The Red Bull KTM squad gathered for a dusty showdown at the MX Nationals season finale on Saturday. With many of the championships undecided, riders set off with the determination to snatch up every last point they could. It was a day of celebration for the orange family with Pro Mini rider Camden Mc Lellan taking the championship. The final round was bitter-sweet for the legend-in-the-making, who did not end the season off as he had hoped. Mc Lellan crashed during training a few days prior to the Terra Topia event and was still recovering from concussion. He was advised to sit the race out, especially since he already had enough points to take the championship, and decided to attend the event to support his teammates. “I worked really hard for this championship, so I’m really glad the effort paid off. Next season I’ll be racing a 125, I’m so looking forward to that! I’ll also be overseas a lot more for the full ADAC series, and some EMX85 races,” said Mc Lellan. It was an epic end to the season for Red Bull KTM’s Kerim Fitz-Gerald. He took his place at the start with a specific goal in mind: “I want to win today. I haven’t done that in a while and I miss the feeling,” he said. An overall victory looked promising for the MX hero when he completely annihilated his competitors in the first heat of MX1. In a dramatic second heat, a high-speed crash up front was a stumbling block for many riders. Fitz-Gerald managed to slip past and keep his pace, finishing the heat in third. He walked away with second place for the day, and stepped onto the podium for an overall third place in the MX1 class for the season. “I struggled a bit this season, I hurt myself in the first round and started on the back foot after that. The other guys were also riding really well! The biggest lesson I’ve learnt this year to just stick the season out no matter what - you never know what could happen. I’m grateful to have ended things off like I did” said . . .
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Alexa Pienaar hit the ball out of the court with a stellar season and was duly rewarded when named sportswoman of the year at the University of Johannesburg's Sports Gala awards function recently. The humble squash star, who racked up a long list of achievements, said the award she received at the Johannesburg Country Club was completely unexpected and undoubtedly one of her highlights of the year. "I was awarded third place for sportswoman of the year last year, but I never expected to be awarded sportswoman of the year," said Pienaar, who also received the student-athlete award for excelling in sport and academics. "It has been a fantastic year and it is great for us athletes to get recognition for our efforts. We do not always realise that people do notice what we do so it is very rewarding getting an award of this nature." The third-year fine art student reached new heights when she was crowned University Sport South Africa champion while helping UJ to the overall title for the sixth year in a row in July. She also made it into the SA National Championships and SA Open semi-finals, which took place in Johannesburg in June and July. "I feel that this year has been my lucky year," said Pienaar, who lives in residence at the university. "I have been lucky enough to win the Hyundai Award (for up-and-coming squash stars) for 2017, which includes a full sponsorship with Hyundai, and now this. It is by far my best year in terms of achievements." The road to success had not been a smooth one, she said. Balancing her studies and squash was her greatest challenge and she admitted there had been many late nights. "I spent my nights doing class work while spending as much time as I could on court. I just worked harder and kept pushing myself," said the 23-year-old, who attended Outeniqua Primary in George and Menlo Park High in Pretoria. "Our teachers encouraged us to do every sport that the school offered. I ended up playing socially for a few . . .
Heart FM is set to host one of the biggest music festivals in the Western Cape on 10 February 2018 at the Newlands Cricket Stadium. The Heart Cape Town Music Festival will see 22 top South African acts on one stage including hip hop superstar AKA and the legendary Mango Groove to name but a few. The family friendly event aims to attract a diverse audience with music spanning across genre’s to appeal to both the young and young at heart. Heart FM Managing Director Renee Redelinghuys explains. “Putting on this multi-million rand event for the people of Cape Town is our way of saying thank you for making us the biggest radio station in the Western Cape*.” Festival Directors Denver Apollus and Marlo Paulse are confident that the Heart Cape Town Music Festival will be an event second to none. Apollus adds, “We are mindful of the challenges previous concerts at Newlands Cricket Ground has faced and we are applying a different model in the site layout for the event. Asked about the event, Paulse believes it is something unique to offer Heart FM’s listeners. “Apart from the affordability we see the Heart Cape Town Music Festival as an opportunity to bring Cape Town to life all on one stage.” Confirmed artists to perform on the day include: Jimmy Nevis, Youngsta CPT, Mark Alex, Prime Circle, Craig Lucas, AKA, Casper Nyovest, Sketchy Bongo, Tresor, Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels, Mango Groove, Die Heuwels Fantasties, Nasty C, Emo Adams, Sasha Lee, Alistair Izobell , Salome, Kurt Darren, Chad Saaiman, Jarrad Ricketts and Airborne. Tickets for the event are priced between R70 and R150 and can be purchased via computicket. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Southern Africa - October 19, 2017: Carton packaging for dairy, juice, and food is the healthy, sustainable option that meets the modern lifestyle needs of busy people. Carton packs protect food that families need for healthy, happy, well-developed lives as it makes its way from farms to their tables and consumption on the go. Carton packs are also good for the environment, since they’re made from renewable wood fibre resources overseen to be responsibly managed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and they’re 100% recyclable right here in South Africa. Most importantly, they’re made to be convenient for busy people on the go because they’re light, portable, and are easily resealed. They also don’t need to be kept chilled before opening – normally one of the biggest hassles with healthy, fresh food and drink mums tote for kids or pack into school lunch bags. “Carton packs offer three main benefits,” says Penny Ntuli, communications director of Tetra Pak South Africa. “They protect healthy and nutritious food, they’re sustainable and environmentally friendly, and they’re convenient for busy, modern lifestyles.” Tetra Pak pioneered the technology that makes this possible over decades based on global experiences. It has culminated in innovative carton that keeps food and drink such as milk and juice fresh for at least six months without any preservatives and without having to refrigerate it. Tetra Pak carton packs are predominantly made from paperboard, a renewable resource that reduces environmental impact. And it produces biodegradable plastic, used for caps and protective coatings, derived from sugarcane. “Our cartons help to ensure food is preserved and can be transported conveniently from farms to tables – without preservatives,” says Ntuli. “And they help our customers carry cartons on the go. No spillage, no fuss.” People benefit from the convenience of the small portion sizes, no need to refrigerate before opening, ability to . . .
The South African Sevens team, current HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions, will face Scotland, winners of the 2017 HSBC London Sevens tournament, in the final match on Day One of the Assupol International Sevens Tournament in Stellenbosch next Saturday. This exciting tournament, which will also see African powerhouses Kenya and Uganda in action, will take place on Saturday, 28 and Sunday, 29 October at the Markotter Stadium in Stellenbosch. The fixtures for the tournament has been announced and spectators can look forward to some highly entertaining rugby action. Apart from the four World Series contestants, England Academy, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Mauritius will also play in the event, which forms part of Assupol’s vision of growing the game by hosting high calibre tournaments like this one. South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe will represent Africa in the Rugby World Cup Sevens that will take place next year July in San Francisco, while Uganda won the recent African Championships and will also participate in the World Series tournaments in Dubai and Cape Town in December. The Assupol International Sevens Tournament will also feature a U17 international section, where the SA u17 team, coached by Marius Schoeman, Argentina, Namibia, Western Province, SA All Stars, Boland and SWD will participate. The Youth Olympics will take place in Buenos Aires in October next year and the international youth teams are using this tournament as part of their lead-up to that. Some of the best schoolboy talent in the country will be on display for the SA side. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Boland Cellar is celebrating spring for various reasons including the beautiful months ahead, last stretch of the year, and range of recent awards received. In addition to warmer weather, wine lovers can look forward to enjoying the Paarl region’s best wines, especially those recognised at national and international wine awards such as the Michelangelo's, Ultra Value Wine Challenge and Veritas. For more information on Boland Cellar’s wines, visit http://www.bolandcellar.co.za, follow @BolandCellar on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
The Ashburton Investments National MTB Series took over the quaint town of Kaapsehoop last weekend. Situated 1586m above sea level on the Highveld escarpment, this mountain village made for an epic season finale. For the first time in the popular mountain bike series, riders cross the finish line on a mountain top. The first stage of the event had all eyes on Team Pyga Euro Steel's Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes who entered into an epic battle for the series title. A lot was at stake for the mountain biking heroes, who took their place at the Kaapsehoop start line with less than a 200 point different on the series standings. It was Beukes who came out on top on the first and second stage of the event. He did not fail to live up to his climbing abilities and maximised his strengths on the 1600m elevation gain each day: "It was a challenging route, with a nice big climb at the end. I felt like I was riding in Europe somewhere! I want to do a lot more races like this," said Beukes. He admitted that his victory did not come easy: "I had to push extremely hard in those final 2km, and just managed to come out on top!" Buys, who finished in a close second place, showed nothing but pride for his teammate: “All I can say is well done to Matthys! He had a rough season last year, and he made sure to make up for everything he missed out on." Reflecting on the season, he added, "So happy with the way it has all ended. This series is important to us - it has the most diversity, prize money and represents our sponsors really well. It's also the ideal opportunity for youngsters to start smashing us elite riders, It's been awesome to see guys like Wessel Botha come out here and actually challenge us." With marathon champion Nico Bell and his Team NAD Pro teammate, Gawie Combrinck out of the mix, it was HB Kruger and Waylon Woolcock who presented the next greatest threat. The BXC riders finished third and fourth respectively. With the in-form Robyn de Groot . . .
In a bid to ensure the green effect is high on their priority list, organisers of the Tshwane Classic have joined forces with South Africa's largest paper recycler for the road race in Pretoria on November 5. Mpact Recycling, who form part of the Johannesburg-based paper and plastic packaging business Mpact Limited, will be throwing their support behind next month's cycling festival in the capital. Mpact business development officer Roland Thompson said they came on board after discussions with race spokesman Mauritz Meyer, who is working on the event with ASG Events. "We want to use this opportunity to create awareness of our ability to recycle paper cups used in the race," said Thompson, who added this was the only cycling race in which they were involved. "In addition we wish to engage with the consumers of Tshwane, who are part of our household collection programme." He said the company annually recycled 450 000 tonnes of paper, which is the equivalent of filling 552 Olympic swimming pools. "All this paper is used in the manufacture of recycle-based paper and packaging, which reduces the reliance on virgin fibre," said Thompson. "We seek to divert material from landfill, create jobs and ensure a sustainable packaging and recycling industry." Mpact will be providing receptacles at all water points and Thompson said they encouraged cyclists to do their best to deposit their cups into the bins. "We wish the cyclists a safe race and encourage them to maintain hydration," he added. ASG Events operations manager Darren Herbst said they needed to comply with certain regulations in hosting races of this nature. "The main issue is that we have to make sure that the areas surrounding the water points are all cleaned up after the cyclists have been through," he said. "For this we employ a team of workers from the local community to assist us in clearing the debris." He added that they were also required to use environmentally friendly . . .