The Strongman Golden Age

The Strongman Golden Age

Before Brian Shaw. Before Žydrūnas Savickas. Before Samuel Frauenstein, Lawrence da Silva, Ettiene Smit and Tristan O’Brien, there was a group of athletes who were each stronger than 10 men. They could bend iron bars with their teeth and break chains. They represented...
Sprint Triathlon: A Tri For All

Sprint Triathlon: A Tri For All

A sprint triathlon is a great event to test and improve the skill levels of novice and experienced triathletes alike. Abré Roux explains why… Longer isn’t always better. Just like T20 cricket has forced even the best batsman & bowlers in the world to...
Challenging The #FindYourXtreme Fear Factor

Challenging The #FindYourXtreme Fear Factor

Late in September 2016, a bunch of athletes travelled to Hermanus to get a sneak preview of the events on offer at the 2017 Hi-Tec Walkerbay Xtreme between 29 April and 1 May. They swam. They ran. And they jumped… off stomach-churning high cliffs. It takes a...
What Makes For A Great Event?

What Makes For A Great Event?

Paul Ingpen, MD of Electric Ink Media, editor of a multiple publications including Ironman Magazine, event organiser and passionate competitive multisporter, shares his insights on the key ingredients that make an event stand out on the calendar… Having done...
#FindYourXtreme, no matter your finish time and ability

#FindYourXtreme, no matter your finish time and ability

What does it take to #findyourxtreme? Must you be a champion athlete? Is it about facing your fears or taking risks? Somerset West triathlete Bennii van Rooy reflects on her own journey, and concludes that in order to #FindYourXtreme, you must be prepared to break out...
Hermanus: So Much More Than Whales

Hermanus: So Much More Than Whales

Hermanus is synonymous with the Whale Festival in Spring.  But there is so much more to this picturesque seaside village, as Frieda Lloyd, Cape Whale Coast Tourism Manager explains… Situated on the southern coast of the Western Cape only ninety minutes from Cape...
Arafat Gatabazi: The Swimmer Who Doesn’t Give Up

Arafat Gatabazi: The Swimmer Who Doesn’t Give Up

Arafat Gatabazi is a beloved member of Cape Town’s open water swimming community, and his passion for the ocean shines through at every OWS event. But this is not the story of a young man who has been winning swimming trophies since he was a toddler. Instead, this is...
Big Prize Money Up For Grabs In The 2017 Walkerbay Xtreme

Big Prize Money Up For Grabs In The 2017 Walkerbay Xtreme

While the prize money for each event in the 2017 Hi-Tec Walkerbay Xtreme is still being finalised, two races already boast an impressive collective prize purse: The WBX Urban Xtreme MTB Criterium and Big 6 Xtreme Challenge each offers a share of R30,000 to its top...
Well known Athletes test WBX2017

Well known Athletes test WBX2017

Picture above ((from L-R) – seasoned triathlete Paul Ingpen, elite triathlete and international rising star Theo Blignaut, Vicky van der Merwe – defending WBX triathlon champion, former junior world biathlon champ and founder of Stellenbosch Triathlon Squad...
Dear 2015 Walkerbay Xtreme participant

Dear 2015 Walkerbay Xtreme participant

We are all hard at work organizing the numerous aspects needed to host a successful and unforgettable Walkerbay Xtreme Adventure Sport Festival, and we are excited to announce that we have a secured HI-TEC and Sumaridge Wine Estate as our sponsors for the next 3...
HI-TEC partners with WBX

HI-TEC partners with WBX

The HI-TEC Walker Bay Xtreme is a multi-discipline adventure sport challenge, that happens in the heart of the beautiful fishing village of Hermanus. This year (and for the following 3 years) HI-TEC will be partnering with this inaugural event where participants will...
WBX2017 is a go !!!

WBX2017 is a go !!!

After last year’s success we are proud to announce that Hermanus will once again become the playground for the Walkerbay Xtreme Adventure Sport Festival! Next year HI-TEC South Africa and Sumaridge Estate Wines have come on board as our primary sponsors for our...