24 Hour MTB at Oak Valley Wine Estate Every year the 24 hours of mountain biking in the Elgin Valley draws hundreds of campers! Mountain bike and event company Dirtopia, have organised almost twenty 24Hour relay MTB events since 2003, so they know what they are up to, and this race at the stunning Oak Valley Wine Estate is a very popular annual weekend in the countryside. Presented by Spur Steak Ranches, families gather around camp fires and kids have big
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. Check out the IRONMAN website here. All my Ironman blog
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has been reinvented to be one of the top running event in the world. I was asked by Asics to shoot their involvement in the event as a race sponsor. The race organisation is headed by Elana Meyer and Francois Pienaar, and is going to be a guaranteed sell out in 2015. Get your entries in early. For more information and to enter visit the official Cape Town Marathon Website.
It’s an event that is so big, so popular and so special, that the entire word is capitalised. And while the word iconic is overused and has become hopelessly clichéd, it’s surely permissible, to use it to describe IRONMAN South Africa. I am sure that when the organisers of the first IRONMAN event on African soil first sat down to plan their inaugural race, way back in 2005, they fully expected it to be a success and to still be
IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa a Fairy Tale Ending A triathlon is a triathlon, is a triathlon. Except it isn’t. In the same way that a fish isn’t a dolphin and the 100 metre sprint isn’t a marathon, all triathlons are not the same. All triathlons have a swim, bike and run section, as advertised, and all of them run those disciplines in the same order. The difference, obviously, is in the distances involved. Starting at sprint distance, they get progressively