Ed Sean Falconer's Monthly Picks
With 2024 being the 70th anniversary year of the world’s first sub-four-minute, as well the 60th anniversary year of South Africa’s first sub-four, as well as the 70th anniversary of the women’s first sub-five-minute mile, let’s take a closer historical and statistical look at the history of what is now known as the ‘Dream Mile’
If you’ve been reading my column for a while, you may have heard me speak before about running in Stutterheim in the Eastern Cape, and more specifically, the mountains of the Amatola Rainforest, but Stutterheim boasts another hidden gem, the Gubu Dam, which I ‘rediscovered’ in December.
When I was given the Totum Sport Performance Bundle to try out, I must admit, I was in a bit of a quandary. After decades of using every supplement, tonic and elixir available, all with “wonder ingredients” (usually with unpronounceable names) that promised breakthrough levels of renewal and revitalisation, I was a bit perplexed when told I’d be trying good old seawater!