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Kalmer's Corner

Out for Now, but Back Soon!

01 September 2015 - It doesn’t matter whether you’re a pro athlete or a social runner, it is equally frustrating to be injured. Especially when it means missing out on a big event you had your heart set on...
News Flash

2016 Comrades Entries Open 1 September

31 August 2015 - Entries for the 2016 Comrades Marathon, the 91st edition of the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon, will open tomorrow, Tuesday 1 September 2015. The entry period will close on 30 ...
My Goal

Pledge to #RunClean

27 August 2015 - We’re calling on all runners to join our #RunClean campaign, because we feel very strongly about the litter problem in road running. It’s time to clean up our running act! Here at ...
News Flash

Comrades Gives R4.6 Million to Charities

27 August 2015 - The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) officially handed over more than R4.66 million to its six official charities on Wednesday 26 August. These funds were raised from its 2015 Comrades Marathon ...
Race Calendar

September Race Calendar

27 August 2015 - South African runners are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as other runni...
Body Science

Hints for Shinsplints

25 August 2015 - One of the most common overuse running injuries is shinsplints, a burning pain that results when small tears occur in the muscles around your shin bone (tibia). If you have it, here’s what yo...
My Story

Addicted in SA

25 August 2015 - It began with “Luisa, we have great news for you,” the mail that informed me about my gap year placement in South Africa. So in August 2014 I came to Durbanville in the Cape and started...
Obstacle Racing

No Fear for Obstacle First-timers

25 August 2015 - It can be daunting to prepare yourself physically and mentally for your first obstacle race, especially if you don’t know what to expect, but this simple advice will get you to the start line...
News Flash

Comrades 2016: It Will Humble You

13 August 2015 - The 2016 Comrades Marathon campaign was launched by the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) in Johannesburg on Thursday 13 August, with the proudly South African 2015 Comrades Marathon winners, Gif...
Features

Backwards for the Bees

07 August 2015 - Running the Comrades forwards is hard enough as it is for most runners, so just imagine how much harder it must be to run it backwards! But that is what Farai Sinomwe did this year, and it should g...
Nutrition

Super C!

06 August 2015 - Mostly known for its flu-fighting properties, Vitamin C can also pack a punch and influence your performance out on the road, as well as help you recover quicker. – BY ESMÉ MARÉ...
Training
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Winter Alternatives

06 August 2015 - Winters are not for sissies. They’re dark and cold, and can be downright miserable. But that doesn’t mean you have to take months off from training only to start from scratch come early...
News Flash

Old Mutual Signs Up as Soweto Marathon Sponsor

05 August 2015 - The Soweto Marathon is proud to announce Old Mutual as its new title sponsor for the next three years. With the backing of Old Mutual, the Soweto Marathon will host about 21,000 runners and walkers...
Features

Sprinters on Fire!

05 August 2015 - To say that South African sprinting is looking good right now would be one of the biggest understatements ever made in the history of track and field in this country, because so far this year we&rs...
Kalmer's Corner

I've found my runner

05 August 2015 - What is better than a PB, a qualifying time or winning a race? Getting asked to spend the rest of your life with your best friend... who is also a runner. A month ago this dream came true when Andr...
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