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Running for Sailor

Running for Sailor

11 July 2018 - Many South Africans run races to raise funds for a charity or cause, but most choose a cause in South Africa, whereas Yvonne Malan is running to support a museum in Great Britain dedicated to the S...
Chasing Pavements for Charity

Chasing Pavements for Charity

08 May 2018 - Irafaan Abrahams and Faizel Jacobs come from different backgrounds, but together they founded Lace Up For Change, a running-related NPO established in 2016 to make a difference in the lives of the ...
Half the Size, Twice the Man

Half the Size, Twice the Man

02 May 2018 - You can’t lose 100 kilograms if you don’t start by losing one… that’s the mantra that 46-year-old Capetonian HR and Training consultant Carl Potgieter adopted in September ...
Running from Depression

Running from Depression

10 April 2018 - After her father committed suicide in 2008 due to severe depression, Zanele Hlatshwayo turned to running to help her through the heartache and her own depression. Now this ultra-marathon runner is ...
Running for Luca

Running for Luca

01 March 2018 - Born near Berlin in then East Germany, Katrina Muller escaped an oppressive communist regime and eventually ended up in South Africa, where she later took up running. Today, she is often seen at ra...
Athletes With a Cause - October

Athletes With a Cause - October

26 October 2017 - We have so many athletes in South Africa hitting the roads and trails to raise money for or awareness of important, deserving causes, and we want to give them the publicity they deserve for their e...
To Be a Runner

To Be a Runner

27 November 2015 - My goal when I started running was to be able to call myself a runner. It took me a while, but I got there. – BY LIZETTE DU PLESSIS I'm definitely not built like a runner. I’m ...
Pledge to #RunClean

Pledge to #RunClean

27 August 2015 - We’re calling on all runners to join our #RunClean campaign, because we feel very strongly about the litter problem in road running. It’s time to clean up our running act! Here at ...
Following Pheidippides

Following Pheidippides

05 August 2015 - Michael Botes is set to run nearly 250km this September in the Spartathlon Ultra in Greece – and tick an item off his bucket list – as he retraces the footsteps of the mythical hero Phe...
Investing in the Future

Investing in the Future

13 May 2015 - Without investment, no one will reap the rewards... That’s what KPMG Financial Services Director Pierre Jacobs has always believed in, and why he’s invested in the KPMG-Vorentoe Running...
From Wannabe to 100

From Wannabe to 100

15 September 2014 - Later this year I hope to run my 100th marathon, and having heard about 100 Marathon Clubs in several other countries, I think it is time for us to start one in South Africa as well. – BY HAN...
Glasgow Goals

Glasgow Goals

30 June 2014 - With Team South Africa heading to Scotland for the Commonwealth Games at the end of July, we spoke to a number of our track athletes and triathletes about their hopes for the Games. Cornel ...
Ready to Run!

Ready to Run!

01 April 2014 - The 2014 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon will be a landmark race for two very well known South African long distance runners, as Elana Meyer takes on her first voyage, while Bruce Fordyce ...
Climb Every Mountain…

Climb Every Mountain…

30 January 2014 - The phrase ‘can’t be done’ simply does not feature in the vocabulary of the dynamic Lee Wyser, founder of the Guts 2 Glory Foundation. She is a winner of numerous national and prov...
 My 2300km River Cruise

My 2300km River Cruise

06 January 2014 - Over the years there have been other expeditions that have set out to navigate the length of the Orange River. There have been plastic kayaks, racing kayaks and even a swimming relay that took on t...
The Platform to Pro

The Platform to Pro

06 January 2014 - With five full Ironman SA medals to his name, as well as another four from around the world, plus 11 half Ironmans, Kyle Buckingham says he can’t wait to show what he can do on the pro tri...
Running in the Family

Running in the Family

01 December 2013 - In 1976 the late Lionel Whitfield, a prominent member of the Buffalo Club in East London and staunch supporter of Buffalo Road Runners, expressed to fellow-Buff and close friend, the late Viv Rex, ...
31 Days Atop the Table

31 Days Atop the Table

01 December 2013 - Many athletes defy their age, happily accepting compliments like, “Wow, you don’t look your age,” and I believe that how we choose to celebrate birthdays is key to how we will R...
Oceans Hopefuls

Oceans Hopefuls

31 October 2013 - Christine Bernard: “I am running the Two Oceans Ultra for the first time. I'm wary about the weather, but looking forward to being part of the most beautiful race in the world. This is one I'm n...
Keeping the Rhinos

Keeping the Rhinos

01 October 2013 - The Bluffer was born in 2008 when 12 guys from Cape Town decided to support a mutual friend’s training for the 80km Puffer Trail Run. This saw them cover 100km of trail on the Cape Peninsula o...
Lucky 13

Lucky 13

30 August 2013 - Thirteen years ago, in 2000, East Coast Radio (ECR) presenter Makhosi Khoza tackled his first Comrades Marathon when he decided to enter the race on the spur of the moment. But on race day, things d...
Driven to Tri

Driven to Tri

30 August 2013 -   On the 12th of October, Nicole Driver of Pretoria will line up for her biggest triathlon event yet, the Ironman World Champs in Kona, Hawaii. Only a select few athletes from all around th...
Saving Sudan

Saving Sudan

01 August 2013 - Norman and Pedri are accustomed to the immense challenge and unpredictability of Comrades, and both are motivated to encourage others to give back. Norman has run Comrades twice while Pedri is a...
Bound for China

Bound for China

01 August 2013 - (Strap) MY GOAL The Great Wall of China is one of the man-made wonders of the world and a world-renowned tourist destination, and each May it plays host to the Great Wall Marathon, of which half...
MEKONG MISSION

MEKONG MISSION

01 July 2013 - At 4350km, the Mekong is the world’s 13th longest river. It rises in Qinghai Province of China, where it is known as the Lancang River, and flows south-east through Tibet, then through Yu...
Across Canada… with a Pram

Across Canada… with a Pram

01 July 2013 - Dave’s running mission began when he travelled to Argentina to meet up with his parents before a marathon run in Antarctica. Upon arrival in northern Argentina, he thought, “why not ju...
Och, a Wee Walk for the Bairns

Och, a Wee Walk for the Bairns

28 May 2013 - Let your mind wander to the spectacular landscape of Scotland’s western Highlands, where towering mountains, tranquil lochs and rushing rivers combine to reward you with a unique and ever-chan...
It runs in the family

It runs in the family

28 May 2013 - Feige and Zissy Lewin have an interesting sisterly bond when it comes to running. “There’s a ying-yang in our partnership,” explains Feige, “and at Comrades this year, we...
Running Model to Model Runner

Running Model to Model Runner

02 April 2013 - After years of running up to 5km for general fitness, on top of yoga, gym, boxing and other fitness activities, Nicolene Mostert recently began training for her first 21km race at next year’s...
Journey of Change

Journey of Change

01 March 2013 - It all began when Ingrid Ross drove to the Sports Science Institute in Newlands, Cape Town, looking for help with a niggly injury. “I was recently 40 and needed a podiatrist, so I drove acr...