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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...
A Flash of Red

A Flash of Red

23 August 2018 - Whether it is triathlons, trail running or life-saving competitions, Linda Detering has the talent and potential to become a major force in every sport she tries. – BY PJ MOSES With her ...
Double World Champ

Double World Champ

23 August 2018 - In South African athletics history, only high jumper Jacques Freitag has ever won a clean-sweep of World Titles at Youth, Junior and Senior levels, but now that hurdler Sokwakhana Zazini has added ...
Reaching Her Peek

Reaching Her Peek

23 August 2018 - With a streak of race wins in trail running events, Cana Peek is making a name for herself in the sport, on top of already being a Dusi Canoe Marathon winner. As she explains, the two sports really...
In Memory of Munchie

In Memory of Munchie

23 August 2018 - Three years ago well known back-of-pack runner Keith Solomon lost his great running friend Malcolm Marks, and every step he runs these days is in memory of their incredible friendship. – BY P...
Blazing a New Trail

Blazing a New Trail

26 July 2018 - The old saying “Dynamite comes in small packages” could have been written for Shafeeqah Gordon, a Cape Town trail runner with the heart of a warrior and the motivation to prove that you...
The Incredible Comeback

The Incredible Comeback

25 July 2018 - After surviving a brutal attack in February that had many thinking his running career was prematurely over, Thabang Mosiako not only returned to running incredibly quickly, but also stronger than b...
Rikenette’s Record

Rikenette’s Record

25 July 2018 - After coming back from an operation on her foot and having to learn to walk again, multiple SA Champion Rikenette Steenkamp had been frustratingly close to breaking the 21-year-old SA Record for th...
A Select Comrades Club

A Select Comrades Club

25 July 2018 - Winning the Comrades Marathon is considered one of the pinnacles of achievement in South African road running. It brings a massive payday, makes you a household name and really puts you on the runn...
Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

25 July 2018 - Dawie Aucamp has been running for 26 years, but the last few years have been really challenging after he suffered a heart attack while out training… even though he didn’t know that unt...
One More Time

One More Time

11 July 2018 - Seven years after running her first three-day AfricanX Trailrun at the age of 67, evergreen Marianne Nelson returned in 2018 to give the race another go, and by the end of the event she had once ag...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

11 July 2018 - While some described Clarence Munyai’s fourth place in the Commonwealth Games 200m final as disappointing, it was actually an incredible achievement by an emerging young star. – BY SEAN...
The Ethiopian Leprechaun

The Ethiopian Leprechaun

11 July 2018 - Cape Town-based Ethiopian astrophysicist Kamil Suleiman ran the recent London Marathon with a most unusual record in his sights. – BY PJ MOSES Kamil believes that everything is possible,...
Meet the Running Mann

Meet the Running Mann

20 June 2018 - In the May edition we featured one of Stuart Mann’s humorous blogs about his quest to complete 100 unique marathons, so this month we decided to show you a bit more of his unique take on thin...
Legal Eagle

Legal Eagle

20 June 2018 - Razaan Kamaldien has shown amazing juggling skills as she manages the busy life of a top Western Province junior runner and a University of Cape Town law student, and is now really starting to fly ...
Bernie’s Winning Ways

Bernie’s Winning Ways

20 June 2018 - A love for picturesque nature and breathtaking mountains is what propelled Bernard Rukadza into running back in 1999. Fast forward to 2018 and he is a three-time AfricanX Trailrun Champion and one ...
Marathons, Memories and Beer!

Marathons, Memories and Beer!

20 June 2018 - With a passion for running, exploring, drinking beer and having fun, Shawn Combrink travels the world in search of new adventures, and along the way he has put together an impressive running streak...
Richard Murray Bags His Big Win

Richard Murray Bags His Big Win

18 June 2018 - Two-time Olympian Richard Murray posted his most prestigious victory yet in early June, becoming the first South African triathlete to win an Olympic distance World Triathlon Series (WTS) event, an...
Meet Your 2018 Comrades Pacesetters

Meet Your 2018 Comrades Pacesetters

30 May 2018 - On Sunday 10 June, the 93rd Comrades Marathon will again once see thousands of runners take on the Ultimate Human Race, with all those runners hoping to make it all the way from Piermaritzburg to D...
Set Your (Realistic) Comrades Goals

Set Your (Realistic) Comrades Goals

23 May 2018 - The peak training for the Comrades Marathon is now over, and while we enjoy the extra hours of the taper period, it is time to use the ‘calm before the storm’ to develop our battle stra...
Wild about Trail

Wild about Trail

23 May 2018 - After 35 years of running, with much of it done on the trails around Cape Town, Allan Ryninks can not only look back on a glittering running career, but can also share a wealth of running wisdom wi...
Taking Control

Taking Control

23 May 2018 - Thanks to running, I have overcome osteoporosis, an eating disorder and depression, and while I was never an athlete before, I am now working up to my first full marathon. Has it been easy? Hell no...
Aiming Higher

Aiming Higher

23 May 2018 - Having recently won her first SA senior title, pole vaulter Jodie Sedras is ready to push on to see just how high she can go in this technically challenging field event. – BY ADNAAN MOHAMED ...
No Looking Back

No Looking Back

08 May 2018 - As Gerda Steyn pulled up next to Polish race leader Dominika Stelmach-Stawczyk around the 45km mark of the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, she did something that had many a pundit thinking bac...
Winning Brand

Winning Brand

08 May 2018 - In between studies, looking after stray animals, avoiding rhinos and promoting women’s safety while out running, Naomi Brand is carving a name for herself on the global stage of ultra trail r...
Smashing Old Boundaries

Smashing Old Boundaries

02 May 2018 - Dumisile Mthalane transformed her body and her life when she discovered triathlon, and after her recent successful outing at the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town in February, she reckons eve...
Success begins with D

Success begins with D

02 May 2018 - Discussions with runners normally focus on a specific ‘D word,’ as in “What Distance did you do this week?” But while there is no question that successful running is all abo...