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Call Yourself a Marathoner?

Call Yourself a Marathoner?

25 March 2019 - The marathon is a challenge, a huge physical hurdle to get over, no matter who you are or what your level of running ability, but it seems not everybody gets that… Some ‘experts’...
It's so Easy to WIN a Trip to the Great Wall of China Marathon!

It's so Easy to WIN a Trip to the Great Wall of China Marathon!

19 March 2019 - Is running the Great Wall Marathon on your bucket list? Well we have good news for you, Huawei is running a stunning competition for a trip for two to the Great Wall Marathon in China on 18 May. ...
WIN a Trip to the Great Wall of China Marathon!

WIN a Trip to the Great Wall of China Marathon!

11 March 2019 - Ni hao! That's hello in Mandarin, which you will need to know if you win Huawei’s stunning competition for a trip for two to the Great Wall Marathon in China on 18 May. This wonderfu...
Ready for Another Big Year

Ready for Another Big Year

08 March 2019 - It’s a case of ‘something old, something new’ for former Comrades Marathon champion Charne Bosman this year. The 2016 women’s winner was unveiled as a marquee signing for th...
Safety First

Safety First

08 March 2019 - Every outdoor activity carries inherent risk, and as runners, we are certainly aware of the dangers presented by technical terrain, rapid weather changes, unclear paths or exposed climbs. Sadly, ho...
Takealot Berge & Dale Hits the Streets Soon

Takealot Berge & Dale Hits the Streets Soon

11 February 2019 - The Silverstar Casino is set to provide a sparkling finish to the Takealot Berge & Dale cycling road race when it takes over as the new race venue this month. The 20th edition of the popul...
Hillcrest Hits 40 with Threshhold

Hillcrest Hits 40 with Threshhold

15 January 2019 - The Threshhold Hillcrest Marathon & Half Marathon celebrates its 40th anniversary on 10 February with a new title sponsor, but the same great race that has become a firm favourite amongst KZN r...
Murray & Roberts Club Launches with Comrades Champ Signing

Murray & Roberts Club Launches with Comrades Champ Signing

10 January 2019 - The multinational engineering and construction group, Murray & Roberts, launched its running club on Thursday 10 January at the Group’s headquarters in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. At the s...
Tougieda’s Triumph

Tougieda’s Triumph

12 December 2018 - As she made the final turn at the 2018 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Tougieda Allie felt a sudden sense of relief and joy that made her burst into tears as soon as she reached that blue-carpeted finis...
Efficiency Improves Performance

Efficiency Improves Performance

11 December 2018 - Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Usain Bolt and Eluid Kipchoge… four of the world’s greatest athletes, each with an identifying characteristic that makes them stand out from the crowd. Of ...
Climbing for the Cause

Climbing for the Cause

10 December 2018 - The gruelling Rhino Peak Challenge Trail Run is guaranteed to test the endurance of even the fittest athletes, but in spite of extreme weather conditions and not being used to such events, Mrs Sout...
50 is the New 30

50 is the New 30

07 December 2018 - Age is obviously not a limiting factor for 51-year-old triathlete Douglas Burger. At the recent Freshpak Fitness Festival he not only won the biathlon overall, but also won his age category in the ...
Indian Ultra Import

Indian Ultra Import

05 December 2018 - When Srikanth Reddy Karumuri decided to come to South Africa for work and travel, he wasn’t looking to make any major lifestyle changes. The IT specialist from India, who previously worked in...
World’s Highest Trail Race

World’s Highest Trail Race

04 December 2018 - My wife Cindy and I took part in the amazing Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, which included an 11-day pre-race hike up to the Advanced Base Camp, where Everest climbers start their acclimatisatio...
Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run: Top Sporting Stars Line up to Take Part in This Special Event

Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run: Top Sporting Stars Line up to Take Part in This Special Event

03 December 2018 - To those who have left it late to register for this year’s Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run in Tshwane this Sunday 9 December, there’s good news in that late registrations will still be...
Cheers for the Beers!

Cheers for the Beers!

03 December 2018 - Few things beat a nice cold beer after a hard run, but after the last sip, you may feel like you’ve taken a couple of steps backwards after all that hard work. Relax, because there is no reas...
Race Calendar - December 2018

Race Calendar - December 2018

30 November 2018 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as othe...
The Legend of Zoo Lake

The Legend of Zoo Lake

29 November 2018 - If legendary athlete Hendrick Ramaala’s hard work as a coach and mentor pays off, South African middle and long distance athletes will someday be able to challenge the North African athletes ...
For His Family

For His Family

28 November 2018 - In July this year, 28-year-old Precious Mashele, received a phone call from his mom to let him know he was now the head of the family, and would need to provide for his siblings from now on. She wa...
Running World Going Greener

Running World Going Greener

27 November 2018 - The worldwide concern over single-use plastic is a spiralling issue that has long been acknowledged by runners, but presents race organisers with challenges in terms of practical and viable solutio...
Cooking in Cambodia

Cooking in Cambodia

26 November 2018 - Running the Khmer Empire Marathon in Cambodia was an unforgettable experience, but also a very hot and humid experience! – BY KEVIN ACKERBERG It was 4am and still dark on Sunday 5th Augu...
Running Feast in Bangkok

Running Feast in Bangkok

22 November 2018 - As I am always busy preparing for my next big adventure, and every day is a training day for me, I would like to share this story of an amazing ultra I ran in Thailand. – BY WILLEM RICHARDS ...
Discovery Vitality Series Fulfills Thuba's Dreams

Discovery Vitality Series Fulfills Thuba's Dreams

21 November 2018 - Single mother Thubaelihle Nkomo overcomes challenges daily to create a better life for herself and her son, working full-time as a live-in nanny. Her dream of running a marathon is something she ha...
Superhero in Running Shoes

Superhero in Running Shoes

16 November 2018 - Enie Manzini is an inspirational athlete, firefighter, paramedic, single mom and all-round heroine. She is also a survivor of domestic violence. Sadly, superheroes need a villain to battle, and her...
What a Week!

What a Week!

14 November 2018 - Registered Dietician Mariella Dierks obviously knows how to ‘fuel up’ for optimum performance, given her two podium finishes at two major triathlon races in the first week of September!...
Running with Friends

Running with Friends

13 November 2018 - The ball of positive energy that is Mogamat Shahmieg Allie is well known in the Cape running community, both for being one of the spirited leaders of the distinctively bright and vibrant Ommiedraai...
Chasing the Washie Moon

Chasing the Washie Moon

12 November 2018 - Ina Henning had last seen the famed Washie Moon in 2012, but this year got to experience it one more time out on the road during the Washie 100 Miler, thanks to her long-time friend Hilton Murray a...
SA on Track!

SA on Track!

09 November 2018 - 2018 will go down as a stellar year for South African track and field with numerous new records being set, Africa and Commonwealth titles in the Senior ranks, and three World Champions amongst the ...
Rest vs Active Recovery

Rest vs Active Recovery

08 November 2018 - Speed work, long slow runs, hill repeats and strength work are all important aspects of a training programme, but the most important element is recovery, when we gain the benefits from those workou...
The Man with 9 Toes

The Man with 9 Toes

07 November 2018 - Toes are important to maintaining your balance, and even more so to running, so when top trail runner Imran Paya lost a toe in a freak accident just over a year ago, he thought his running days wer...