Bonitas-Comrades Novice Seminars

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Is the 90th Comrades Marathon your first? Are you feeling nervous about where to begin? Are you sure you’re doing the correct training? Are you getting optimum nutrition?

If these sort of questions are on your mind, do not panic! Be Part of It and attend the Bonitas Comrades Novice Seminars at a town near you!

Over 5000 novice runners have entered the 90th Comrades Marathon. The 2015 Bonitas-Comrades Novice Seminars are designed specifically for first-time Comrades Marathon runners.

The project is sponsored by Bonitas Medical Fund, one of the major sponsors of the Comrades Marathon and South Africa’s second largest open medical scheme. These seminars are interactive and very informative.

Attendants will have the opportunity to interact with the Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry and other experts, including a medical doctor and dietician. Among the topics to be covered are:

·        injury prevention

·        treatment of injuries

·        training

·        running shoes

·        tapering

·        race day strategies

The medical doctor will advise on how to train and run a healthy Comrades. The dietician will cover runners’ nutrition, including what to eat while training and race day sustenance.

The presentations will be as follows:

SABC race day TV commentator, Ian Laxton will open the seminar and brief the novices on relevant race information as well as the charitable aspect of The Ultimate Human Race, including details of Race4Charity.

Registered Dietician, Nicki de Villiers works with athletes and guides them to optimum nutrition to train well and achieve their running goals. Nicki has been working in the field of dietetics for around 20 years and has been concentrating on sports nutrition for the last 12 years. 

The Comrades Marathon Coach, Lindsey Parry will share valuable information regarding training, injury prevention and treatment; recovery; reasons for failure and how to prevent them; tapering and race day strategies.

Dr Sello Motaung is a medical doctor with experience in Sports Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He has travelled broadly with elite South African athletes at national and international sports events as the Team Medical Officer. He will share health tips with the runners to ensure they have a good race day.

These seminars are not to be missed. Entry is free and bookings are not necessary. BE PART OF IT – BAMBA IQHAZA!

 

DATE

DAY

TIME

PROVINCE

HOST

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

24-Mar-15

Tuesday

19h00

Central Gauteng

Boksburg Athletic Club

Sportsmans Warehouse East Rand Value Mall, Rietfontein Road, Boksburg

           

25-Mar-15

Wednesday

19h00

Central Gauteng

Randburg Harriers

Hoërskool Randburg, Corner of Malilbongwe and Rabie Fontainebleau, Johannesburg

           

28-Mar-15

Saturday

09h00

KwaZulu Natal

Nedbank Head Office

90 Bram Fischer Road, Durban

           

14-Apr-15

Tuesday

19h00

Gauteng North

High Performance Centre

TuksSport Athletic Clubhouse South Street, Hatfield, Pretoria

           

22-Apr-15

Wednesday

19h00

Cape Town

Atlantic  Athletic Club

Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Stephan Way, off Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town

           

29-Apr-15

Wednesday

19h00

Bloemfontein

Nedbank Bloemfontein Achilles

Bloemfontein Achilles Sports Centre corner of At Horak and Parfitt Avenue, Bloemfontein

 

For more information, please email CMA Marketing Coordinator, Thami Vilakazi: thami@comrades.com

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