Monthly Archives: October 2012

Merrell Eden Duo 2012

Eden duo

The longest-running adventure race in South Africa – the MERRELL Eden Duo #12 – once again rocked the Eden Region of the glorious Garden Route. Dozens of multisport athletes from around the country took part in both the hard core 150km DUO and challenging 50km LITE events, organised by 24/7 Adventures from Stilbaai. Really amazing [...]

RETTO 2012 CHALLENGE … Or Should that be WETTO?

Retto challenge

Wet, rainy, blustery … and as gooey as bushpig shite. In other words, an abso-bloody-lutely perfect day for trail running. But to enjoy a run like The OTTER African Trail Run, presented by HI-TEC and GU, you have to buy into it full measure. Don’t come here and expect an NG Kerk Fun Run, because [...]

RETTO 2012 – The Perfect Race


If ever a runner ran a perfect race, today was it. Iain Don-Wauchope went out with no expectations resting on his shoulders and absolutely obliterated the course and, for most part, his competition, with a new record time of 4hrs 23min. Andre Joubert Calitz dug deep to grab a 2nd place on his 1st OTTER [...]

RETTO Prologue 2012

AJ Prologue

Days don’t come much bigger than this. Every athlete and crew member at Tsitsikamma National Park look amped to the max, like thoroughbreds stomping at the race gate. Today’s Prologue did nothing to blunt this undercurrent of anticipation, and the runners basically ripped up the technical 4km-plus route, with the fastest time kicking in at [...]

Berg & Beach 2012


Views by the bucketload, the full gamut of trail terrain and running within two of Cape Nature’s most gorgeous nature reserves … All of this comes as part of the package when you enter the QUANTUM CLASSICS Series BERG & BEACH Stage Run. Once again, runners from around SA (including a strong contingent of Gauteng [...]

Maloof Day 3 : The Final Slam-Down

Maloof day 3

The endorphins have run their course. The last of the spectators have disappeared back into the quiet suburbs of Kimberley and the dust has settled over MALOOF Plaza. And, as I type, the superstars of the Kingdom of Skate are in the process of getting slammed. MMC 2012 has closed out with a bang and, [...]

Maloof Money Cup 2012 Day 2 : The Flip Side of Kick


Three days of off-the-wall action here at the Skateboarding World Champs in Kimberley, and there’s been no let-up in exhilaration. The mini-MEGA Ramp and Vert Competitions made for edge of the seat stuff as the rock stars of skate showed the size of their cahunas by going huge. I tried to find different angles to [...]

Maloof Money Cup 2012 : Day 1 … In the Beginning

Maloof day 1

The real deal went down at Maloof Money Cup in Kimberley today, with the official opening, a smoking concert with Jack Parow taking centre stage and, of course, top quality skating. So buzzy I may need Ritalin once I’m done here … Click here to view the pics

Maloof Day 0 : In The Groove

Maloof day 0

If you’re looking for some kick-ass action, the place to be is the MALOOF Money Cup Skateboarding World Champs, currently being held up in Kimberley in the gorgeous Northern Cape. The hip crowd have descended upon the Diamond City from around the world, with the cream of the skating community representing in full force. I’ve [...]