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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...
Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

06 November 2018 - After a year ravaged by injury and recovery from an operation, Elroy Gelant has been putting in the hard yards to build back up to fitness, and some of his recent results have helped restore his co...
Power of Positivism

Power of Positivism

05 November 2018 - In 2015 Bevan Oschger narrowly survived a hit-and-run accident, but was left with a permanent brain injury. In spite of this, Bevan has taken on some incredible physical challenges, including the 2...
A Year of Surprises

A Year of Surprises

02 November 2018 - So far 2018 has been an incredible year for Salome Cooper, from winning the Om Die Dam 50km in March, to her best ever run at Comrades, and then leading the SA women’s team to a silver medal ...
Race Calendar - November 2018

Race Calendar - November 2018

01 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...
Think Before You Bite and Spit!

Think Before You Bite and Spit!

31 October 2018 - You reach the water station in your race, thirsty and looking for a mouthful of cold water to refresh yourself, and that sachet feels so cool in your hand. Bringing it up to your mouth, you careful...
Talking track

Talking track

30 October 2018 - Walk This Way - By Anel Oosthuizen As a young girl watching athletics, I always admired how some athletes could run around a track non-stop and not seem to get tired. When I started race walki...
Balancing Act to Run Faster

Balancing Act to Run Faster

29 October 2018 - Out of the Box - By Norrie Williamson Proprioception is the awareness of joint and limb positions, and hence impacts on your ability to balance and your agility, and of course, your running sp...
Trim the Weight

Trim the Weight

26 October 2018 - Now that winter has come to an end and summer is approaching, it’s not just our clothing layers we need to shed as the days get warmer, we also need to shed our excess winter weight. – ...