Are you running your first Comrades Marathon in 2016? Are you feeling nervous about where to begin? Are you sure you’re doing the correct training? Are you getting optimum nutrition?
If these sorts of questions are on your mind, then you need to attend a Bonitas Comrades Novice Seminar in a town near you.
Over 7000 novice runners have entered the 2016 Comrades Marathon and the 2016 Bonitas Comrades Novice Seminars are designed specifically for these first-time Comrades Marathon runners.
This 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.
First time Comrades runners will have the opportunity to interact with the Comrades Coach 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
· Nutrition and
· Dangers of using medication while running
The medical doctor will advise on how to run a healthy Comrades. The dietician will cover runners’ nutrition, including what to eat while training and race day sustenance.
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.
Venues for the seminars are as follows;
TUES 29 MARCH 2016
NEDBANK HEAD OFFICE BLOCK G AUDITORIUM
135 RIVONIA ROAD SANDTON
WED 30 MARCH 2016
BOKSBURG ATHLETIC CLUB
BASEBALL CLUBHOUSE BOKSBURG CITY STADIUM CNR DUDLEY SMITH & JUBILEE ROADS BOKSBURG
SAT 2 APRIL 2016
NEDBANK HEAD OFFICE AUDITORIUM
90 BRAM FISCHER ROAD DURBAN
WED 6 APRIL 2016
DURBANVILLE ATHLETIC CLUB
DURBANVILLE GOLF CLUB DURBANVILLE CAPE TOWN
TUES 12 APRIL 2016
TUKS ATHLETIC CLUB
HIGH PERFOMANCE CENTRE PRETORIA
WED 13 APRIL 2016
NEDBANK RUNNING CLUB MPUMALANGA
LOWVELD COUNTRY CLUB AURORA DRIVE STEILTES NELSPRUIT
For more information, visit www.comrades.com.
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