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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

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.

Piket-Bo-Berg Cycle Challenge

The Piket-Bo-Berg Cycle Challenge race and the single-track that it runs on, has to be the best kept secret in South African Mountain biking. (at least it was until today)

Based 13 km the other side of Piketberg (turn left at the circle) it is only 75 minutes drive from Cape Town. Closer even than the trails of Esselsfontein in Ceres.

The race itself is held entirely on a private farm, and the single-track is open to the public only once a year. The event is held to raise money for local charities and it is a massive community event.

I have never before shot a race where the competitors are stopping to tell me how amazing the single track and scenery is. And it really is, from hidden canyons, to water bridges and the most mind blowing, smooth and flowing trail you can dream of riding.

If you missed it this year then make a massive note in your diary to enter for next year, because the trails are closed until then.

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

Mid Winter Trail Run

Runners compete in the mid winter trail run organized by Dirtopia and held at the Muratie wine estate near Stellenbosch, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday 21 June 2015.

 

Spur Adventure Duo

Spur Adventure Duo

Athletes compete in the Spur Adventure Duo race organized by Quantum Adventures, and held at Oak Valley Wine Estate, Grabouw, in the Western Cape of South Africa on 8 February 2015.

 

To enter the next event in the series, or for more information visit Quantum Adventures

 

 

The B Spot

Tygerberg Mountain Bike club has excelled with this magical piece of trail at Bloemendal Wine farm in Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa. It’s great for the entire family from todders upwards, and is excellent for skills training as well. Do the green route 3 times and you have clocked up 30km of really fun riding. Give it a go!
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Western Province Triathlon Championships 2015

Yes, a Month before the new year, the 2015 champs were held at the beautiful Val de Vie estate, in Paarl near Cape Town.

With temperatures hitting an oven like 38 degrees C by midday, it was a sterling effort by all the entry groups to even start, let alone finish. People suffered, but they raced. With everything they had.

When I look back to the first triathlon that I raced in 2008 (WP Champs at Elsenberg), the increased  level of professionalism and expertise shown by the organisers and Triathlon South Africa is astounding. It’s small wonder then, that Triathlon was chosen as the top sporting code at the recent 2014 South African Sports Awards.

Well done everybody.

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Tribe Tri Youth Triathlon

Tribe Tri Youth Events are taking the Western Cape of South Africa by storm, with triathlons targeted exclusively for kids and youth up to 19 years old. To call it a success would be an understatement. It is making a huge impact on the sport and the crew who run the series can be justly proud of themselves.

 

To find out more about the series, click here to visit their website

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