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Comrades 2018 Entry Cap increased to 21,500

21 September 2017 - With the original entry cap of 20-thousand for the 2018 Comrades Marathon having been reached last night, due to unprecedented demand, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board has decided to i...
Race Calendar

October Race Calendar

21 September 2017 - South African runners are blessed with a terrific race calendar packed with many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as other ru...
Features

Danette’s Unique Treble

13 September 2017 - Winning a national title on the road is a fantastic achievement for an athlete. Winning a national title on trail is just as fantastic. Then you get the ultra-marathons, and earning a gold medal in...
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Of Pics and Opinions

13 September 2017 - Running has many characters and personalities who bring flavour to the sport, and in the Cape Town running scene, one who stands out from the crowd is Moegsien Ebrahim. He isn’t known for bei...
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Stubbornly Steadfast

13 September 2017 - One of the most remarkable things about running is that it is a great leveller: You could just as easily find yourself running next to the CEO of an international company in your next race, or a ga...
Body Science

Older & Slower

13 September 2017 - Recently I spoke to a master’s runner who, over the last few years, had noticed a small but steady decline in his running pace, with his strides devolving into shuffles. Despite experiencing ...
Nutrition

Should You Detox After Winter?

13 September 2017 - With spring here, we may get the urge to not only spring-clean our houses, but also our bodies. However, much as I support people making a positive change for their health, I’m a bit of a sce...
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Ready for Stardom

13 September 2017 - Ten years ago, at the (then) IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, the South African team finished a lacklustre 22nd on the medal table. Fast forward to 2017 and Team South Afr...
Living Legends

Legend of the Riddler

13 September 2017 - In his competitive days, Alec Riddle was known as the Riddler, whereas these days he is better known as the ‘Eye in the Sky,’ hovering above the leading runners at televised races to pr...
My Story

Thank You, Running

30 August 2017 - Discovering a love for running helped me to put my life back together again, and I just want to show my appreciation. – BY ERIC MCLAREN I started running for the first time in my life in...
PJ's Piece

Whenever & Wherever

30 August 2017 - Running is a spiritual experience for me. It puts me into a meditative state while pushing my body to its limits – and trail running takes this concept to another level, where joy meets pain,...
Dare to Tri

Transform Your Swimming with DARE TO TRI

30 August 2017 - In the six years that we have run the DARE TO TRI Programme, the most asked question is always, “Can you help me with my swim?” It seems that for many would-be triathletes or Ironman co...
Kalmer's Corner

When We Were Young

30 August 2017 - The future stars of South African athletics did us so proud at the recent World U/18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, and following our team’s success brought back some great memories for me,...
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Walking with St James

30 August 2017 - Sometimes runners take on other challenges, be it multisport, obstacle racing or adventure racing, or even hiking, so when we heard about the story of ‘Two Porras and a Greek’ – D...
Race Calendar

Superb September Spring Racing

30 August 2017 - 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...