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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...
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...
When it’s Not Your Time…

When it’s Not Your Time…

17 April 2018 - When the surgeon says you shouldn’t be alive, you know you’ve had a narrow escape, says Wendy Seller, and when he adds that it’s probably only the fact that you run that you survi...
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...
50km to Glory

50km to Glory

14 December 2017 - Having taken an eight-year sabbatical from race walking, Natalie Le Roux returned to competition in 2015 and her remarkable comeback continued in October with a new SA Record for 50km in her debut ...
What a Year!

What a Year!

09 November 2017 - If there is one runner likely to agree with the old saying that “life begins at 40,” it is Ulrica Stander, especially given the amazingly successful year the 43-year-old Capetonian has ...
Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

09 November 2017 - With personal best times of 1:47.74 for the 800m, 3:59.29 for the mile, the SA national record for 5000m at 13:04.88 and 27:41.30 for the 10,000m, coupled with road PBs of 28:18 for 10km and 1:01:0...
Given a Second Chance

Given a Second Chance

12 October 2017 - Some people see running and being active as a chore, but Lisa Ogilvie is not one of them. She sees it as a way of showing gratitude for the second chance at life that she feels she has been given. ...
Records, Bests, and the Rest…

Records, Bests, and the Rest…

27 September 2016 - A few weeks ago we watched Wayde van Niekerk run 43.03 in the Olympic men’s 400m final to set a new World Record. It was a truly amazing performance, considering he was in the outside lane an...
Little journeys

Little journeys

11 February 2016 - On 31 December 2014, I had a little drinks session on my balcony to welcome the new year in. As part of the fun, I put up a whiteboard for everyone to write down their goals for 2015, and most of t...
Panda’s Lucky Year

Panda’s Lucky Year

17 November 2015 - It seems Panda Qamata of Cape Town has the ‘Midas Touch’ when it comes to running-related competitions, which will see him packing for Paris next year. – BY SEAN FALCONER Hav...
Celebrating the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

Celebrating the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

16 September 2015 - With another year of preparation and hard work behind them, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon organisers are ready to celebrate the second edition of the relaunched race, and there are festivities, eve...