Three Peaks Challenge – 3 November 2012

Three Peaks Challenge November 3 2012

The Three Peaks Challenge is an annual fun endurance challenge which was first conquered by Carl Wilhelm Schneeberger’s in 1897 - having successfully ascended Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain and Lion’s Head starting from and returning each time to 108 Long Street (the old Johannesburg Hotel). Now Three Peaks is a challenge most endurance athetes aspire to compete in - somewhat similar to IronMan, although shorter, the mental and physical barriers have to be admired! There is an exclusive amount of entries limited to 120 participants. Starting at 5am, athletes will ascend Devil’s Peak, Table Mountain to Maclear’s Beacon, via Platteklip Gorge and finally Lion’s Head – all Three Peaks must be completed within the 14hour cut                  

Mayhem hits the Mother City

Mother City Mayhem

Roller Derby is a ladies contact sport played by two teams of five members on old school style roller skates. Now don’t loose us with the lingo, here’s how the game goes… game play consists of a series of short matchups referred to as "jams" in which both teams nominate a scoring player called the "jammer" - this member is responsible for scoring points by lapping members of the opposing team. The teams attempt to assist their own jammer while hindering the opposing jammer — in effect, playing both offense and defence simultaneously. Does this tickle your skate buds? Well Cape Town has its very own Roller Derby league and anyone can join the league, but you must pass certain skills tests to be cleared for scrimmages and                  

Chocks away for Gun Run 2012

Cape Town Gun Run 2012

It is evident that with a little “spring” in our steps, we get out of bed with ease and in saying that it is even easier to beat the procrastination and head outdoors to get into shape for summer. If that doesn’t motivate you then hopefully this will… Chocks away for the annual Cape Town Gun Run is hitting our streets on October 14th 2012. Every year the Gun Run nominates a charity and this years nominated charity is the JAG Foundation’s Community Cross Country League, all the funds raised from the 2012 run will assist in raising awareness and fund programmes that encourage children to participate in cross country events. Get your entries now for either the 21km half-marathon, 10km or 5km fun run, runners will take off from the                  

Ryans² Run, bring your dog not your horse

Ryans Run Constantia Green belt 19 August 2012

Once upon a time two mates Ryan and Ryan, surnames Sandes and Scott agreed to meet at Vida e Cafe in Constantia for a pre-run coffee. Unfortunately the doors weren’t open yet and they were eager-beavers, so Scott challenged Sandes to run to the Vida e Caffe in Camps Bay. And so, Ryans² was born. Since the last social run they organized, Ryan Sandes (acclaimed ultra marathon champ) has been to the Blue Mountains in Australia and won over 100km’s, he then came second in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range run covering over 160km’s! Phew… as if that is not enough, he then blitzed the fish river canyon solo and met up with Scott in the Pyrenees of France for a more casual jog. It is not likely you have covered as many miles over the                  

Ride your bicycle this #moonlightmass

Moonlight mass Cape Town City cycling

The City of Cape Town rocks… Period! It is just one of those cities that ignites a desire within every one of us to explore every nook and cranny, soak in EVERYTHING! The Non Motorised Transport system is growing in popularity rapidly - making us more conscious of those moments when you sit in your car, going round and round the block looking for that parking to open... rather stop and re-think your mode of transport... Cycling is the new black, so get out of your car and get on ya good ‘ol faithful bicycle chaps. #moonlightmass is the brain child of Daniel Graham and Elad Kirshenbaum - an uber cool social cycling experience highlighting the fact that Cape Town has an embarrassingly high carbon emission rate that could be offset                  

Passionate about penguins? Then Waddle for a Week

Waddle for a Week

If you've driven between Gansbaai and Betty's Bay this week, you may have noticed a bunch of people dressed in black and white waddling along the road, sporting signs reading "Hoot for Penguins". We're in the midst of Waddle for a Week, organised  by the Two Oceans Aquarium to raise awareness about the plight of the endangered African penguin. Currently, there are only about 60 000 penguins in the wild, and scientists believe they could be extinct in the wild within 15 years. Following the success of last year's event, animal trainers across the country are walking, er, waddling, 130km between penguin colonies at Dyer Island near Gansbaai and Boulders Beach near Simonstown between Monday 16                  

Movember: Love your health, love your tash, man!

    All around the world, during the month of November, men compete to cultivate the most outrageous moustaches possible. If you’re concerned it’s a new long lasting fad, never fear – it’s Movember – and with their Mo’s these men aim to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer, testicular, and other cancers that typically affect men. Notoriously, men are either indifferent towards their own health (believing they’re invincible) or are scared stiff when it comes to confronting serious health issues. So let’s get men talking and testing and support the Mo Bros - and at the same time support CANSA. This is such a serious topic,                  

Soccer Match: Ajax vs Maritzburg @ Cape Town Stadium Saturday.

Event Transport Communications   1.GENERAL   1.1.    Date:   21 May 2011   1.2.    Time:   15:00   1.3.    Gates Open:   13:00   1.4.    Tickets Available at:   Computicket outlets. No tickets will be sold at the Stadium.   2.       Public Transport Spectators are encouraged to use public transport to and from the stadium. Please note the following:-   2.1.    Rail Services The normal Saturday schedules apply as no additional trains have been arranged for this event. Spectators can contact the City’s 24/7 toll-free Transport Information Centre on 0800 65 64 63 or for                  

Dutch-trained masseur Ronen Kaplan now in Hout Bay


Already feeling stressed out as the year fast becomes more hectic, and that  relaxing summer holiday feels like a distant memory? Well, why not try something new and different: Dutch-trained masseur Ronen Kaplan is back in Cape Town after working in Amsterdam for 18 years, and has opened The Sands Massage & Wellness Studio in Hout Bay. Ronen was born in South Africa and comes from a family of professional masseurs and spiritual therapists. He completed his theoretical and practical training in Massage Therapy at the well known Veerman College in Amsterdam, and later went to London where he did a training in Pregnancy Massage at The School of Body Therapy in Stratford.  After being                  

Profiles: Craig Wright, a new Homeopath in Cape Town


Dr Craig Wright has returned home to Cape Town after 10 years in the UK, and has opened a practice in Claremont, bringing with him some very unique skills and a fresh perspective on health and healing. Born in Somerset West, he obtained his Master’s Degree in Homeopathy and lectured in Durban before moving to London in 1999. While in the UK, Craig practised in Covent Garden, London, and lectured medical and homeopathic subjects at homeopathic colleges, while furthering his studies at the Dynamis School for Advanced Homeopathic Studies. His passion for natural healing methods and plant medicines in particular led to him being in demand as a teacher in the UK and he was privileged to be asked to train HIV activists in the