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Tougieda’s Triumph

Tougieda’s Triumph

12 December 2018 - As she made the final turn at the 2018 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Tougieda Allie felt a sudden sense of relief and joy that made her burst into tears as soon as she reached that blue-carpeted finis...
Climbing for the Cause

Climbing for the Cause

10 December 2018 - The gruelling Rhino Peak Challenge Trail Run is guaranteed to test the endurance of even the fittest athletes, but in spite of extreme weather conditions and not being used to such events, Mrs Sout...
50 is the New 30

50 is the New 30

07 December 2018 - Age is obviously not a limiting factor for 51-year-old triathlete Douglas Burger. At the recent Freshpak Fitness Festival he not only won the biathlon overall, but also won his age category in the ...
Indian Ultra Import

Indian Ultra Import

05 December 2018 - When Srikanth Reddy Karumuri decided to come to South Africa for work and travel, he wasn’t looking to make any major lifestyle changes. The IT specialist from India, who previously worked in...
World’s Highest Trail Race

World’s Highest Trail Race

04 December 2018 - My wife Cindy and I took part in the amazing Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, which included an 11-day pre-race hike up to the Advanced Base Camp, where Everest climbers start their acclimatisatio...
The Legend of Zoo Lake

The Legend of Zoo Lake

29 November 2018 - If legendary athlete Hendrick Ramaala’s hard work as a coach and mentor pays off, South African middle and long distance athletes will someday be able to challenge the North African athletes ...
For His Family

For His Family

28 November 2018 - In July this year, 28-year-old Precious Mashele, received a phone call from his mom to let him know he was now the head of the family, and would need to provide for his siblings from now on. She wa...
Cooking in Cambodia

Cooking in Cambodia

26 November 2018 - Running the Khmer Empire Marathon in Cambodia was an unforgettable experience, but also a very hot and humid experience! – BY KEVIN ACKERBERG It was 4am and still dark on Sunday 5th Augu...
Running Feast in Bangkok

Running Feast in Bangkok

22 November 2018 - As I am always busy preparing for my next big adventure, and every day is a training day for me, I would like to share this story of an amazing ultra I ran in Thailand. – BY WILLEM RICHARDS ...
What a Week!

What a Week!

14 November 2018 - Registered Dietician Mariella Dierks obviously knows how to ‘fuel up’ for optimum performance, given her two podium finishes at two major triathlon races in the first week of September!...
Running with Friends

Running with Friends

13 November 2018 - The ball of positive energy that is Mogamat Shahmieg Allie is well known in the Cape running community, both for being one of the spirited leaders of the distinctively bright and vibrant Ommiedraai...
Chasing the Washie Moon

Chasing the Washie Moon

12 November 2018 - Ina Henning had last seen the famed Washie Moon in 2012, but this year got to experience it one more time out on the road during the Washie 100 Miler, thanks to her long-time friend Hilton Murray a...
SA on Track!

SA on Track!

09 November 2018 - 2018 will go down as a stellar year for South African track and field with numerous new records being set, Africa and Commonwealth titles in the Senior ranks, and three World Champions amongst the ...
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...
A Year of Surprises

A Year of Surprises

02 November 2018 - So far 2018 has been an incredible year for Salome Cooper, from winning the Om Die Dam 50km in March, to her best ever run at Comrades, and then leading the SA women’s team to a silver medal ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
Beloved Runs

Beloved Runs

12 September 2018 - With his customary “Hello, Hello,” followed by whistling, click sounds and shaking knees as he ‘calls the route’ for the day, Dean Wight begins the briefing for another Belo...
Positive Mindset

Positive Mindset

12 September 2018 - Ultra-distance triathlete Jade Nicole is not just making a name for herself in the sport, she is ready to take on the world’s best in the hopes of pursuing a pro career in triathlon. – ...
Tornado from Tembisa

Tornado from Tembisa

12 September 2018 - Young track talent Ryan Mphahlela enjoyed a breakthrough 2017-2018 season on the track, and now looks set to take on the world. – BY MANFRED SEIDLER Tembisa is a large township in the no...