Engen Volkswagen Cup championship leader Kosie Weyers (5 – Engen Xtreme) is celebrating another double-victory after round three of the season racing at Aldo Scribante Raceway in Port Elizabeth this past weekend. Weyers produced an inch-perfect race performance to repeat his Killarney performance and take both top podium places on the day. It was Dewald Brummer (22 – UMP / Horne Hydraulics / MAD Racing) that led from the start of race one, with Weyers in hot pursuit. While Weyers was determined to take the lead, Brummer was not giving in without a fight and the two duelled throughout the race as they fought for the coveted leading position. Behind them, Mathew Hodges (12 – ITR Africa / 959 Panelbeaters) had to keep
Triathletes give it their all this weekend for Ironman 2013, the ultimate fitness test and one of the world’s toughest endurance races. A total of 226km completes the three disiplines of the race and gives the athlete title of Ironman or woman 2013. The first of three activities to complete Ironman is a 3.8km sea swim. Starting at Hobie Beach from 7am on Sunday the 14th of April 2013. There will be two loops of 1.9km’s around demarcated buoys in the bay, in water temperatures averaged to be between 17°C and 24°C, the cut off time for the swim is 2hrs 20mins. The second leg of the race is a 180km cycle; from Hobie Beach on completion of the swim. Contestants will cycle along the coast for 3km’s towards the city
The Put Foot Rally bills itself as the "the greatest social rally on the face of the earth”, promising 7 countries, 7 checkpoints, 7 parties and 7000 km in 17 days. Quite a challenge, you think? You choose your wheels (which can range from a Toyota Corolla to a classic Range Rover), name your team and make your way through the checkpoints, which include the Fish River Canyon, Victoria Falls, Etosha, Caprivi Strip, Kariba Dam and Vilankulos. Teams of The Put Foot Rally automatically support charities of their choice annual favorites are Project Rhino and the Bobs for Good Foundation Following the inaugural 2012 event, minor changes have been effected to make it that much more brilliant, as if it needed to be!
The 2013 Nelson Mandela Bay Bell Buoy Challenge which takes place in Port Elizabeth on the Saturday the 30th March 2013 has attracted a quality field and is shaping up to be one of the most keenly contested races in the Challenge’s four year history despite being without a sponsor or financial support. The Bell Buoy Challenge has gained the reputation as being “Africa’s toughest open water swim” and has grabbed the imagination of the growing South African open water swimming fraternity along with a number of international athletes having taken up the challenge. The event has, in the past three editions attracted athletes of the calibre of Australian Olympian and world championship medallist Melissa Gorman,
Skateboarding enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies are going to ripping up the tarmac with the second edition of the Donkin Downhill Dash this Easter weekend, the 30th and 31st March 2013. The downhill long board skating extreme event takes place down the historical Donkin Voting Queue Path in Port Elizabeth. The Aim of the game: To create awareness for non motorised transport in the inner city – and develop the sport in Nelson Mandela Bay. Contestants will compete against one another in a time trial event that will see skaters trying to better each other's time. The speediest Skaters stand the chance of winning t-shirts, Sector 9 Skateboards and many other prizes. You don’t want to miss out on this one! Please show your
76 km and 44km trails to keep you on your toes… Elephants do not traditionally make good joggers. As far as running is concerned, these beautiful beasts tend to take it easy, with the occasional moment of ferocious sprinting, trumpeting and ear flapping. On the 2nd of March 2013, a unique opportunity will arise, giving joggers a truly unique setting to ply their trade. This is the 7th edition of The Addo Elephant Trail Run, where runners will share the bush with our favourite, trunk-swaying, tusked leviathans. The marathon is extremely popular and, with 76km and 44km routes available through the vast Addo Elephant National Park, will test both the mental and physical limits of the participants. These routes take the
South Africa is once again set to become the centre of the footballing world this week with the start of The Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2013. The competition presents a colourful celebration of African football and promises only the finest skills, goals and distinctive flair that the continent has to offer. The festivities kick off this coming Saturday, 19 January, when our very own Bafana Bafana will be taking on a dangerous Cape Verde side at The National Stadium (better known as Soccer City or The FNB Stadium). Although the opening and final games of the competition will be hosted at this spectacular arena, other matches will take place in Port Elizabeth, Nelspruit, Durban and Rustenburg. With big tournaments reaching our
A new addition to the Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) sporting calendar is the inaugural Nelson Mandela Bay Mile, set to boost NMB’s reputation as Africa’s Water Sport Capital. To be held on the 31st December, at the peak of the holiday season, this fun event is guaranteed to draw both locals and a fair share of tourists. The NMB Ocean Mile is organised by Mike Zoetmulder of Zports, who also brings us the Axxess DSL Ocean Racing Series, the SPAR Redhouse River Mile, the Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa Triathlon, the Eastern Province Ocean Water Swimming Series and the Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival. The 1.6km swim will follow the natural flow of the ocean, from Humewood Beach across to Kings Beach, and will start at 9am.
Rugby Fans, are you ready for Rugby’s BIGGEST Party? Cell C has recently been announced as the new title sponsor of The Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens, promising an even more rocking event for the South African leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series on the 8th and 9th of December 2012. The NMB Sevens Tournament is the third round of the HSBC Sevens World Series consisting of nine tournaments throughout the Sevens season from October through to June. Our very own Blitzbokke will battle it out with 15 other international Sevens teams for the much desired tournament title. With Cell C on board the party is going “Gangnam Style”! The awesome Graeme Watkins Project and Goodluck will kick start the festivities on Saturday the 8th, later
Top Show Jumpers and equestrian enthusiasts from across South Africa are headed for Port Elizabeth for the Nissan FEI World Cup Qualifier. This prestigious event kicks off on the 15th of November running through to the 18th November 2012, at the Port Elizabeth Riding Club in Lorraine. Nissan is proud to be the main sponsor of the 2012 World Cup Qualifier, an event that celebrates a proud equestrian heritage. The Nissan World Cup Qualifier is the last leg of the Nissan Riders Series competition, in which the rider who accumulates the most points over the series will win a brand new Nissan Juke. As current supporters of the Nissan Easter Festivalin Gauteng and the Nissan Winter Classic in Kwa-Zulu Natal, it is no surprise