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20 11, 2023

Cape Torpedo SwimRun Thrills with Cold Water Mother City Adventures

By |2023-11-20T09:30:17+02:00November 20th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Cape Torpedo SwimRun Thrills with Cold Water Mother City Adventures

The wildly cool Torpedo SwimRun took to the roads, trails and icy Atlantic Ocean of Cape Town on Saturday, 18 November. The event boasted three distances; the extreme Ops, the racing Cape, and the introduction to SwimRun Cosy. In the Cape race the mixed category was the day’s focus, with prizes being awarded to the [...]

15 11, 2023

SwimRun Might Be My Favourite Sport

By |2023-11-15T10:05:55+02:00November 15th, 2023|Oceans & Rivers|Comments Off on SwimRun Might Be My Favourite Sport

I did my first Torpedo SwimRun in 2019. It was the Torpedo Wild, which featured an amazing swamble down the Kaaimans River and a mile swim across Island Lake, in Wilderness. Since then, I’ve worked at a few and taking part in a bunch of tours and even a Torpedo Cape race. And, while I [...]

15 10, 2023

Ethiopians Storm to 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Titles

By |2023-10-15T13:18:38+02:00October 15th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Ethiopians Storm to 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon Titles

The 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon was won by Ethiopians Adane Kebede Gebre and Tsige Haileslase Abreha on Sunday, 15 October. Windstill conditions on the start line, alongside the DHL Cape Town Stadium in Green Point, belied the gusty nature of the wind on the rest of the course. This slowed the elite men significantly [...]

13 10, 2023

Racing Towards Africa’s First Major – The 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

By |2023-10-13T14:10:36+02:00October 13th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Racing Towards Africa’s First Major – The 2023 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is on course to progress from Abbott World Marathon Majors Candidate to Africa’s First Major thanks to the 18 000 participants who will toe the start line on 15 October 2023. This number exceeds the 15 000 runner target and is a 6 000 increase from 2022. Excitement levels should thus be sky-high [...]

9 06, 2023

Trails: Tar Road Cruising Through Cape Point Nature Reserve

By |2023-06-09T11:22:27+02:00June 9th, 2023|Trails|Comments Off on Trails: Tar Road Cruising Through Cape Point Nature Reserve

Cape Point National Park is one of South Africa's most visited nature reserves. It is also a great place to visit by bike, with easy rides, along a network of tarred roads, providing a selection of meandering routes through the most southern tip of the Cape Peninsula. Copy and images: Jacques Marais Local Buzz: Cape [...]

25 05, 2023

Torpedo SwimRun Puts the Focus on Mixed Team Racing for Flagship Cape Event

By |2023-05-25T15:06:13+02:00May 25th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Torpedo SwimRun Puts the Focus on Mixed Team Racing for Flagship Cape Event

Torpedo SwimRun promote their events as “wildly cool”. This is certainly true, especially for the flagship Cape race; which is scheduled for 18 November 2023. Not only does is boast an exceptionally scenic route along Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard from Sandy Bay to the iconic Clifton Fourth, but it also includes wild ocean swims and [...]

11 04, 2021

Watkinson and Trautman Swim and Run to Torpedo Cape Victory

By |2021-04-11T16:48:00+02:00April 11th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Watkinson and Trautman Swim and Run to Torpedo Cape Victory

Two of South Africa’s premier triathletes, Annah Watkinson and Matt Trautman, strayed far from their usual road racing roots to take part in the Torpedo SwimRun Cape by OUTsurance, on Sunday. The pair showed their class in the swim and run legs, as well as overcame the unusual elements of navigating kelp beds and rock [...]

18 11, 2019

Quénet Siblings Breeze to Torpedo SwimRun Cape Success

By |2019-11-18T18:17:46+02:00November 18th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Quénet Siblings Breeze to Torpedo SwimRun Cape Success

Nicholas and Alexandra Quénet set a new course record, in windy conditions, on their way to victory in the 2019 Torpedo SwimRun Cape; on Sunday, 17 November. The siblings, from Worcester, both have triathlon pedigrees and utilised the down-wind swim conditions to blitz the rest of the field. In so doing they became the first [...]

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