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Cloete’s Col Collection

Oct 17 2018

We don’t always appreciate the privilege of being fit & healthy. Life is fragile, and we need to make the most of every moment - counting our blessings along the way.  This was one of those “bucket-list” dream holidays and we were fortunate and blessed to see and experience so many beautiful places during this time. Meeting up with good friends and being reminded that the life is about so much more than the daily busy-ness we all know so well. Our adventure started with a trip to PE for 70.3 World’s. It was great to witness the best in...

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Rohans winning account of 70.3 world champs

Sep 17 2018

Ironman 70.3 World Championship 2018 by Rohan Meyer If you have in any way, may it be via television, Ironman Tracker, Twitter, word-of-mouth or be as lucky as me to be there in person to follow the World Championships race the first weekend of September in Port Elizabeth, then let’s not make chairs out of tables here but what did we even witness! In the ladies race we saw Daniela Ryf smashing the women’s Pro race in style (theoretically half-naked) and placing 24th overall, including the Pro men times. We also saw Saffa born Jan Frodeno run 2 x 31:30...

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Tshipise MTB Challenge

Sep 17 2018

We are a farmers association so we make every effort to raise funds to keep us going We have highlighted the trend towards cycling and in our area mountain biking in particular. So this is our inaugural MTB race.   A quick run down of the route would be:   We start off at the Tshipise Forever Resort in the shadow of the ancient volcano….it’s not active don’t worry.   The 10km fun ride will ride around the koppie (volcano) only featuring small climbs and some technical bits to keep it interesting. The 30km route goes a bit further afield into...

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Race to Stanford

Sep 17 2018

In November 2017, one of the oldest towns in South Africa hosted the inaugural Pura Soda Race2Stanford half iron distance triathlon with great success. The inaugural race attracted elite local triathletes including Matt Trautman, Stuart Marais, JP Burger, World Multisport champion Robyn Owen, Kelly van der Toorn and Vicky Van der Merwe.  On the 10th November 2018 Bravo, the Hermanus Whale crier, will sound off the second Pura Soda Race2Stanford. Athletes begin their challenging day out in paradise  with a 1.9km swim in the new Harbour of Hermanus before making their way by bike, 90km through the magnificent Hemel en Aarde wine...

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Sox Trail Run

Sep 17 2018

A group of us trail runners/hikers decided to head off to Wilderness for 3 days of trail running. Mountains, forest and beach is what the organisers promised us and that is exactly what we got. The MTD runners/hikers included the Kropman siblings (Brent & Annemarie), international athlete Ant Shaw (who flew in from Dubai the day before and kept telling everyone he was an international athlete), his long suffering wife (that’s me! ) and Sir Cramps-a-Lot Darrel Sander. Day One was wet, windy, muddy and very cold. Lucky for some there was a marshalling mishap and everyone ended up running the shorter...

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Lara Tackles Table Mountain Challenge

Sep 17 2018

Lara Paul Tackles Table Mountain Challenge: Leading up to the Table Mountain Challenge I was full of excitement. I get to run around my favourite mountain, snack along the way, and meet really cool people. I was pretty excited. It was only 7km longer than my longest run so far. How hard could it really be? Well the mountain met up to the challenge. There I was standing at the starting line, looking up at the mountain (which you could not see because it was so misty) and rethinking my decision to run this race. But the whistle blew and...

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Mariella dominates Cape Ultra

Sep 17 2018

I remember the moment and excitement when it was announced that Port Elizabeth would be the host city of the 2018 Ironman 70.3 world champs quite well. Most retired South African triathletes all of a sudden came crawling out of their retirement holes, dusted off their indoor trainers and bikes and checked that their Garmins were functioning on the latest update. Personally, I had no idea the magnitude of “gees” this event would bring- as us saffas would say, but I very quickly realized how magical this weekend would be as it was already starting to catapult triathlon in SA...

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InJoyMent

Sep 17 2018

Firstly to all of those Athletes who are participated in Worlds in PE - I trust that you enjoyed the day and cherished the incredible opportunity to be your best. This is the point of this article. To get that no matter what prep looks like for any event, there is a constant on-going journey and learning we can participate in if we are open to notice our thinking, feeling and the way our bodies respond. It's never too late to start the practise of taking 2 minutes to pause- breathe and just allow your perspective to shift from you...

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