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Can Seawater Really Hydrate?

20 February 2024 — 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 pro …… read more

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Trail (Mis)Adventures: A New Old Favourite

20 February 2024 — 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, …… read more

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Long Live, King Stephen!

20 February 2024 — The news that Stephen Mokoka has joined the Hollywood Athletics Club will, quite appropriately, see one of the all-time greats of SA running – running royalty, if you like – donning the regal colour of purple in his local races in 2024. – By Sean Falco …… read more

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SA’s Dream Milers

20 February 2024 — 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 historica …… read more



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Running When You’re Old (and Big)

6 February 2024 — I may not be the same shape and size as many of the other runners in the races that I enter, but I’m still there, putting one foot in front of the other… and in spite of sometimes forgetting my age, and picking up a few injures along the way, I’m still …… read more

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Athletics Media Release – Spar Women’s 10km Grand Prix series goes from strength to strength

1 February 2024 — Durban, South Africa:The SPAR Women’s 10km Grand Prix series, now in its 17th year, continues to go from strength to strength and is now firmly established as a crucial part of women’s athletics in South Africa.The prize money is outstanding, with the …… read more

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Pushing the limits in Lesotho

1 February 2024 — In mid-April 2022, ultra-trail runners Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel set out on one of their most ambitious expeditions yet, a full circumnavigation of the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. We caught up with them after their successful finish, having run 110 …… read more

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The Running Mann: Searching for Pots, Chefs, Strooms

23 January 2024 — Now that I am finally back to enjoying one of my favourite hobbies, travelling the country to try run every marathon or ultra in South Africa, I recently found myself in Potchefstroom for the LetsGo Potch Marathon, and besides enjoying a good run with …… read more

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Beware the Mountain Shark!

9 January 2024 — I have recently been called the ‘Mountain Shark,’ partly because I am a marine (shark) biologist who trail runs, but also thanks to my strategy of starting towards the back of races and sneaking up to overtake other runners the further we run. That str …… read more

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Racing on the Wine Route

9 January 2024 — I recently had the opportunity to race the Sportsmans Warehouse Winelands Half Marathon, and once again, I found myself blown away by the scenic route through the wine estates around Stellenbosch. – By Grant Johnson with Sean Falconer… read more

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