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Race Calendar - August 2018

Race Calendar - August 2018

08 August 2018 - Want to get ready for some fast racing in Spring? Need to get your legs moving again after some winter hibernation? Then check out all the races in August and use them as a great stepping stone to ...
Mokoka Claims Eighth SA 21K Title

Mokoka Claims Eighth SA 21K Title

31 July 2018 - For the third consecutive year the often windy city of Port Elizabeth produced a perfect day for running for the Nelson Mandela Bay ASA Half Marathon Championships on Saturday 28 July, and the athl...
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&...
Rikenette’s Record

Rikenette’s Record

25 July 2018 - After coming back from an operation on her foot and having to learn to walk again, multiple SA Champion Rikenette Steenkamp had been frustratingly close to breaking the 21-year-old SA Record for th...
Freeze-proof Fitness

Freeze-proof Fitness

25 July 2018 - There are two ways to approach winter from a training perspective: Stay tucked under warm blankets and sleep the winter away, or toughen up, get out of bed and set your body up for a few early spri...
Feet of Flames

Feet of Flames

25 July 2018 - When you take those first few step in the morning, or after sitting for a while, and the bottoms of your feet hurt like crazy with a burning pain, chances are you have plantar fasciitis, a common o...
Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

25 July 2018 - Dawie Aucamp has been running for 26 years, but the last few years have been really challenging after he suffered a heart attack while out training… even though he didn’t know that unt...
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,...
The Tried and Trusted 2.4

The Tried and Trusted 2.4

11 July 2018 - Those who ‘did time’ in the armed forces may still suffer a nervous reaction upon hearing the words “two point four,” but it’s the stuff ‘men were made of’...
Running for Sailor

Running for Sailor

11 July 2018 - Many South Africans run races to raise funds for a charity or cause, but most choose a cause in South Africa, whereas Yvonne Malan is running to support a museum in Great Britain dedicated to the S...
The Good Squeeze

The Good Squeeze

11 July 2018 - Athletes who recover better are more likely to train harder and improve performance, and thus in recent years, various forms of compression treatments to aid in recovery have gained popularity, the...
Christiaan Greyling Sets the Pace at The Cathedral Peak Challenge

Christiaan Greyling Sets the Pace at The Cathedral Peak Challenge

29 June 2018 - "The mountains are calling, and I must go." - John Muir All good stories have an adventure at their core. Conceptualised by the owner of the Cathedral Peak Hotel, William Van Der Ri...
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...
Legal Eagle

Legal Eagle

20 June 2018 - Razaan Kamaldien has shown amazing juggling skills as she manages the busy life of a top Western Province junior runner and a University of Cape Town law student, and is now really starting to fly ...
Bernie’s Winning Ways

Bernie’s Winning Ways

20 June 2018 - A love for picturesque nature and breathtaking mountains is what propelled Bernard Rukadza into running back in 1999. Fast forward to 2018 and he is a three-time AfricanX Trailrun Champion and one ...
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...
Speed Up after Comrades

Speed Up after Comrades

20 June 2018 - So Comrades has come and gone, and you’re asking ‘What now?’ After all those months of hard training, it’s time to plot those running goals for the second half of the year&h...
Race Calendar - July 2018

Race Calendar - July 2018

20 June 2018 - South African runners are blessed with a jam-packed race calendar every month, from road and trail runs to all the other running-related disciplines. Although July does not usually have the greates...
Richard Murray Bags His Big Win

Richard Murray Bags His Big Win

18 June 2018 - Two-time Olympian Richard Murray posted his most prestigious victory yet in early June, becoming the first South African triathlete to win an Olympic distance World Triathlon Series (WTS) event, an...
Take on the Momentum BIG5 Challenge at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

Take on the Momentum BIG5 Challenge at the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival

12 June 2018 - The Momentum BIG5 Challenge is just the activity for multisport enthusiasts looking to push themselves beyond their comfort zone. With accommodation packages available and all sorts of fun things t...
Meet Your 2018 Comrades Pacesetters

Meet Your 2018 Comrades Pacesetters

30 May 2018 - On Sunday 10 June, the 93rd Comrades Marathon will again once see thousands of runners take on the Ultimate Human Race, with all those runners hoping to make it all the way from Piermaritzburg to D...
Set Your (Realistic) Comrades Goals

Set Your (Realistic) Comrades Goals

23 May 2018 - The peak training for the Comrades Marathon is now over, and while we enjoy the extra hours of the taper period, it is time to use the ‘calm before the storm’ to develop our battle stra...
Wild about Trail

Wild about Trail

23 May 2018 - After 35 years of running, with much of it done on the trails around Cape Town, Allan Ryninks can not only look back on a glittering running career, but can also share a wealth of running wisdom wi...
Taking Control

Taking Control

23 May 2018 - Thanks to running, I have overcome osteoporosis, an eating disorder and depression, and while I was never an athlete before, I am now working up to my first full marathon. Has it been easy? Hell no...
Huge Prizes in Inspirational Cathedral Peak Challenge

Huge Prizes in Inspirational Cathedral Peak Challenge

21 May 2018 - Are you a trail runner on the hunt for adventure and that something out of the ordinary? Well, the Cathedral Peak Challenge in the Drakensberg Mountains provides the challenge you have been yearnin...
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...
Race Calendar May 2018

Race Calendar May 2018

08 May 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...
Tapering Fixes

Tapering Fixes

08 May 2018 - With the Comrades Marathon just around the corner, it’s a good time to take a look at some of the common mistakes runners make when it comes to tapering in the final weeks before a big race. ...
Winning Brand

Winning Brand

08 May 2018 - In between studies, looking after stray animals, avoiding rhinos and promoting women’s safety while out running, Naomi Brand is carving a name for herself on the global stage of ultra trail r...