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THE MODERN ATHLETE BARRY HOLLAND BUS

THE MODERN ATHLETE BARRY HOLLAND BUS

02 May 2012 - If you are a Comrades novice or a former Comrades runner thinking of making your comeback to the race, this is the programme for you. A time of Sub-10:30 at Comrades is quite achievable for anyone ...
Dis-Chem Half Marathon: Enter Now!

Dis-Chem Half Marathon: Enter Now!

02 May 2012 - Online as well as in-store entries opened at the beginning of November and are now in full swing. Make sure you get yours in as soon as possible, as entries will be capped at 6 000. Also, if you enter...
DARE TO TRI!

DARE TO TRI!

02 May 2012 - If you are one of the nearly 3 000 athletes who have entered Spec-Savers Ironman 70.3 South Africa, count yourself as fortunate, because not only have you secured a sought after spot, you will also be...
Dis-Chem Half Marathon: Enter Now!

Dis-Chem Half Marathon: Enter Now!

08 March 2012 - Last year, entries for the Dis-Chem Half opened in late November and by Christmas the 6 500 entries were sold out! More reason to get your entry in as soon as entries open on 1 November. EARLY BIRD I...
 DARE TO TRI!

DARE TO TRI!

08 March 2012 - If you have your heart set on competing at Ironman 70.3, one of the most important things to do BEFORE your next training session is to ENTER the race, because entries are selling out fast! Due to the...
The Barry Holland Bus

The Barry Holland Bus

01 February 2012 - Anyone who has run a couple of Comrades knows how the Big C journey starts: You line up for your first Comrades promising yourself to do this race just once, even if it is just to say “Been ther...
Get Ready for the Dis-Chem Half Marathon 2012

Get Ready for the Dis-Chem Half Marathon 2012

01 February 2012 - There is no better time to start training than spring time in South Africa, and if you are wondering what your first race of 2012 should be, this is it! The Dis-Chem Half Marathon is one of South Afri...
Ready, Set, Go!

Ready, Set, Go!

01 February 2012 - There is no feeling greater than completing your first Ironman event – just ask anyone who has run on to that red carpet! So if you also want to enjoy the feeling, now is your chance to join our...
Meet the Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Team

Meet the Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Team

15 January 2012 - It’s been a ‘tough’ and exciting couple of weeks at the Modern Athlete offices. Tough, because it was extremely hard to choose only 10 team members after so many of you applied for t...
The Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Challenge

The Modern Athlete DARE TO TRI Challenge

01 November 2011 - For those of you who missed last month’s edition, let’s recap, as there are only a couple of days left for you to get your application in and possibly start one of the greatest and most fu...
Dare to TRI!

Dare to TRI!

01 November 2011 - Last year Modern Athlete ran a series of articles that challenged the runners amongst us to take up the Tri Challenge and compete in Ironman 70.3 in Buffalo City. The programme was a huge success and ...
What Now?

What Now?

01 September 2011 - I often get asked what training I do as a triathlete or Comrades runner in the ‘off season’? Well, for many athletes this is the time to rest and recover – which is what you need to ...
IRONMAN SA IS FINALLY HERE!

IRONMAN SA IS FINALLY HERE!

01 July 2011 - Your journey to being extraordinary is now in its final chapter – and what a journey it has been. You have trained hard, got up countless early mornings, sometimes trained twice a day, and sacri...
The Ultimate Tri Challenge

The Ultimate Tri Challenge

01 June 2011 - Five weeks of training done. Five to go! How are you feeling? Strong and relaxed? You should be! The next four weeks is when you need to FOCUS on your training. Rest and recovery is as important as tr...
Take on the Ultimate Tri Challenge

Take on the Ultimate Tri Challenge

01 May 2011 - There are 10 weeks of specific training to race day, which should be sufficient given that you have already developed a sound training base for Ironman 70.3. Training for the full Ironman is quite sim...
Your Tri Challenge Journey

Your Tri Challenge Journey

01 April 2011 - I hope the training has gone well up to now and that you are sticking to the programme during the most important phase of the training. Right now you need to stay focused, but be sure to rest when you...
Comrades Countdown

Comrades Countdown

01 April 2011 - You’ve entered Comrades 2011, you might be a novice, running the Up Run for the first time or last ran when the Comrades was still in June. Everyone keeps telling you it’s time to start tr...
Your Tri Challenge Journey

Your Tri Challenge Journey

01 February 2011 - By now you are well into your Tri Journey and probably getting excited about your Ironman 70.3 goal, which is less than three months away! As we all know, training does not always go according to plan...
Take up the Tri Challenge

Take up the Tri Challenge

01 December 2010 - I hope you have decided to take up the Tri Challenge and are ready to show those triathletes what runners can do. If you have not entered the event, do so immediately. Entries are selling out fast! Th...
Take up the Tri Challenge! From Novice Triathlete to 70.3 Finisher

Take up the Tri Challenge! From Novice Triathlete to 70.3 Finisher

01 November 2010 - You love sport but lately it feels as if you’re stuck in a rut! It seems as if you’ve run it all; for some it’s Comrades, for others many half marathons. You’ve even tackled th...
Take Your Speed to the Next Level. 12 Weeks to your Fastest 10km (Part 2)

Take Your Speed to the Next Level. 12 Weeks to your Fastest 10km (Part 2)

04 October 2010 - This is the second and final part of our Run Faster Programme. Ideally you should pick a race or two to use your newfound speed any time from the middle of September till the end of October. There are...
Take the next Step!

Take the next Step!

28 June 2010 - Do you take the stairs only when the elevator is out of service? Think again. If you want to feel stronger on hills, improve your running times and become more injury resistant, all you need is a flig...
Conquer Those Hills

Conquer Those Hills

24 May 2010 - Most runners shy away from hill running because they see it as a tough workout. Most of us hope that if we clock up enough kilometres, we can make up for the lack of quality hill training. Stop foolin...
Playing with Speed

Playing with Speed

01 April 2010 - We all want to get faster and stronger, so that our race or time trial times will come down. And the way to do that is by building speed work into our training programmes. To improve your pace, try th...
10 Weeks to 21km Glory

10 Weeks to 21km Glory

01 April 2010 - The first few months of the South African racing calendar are jam-packed with great half marathons, including the country's biggest 21.1km race, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon, which last yea...
Try TRI

Try TRI

11 September 2009 - TRI Training For Age Group Athletes This is the second in our triathlon training and racing series. Not sure if this applies to you? Well, this article is directed at the average competitive age grou...
It’s Time to TRI

It’s Time to TRI

17 August 2009 - So you have finished a road race or two, maybe the Comrades or Two Oceans, done the 94.7 Cycle Challenge and want a new challenge. Then TRIATHLON is for you!Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sp...
9 Rules to Create a New Habit

9 Rules to Create a New Habit

17 August 2009 - To be a successful Modern Athlete in any form, whether you're a walker, triathlete or runner, your daily habits in life dictate the success you will achieve. The Power of Less is an initiative start...