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A Run Down from Our Three Cranes Winners!

A Run Down from Our Three Cranes Winners!

07 March 2017 - Solicitor Manduwa, an Old Mutual runner, took first place in the 2017 edition of the Three Cranes Challenge which took place late in February this year. The Three Cranes Challenge is part of the Ol...
Modern Athlete Raids the Royal Raid

Modern Athlete Raids the Royal Raid

14 June 2016 - Modern Athlete was recently given a once in a lifetime opportunity to go cover the Royal Raid Trail Run, organised by LUX* Sports in Mauritius! Courtesy of the LUX* Resorts and Hotels, we were...
Joburg to Jamaica - My Journey to the Puma Disc Launch

Joburg to Jamaica - My Journey to the Puma Disc Launch

18 March 2016 - Our Modern Athlete correspondent Ciara Picco brings us the experience of her journey to the Puma Disc Launch in Jamaica! Will she meet the world famous athlete Usain Bolt? Keep reading to find...
The Humanity Race

The Humanity Race

22 March 2014 - The human side of a race - where strangers are friends. The Humanity Race - by Alice da Silva I think the first time I became aware of him was after the 21.1km. I remember as I ran past a group...

2014 African X - My Experience

19 March 2014 - Driving back from a run we had done with some mates over December, my friend tells me about how she’d like to run African X but it’s a team event. She adds in there how Thamar and Rich are doing i...
Peninsula Pleasure

Peninsula Pleasure

31 October 2013 - Peninsula Marathon & Half Marathon, Cape Town, 17 FebruaryFlat is the new not-so-easy, and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. In this era where off-road training and hill repeats are the new ad...
 I’ll hop if I have to!

I’ll hop if I have to!

01 October 2013 - Dis-Chem Half Marathon, Central Gauteng, 13 January I am a real race junkie and run just about every race on the running calendar. I wanted to give something back to running and decided to start ...
Tougher Than the Rest

Tougher Than the Rest

01 August 2013 - 94.7 Momentum Cycle Challenge, 18 November RAC City Lodge Tough One, 25 November About five years ago, my wife Sharon and I, who were already bitten by the running bug, decided to give the 94.7...
Muddy but Marvellous!

Muddy but Marvellous!

01 August 2013 - TOTALSPORTS XTERRA PEZULA presented by REHIDRAT? SPORT, KNYSNA, 4 JULY  XTERRA LIGHT (3km trail run, 12.5km mountain bike and 3km trail run)   Jessica convinced me that this e...
My Very First Tri

My Very First Tri

01 July 2013 - BSG Triathlon Series #2, Island Estate, Hartbeespoort, 21 October I got to the start with mixed emotions: I was excited to be doing my first triathlon and to be taking part in the ever-popular B...
Wilder Lesotho Wildrun

Wilder Lesotho Wildrun

01 July 2013 - For trail runners wanting a taste of travel and challenge, this event is perfect – it’s a three-day, 120km mountain running journey through the magnificent Ketane Ha Mothibi and Thaba Pu...
What a Weekend!

What a Weekend!

28 May 2013 - DAY 1: Moore Stephens Jonkershoek Half Marathon, Stellenbosch, 22 September We arrived in Stellenbosch on Saturday morning, just in time to freshen up and register for the race. It was absol...
Dream Come True

Dream Come True

28 May 2013 - A few months ago, completing one of the world’s most prestigious international marathons was nothing but a pipe dream for Khubulani, whose job as a security guard in the West Rand has not affo...
Jacaranda City Blitz

Jacaranda City Blitz

02 April 2013 - Spar Women’s Challenge 10km & 5km, Pretoria, 25 August As Pretoria’s temperature hiked up to 32 degrees and I began melting, still being used to the Highveld freeze, it dawned on ...
White Snow and the Polar Bear

White Snow and the Polar Bear

01 March 2013 - UTi Rhodes Trail Run 52km, Rhodes, Border, 14 July There was talk on the way down to Rhodes about extreme weather in the Cape and everyone was getting excited (and a little nervous). As all Rhod...
Comrades Family Affair

Comrades Family Affair

04 February 2013 - Back in the early 1990’s, I became intrigued by this running race called the Comrades Marathon. It caught my eye when an insert appeared on the TV revealing the history behind this icon...
Jumping over Jozi!

Jumping over Jozi!

10 January 2013 - Race Report Turbovite Jump City GP, 20 May, Johannesburg, Gauteng Jump City GP in Newtown on a magnificent Sunday, in what should have been a cold winter’s morning, was hands down one o...
Spec-Savers Ironman Triathlon, Port Elizabeth, 22 April

Spec-Savers Ironman Triathlon, Port Elizabeth, 22 April

30 November 2012 - It is with suitable humility that I apologise for ever having referred to Ironman as a fairly soft physical endurance event! Yes, on a good day the water supports the body during the swim,...
Where’s the k… k… key?

Where’s the k… k… key?

30 October 2012 - A week before the race, I picked up a stomach bug, but felt OK when we left Joburg on the Thursday night. However, on the flight I started having major stomach cramps, and as we settled into our ro...
I ran Jozi!

I ran Jozi!

26 September 2012 -   The Nike We Run City 10K World Series tour has been held in various cities around the world and this year was a first for South Africa. The series places great emphasis on “Runn...
René’s Joy in Japan

René’s Joy in Japan

30 May 2012 - Yokohama Women’s Marathon, Yokohama, Japan, 20 November I was very excited when I received a late invitation to compete in the third Yokohama Women’s Marathon. For the first time, I was r...
GOLDEN GATE CHALLENGE

GOLDEN GATE CHALLENGE

30 May 2012 - Day 1 saw us completing a circular route which involved some unbelievably steep climbs and descents along the rather technical 27km route. The views were absolutely awe-inspiring and the scenery spect...
Triathlon Paradise

Triathlon Paradise

30 May 2012 - The Indian Ocean Triathlon has to be one of the most beautiful, yet accessible, triathlons in the world. The organisation is a tight collaboration between experienced French race organisers and the lo...
Wild Adventure

Wild Adventure

08 March 2012 - Wild Coast Wild Run, Eastern Cape, 15-17 September The weeks were counted down and excitement built up between the few of us that managed to get our paws on Wild Run entries, and finally the day arri...
Wild about the Wild Coast

Wild about the Wild Coast

08 March 2012 - Wild Coast Wild Run, Eastern Cape, 22-24 September One of the real perks of my job as a running journo are the invites to exotic races in incredible settings, and they don’t come much more R...
My Longest Day!

My Longest Day!

08 March 2012 - Sydney Marathon 2011 In 1962, Twentieth Century Fox released one of THE great World War II movies called The Longest Day. It had a magnificent cast, was nominated for an Academy Award that year and e...
The Grail of Trail

The Grail of Trail

08 March 2012 - “You’ve missed the halfway cut-off time, and I’m sorry to tell you but you’ve been eliminated from the race.” Admittedly, entering the eight-hour main edition of the race...
Lowvelders Take on Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge

Lowvelders Take on Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge

08 March 2012 - Mont-Aux-Sources 50km Challenge, Ukhahlamba, KwaZulu-Natal, 10 September The event takes place in the Royal Natal National Park in the northern Drakensberg region of KwaZulu-Natal. Athletes must carr...
The Comeback!

The Comeback!

08 March 2012 - Liberty Health Baviaanskloof Trail Run 2011 We entered on the morning entries opened, hopeful to get two of the 100 entries available for this mysterious race. It is not one of those races that your ...
POLAR BEAR RUN

POLAR BEAR RUN

15 January 2012 - LIBERTY MEDICAL SCHEME RHODES TRAIL RUN, RHODES, EASTERN CAPE, 16 JULY My 2011 run was slightly different than my usual Rhodes runs. Standing at the start dancing in a polar bear outfit on top of a t...