Saturday, April 1, 2023

Extreme Sports

Africa is the new best playground for all types of Xtreme Sports. Also see XOA, SPNA’s own TV series, now streaming on SPNAfrica.co.za

Two Oceans Marathon chair upbeat about new beginnings and an end to turbulent times

Sixty-four-year-old Brackenfell-based distance runner and grandfather of two, William Christian Swartbooi, enters his second term as Two Oceans Marathon NPC Chairperson and his 10th year on the board.  Being familiar with athletic trends, he is optimistic that the historic...

Sandes to take on UTD

Madeira’s loss is South Africa’s gain in ultra-distance trail running this month. Trail super-star Ryan Sandes, who had planned to run the Ultra-trail Madeira on the Portuguese island this month, has opted instead to race locally. Sandes was to have...

Trail running’s Golden Ticket

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a classic children's book by Roald Dahl, loved by children around the world, in large part due to the excitement created by a contest to win a “golden ticket” which would entitle the...

Live action another winner at UTCT

By Stephen Granger Jim Walmsley and Courtney Dauwalter blazed to impressive victories on Table Mountain trails in last week’s Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) 100km, but there was an impressive ‘behind the scenes’ alternate ‘relay run’ over the challenging course with...

How far can a person run in 24 hours? This ultra marathon star will...

Yiannis Kouros is a living legend.  The Greek athlete’s extraordinary feats of ultra-distance running defy belief.  Many of his records, set in the 80s and 90s, still stand.  But one, of which Kouros boasted would stand for centuries, is...

SA strongmen looking to smash world record during Live-streamed Southern Cape Strongman

Shane Jensen and a who's who of South Africa's strongest men will look to smash a world record during Saturday's (October 17) Southern Cape Strongman competition. The event, which can be viewed on the new Africa-wide sports streaming network, SPNAfrica...

Cowboys head internationals at UTCT

by Stephen Granger Cape Town, South Africa is a long way from cowboy territory.  Jim Walmsley is the best-known of a group of runners raised in Arizona, USA, who once called themselves the "Coconino Cowboys" after the second-largest county in the...

McCann world-class run seals trail segment

Top women's ultra trail runner Toni McCann vaulted back to the top of the leader board of July's #Gone2Gone trail segment in Cape Town on Friday (July 31), delivering a world-class performance in trail and road running. McCann made...

Steyn signs up for virtual Cape Town

South African ultra-marathon sensation, Gerda Steyn has signed up for the 2020 Cape Town Marathon. The marathon - which is to be run virtually in 2020 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic - earlier netted international star Mo Farah, who...

Summit South Africa – a challenge

Four intrepid adventurers are tackling a unique challenge as part of the Summit South Africa programme – running from the lowest to highest points in South Africa in one go. by Stephen Granger While the highest point of the country is...