Legendary 12-hour pacesetter Vlam Pieterse, along with the experienced Spike Laubscher and Frans Campher, will lead the 12-Hour Bus as part of the Runner’s World Pacesetters Team at this year’s Comrades Marathon.
Pieterse, famous for his leadership of ‘Vlam se Bus’, has run 21 Comrades Marathons and will help lead the popular bus along the 87km route. Laubscher is also a seasoned Comrades runner, with 11 medals, while Camper has earned 17 medals.
The 11-Hour Bus will be led by Isaac Mabula, with help from accomplished marathoner Cheanne Mare van Tonder. Mabula is also vastly experienced, with 23 Comrades finishes to his name.
The tough 9-Hour Bus will be led by 11-time medallist Johan van Tonder, and he’ll be backed up by a team of hardened Bill Rowan runners, who will take over the flag should Van Tonder encounter any problems.
“The Runner’s World Pacesetters have become as much a part of Comrades as the medals they run for,” says Mike Finch, Editor of Runner’s World. “This year we have recruited our most experienced team yet, to ensure that the runners who follow the buses are paced perfectly and enjoy every step of the run.”
The Runner’s World Pacesetters will be on hand at the Comrades Expo to answer any questions about the race – between 1 and 3pm on Friday 31 May, and from 11am to 1pm on Saturday 1 June, at the Runner’s World stand.
After a successful inaugural event in 2012, Robben Island’s very own triathlon the Tri-Rock Robben Island is back on the 12th of October and entries are selling fast.
The prestigious triathlon offers athletes a truly unique experience on one of the world’s most famous heritage sites; one that has housed some of the greatest freedom fighters of our time – most notably Nelson Mandela.
The event will include two races – the shorter distance “4:14:4” which will consist of a 400m swim, 14km cycle and 4km run and the more challenging “8:28:8” which will consist of an 800m swim, 28km cycle and 8km run.
Cape Town Tens, the world’s biggest Tens tournament, has opened up team entries for 2014. The massive rugby tournament will be taking place on 7 and 8 February 2014 at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point.
Cape Town Tens continues to get bigger and better each year. The 2014 event will be bringing more rugby teams and divisions than before, incredible SA music performers, awesome prizes and plenty to experience for the whole family.
The format of the 2014 tournament will include 96 rugby teams spread over 6 divisions – the Light Beer, Heavy Beer, We’re Mainly Here for Beer, Premier Division, Veterans Division and the recent addition, Adult Tag Rugby.
South Africa’s biggest selling cycling magazine, Bicycling SA, got a make-over for its 10th Anniversary edition in April, with a new logo, new format and more pages.
The new logo falls in line with the logo used by US international partner, Rodale Inc. while the revised book size gives readers an extra 16 pages. The April cover also features Grey’s Anatomy star and passionate cyclist, Patrick Dempsey, with a full interview inside.
‘With Bicycling franchises opening in places like Australia, it’s important that the Bicycling brand is consistent globally,’ says Bicycling SA Editor, Mike Finch. ‘It made sense for us to follow suit and to upgrade the book size and format in the process.
‘It’s also a great way for us to celebrate 10 years as SA’s leading cycling magazine.’
Chippa United is a club that needs no introduction. A club that has history of achievements and a club that does not lack controversy. Chippa gained popularity when it played in the Vodacom League, topped the Western Cape Province and won the Vodacom Promotional Championships after a play off. They were promoted to the National First Division and then to the Premier Soccer League after a tense show down with Santos for a prime spot in the PSL.
Since its promotion to the PSL, several managers have been fired and players dropped and signed. With eight games to go in the premiership, Chippa United is facing a race against time to stay in the PSL and survive its first top flight soccer season. The relegation ghost which has taken Santos and Vasco Da Gama back to the National First Division now haunts Chippa United and Ajax Cape Town.
The real contest this season is not the fight for PSL glory but rather the battle to stay in the league. Relegation is a sore point for Cape Town fans, and it was just a few seasons ago that Ajax CT almost won the PSL. And now relegation is breathing down their necks. Chippa United has proven that goals win games, not managers. Managers manage and motivate. Team spirit, hard work, fitness and team understanding lead to goals, which in turn win games, thus adding points to the log.
If only this equation was as simple to implement. Somewhere it has gone wrong for Chippa United. Managerial problems, player attitudes and the pressure of the top league has taken its toll on the PSL debutants.
mapIT, your digital mapping partner, together with Tracker release which celebrities, politicians and charities will be tracked live on the mapIT Interactive Route Map for the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour taking place this Sunday the 10th March 2013.
Among the riders to be tracked are:
On the 1st and 2nd of February 2013 the Castle Cape Town Tens hosted its 5th year anniversary at Hamilton’s Rugby Club and celebrated with a fun-filled weekend of rugby, entertainment, live music and a party like no other.
The annual event has fast become the largest Tens tournament in the Southern Hemisphere having grown from 20 rugby teams and 2 playing fields in its first year to an impressive 78 teams and 5 fields in 2013. It has also become a huge attraction for rugby players across the globe with 70% of teams travelling from outside the Western Cape to participate and 5% from abroad.