With 80 days to go to the 92nd Comrades Marathon on Sunday 4 June, the big day of anticipation for nearly 6000 novice Comrades runners is fast approaching. In putting Runners First, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has once again partnered with major sponsor, Bonitas Medical Fund, to bring the novice-specific seminars to runners across the country.
At the seminars, runners will be able to interact with the official Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry and other experts, including a medical doctor and dietician. Lindsey will share valuable information regarding training, injury prevention and treatment; recovery; reasons for failure and how to prevent them; tapering and race day strategies.
The medical doctor will will share health advice with the runners to ensure that they understand the dangers of taking medication while running, as well as some rules to adhere to for a good run and a great race day. Meanwhile. registered dietician Nicki De Villiers will cover runners’ nutrition, including what to eat and drink while training as well as race-day sustenance.
DATES & VENUES FOR BONITAS COMRADES MARATHON NOVICE SEMINARS 2017
Wednesday 22 March, 7pm
Host Club: K-Way VOB
Venue: Constantia Bowls Club, Main Road, Constantia , Cape Town
Tuesday 28 March, 7pm
Host Club: Sunninghill Striders
Venue: The Auditorium, Eskom Megawatt Park, No 1 Maxwell Drive Sunninghill, Sandton
Wednesday 29 March, 7pm
Host Club: Benoni Northerns
Venue: Benoni Northerns Sports Club, 1 Brodigan Street, Rynfield, Benoni
Tuesday 4 April, 7pm
Host Club: Irene
Venue: The Auditorium, Agricultural Research Council, Irene Campus, Olifantsfontein Road, Irene, Pretoria
Thursday 6 April, 7pm
Host Club: Savages
Venue: 132 Hollander Crescent, Morningside, Durban
These seminars are interactive and highly informative. Entry is free and bookings are not necessary. For more information, please e-mail CMA Marketing Coordinator, Nonkululeko Mdlalose at firstname.lastname@example.org. Zinikele – It takes all of you!