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Wöstmann withdraws from 2017 Comrades Marathon

Wöstmann withdraws from 2017 Comrades Marathon

22 May 2017 - Wöstmann withdraws from 2017 Comrades Marathon Ultra-distance runner Caroline Wöstmann will not defend her Comrades Marathon ‘Up-Run’ title on June 4 after losing a race against time to reco...
Stardom Beckons

Stardom Beckons

19 April 2017 - Young KPMG athlete Nicole van der Merwe was destined for running stardom as soon as she ran her first race in primary school. Now 18 and with numerous SA title and honours already to her name, she ...
Wonder Women

Wonder Women

13 February 2015 - The longer the race, the stronger the finish… if you’re a female endurance athlete. That’s what the scientific research studies keep showing!  In the last stretch of th...
Building Your Bones

Building Your Bones

16 October 2014 - Too often, female runners ignore strength work that could complement a running programme and reduce the risk of stress fractures that may otherwise be caused by muscle weakness. To avoid brittle bones...
Sweaty Sweethearts

Sweaty Sweethearts

08 September 2014 - Do you and your partner fall in sync with each other or do you clash on a run? Feedback says a couple who runs together, stays together.  My mom and dad got back from a run a few weeks ag...
Spar Grand Prix Wide Open

Spar Grand Prix Wide Open

30 April 2014 - The Port Elizabeth leg of the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge series at Pollock Beach on Saturday is likely to be a cracker, with some of South Africa’s top road runners battling it out for top spot....
Phalula leads Spar Grand Prix for the first time

Phalula leads Spar Grand Prix for the first time

09 April 2014 - There’s a new name at the top of the 2014 SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Grand Prix leaderboard. Diana-Lebo Phalula (Maxed-Elite) has taken the first step towards claiming the keys to the Nissan M...
Running After Baby

Running After Baby

01 April 2014 -   Having a child is one of life’s greatest joys, but childbirth can definitely compare to an endurance event. Despite childbirth being a natural process, your body is still put un...
Managing Menopause

Managing Menopause

30 January 2014 - (Strap) Women’s Running   Menopause is an event that typically occurs in women in midlife, during their late 40s or early 50s, and it signals the end of the fertile phase of a woman...
Don’t fall prey

Don’t fall prey

06 January 2014 - As the winter chill arrives, so the mornings and evenings when we exercise are getting darker and colder, and while you might feel safe running in your own neighbourhood, it’s better to know ...
Be Kind to your Skin

Be Kind to your Skin

06 January 2014 - These days most of us are aware that being exposed to sunshine has great health benefits, but there are also potential dangers from being exposed to too much sun, yet many of us forget the suns...
Put Your Best Foot Forward

Put Your Best Foot Forward

01 December 2013 - Before a race or big event, most of us like to treat ourselves to a massage or a pedicure, for all the hard training we have done. But take heed, says podiatrist Natasha Galloway: What you do befor...
Your Hips Don’t Lie

Your Hips Don’t Lie

01 December 2013 - Pronation in the foot results from a combination of motions resulting in a position where one’s foot is everted (rolls inward on the run). That’s normal. We all pronate. In fact, wit...
 Ladies are Vital!

Ladies are Vital!

31 October 2013 - In 1975, women were finally allowed to run the Comrades Marathon and we’ve seen many female greats at The Ultimate Human Race since then, in ever increasing numbers. Now, in a bid to grow partic...
Banish the Bounce!

Banish the Bounce!

31 October 2013 - Stephen says that women shouldn't rush a sports bra purchase. “The key to choosing and fitting a sports bra is function and comfort. You wouldn’t run in Stilettos would you?” Says...
Bad Hair Day?

Bad Hair Day?

01 October 2013 - When Vanessa Haywood is not busy with a modelling photo-shoot or an audition for a TV or film role, chances are you’ll find her hitting the trails, but her lifestyle demands that she often goe...
Running to Shed Light on Abuse

Running to Shed Light on Abuse

30 August 2013 - “It was the best of times and the worst of times,” says Retha Schutte, who teamed up with friends Machelle Bremer, Lindsay van Aswegen and Lena Faber to take on the gruelling challenge ...
Maintain Your Cycle

Maintain Your Cycle

30 August 2013 - A woman’s body is sensitive to change, so when you suddenly increase (or start) high-intensity running while training for a goal event or chasing a PB, your body may respond negatively. B...
Roxy’s Runs

Roxy’s Runs

01 August 2013 - I ran before I was pregnant and while I was pregnant, so it was obvious that I was going to run quite soon after my pregnancy,although with quite a difference.Because now, instead of Baby Roxy list...
Time Manage to Manage Training

Time Manage to Manage Training

01 July 2013 - Jo-Ann van Aswegen Massage Therapist, Wife and New Mom   Avid triathlete Jo-Ann lives in Colorado in the USA with her husband Steve, and recently gave birth to daughter Leah. “Ha...
Cool, Cooler, Coolest Winter Gear!

Cool, Cooler, Coolest Winter Gear!

01 July 2013 - Salomon XR Mission Trail Shoes Whether you are a serial trail runner or just want to look the part, this shoe is for you. Despite its somewhat chunky look, the XR Mission is lightweight. Initiall...
Shall we dance?

Shall we dance?

28 May 2013 - The life of professional dancer and instructor Nadia Katz revolves around long days in the studio, either giving classes or rehearsing for upcoming shows and events, and she says nothing beats a go...
Vegan Songstress

Vegan Songstress

28 May 2013 - Born in Mafikeng and then moving to Gauteng, Nothende remembers growing up with music and receiving her first bass recorder from her grandfather. Her passion for music was evident when she began wr...
Girls Meets Boy…

Girls Meets Boy…

02 April 2013 - THE SINGLE GIRL – DRIEKIE MYBURGH   Did other club members make an effort to mingle with you? Yes, from the very first time trial I took part in. Since my running club is not all th...
Beating Brittle Bones

Beating Brittle Bones

01 March 2013 - Bones have many roles in your body: They provide structure, anchor muscles, protect vital organs and store essential calcium. However, women’s bone development peaks around the age of 20 and ...
Taking Over the Roads!

Taking Over the Roads!

04 February 2013 - Picture this: A South African race has grown so popular that the organisers announce a 25 000 cap on entries in order for the venue and route to handle so many athletes. Chances are you’...
42 in 42 Against Abuse

42 in 42 Against Abuse

10 January 2013 - In 2008, while out on a run with friends, Retha Schutte mentioned that she’d like to run for a charity. The idea was left there, until last year. “In August, I knew I needed to st...
Women keep on going…

Women keep on going…

30 November 2012 - Road running is one of the few sports that doesn’t have separate events for men and women, except for top level races or competitions, like the Olympic Marathon, or the Big City Maratho...
Women’s running

Women’s running

30 October 2012 -   (Intro) You’ve been an athlete all your life and the only thing you ever really had to worry about is whether you’ve done enough quality training for the week. Then you mak...
On the Road to Triumph

On the Road to Triumph

26 September 2012 - Becoming a marathon runner in three months is a tough ask, but with the right preparation and gear, it can be done. Jenny White, Sammy-Jane Thom, Saret van de Walt, Lizette Kellerman and Nele Ba...