News published January 2017


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COOKE WINS EP TRI CHAMPS
23 Jan 2017
In his very first EP Olympic distance championship race, Port Elizabeth youngster Keegan Cooke, fought back bravely after crashing into the back of a car half way through the cycle leg to secure the EP Men's Title. Close on 100 triathletes contested the EP Triathlon Champships In near perfect conditions at PE's Pollok Beach on Saturday morning, with the top competitors vying for a place in the... Read More

XTERRA NELSON MANDELA BAY ROUTES READY TO RUN AND RIDE
23 Jan 2017
XTERRA Warriors taking part in the Fedhealth XTERRA Nelson Mandela Bay the weekend of 10 – 12 February 2017, will be pleased to hear that the mountain bike and trail run routes are marked and open to athletes to test . Read More

UPSET AS BLACKS WIN 2KM SWIM
23 Jan 2017
Sunday was certainly a great start to the 2017 swimming season for the Black family with both Slater and Paige winning their respective 2km Ocean Swim races during the 7th round of the popular and unique aQuellé Ocean Racing Series at Hobie Beach. Read More

RIVER MILE NOW MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY
23 Jan 2017
The 93rd River Mile will be rebranded as the SPAR Summer Festival to cater for a broader audience, organisers announced today. Michael Zoetmulder of Zsports said that, in consultation with the partners, they had decided to change the name of one of Port Elizabeth’s longest running sports events to shift the focus from a purely swimming angle to that of a family festival. Read More

WIN A TRIP TO XTERRA REUNION WITH FEDHEALTH AND XTERRA SOUTH AFRICA
20 Jan 2017
One lucky 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA entrant will stand the chance to win an exciting trip to the idyllic Reunion Island complements of Fedhealth, the Title Sponsor of the world’s largest XTERRA. Read More

ST GEORGE’S PARK TO HOST 1st MOMENTUM ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL
20 Jan 2017
St George’s Park kickstarts 2017 by hosting the 1st Momentum One Day International between the Proteas and Sri Lanka on Saturday 28th January at 10:00. Read More

EP TRIATHLON CHAMPS THIS SATURDAY
19 Jan 2017
The Eastern Province Triathlon Championships, hosted by About IT, will take place this Saturday morning at Pollok Beach with three distances being contested for the Provincial honours. The Super Sprint Distance race for the youth will comprise of a 300m swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run; the Sprint Distance Triathlon being a 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run will be the EP Junior Championships... Read More

BUSY FESTIVE SEASON IN FRONTIER REGION NATIONAL PARKS
19 Jan 2017
The five South African National Parks in the Frontier Region experienced a boost in visitor numbers over the past festive season. The Addo Elephant, Camdeboo, Garden Route, Karoo and Mountain Zebra National Parks all seemed to be gain in popularity compared to the same period over the last two years. Read More

NELSON MANDELA BAY THRILLED TOURISTS WITH VARIETY THIS SUMMER
19 Jan 2017
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism(NMBT) has experienced a successful summer with tourists from across the globe being impressed with the destinations tourism offerings. The summer had ideal weather conditions alongside festive events and activations allowing tourists to experience not only the beach but also a variety of wildlife, heritage and adventure activities. Read More

AN EVENING WITH EVITA BEZUIDENHOUT
17 Jan 2017
“Inspirational. Transformational. Funny. Glamorous. Topical. Typically South African. Optimistic. Hopeful.” These are some of the words used to describe Evita Bezuidenhout’s recent State of the Nation address to corporates, conferences, think-tanks, indabas, award ceremonies and report-backs. The most famous white woman in South Africa is focusing on the need to move from the... Read More

VAN ZYL SET FOR FINAL SEASON OF XTERRA LITE
16 Jan 2017
Up-and-coming off-road triathlete, Ruan Van Zyl will be seen in action at all three Fedhealth XTERRA Lite races in 2017 (Buffelspoort, Nelson Mandela Bay and Grabouw) before moving on to the Fedhealth XTERRA (long course) in 2018. Read More

VIBEY VALLEY VIBES RETURNING BIGGER AND BETTER
16 Jan 2017
PORT ELIZABETH – After an overwhelmingly positive response from Port Elizabeth musos in September, Valley Vibes is set to return to The Bay Saturday, 4 February 2017 and is returning with everything done bigger and better. As an outdoor music festival, Valley Vibes is located in the beautiful Baakens Valley where the natural amphitheatre sets the tone for an extraordinarily relaxed environment. Read More

BAAKENS FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY ACCELERATES INTO THE NEW YEAR
13 Jan 2017
The third edition of Baakens Food Truck Friday takes to the streets on 20 January 2017. Situated in Lower Valley Road, Baakens Valley, the evening market begins at 4pm and ends at 9pm. This unique outdoor event has quickly established itself as a favourite must-see meeting place for families, friends and visitors. Read More

THE GRUFFALO ARRIVES IN PORT ELIZABETH
13 Jan 2017
After a hugely successful Cape Town run and an equally well-received holiday season in Port Alfred, the South African version of Tall Stories’ UK West End hit, The Gruffalo, opens on Sunday 15 January at The Savoy Theatre in Port Elizabeth. The Gruffalo is in town until 28 January with two shows most days (11am and 3pm). Bookings can be made online at www.gruffalolive.co.za or by calling 046... Read More