AmaRider 100 Miler

The Ama Rider 100 and 50 miler individual one-day mountain bike ultra-marathon of 160km is a very special event. It has a super laid back vibe, but always boasts a couple of very competitive racers gunning for the top spot.

From its humbling 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.

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All Mountain Enduro May 2016

Based on the successful 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 the best choice of bike, although the course will certainly be rideable on it!

More info at the Dirtopia Website

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Durbanville Triathlon 2016

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 race 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, It’s still a winner.

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Rockman X Triathlon

Athletes compete in the Rockman X Triathlon and Duathlon held at Heia Safari Park, Midrand, in Gauteng Province South Africa on 6 December 2015.

Benguela Cove Adventure Weekend

The Benguela Cove Wine Estate, nestled on the R43 on the way to Hermanus, is a little gem of a place, which lends itself to being the perfect venue for an off-road triathlon.

With a warm water lagoon that is shallow enough to stand in (perfect for first time open water swimmers), and immaculately kept paths and trails it is made for an off road triathlon.

This past weekend, Trisport ran a trial event to fine tune the route before the inaugural triathlon in February 2016.

Starting on Friday evening with a moonlight trailrun, the event continued on Saturday morning with an open water swim and another trail run, before a mountain bike ride on Saturday evening.

Have a look at the images and then book your seat for the Benguela Cove Cross Triathlon on 6th Feb 2016

Extreme Lights Night Trail Run Series: L’Avenir

Runners compete in the Extreme Lights night trail run series held at L’Avenir wine estate near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape of South Africa on 25 November 2016

All of the images are available to download from PhotoSport

Delheim Outdoor Weekend Trail Run

I love shooting in the forests.

Hunting out pockets of light.
Looking for running shirts with ‘just’ the right colour to compliment the wild forest backdrop.

The smell of natural compost.
The buzzing of summer bees.
Drinking from mountain streams.
Running.It’s better than working for a living.

Scorpio Trail Run

Athletes compete in the Scorpio Trail Run held at Delvera Farm, near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape of South Africa on 8 November 2015.

More images are on the PhotoSport web site

Alpha Zero Tunnel Run

Not many people know that when they built the Huguenot Tunnel through the mountains above the town of Paarl in the Western Cape of South Africa, they built a second ‘service’ tunnel alongside it. This tunnel is the same size as the onm ne used as a toll road for traffic, it just isn’t finished off with a smooth concrete lining, merely a gunite shell. A lot like an upside down swimming pool I suppose.

So if not many people know that the tunnel exists, even fewer have been inside it. So those who raced the Alpha Zero Tunnel run, got the unique privilege of going through it twice.

All of the images from the race are available for download on the PhotoSport website.

Extreme Water Polo

Images from the Extreme Water Polo event held at the SA Ocean Festival, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town South Africa, on 6 November 2015