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Efficiency Improves Performance

Efficiency Improves Performance

11 December 2018 - Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Usain Bolt and Eluid Kipchoge… four of the world’s greatest athletes, each with an identifying characteristic that makes them stand out from the crowd. Of ...
Running World Going Greener

Running World Going Greener

27 November 2018 - The worldwide concern over single-use plastic is a spiralling issue that has long been acknowledged by runners, but presents race organisers with challenges in terms of practical and viable solutio...
A Year of Surprises

A Year of Surprises

02 November 2018 - So far 2018 has been an incredible year for Salome Cooper, from winning the Om Die Dam 50km in March, to her best ever run at Comrades, and then leading the SA women’s team to a silver medal ...
Balancing Act to Run Faster

Balancing Act to Run Faster

29 October 2018 - Out of the Box - By Norrie Williamson Proprioception is the awareness of joint and limb positions, and hence impacts on your ability to balance and your agility, and of course, your running sp...
The Tried and Trusted 2.4

The Tried and Trusted 2.4

11 July 2018 - Those who ‘did time’ in the armed forces may still suffer a nervous reaction upon hearing the words “two point four,” but it’s the stuff ‘men were made of’...
Set Your (Realistic) Comrades Goals

Set Your (Realistic) Comrades Goals

23 May 2018 - The peak training for the Comrades Marathon is now over, and while we enjoy the extra hours of the taper period, it is time to use the ‘calm before the storm’ to develop our battle stra...
Success begins with D

Success begins with D

02 May 2018 - Discussions with runners normally focus on a specific ‘D word,’ as in “What Distance did you do this week?” But while there is no question that successful running is all abo...
Turn Up Your Thermostat

Turn Up Your Thermostat

21 June 2017 - 63 years after Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile, Nike rolled out its Breaking 2 Hours attempt to show that it is possible to run the marathon distance in less than two hours. I believe they ...
Success is About the Performance

Success is About the Performance

14 January 2017 - Once a goal has been set, the training and preparation needs to be holistic and realistic, because an athlete who is correctly prepared will often outperform a more talented athlete. It is my ...