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Hit the Streets with adidas PureBOOST DPR

Hit the Streets with adidas PureBOOST DPR

18 May 2017 - adidas is bringing the perfect shoe to the market for the street runner, with its latest addition to the PureBOOST franchise that launched earlier this year, the new PureBOOST DPR - an innovation e...
TomTom Launches new TomTom Spark

TomTom Launches new TomTom Spark

23 February 2016 - Fitness enthusiasts can now work out to music and track their activities 24/7 through their GPS fitness watch. TomTom has launched the all-new TomTom Spark GPS Fitness Watch with integrated music p...
Old or New Shoes?

Old or New Shoes?

04 April 2014 - Running shoe tech has improved vastly over the years and in the past you would have been told NEVER to run a marathon or ultra-marathon in a brand new pair of running shoes. Is that still the case ...
Tried and Tested, February 2014

Tried and Tested, February 2014

30 January 2014 -  Wintergreen Ice SprayAs a commentator on several trail running stage races, I have seen plenty of tired, sore runners stop for a spray and rub at the Wintergreen Ice station, because this pro...
Shockingly Effective

Shockingly Effective

06 January 2014 - Many of us have been to the physio and had electrodes strapped on to the injured area that ‘zap’ us with a mild electric current. This treatment is known as Electrical Muscle Stimulation...
Tried & Tested January 2014

Tried & Tested January 2014

06 January 2014 - FUTURELIFE ZEROWith January comes a resolution to get healthy and stay healthy, but some of us need a bit of help to do that, and I turned to FUTURELIFE’s new ZERO, SA’s first and only ...
Pushing the (PUMA) Envelope

Pushing the (PUMA) Envelope

01 December 2013 - In February the invite arrived and I was soon jetting off to the Big Apple for PUMA’s Nature of Performance launch, where we were shown the new Mobium Elite shoe as well as the ACTV and RCVR...
Tried and Tested

Tried and Tested

31 October 2013 - Hi-Tec Luca The first thing myself and the guys in the office said was “Wow, they are so light!” They weigh in at just 210 grams – so light it feels like you’re barefoot, ...
Boost Your Running!

Boost Your Running!

01 October 2013 - In December I attended the global Boost launch in Germany, at the company’s HQ in Herzogenaurach, and I will admit to being ever so sceptical as the launch presentation began. I mean, when Eric ...
TRIED & TESTED

TRIED & TESTED

01 October 2013 - Luna Mono Sandals  While these may look like flip-flops meant for beach holidays, the Mono (Monkey in Spanish) is actually a versatile shoe that can be used for road and trail running. I...
To CAP it All

To CAP it All

30 August 2013 - A good running cap is a good investment. Whether it’s blazing hot or briskly cool, running caps can protect your noggin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, provide shade for your face and e...
Keep it Cool!

Keep it Cool!

30 August 2013 - Ice has long been used with great success to reduce inflammation, pain and bruising, but it can be messy, uncomfortable and awkward to apply – and you can get ‘ice-burn’ if the ice...
Watch it!

Watch it!

01 August 2013 - As a lifetime athlete who has completed four Comrades Marathons, three Full Ironman races and two Half Ironman events (and represented SA at the World Triathlon Long Distance Champs in Spain –...
Christmas Stocking Goodies for Runners

Christmas Stocking Goodies for Runners

01 July 2013 - Let’s face it, when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for runners, they are not easy to shop for. Not if you want to surprise them, that is, because they need to actually try on shoes before ...
Swim to the Beat - Neptune MP3 Player

Swim to the Beat - Neptune MP3 Player

01 July 2013 - Chat to any swimmer, especially triathletes, and often the refrain is mostly the same: “I get so tired of swimming from one end of the pool to the other, with only the white line as company&#...
Deep Breaths!

Deep Breaths!

02 April 2013 - We all know that we need to train our muscles in order to be able to do sport, so we work on our leg muscles, throw in core work for stability, and add upper body work if we’re into multi-spor...
Get the BASE-ics Right

Get the BASE-ics Right

04 February 2013 - The key to winter running dressing, especially with your upper body, is layering, using two to three lightweight layers. Not only do layers trap body heat, but sweat is wicked away from your f...
A Watch for Ambitious Athletes

A Watch for Ambitious Athletes

30 November 2012 - The Ambit offers a full suite of running tools, including GPS, sports computer, three-dimensional compass, barometric altimeter, plus optional heart rate belt, and data can be uploaded to www...
Should You Dare to go Bare?

Should You Dare to go Bare?

30 October 2012 - Open any running publication or go online these days, and you will be bombarded with messages about the benefits of barefoot running. Walk into running stores and you will find more and more barefo...
The Right Tight

The Right Tight

26 September 2012 - ADIDAS SUPERNOVA LADIES’ SEQUENCIALS TIGHTS The guys at adi have used soft lightweight fabric that incorporates moisture management technology for these tights, making them really comf...
Finding the Right Sock…

Finding the Right Sock…

29 August 2012 - When it comes to putting on socks and shoes and hitting the road, I look no further than my old favourites (see Modern Athlete Choice Award below), because my feet feel like they could run all ...
Black is Back… and Fast!

Black is Back… and Fast!

01 July 2012 - Excel-lence in a Shoe Asics Gel Excel 33   Asics has chosen not to follow the currently popular minimalist trend. Instead producing a barefoot-like shoe with no height difference...
Your own point-of-view

Your own point-of-view

30 May 2012 - The HD HERO2 was made with people like you and me as well as professional photographers in mind. The 11 megapixel, high-definition camera comes standard with a waterproof housing and a whole host of m...
Screen the Sun

Screen the Sun

02 April 2012 - Most of us do our running, cycling or swimming in the early morning or late evening hours, which means we are training when the sun’s rays are not at their strongest, between 10am and 4pm, which...
Beat the Bounce

Beat the Bounce

01 February 2012 - Whilst sport creates general health, fitness and wellbeing, it vastly increases the demands and stresses on the body. The more intense the exercise, the more important it is to protect especially your...
The Mobii Revolution

The Mobii Revolution

15 January 2012 - Mobii Systems (Pty) Ltd was started in February 2008 in Cape Town by a group of friends who collectively brought electronic and mechanical engineering, software development and business science backgr...
Swim Goggles

Swim Goggles

15 January 2012 - Wearing the right pair of swimming goggles will make the difference between a good swim and a great swim, and most of us know the frustration of wearing goggles that are not watertight, or having to s...
Arm Warmers

Arm Warmers

01 December 2011 - Training and competing in the winter months in South Africa is perhaps not nearly as harsh as countries that lie further from the equator and thus have much colder winters, but it still gets very cold...
Hot headed running

Hot headed running

01 November 2011 - Let’s be honest, it is that much harder to motivate yourself to put on your running kit and head out the front door when it is cold and miserable out there. But cold weather doesn't mean that yo...
Topping up at the Energy Bar

Topping up at the Energy Bar

01 October 2011 - Most athletes know that muscle glycogen is greatly depleted during prolonged endurance exercise, but ingesting carbohydrates during endurance exercise can improve performance. Thus, high-carbohydrate ...