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JUNE 2013




INDEX 1 Hydrapak hydration systems 2-3 Cycling safety and security 4-10 Events Staff - new expertise at Head Office, 11 store arrivals and radio waves

Hydrapak hydration systems

For cyclists, motorcyclists, runners & paddlers Hydrapak manufactures its own-brand packs as well as components for other leading manufacturers and for military use Reyes 3 l Plentiful hydration, storage and comfort LOGO REQUIRED

Avila 2 l Great capacity, minimalist design



• Pack weight: Only 200 g • CrossSoft nylon diamond ripstop with interlock stretch fabrics • Reservoir is reversible for easy cleaning and drying • Easy-connection plus ShapeShift technology and 360° insulation • Mesh pocket with pump loop • Silky slider sternum strap • Key clip and reflective light loop • 0,75 l gear storage in internal compartments

• Pack weight: 453 g • CrossSoft nylon diamond ripstop and polyester • Reservoir is reversible for easy cleaning and drying • Easy-connection plus ShapeShift technology and 360° insulation • Large main pocket with pump sleeve and zipped organizer pocket and key clip • Soft, moisture-wicking back panel • Quick-access front mesh pocket • Silky slider sternum strap • Removable waist belt • Reflective light loop • 5,3 l gear storage • Dual horizontal gear straps and buckles for larger gear



safety and security 2


Rear Cycle Light


2 laser beams create a visible rear safety lane ensuring other vehicles pass at a safe distance

• Main light offers 3 modes: steady, flashing and strobe • Weather- and shock-proof polycarbonate cover • Universal attachment bracket • Runs on 2 x AAA batteries


Combo Coil Cable Lock


• 150 cm long x 8 mm thick vinyl-coated cable • 4-digit number code • Self-coiling to store easily in a pocket • Raised combination dials are easy to use while wearing cycling gloves

Combo Glow Cable Lock


Glow-in-dark lock with large numbers and glove-friendly dials

• Extra-long 210 cm x 10 mm thick vinyl-coated cable • Raised combination dials are easy to use while wearing cycling gloves • 4-digit combination lock

Self-coiling, compact lock with glove-friendly dials

U-Lock and Key


High-security system that’s pick-, pull- and drill-resistant

• 12 mm thick hardened steel shackle with protective coating • Automatic dust cover • 2 keys • Quick-release mounting bracket


Getting out there to support SA athletes

In April and May our brand blazed brightly at core events. While the athletes were dedicated, our staff were equally so. Thanks a million, guys. When a stressed athlete sees our red, white and blue colours, they know - Sportsmans Warehouse is there, Sportsmans Warehouse does care.

EVENTS: We put our mark

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Getting out there to support SA athletes

First Ascent Mast Challenge, Cape Town For runners and riders - or both together. This challenging event takes contestants up above the suburb of Tokai to the communications mast on the mountain. Runners do 10,5 km up and then 10,5 km down. Cyclists ride 11,5 km to the top. Those hard-core athletes competing in the King of the Mountain do both - running up and down first, then riding up. On 13 April 500 people entered (a good field for an event like this) and 451 finished. Tokai staff manned the watering point halfway up - and registration was also done in Tokai store. Marie Wessels from Head Office (pictured here) completed the run in 01:00:50 and was placed third in the ladies’ run category.


Getting out there to support SA athletes

Weskus Marathon Langebaan, West Coast This lovely road race follows an undulating route mainly through the West Coast National Park, which curves around the lagoon at Langebaan, about 123 km from Cape Town. This year’s event took place on 20 April and attracted over 3500 runners to the full marathon, half marathon and 5 km race. Mike and his incredible team from Tyger Valley actually camped in Langebaan the night before, along with intrepid staff from Somerset West, to ensure that they were there really early to set up their tables. We also made a few useful sales at the little expo before the event. Congrats to our staff and to the organizers, Langebaan Strandlopers and West Coast Honorary Rangers.


Getting out there to support SA athletes

Wilro Lions Cycle Challenge, West Rand The Wilro Lions Cycle Challenge is a fundraising project organized by the Wilro Park Roodepoort Lions Club and held at the Tarlton International Raceway between Magaliesburg and Krugersdorp. There is a choice of two routes, 114 km or 41 km, with the long route being an official seeding event for the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. Registration took place at our Princess Crossing store, with every online entrant going into the draw for an Avalanche 250 ATX mountain bike with the draw and hand-over in the store the day before the race. On race day the morning mist didn’t dampen the spirits of Westgate staff who branded the event superbly and ran an excellent watering point. We also provided vouchers as prizes for this worthy event.


Getting out there to support SA athletes

Cradle of Mankind Half Marathon, Central Gauteng This follows a moderate route from Muldersdrit through the beautiful Kromdraai Conservancy. It passes the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve, whence the breeze might carry a few roars to spur runners on. The two distances, half marathon and 10 km, saw a total of 1456 entrants completing the course. Frikkie and the team from Fourways were ready and waiting at the start by a challenging 3.30 a.m. on race day. Although most of the branding had been in place since the night before, they still needed to set up the arches at the start and finish. Well done, early birds.


Getting out there to support SA athletes

Wally Hayward Marathon, Gauteng North The ‘Wally’, organized by the Alpha Centurion Runners, has been run since 1977 and currently offers a marathon, a half, a 10 km, a 4,9 km ‘marafun’ and a one km kiddies’ race. This year it supported six charities and over 8400 athletes competed. It is one of the biggest road running events on the calendar and Quinton, Anton and a team of enthusiastic staff from Atterbury did a wonderful job at our watering point as the large field of runners poured past.


Getting out there to support SA athletes

Colgate 32 km & 15 km Road Race, Boksburg This popular event has been a fixture on the East Rand scene for the past 30 years. Its fast two-lap course makes it a popular race for Comrades runners, while less serious entrants enjoy the 5 km fun run and the 50 m kids’dash. The course starts and finishes at the Boksburg City Stadium and the whole day is arranged by the Boksburg Athletic Club. This year over 4000 runners competed and Juan and his team from East Rand held our name up high with great branding and service.


Staff bulletin

Fresh faces, new expertise at Head Office Erik Etsebeth

Candice Griego

joined our H.O. team as Financial Manager in May. He graduated in 2009 from the University of Stellenbosch with a B. Comm. (Hons) in Management Accounting and initially joined Unilever. As time went by, however, the urge to work within the sports sector was too strong, probably fuelled by dedication to his provincial hockey referee duties. Who knows, give him enough experience and time on the field and Erik might well be the ref we see in the spotlight on TV.

our brand-new distributor in Equipment 3 comes to us from a background in logistics. After studying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, she started her professional career at Crossroads, a services provider specializing in the integration and improvement of clients’ supply chains. Now in the world of sport, she looks forward to distributing replica and swimming gear, sports meds and running accessories, to name just a few of her responsibilities. All her after-work hours are devoted to enjoying quality time with her children.

Store staff arrivals Port Elizabeth gained two bright, new staff members recently.

Welcome to the team Kelly Mclean

Haroldine Douglas



Tyger Valley manager rides the radio waves Mike Priest, the renowned manager of our Tyger Valley branch, handled the nerve-racking experience of a live radio interview with great success recently. The occasion was our in-store registration for the popular Safari Half Marathon. The interviewer was from Radio Tygerberg 104fm which reaches over 500 000 listeners in the catchment area daily. The outcome was great publicity for our on-going involvement with running in SA. Pictured here are (left to right): Mike Priest, Lindie Meyer (H.O. community liaison), a Radio Tygerberg staffer and Craig Pike (Western Cape Regional Manager).


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