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The Man with 9 Toes

The Man with 9 Toes

07 November 2018 - Toes are important to maintaining your balance, and even more so to running, so when top trail runner Imran Paya lost a toe in a freak accident just over a year ago, he thought his running days wer...
Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

06 November 2018 - After a year ravaged by injury and recovery from an operation, Elroy Gelant has been putting in the hard yards to build back up to fitness, and some of his recent results have helped restore his co...
Power of Positivism

Power of Positivism

05 November 2018 - In 2015 Bevan Oschger narrowly survived a hit-and-run accident, but was left with a permanent brain injury. In spite of this, Bevan has taken on some incredible physical challenges, including the 2...
Race Calendar - November 2018

Race Calendar - November 2018

01 November 2018 - South African runners really 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 othe...
Think Before You Bite and Spit!

Think Before You Bite and Spit!

31 October 2018 - You reach the water station in your race, thirsty and looking for a mouthful of cold water to refresh yourself, and that sachet feels so cool in your hand. Bringing it up to your mouth, you careful...
Talking track

Talking track

30 October 2018 - Walk This Way - By Anel Oosthuizen As a young girl watching athletics, I always admired how some athletes could run around a track non-stop and not seem to get tired. When I started race walki...
Balancing Act to Run Faster

Balancing Act to Run Faster

29 October 2018 - Out of the Box - By Norrie Williamson Proprioception is the awareness of joint and limb positions, and hence impacts on your ability to balance and your agility, and of course, your running sp...
Trim the Weight

Trim the Weight

26 October 2018 - Now that winter has come to an end and summer is approaching, it’s not just our clothing layers we need to shed as the days get warmer, we also need to shed our excess winter weight. – ...
Girl Power

Girl Power

25 October 2018 - Kalmer’s Corner - By Modern Athlete Brand Ambassador René Kalmer I had the privilege of celebrating Women’s Month by spending it in fine style with more than a dozen special...
I Blame Phuti!

I Blame Phuti!

24 October 2018 - The Running Mann - By Stuart Mann Some weeks back I was all set for my ninth Comrades, and I wasn’t planning to conclude my Comrades taper with my first adventure race. I was planning to...
Carrying the Cause

Carrying the Cause

23 October 2018 - When it comes to setting goals, most runners aim for a specific race, time or medal, but Karoline Hanks has a different goal, to convince runners to think about their use of single-use plastic sach...
Track Time

Track Time

22 October 2018 - Track work can appear to be mundane, but once you begin to see the benefits, you’ll be wishing every day was track day. – BY RAY ORCHISON, REGISTERED COACH Track sessions break the...
Making Every Step Count

Making Every Step Count

19 October 2018 - With camera in hand, Hassiem Fisher loves exploring the trails around Cape Town and revelling in the joy that running gives him, but it wasn’t so long ago that he was not able to run at all. ...
The Challenor Genes

The Challenor Genes

18 October 2018 - They may still be young, but Nix, Rylee and Tao Challenor are definitely following in the footsteps of their running mom, Jenna Challenor. – BY SEAN FALCONER When 11-year-old Rylee Chall...
Weighty Matter

Weighty Matter

17 October 2018 - The emergence of cross training as complimentary exercise to enhance running performance has allowed runners to experiment with various other forms of training. Weight training is a popular choice,...
Hard Work Pays Off

Hard Work Pays Off

16 October 2018 - When I first started out in the workforce many years ago, I got the worst advice ever. I was told that you don’t need to work hard if you can work smart. In other words, find the easiest way ...
Steely Resolve

Steely Resolve

15 October 2018 - With a possible win in the 2018 Spar Women’s Challenge Series Grand Prix on the horizon, Glenrose Xaba has been putting her incredible form of 2018 to good use! – BY MANFRED SEIDLER ...
Running Almost Broke Me

Running Almost Broke Me

10 October 2018 - Comrades has always been the race I had to do, the one I have been working towards for years, and this year my dream came true, I became a Comrades finisher! However, in the glory following my fini...
Baby Steps for Trail Greylings

Baby Steps for Trail Greylings

09 October 2018 - Young Christopher Greyling made his appearance towards the end of September, entering the world with a certain amount of expectation on his shoulders. After all, his parents, Landie and Christiaan ...
The Voice of Tembisa

The Voice of Tembisa

09 October 2018 - You’ll find Madumetja Donald Mathipa behind the microphone at many races in the Gauteng area, greeting you the minute he sees you, whether you are a supporter or a runner, with something uniq...
BIG5 Champ

BIG5 Champ

09 October 2018 - It takes a special type of athlete to race flat-out in five separate endurance sports events in seven days, but that’s what the annual Momentum BIG5 Challenge demands, and former pro triathle...
No Giving Up!

No Giving Up!

09 October 2018 - His Comrades record lists nine successful finishes, and nearly as many DNFs, but Eugene Lekay says that he will keep going back until he gets his Green Number. In the meantime, he just wants to enj...
Stepping It Up

Stepping It Up

09 October 2018 - With two age group World Championship titles to her name, young hurdler Zeney van der Walt has already started making her presence felt in the senior ranks. – BY SEAN FALCONER In any hur...
Race Calendar - October 2018

Race Calendar - October 2018

03 October 2018 - Feed Your Need for Speed OCTOBER 2018 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, includi...
Recovery Advice from Wietse

Recovery Advice from Wietse

25 September 2018 - Wietse van der Westhuizen is 60 and has finished the Comrades Marathon an impressive 41 times! Organiser of the weekly Wietse se Run training in Cape Town, he is always asked by people, why he runs...
The Ultimate Warrior, Jason Fritz Tells All

The Ultimate Warrior, Jason Fritz Tells All

21 September 2018 - Toyota Warrior Races have become a regular on the race circuit, the gutsy obstacle course race is the perfect test of endurance for any athlete, its combination of fitness and fun makes it the perf...
Slow Carma, There is Nothing Slow about It

Slow Carma, There is Nothing Slow about It

14 September 2018 - Are you tired all the time? Stressed Out in your daily life? Most South Africans have a magnesium deficiency within their diet and experience these symptoms on a daily basis. Slow Carma is a Magnes...
2018 Red Bull Box Cart Race Update - Skullcandy’s War Rig Will Show No Mercy!

2018 Red Bull Box Cart Race Update - Skullcandy’s War Rig Will Show No Mercy!

13 September 2018 - The ferocious construction of SKULLCANDY’s WAR RIG can be heard for miles across neighbourhoods as fierce war cries and screeching metal drilling pierce the air, the sounds echoing through the stree...
Race Calendar - September 2018

Race Calendar - September 2018

13 September 2018 - Superb Spring Racing September 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...
Madoko's Bus

Madoko's Bus

12 September 2018 - They come running into the finish line, chanting, dancing, big smiles on faces, obviously having a whale of a time even though they’re tired, sweaty and sore. On the one hand, they’re r...