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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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
Carrying the Cause

Carrying the Cause

23 October 2018 - When it comes to setting goals, most runners aim for a specific race, time or medal, but Karoline Hanks has a different goal, to convince runners to think about their use of single-use plastic sach...
Making Every Step Count

Making Every Step Count

19 October 2018 - With camera in hand, Hassiem Fisher loves exploring the trails around Cape Town and revelling in the joy that running gives him, but it wasn’t so long ago that he was not able to run at all. ...
The Challenor Genes

The Challenor Genes

18 October 2018 - They may still be young, but Nix, Rylee and Tao Challenor are definitely following in the footsteps of their running mom, Jenna Challenor. – BY SEAN FALCONER When 11-year-old Rylee Chall...
Running Almost Broke Me

Running Almost Broke Me

10 October 2018 - Comrades has always been the race I had to do, the one I have been working towards for years, and this year my dream came true, I became a Comrades finisher! However, in the glory following my fini...
Baby Steps for Trail Greylings

Baby Steps for Trail Greylings

09 October 2018 - Young Christopher Greyling made his appearance towards the end of September, entering the world with a certain amount of expectation on his shoulders. After all, his parents, Landie and Christiaan ...
2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Substitution September

2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Substitution September

30 August 2018 - Officially sold out by 19 June 2018, the 25th edition of the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon will open its substitution period come 1 September 2018. The month long period will afford those who missed o...
In Memory of Munchie

In Memory of Munchie

23 August 2018 - Three years ago well known back-of-pack runner Keith Solomon lost his great running friend Malcolm Marks, and every step he runs these days is in memory of their incredible friendship. – BY P...
2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Runners workshop

2018 Old Mutual Soweto Marathon: Runners workshop

25 July 2018 - In 2018, the year where the Old Mutual Soweto Marathon celebrates its 25th edition, we are on a mission to empower the novice runners with knowledge that will enable them to ‘Run their Great&...
One More Time

One More Time

11 July 2018 - Seven years after running her first three-day AfricanX Trailrun at the age of 67, evergreen Marianne Nelson returned in 2018 to give the race another go, and by the end of the event she had once ag...
Great Expectations

Great Expectations

11 July 2018 - While some described Clarence Munyai’s fourth place in the Commonwealth Games 200m final as disappointing, it was actually an incredible achievement by an emerging young star. – BY SEAN...
The Ethiopian Leprechaun

The Ethiopian Leprechaun

11 July 2018 - Cape Town-based Ethiopian astrophysicist Kamil Suleiman ran the recent London Marathon with a most unusual record in his sights. – BY PJ MOSES Kamil believes that everything is possible,...
Meet the Running Mann

Meet the Running Mann

20 June 2018 - In the May edition we featured one of Stuart Mann’s humorous blogs about his quest to complete 100 unique marathons, so this month we decided to show you a bit more of his unique take on thin...
Marathons, Memories and Beer!

Marathons, Memories and Beer!

20 June 2018 - With a passion for running, exploring, drinking beer and having fun, Shawn Combrink travels the world in search of new adventures, and along the way he has put together an impressive running streak...
Run, Recover, Repeat – the Comrades Runner’s Mantra

Run, Recover, Repeat – the Comrades Runner’s Mantra

04 June 2018 - What makes someone come back year after year to tackle one of the toughest ultra-marathons in the world? Non-runners can’t comprehend it, but for die-hard Comrades runners, the siren’s ...
Real Runners

Real Runners

23 May 2018 - During the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo, I did a quick filmed interview for a social media platform and was asked where I would be supporting the runners during the ultra, as a vibe point co...
No Looking Back

No Looking Back

08 May 2018 - As Gerda Steyn pulled up next to Polish race leader Dominika Stelmach-Stawczyk around the 45km mark of the 2018 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, she did something that had many a pundit thinking bac...
Family Ties

Family Ties

03 May 2018 - Running and all the running related sports have a wonderful way of bringing people together. Friendships are made, or rekindled, romance comes out of chance meetings, and sometimes you even have fa...
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 ...
Another Bite at Boston

Another Bite at Boston

10 April 2018 - With a frustrating injury lay-off now behind him, Lusapho April is determined to get back to the world class marathon performances that saw him win or podium at Big City Marathons in Europe and the...
A Life Lived with Purpose

A Life Lived with Purpose

05 April 2018 - She was the victim of a brutal attack and shocking loss that would have left most people devastated, but instead it made Caroline Peters more determined to make a positive change in her own life, a...
Flying High

Flying High

22 March 2018 - One second he was a talented schoolboy athlete showing a lot of promise, the next he was a World Champion, and now 17-year-old high jumping prodigy Breyton Poole is about to jet off to Australia fo...
Couldn’t… Shouldn’t… Did

Couldn’t… Shouldn’t… Did

22 March 2018 - Having recently finished her first Ironman 70.3 race in East London, Rogeema Kenny has not just done something she once thought she couldn’t do, she’s done something that many people sa...
Modern Athlete Irene: THE Qualifier for Comrades

Modern Athlete Irene: THE Qualifier for Comrades

25 January 2018 - With just over four months until the Comrades Marathon, this is the time of year when many ultra-runners are thinking about their marathon qualifier and longer training runs, and the Modern Athlete...