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24 Mar, 2016

Bonitas Novices Comrades Seminars

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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

·        Training

·        Running shoes

·        Tapering

·        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;

DATE

CITY

HOST VENUE

PHYSICAL ADDRESS

TUES 29 MARCH 2016

SANDTON

NEDBANK HEAD OFFICE BLOCK G AUDITORIUM

135 RIVONIA ROAD SANDTON

WED 30 MARCH 2016

BOKSBURG

BOKSBURG ATHLETIC CLUB

BASEBALL CLUBHOUSE BOKSBURG CITY STADIUM CNR DUDLEY SMITH &  JUBILEE ROADS BOKSBURG

SAT 2 APRIL 2016

DURBAN

NEDBANK HEAD OFFICE AUDITORIUM

90 BRAM FISCHER ROAD DURBAN

WED 6 APRIL 2016

CAPE TOWN

DURBANVILLE ATHLETIC CLUB

DURBANVILLE GOLF CLUB DURBANVILLE CAPE TOWN

TUES 12 APRIL 2016

PRETORIA

TUKS ATHLETIC CLUB

HIGH PERFOMANCE CENTRE PRETORIA

WED 13 APRIL 2016

NELSPRUIT

NEDBANK RUNNING CLUB MPUMALANGA

LOWVELD COUNTRY CLUB AURORA DRIVE STEILTES NELSPRUIT

For more information, visit www.comrades.com.

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