photograph

Delheim Outdoor Weekend Trail Run

 

 

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

Dirtopia All Mountain Enduro

Cyclists compete in the Dirtopia All Mountain Enduro held at Helderberg Farm, Somerset West, Western Cape South Africa.

Wine Adventure Trail Run

It seems that the secret of the Dirtopia Trail Run Series is out. Over 600 runners took on the Wine Adventure Trail Run at the gorgeous Warwick Wine Estate, and the wait list for entries was a mile long.Gourmet burgers at the finish, and quality wine at the water stops were just a couple of the ‘little extras’ laid on by Warwick.

These images capture the fun of the event and the beauty of Stellenbosch, and hopefully will make you want to enter the next race on the 19th of July. I’d seriously advise anyone wanting to enter to do it online today, as in RIGHT NOW, because it IS going to sell out.. Go to www.dirtopia.co.za for more info.

All the images from the event are available to download at www.photosport.co.za

WTS Cape Town

Discovery World Triathlon Series Cape Town

Not even a stumble on the run could stop Alistair Brownlee‘s return to the top of the World Triathlon Series podium in Cape Town on Sunday, as the most successful athlete in series history took his total number of titles to 18.

While he tripped early on in the run, Brownlee made his way up to the lead group of Javier Gomez Noya,Richard Murray and Vincent Luis quickly, before blowing them away in the final 1500m. In his first WTS race in 2015 after returning from injury, Brownlee said he wasn’t sure what to expect, but was obviously thrilled with the result.
“Of course you never know, all you can do is train as hard as you can and put everything in that you can on the day. I knew I wasn’t that fit and I didn’t have good legs in that first lap to be honest… The whole thing was tough, but I’m so glad to have the win,” Brownlee said.

This was shot from just above the surf line beyond what is known as Schoenmakerskop. I wanted to give some idea of how rugged the shoreline is along Marine Drive. Just 7 km later, riders would be riding through the bustling metropolis of Port Elizabeth

Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship.

The 2015 edition of the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship was held, as usual, at Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
This year the event pulled more pro racers from around the world than any other IRONMAN event except the world champs in Kona. T

That’s a tesament to the quality of the race and the people behind it.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycling

Cystic Fibrosis Cycling (RSA)

After receiving a prognosis of a 10year life span at the age of 8 months, Jason Van’t Slot is celebrating his 20th year of living with Cystic Fibrosis by cycling the beguiling and gruelling ABSA Cape Epic in 2015. He is supported by his father and manager, Barry Van’t Slot and his close friend and team mate, elite debut triathlete, Philipp Sassie.

Born as a twin, one with the disease and the other without, Jason’s story is one of a family who has had to deal head on with a twist of fate that would test their mettle under a ticking clock. Jason wants to share his struggles and his triumphs, to enhance the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis, by serving as a living example that the disease need not be a death sentence. Through positive and rigorous living, and the benefits of early detection, Cystic Fibrosis is a challenge that can be overcome.

For more information visit their website here

 

Stihl SA National MTB DHI Cup Series #1

Stihl SA National MTB DHI Cup Series #1

The popular Contermanskloof track in Durbanville, Western Cape, played host to the opening round of the Stihl SA National MTB DHI Cup Series, in partnership with the Western Province Mountain Biking Commission, on Sunday 22 February. Blisteringly hot conditions made it difficult for the competitors as well as spectators. With no water available up on the mountain it was a case of take up what you need adding 1kg per litre to the weight of my normal equipment .

All my images from the day are available for download on the PhotoSport Website.

 

Western Province Mountain Biking Commission XCO Race #2

Western Province Mountain Biking Commission XCO Race #2

Riders having fun at the Western Province Mountain Biking Commission XCO Race #2 at Rhebokskloof MTB. Many thanks to Paarl Printing for their support of mountain biking in South Africa.

Paarl Boxing Day Track Cycling

The Paarl Boxing Day Track cycling race, has been taking place for more than 100 years. Being mid summer in Africa, the day was hot, with no wind and big blue skies.
Families come out in their hordes to spectate at this event. It really is an annual institution that is supported by large numbers of local residents.

There are some more photos over on my Facebook Page