16 Mar, 2017

Bonitas Comrades Novice Seminars Start 22 March


With 80 days to go to the 92nd Comrades Marathon on Sunday 4 June, the big day of anticipation for nearly 6000 novice Comrades runners is fast approaching. In putting Runners First, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has once again partnered with major sponsor, Bonitas Medical Fund, to bring the novice-specific seminars to runners across the country.

At the seminars, runners will be able to interact with the official Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry and other experts, including a medical doctor and dietician. Lindsey will share valuable information regarding training, injury prevention and treatment; recovery; reasons for failure and how to prevent them; tapering and race day strategies.

The medical doctor will will share health advice with the runners to ensure that they understand the dangers of taking medication while running, as well as some rules to adhere to for a good run and a great race day. Meanwhile. registered dietician Nicki De Villiers will cover runners’ nutrition, including what to eat and drink while training as well as race-day sustenance.


Wednesday 22 March, 7pm
Host Club:
Venue: Constantia Bowls Club, Main Road, Constantia , Cape Town

Tuesday 28 March, 7pm
Host Club:
Sunninghill Striders
Venue: The Auditorium, Eskom Megawatt Park, No 1 Maxwell Drive Sunninghill, Sandton

Wednesday 29 March, 7pm
Host Club:
Benoni Northerns
Venue: Benoni Northerns Sports Club, 1 Brodigan Street, Rynfield, Benoni

Tuesday 4 April, 7pm
Host Club:
Venue: The Auditorium, Agricultural Research Council, Irene Campus, Olifantsfontein Road, Irene, Pretoria

Thursday 6 April, 7pm
Host Club:
Venue: 132 Hollander Crescent, Morningside, Durban

These seminars are interactive and highly informative. Entry is free and bookings are not necessary. For more information, please e-mail CMA Marketing Coordinator, Nonkululeko Mdlalose at Zinikele – It takes all of you!


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