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Kona Conquered

Kona Conquered

14 December 2017 - The Ironman World Champs race in Kona, Hawaii, is considered one of the toughest sporting events, and when blind triathlete Helen Webb crossed the Kona finish line this October, she added yet anoth...
Always Be Prepared!

Always Be Prepared!

14 December 2017 - When event organisers send out their final instructions for ultra-events, especially for those happening in the mountains, take note and don’t fob off the compulsory kit items, because they m...
Run With Us

Run With Us

14 December 2017 - From deciding to get back into shape, a journey of four years has seen friends Zoe Riley and Audrey Hattingh discover the joys of running, make new friends, get to see new places and challenge them...
Holidays are for Running!

Holidays are for Running!

14 December 2017 - Use these handy tips and workouts to keep your legs ticking over this December, because going on holiday doesn’t mean you have to stop training or lose your fitness. – BY RAY ORCHISON, ...
Time for Drinks

Time for Drinks

14 December 2017 - Many of us drink alcohol to have fun, relax and be social, especially during the December holidays, but here’s how it affects your health and your waistline. – BY CHRISTINE PETERS, REGI...
From Heartbreak to Hope

From Heartbreak to Hope

14 December 2017 - Finishing 13th at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and only missing the final by one position established Rynardt van Rensburg as one of the world’s top 800m runners, so missing out on selection fo...
50km to Glory

50km to Glory

14 December 2017 - Having taken an eight-year sabbatical from race walking, Natalie Le Roux returned to competition in 2015 and her remarkable comeback continued in October with a new SA Record for 50km in her debut ...
Avoiding Overtraining

Avoiding Overtraining

28 November 2017 - Ever woken up with ‘heavy legs,’ but still forced yourself through a run and got back home feeling exhausted and burnt out? Then you were probably suffering from overtraining, but the s...
Caffeine Kick

Caffeine Kick

28 November 2017 - In January 2004, caffeine was taken off the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of banned substances used in competitive sports, but earlier this year it was placed back on the WADA monitoring lis...
All in Good Time

All in Good Time

24 November 2017 - He’s just 20 and currently focusing on his studies, but Nicholas Quenet is already considered a star of South African triathlon, and it appears to be just a matter of time before this young m...
Barry’s Way

Barry’s Way

24 November 2017 - Having achieved success in trail running himself, Barry Goliath is now coaching the next generation to podium positions as well. As he tells the youngsters in his training group, “Do as I say...
Race Calendar - December 2017

Race Calendar - December 2017

23 November 2017 - 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 other ...
A real Cliffhanger!

A real Cliffhanger!

23 November 2017 - There I was, a tree root grabbed with both hands, my legs dangling off the side of the mountain, looking up for a way to pull myself back from the cliff I was hanging over, so that I could carry on...
Greater Expectations

Greater Expectations

23 November 2017 - The weight of expectation can sometimes weigh heavily, they say, especially when you put that expectation on yourself, as 400m hurdles star Wenda Nel has realised over the last year. – BY SEA...
The New Sensation

The New Sensation

09 November 2017 - Although he is still just 22 years old, Thabang Mosiako is quickly making a name for himself by taking on and beating the ‘big guns’ on the South African distance running scene, and he ...
What a Year!

What a Year!

09 November 2017 - If there is one runner likely to agree with the old saying that “life begins at 40,” it is Ulrica Stander, especially given the amazingly successful year the 43-year-old Capetonian has ...
Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

09 November 2017 - With personal best times of 1:47.74 for the 800m, 3:59.29 for the mile, the SA national record for 5000m at 13:04.88 and 27:41.30 for the 10,000m, coupled with road PBs of 28:18 for 10km and 1:01:0...
Grateful to be Running

Grateful to be Running

09 November 2017 - After two freak injuries, Samantha Schoeman is incredibly lucky not to be permanently paralysed, or to have lost a leg, but both times she fought back to fitness, and even took up trail running alo...
Will-power

Will-power

09 November 2017 - Just over a year ago, 40-year-old Johannesburg-based software developer Will Addison found himself in front of the mirror, and he didn’t like what he saw. That prompted him to take up running...
Not Bad for an Old Codger

Not Bad for an Old Codger

26 October 2017 - Some elite athletes enjoy a relatively short career at the top level, but others seem to go on forever, even seeming to getting better with age, like multisport legend Donovan van Gelder, who can s...
The Man from Morocco

The Man from Morocco

26 October 2017 - Some 23 years ago, Youssef Kanouni followed his running dreams from Morocco’s northern mountainous region to the foot of Cape Town’s Table Mountain. The quiet man with an iron resolve n...
Back to the drawing board!

Back to the drawing board!

26 October 2017 - After being out of running for almost a year, my coach, Lindsey Parry and I decided that it was time to get back to the drawing board and do some proper base training, but we could not afford to ta...
Drink Up, Runners!

Drink Up, Runners!

26 October 2017 - While water can keep you hydrated on the long run, sports drinks give back the carbs, sodium and potassium lost in long-haul, high-intensity events. – BY CHRISTINE PETERS, REGISTERED DIETICIA...
Loving the Trails

Loving the Trails

26 October 2017 - Multi-stage trail running events continue to grow in popularity throughout South Africa, but understandably, they are usually substantially more expensive than single-day running events, as the ent...
Athletes With a Cause - October

Athletes With a Cause - October

26 October 2017 - We have so many athletes in South Africa hitting the roads and trails to raise money for or awareness of important, deserving causes, and we want to give them the publicity they deserve for their e...
Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

26 October 2017 - Ironman couple Rodney and Melanie Nel finished the Ironman hand in hand on the red carpet in 2017, having only done their first triathlon a few months earlier, once again showing that the Modern At...
Dreaming of the Desert

Dreaming of the Desert

12 October 2017 - The Marathon Des Sables has been called “The Toughest Foot Race on Earth,” which is not surprising, given that it’s a 250km, six-stage race through the Sahara Desert in Morocco, w...
Given a Second Chance

Given a Second Chance

12 October 2017 - Some people see running and being active as a chore, but Lisa Ogilvie is not one of them. She sees it as a way of showing gratitude for the second chance at life that she feels she has been given. ...
In at the Deep End

In at the Deep End

12 October 2017 - When 40-year-old Port Elizabeth triathlete Hanson Singaphi lines up for the Ironman World Champs in Hawaii on 14 October, it will be the culmination of an amazing 13-year journey in multisport that...
Roll If You Want To

Roll If You Want To

12 October 2017 - Over the past decade various novel training and therapeutic practices have made an appearance, and while some had a limited lifespan, self-myo(muscle)fascial(connective tissue) release has shown so...