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
· running shoes
· 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!
Boksburg Athletic Club
Sportsmans Warehouse East Rand Value Mall, Rietfontein Road, Boksburg
Hoërskool Randburg, Corner of Malilbongwe and Rabie Fontainebleau, Johannesburg
Nedbank Head Office
90 Bram Fischer Road, Durban
High Performance Centre
TuksSport Athletic Clubhouse South Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
Atlantic Athletic Club
Hamilton’s Rugby Club, Stephan Way, off Fritz Sonnenberg Road, Green Point, Cape Town
Nedbank Bloemfontein Achilles
Bloemfontein Achilles Sports Centre corner of At Horak and Parfitt Avenue, Bloemfontein
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