Chris Hitchcock (Page 2)

Harvest Trail Run

What with the second national Covid lockdown and the uncertainty for event organisers of organising a race that can be cancelled at the drop of a Government ministers fedora, it’s been exactly 3 months and a day since I shot my last sports event. It’s been so long in fact, that high summer has been replaced by the first chilly tentacles of an autumn that is due to make a proper head-on assault any day now. Of course, that’s theClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Shanae Williams

One of the best parts of my job is working with new emerging sports stars. People like Shanae Williams . Shanae is definitely a proper talent, holding national colours in no less than 4 different sporting disciplines including water polo and synchronised swimming. She is now concentrating on her triathlon career where she has competed internationally and in a Covid disrupted 2020 she won the prestigious Durban Ultra Triathlon. On the shoot, we were concentrating mostly on her cycling disciplineClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Contermanskloof MTB Trails

As part of my project to document all of the trails built and run by the TBMBC, week one showcases the Contermanskloof MTB Trails. This is one of the many jewels in the crown of the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club, and it’s the most central, being nestled between other club trails at Meerendal, Hoogekraal, Bloemendal, and Hillcrest. The farm offers a range of trails from green routes for the novice to advanced black category trails for those who like toClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

Hoogekraal Farm Walking and Running Trail.

The joys of exploring locally. Yesterday we took our free puppy Kayla to the recently opened walking and trail-running trail at Hoogekraal Farm near Durbanville. It’s a 5.6 km loop with 180 meters of climbing and it is all on jeep track and a lot of custom-built single track. The walking trails are well separated from the established mountain bike trails except for a 200 meter section of jeep track at the very top where the cyclists are no threatClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

The U 2021

Greetings from Piket-Bo-Berg Trails! The U 2021 Date Announced. We’re all about Spring here in our fruit-farming valley. It’s a beaut of a time in the Southern Hemi.  For that reason, we’ve decided to bring our boutique stage race, The U, a few weeks earlier, right into the heart of Spring. Of course, this won’t affect our exclusive offering and we’ll be sure to create a more than ‘EPIC’ experience with our incredible hospitality, personal touches, mind-blowing trails and scenic raceClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

CHALLENGE CAPE TOWN IS BACK!

GET YOUR RACE FACE ON: CHALLENGE CAPE TOWN IS BACK! Via challenge Cape Town Media Office. It’s been a tough year, with races being taken on and off the calendar faster than anyone can keep up. There have been postponements, cancellations and everything in between- but we are hoping that 2021 will definitely be different! Personally, at the CCT offices we are gearing up for a STELLAR 2021- we have some seriously exciting news for you, that will include route changes,Click to read more and to see the event image gallery

Trilogy Trail Run

Trilogy Trail Run 2020: When you drive to a Stellenbosch trail run and the sun is in your eyes shining out of a clear blue sky, and the hot air balloons are already floating languidly across the horizon, then you know that it’s not only going to be a cracker of a morning, but the photographer is going to wax lyrical about it as well. Thanks, Dirtopia, for saving a race calendar from the nothingness that COVID 2020 turned into.Click to read more and to see the event image gallery

Robben Island Escape

Speedo Robben Island Escape December 2020: The December 2020 version of the Robben Island Escape started with the usual nervous boat boarding for the shuttle to Robben Island at 6:00 am. Below perfectly clear skies, the sun that promised a pleasantly warm day was only now popping the top of its lazy head over the horizon. All of this belied the unseen preparations behind the scenes that had seen the boat skippers crawling out of bed at 3:30 am toClick to read more and to see the event image gallery

IRONMAN South Africa

IRONMAN SOUTH AFRICA MEDIA STATEMENT PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa – After a challenging 2020 which saw numerous sporting events cancelled around the world, the IRONMAN South Africa team has been hard at work in making sure athletes can return to the race courses in 2021 in a safe and enjoyable manner. IRONMAN’s Safe Return to Racing guidelines will apply to all 2021 IRONMAN South Africa events and will be at the core as our team continues to develop and refine operational plansClick to read more and to see the event image gallery