a  very wet and muddy affair. These images were taken at an event and in a location that should have been a dry dustbowl in mid-October. The rain gods of Elgin had other ideas, however, producing a non-stop deluge of water here in the Western Cape for the entire week preceding the race. As a photographer, I love this kind of stuff because even though it makes it incredibly hard toClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Speedo, open water,elgin,swimming

I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot the Speedo open water swim clinic at Elgin River Lodge near Grabouw. The day was a fund raiser to help get Olympic open water swimmer Michelle Weber to the 2021 Olympic Games. Participants learnt some skills and techniques from Michelle and had a practical session in the chilly Palmiet River, which due to a good rain season is full to the brim. Big Bay Events were as usual on hand toClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

photograph a dolphin

The Speedo Robben Island Escape Open Water Swim Event has been created to provide both, novice and experienced swimmers, with the opportunity to tick off that bucket list swim – the Robben Island crossing, while participating in a formal event. This open water swim covers a distance of approximately 7.4km from Robben Island to Big Bay, an iconic swim with a backdrop like none other. The event runs monthly from October to June every year accommodating one group of 10-15Click to read more and to see the event image gallery

South African XCO Mountain Bike Championships 2020. MTB

After a year of chaos, compliments of Corona, we finally kicked off the 2020 MTB season at the Computer Mania South African XCO Mountain Bike championships at Coetzenberg outside Stellenbosch. It may have been a field limited to just a few categories, and not everyone could make it at short notice, but it was a great success. Alan Hatherly and Mariska Straus won the Elite categories in the men’s and women’s categories. Luke Moir proved his sporting pedigree by beingClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2020. Argus.

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is held annually in the Western Cape of South Africa. It’s a celebration of cycling and its only a real race for those at the front of the field who start before its properly light. The elite of the elite can be likened to dancers of the Argentinian tango; aggressive yet controlled, elegant and fluid, while the slightly slower vets and sub vets are performing a foxtrot and quickstep combo. Meanwhile, Joe Average (that’s youClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

4M athletics Track and field

Every year the 4M athletics meeting takes place between 4 of the top girl’s schools in the Paarl and Stellenbosch area. Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof, Paarl Girls’ High, La Rochelle and Rhenish Girls High School are the 4M’s (4 Meisies skools) that compete against each other in track and field. This year the 4M Athletics meet was hosted by Rhenish Girls High School at the Coetzenberg stadium in the heart of Stellenbosch. From a photography perspective its always going to beClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

AmaRider 100 mtb mountain bike race.

The Amarider 100 and 50 miler individual one-day mountain bike ultra-marathon of 160km is an annual test of MTB riders endurance. It has a super laid back vibe, but always boasts a couple of very competitive racers gunning for the top spot. From its humble beginnings in 2009 it has grown into what is now one of the must-do-events on the mountain biking calendar. The scenery is beautiful in the Swartland during Autumn and the riding is not technical. TheClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

MTB Enduro Racing

MTB Enduro Racing Based on the successful MTB Enduro racing Mavic Trans Provence concept, the idea is to bring riding and the results linked to it back to mountain biking and away from the current endurance-only formats. That said, it is not the idea to make the race highly technical as per downhill racing, but simply to focus the competition on the trails component of the sport. And yes, perhaps your skinny tire 29’er carbon hardtail is perhaps not theClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Durbanville Triathlon

The Durbanville Triathlon has become a ‘classic’ must do triathlon, and there is a good reason for that. It’s because it is always fun. This year the ownership of the event was taken over by Iqela Events, the people who bring you amongst others, top events like the Slanghoek Triathlon. Did the 2016 Durbanville Triathlon live up to expectations? Just look at the smiles on the faces of the people in these photos and you will have your answer. Yes,Click to read more and to see the event image gallery