Jordy Smith wins Billabong Ballito Pro
Jordy Smith won the Ballito Pro presented by Billabong in front of a packed beach of partisan spectators today, defeating powerful Brazilian Willian Cardoso in a pulsating final to add the 2017 event title to his previous victory in 2010. The big South African overcame a stomach bug that almost derailed his... Read more
Davids excited about Jock Classic debut
Fresh from his triumph in the Knysna Cycle Tour, RoadCover’s Brendon Davids is ready to test himself again when he makes his debut appearance in the Bestmed Jock Classic on Saturday. Presented by Rudy Project, the one-day, three-stage race in Mbombela in Mpumalanga will be contested over 150km with... Read more
More fun at the 2017 Marriott Dargle Trails Festival
This highlight in the trail running and MTB calendar will be held on Sunday 13 August this year. Hosted by the Lions River Club, the Dargle Valley will once again be a hive of activity as participants and spectators attend the Marriott Dargle Trails Festival Now in its 6th... Read more
McGregor takes 2nd place in gripping Durban downwind
Saturday, 24 June, saw South Africa’s top surfski paddlers fight it out for the FNB Durban Downwind title, as well as the South African Singles Surfski Champion crown. Surfski paddlers from around the country gathered in Durban for an exciting 26km downwind challenge from La Mercy to Marine Surf... Read more
UJ hockey teams focused on strong start in Ussa week
Having ended fifth in both the men’s and women’s divisions last year, the University of Johannesburg hockey teams will target a strong start in the annual University Sport South Africa tournament next week. Jointly hosted by UJ and Wits, it will be held in Johannesburg from June 28 to... Read more
Best-ever trails for Sondela race
A bumper field can look forward to a fast and furious ride on pristine single-track when they take part in the Bestmed Sondela Mountain Bike Classic at Bela-Bela in Limpopo on June 24 and 25. “The trails are in the best condition ever,” said chief course designer Mel Meyer,... Read more
Lewis Pugh faces new challenge
World renowned Ocean Advocate and endurance swimmer, Lewis Pugh is continuing his battle for ocean conservation by accepting the position of Adjunct Professor in International Law at UCT. The quest for ocean protection is about getting nations to agree to put their different agendas aside and cooperate for the... Read more
Bay’s Madibaz prepped for varsity hockey tournament
The Madibaz-NMMU women’s team are ready to tackle the country’s top sides after wrapping up their preparations for the Varsity Hockey tournament with a training camp at the weekend. The Port Elizabeth side are one of eight teams in the race for the title, which kicks off on Friday... Read more
Madibaz star jumps to new heights
Bestmed NMMU-Madibaz high jump star Garth Ellis ticked yet another box when he took a silver medal at the USSA Championships in Cape Town last weekend. “My plan going into the season was to break the Varsity Athletics record and to medal at both the SA senior and USSA... Read more
Greyling is Giant of the Mountain at Ultra-Trail Drakensburg
Saturday, the 29th April, saw Jeep Team trail runner, Christiaan Greyling, run the tough 62km Giant’s Cup Uncut Race at Ultra Trail Drakensberg, and win it by more than 50 minutes. Giant’s Cup Uncut (GCU) is hefty 62km non-stop traverse of the entire Giant’s Cup Hiking Trail, a certified... Read more