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Cederberg Traverse – Algeria onwards

Cederberg Traverse , 14th October  2017 — James Bosenberg achieved his podium finish however it came at a heavy cost emotionally and physically, however he came through it. Cederberg Traverse — Algeria onwards The start was undulating but largely downhill and was a great way to ease the body into what was going to be […]
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Cederberg Traverse 2016

Cederberg Traverse 2016 — Countless hours running, power hiking and crawling in the rain, wind, hail, sunshine, cold, heat, early in the morning running, midday heat running, night running, relentless forward motion for one goal, to complete and compete in the Cederberg Traverse 100km mountain run. Cederberg Traverse 2016 by James Bosenberg Ten months of […]

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Trail Girl single-day event success

On 26 November 2016 the inaugural Trail Girl single-day event was held at the Benguela Cove Wine Estate just outside Hermanus. Overlooking the Botrivier lagoon with incredible mountain views, the event offered a flat and fast route – perfect for beginners. Trail Girl single-day event — Benguela Cove Wine Estate The Trail Girl events are […]

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Fires cause drop in agricultural production

cape farm fires

Hundreds of Western Cape farmers have suffered damages after fires wreaked havoc on vineyards in Stellenbosch, Overberg, Simonsberg and Kogelberg. The DA in the Western Cape is deeply concerned about the financial burden that this places on the agricultural sector, and the potential job losses that may follow. [Read more…]

LFC Training Camps in Cape Town

LFC Training Camps

LFC Training Camps – Liverpool FC Academy Training Camps were held during December and were a huge success, with three Coaches directly from Anfield, with Academy’s in Durban and JHB already , Cape Town is next and Ex Pro Bobby Breen is the Regional Manager in Cape Town. [Read more…]

Cape AfricanXTrailrun entries open

Calling all trail running enthusiasts!  Entries have opened for the AfricanXTrailrun presented by ASICS, South Africa’s premier three day stage trail run that will take place in the Western Cape the weekend of 11 – 13 March 2016. AfricanXTrailrun weekend “The food and the AfricanXvibe are really great, but the people make it,” says top […]

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Cape Winter Trail Series Shines

You would have been forgiven if you thought the third race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ took place on a summer’s day as the sun shone down on over 900 trail runners at the Taal Monument in Paarl. Traditionally known as the fastest course of the Series, this year was no different with […]

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Winter Trail Series 2015 kicks off

Approximately 1 000 runners were met with a perfect Cape winter day as they made their way to the Paul Cluver Estate in the Overberg for the first race of the Spur Cape Winter Trail Series™ and the Spur GLB46 Ultra. Almost 100 runners took on the Spur GLB46 Ultra across the Groenlandberg. After an […]

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Onerun 2015 launch

onerun launch Excitement builds as Cape Town prepares to host what is sure to become one of the largest and most celebrated sporting events in South Africa, the much anticipated FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN. Onerun 2015 launch is a post from: Time-to-Run Cape Town

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Lesotho success at Two Oceans 2015

Motlokoa Nkhabutlane - Two Oceans

Cape Town, 4 April 2015 — The tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho produced not one, but two podium places in this year’s Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, when Motlokoa Nkhabutlane and Moeketsi Mosuhli clinched first and third place respectively.

Nkhabutlane made his break at the top of Southern Cross Drive and took a convincing win in 03:10:27.  He was followed by Collen Makaza from Zimbabwe, who finished in a time of 03:12:41, and Mosuhli, who reached the finish line a minute later.

The 30 year old winner, who was initially worried about being caught by the chasing bunch after his breakaway, said that the Lesotho team’s strong focus on group training played a major role in his and Mosuhli’s performance.

The biggest surprise of the day, however, came in the form of Caroline Wöstmann, who took the top stop in the ladies’ Ultra race – making her the first South African woman to win since 2001.

Wöstmann, running in Nedbank colours, finished in a time of 03:41:23 – 70 minutes faster than her 2014 time – with Russian defending champ Nina Podnebesnova in second place (03:44:04) and “dark horse” Tanith Maxwell finishing third (03:45:18) in her debut Ultra.

“I felt fantastic and had a great race today,” Wöstmann said, recounting how she inched her way to the front of the pack until she finally passed Podnebesnova in the final 5 kilometres, who had maintained a strong lead until that point.

In the Half Marathon men’s race, Stephen Mokoka successfully defended his title in a sprint finish. He crossed the finish line in a time of 01:04:00, 16 seconds faster than in 2014. Boxer Superstores athlete Elroy Gelant came second (01:04:04), with Joel Mmone finishing in third place (01:04:05).

The Phalula twins dominated the ladies’ race, with Lebogang crossing the finish line in 01:14:48 and her sister, Diana (defending her 2014 title) finishing in third place (01:15:31). Mapaseka Makhanya came second, in a time of 01:15:08.

The early morning dawned to perfect weather as a sold-out field of athletes lined up for their start in Newlands. Conditions soon turned wet and chilly when the rain came down just after 7am.

“We were grateful for the rain, as it made for a pleasantly cool day on the road and helped to settle the ash along the Ultra route,” says Carol Vosloo, general manager of the Two Oceans Marathon NPC.

“It was once again humbling to see how runners and spectators embraced the spirit of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. Despite having had to change the Ultra route so close to race day, participants remained positive and celebrated an amazing day of running.”

Title Sponsor Old Mutual had originally offered a R1-million prize to the male and female runner to break the Ultra Marathon records.  But as Easter Saturday once again draws to a close, the 1988 and 1989 records established by Thompson Magawana (03:03:44) and Frith van der Merwe (03:30:36) respectively, remain in place for another year.

Race Results

56km Men
1st: Motlokoa Nkhabutlane (Lesotho) (03:10:27)
2nd: Collen Makaza (Zimbabwe) (03:12:41)
3rd: Moeketsi Mosuhli (Lesotho — Maxed Elite) (03:13:44)

56km Ladies
1st: Caroline Wöstmann (Nedbank) (03:41:23)
2nd: Nina Podnebesnova (Russia) (03:44:04)
3rd: Tanith Maxwell (Boxer Superstores) (03:45:18)

21km Men
1st: Stephen Lesego Mokoka (Transnet) (01:04:00)
2nd: Elroy Gelant (Boxer Superstores) (01:04:04)
3rd: Joel Mmone (Nedbank) (01:04:05)

21km Ladies
1st: Lebogang Phalula (Boxer Superstores) (01:14:48)
2nd: Mapaseka Makhanya (Boxer Superstores) (01:15:08)
3rd: Diana Lebo Phalula (Maxed Elite) (01:15:31)

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