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Ready for Another Big Year

Ready for Another Big Year

08 March 2019 - It’s a case of ‘something old, something new’ for former Comrades Marathon champion Charne Bosman this year. The 2016 women’s winner was unveiled as a marquee signing for th...
Hillcrest Hits 40 with Threshhold

Hillcrest Hits 40 with Threshhold

15 January 2019 - The Threshhold Hillcrest Marathon & Half Marathon celebrates its 40th anniversary on 10 February with a new title sponsor, but the same great race that has become a firm favourite amongst KZN r...
Cheers for the Beers!

Cheers for the Beers!

03 December 2018 - Few things beat a nice cold beer after a hard run, but after the last sip, you may feel like you’ve taken a couple of steps backwards after all that hard work. Relax, because there is no reas...
Discovery Vitality Series Fulfills Thuba's Dreams

Discovery Vitality Series Fulfills Thuba's Dreams

21 November 2018 - Single mother Thubaelihle Nkomo overcomes challenges daily to create a better life for herself and her son, working full-time as a live-in nanny. Her dream of running a marathon is something she ha...
SA on Track!

SA on Track!

09 November 2018 - 2018 will go down as a stellar year for South African track and field with numerous new records being set, Africa and Commonwealth titles in the Senior ranks, and three World Champions amongst the ...
Trim the Weight

Trim the Weight

26 October 2018 - Now that winter has come to an end and summer is approaching, it’s not just our clothing layers we need to shed as the days get warmer, we also need to shed our excess winter weight. – ...
Baby Steps for Trail Greylings

Baby Steps for Trail Greylings

09 October 2018 - Young Christopher Greyling made his appearance towards the end of September, entering the world with a certain amount of expectation on his shoulders. After all, his parents, Landie and Christiaan ...
The Voice of Tembisa

The Voice of Tembisa

09 October 2018 - You’ll find Madumetja Donald Mathipa behind the microphone at many races in the Gauteng area, greeting you the minute he sees you, whether you are a supporter or a runner, with something uniq...
Recovery Advice from Wietse

Recovery Advice from Wietse

25 September 2018 - Wietse van der Westhuizen is 60 and has finished the Comrades Marathon an impressive 41 times! Organiser of the weekly Wietse se Run training in Cape Town, he is always asked by people, why he runs...
A Flash of Red

A Flash of Red

23 August 2018 - Whether it is triathlons, trail running or life-saving competitions, Linda Detering has the talent and potential to become a major force in every sport she tries. – BY PJ MOSES With her ...
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’...
Bernie’s Winning Ways

Bernie’s Winning Ways

20 June 2018 - A love for picturesque nature and breathtaking mountains is what propelled Bernard Rukadza into running back in 1999. Fast forward to 2018 and he is a three-time AfricanX Trailrun Champion and one ...
4 R’s for Recovery

4 R’s for Recovery

20 June 2018 - After any run, especially an ultra as long as the Comrades, it’s important to eat and drink properly to replenish glycogen stores and to rehydrate. These guidelines – I call them the fo...
Chocolate Cravings

Chocolate Cravings

08 May 2018 - When it comes to breaking off a piece of chocolate, you might have that feeling of guilt that it will put a dampener on your training and runner’s lifestyle, but don’t fret, because it ...
Get ready for Comrades with THRESHHold

Get ready for Comrades with THRESHHold

04 May 2018 - Training for Comrades or any endurance-based sport pushes your capabilities as an athlete to the limit, and when training at this level, supplements are not a luxury, they are a necessity. However,...
Immuno-boost Your Diet

Immuno-boost Your Diet

17 April 2018 - The immune system is the body’s defence against illness and infection, and it is boosted by regular, moderate exercise. On the flip side, intense training may cause immuno-suppression in athl...
Get it Right Before Racing

Get it Right Before Racing

05 April 2018 - Take note of these common pre-race nutritional mistakes and fix them before they slow you down. – BY ESMÉ MARÉ, REGISTERED DIETICIAN The week leading up to your big race ca...
Fishy Business

Fishy Business

01 March 2018 - Regularly eating fish as part of your diet can benefit your running, because it’s great for your heart and can improve your physical performance. – BY ESMÉ MARÉ, REGISTERE...
Busy Year Ahead on Track

Busy Year Ahead on Track

15 February 2018 - The 2018 Track and Field Season is going to be a busy one for South African athletes, and one in which there is plenty of opportunity for both established athletes to further their reputations and ...
Time for Drinks

Time for Drinks

14 December 2017 - Many of us drink alcohol to have fun, relax and be social, especially during the December holidays, but here’s how it affects your health and your waistline. – BY CHRISTINE PETERS, REGI...
Caffeine Kick

Caffeine Kick

28 November 2017 - In January 2004, caffeine was taken off the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list of banned substances used in competitive sports, but earlier this year it was placed back on the WADA monitoring lis...
Will-power

Will-power

09 November 2017 - Just over a year ago, 40-year-old Johannesburg-based software developer Will Addison found himself in front of the mirror, and he didn’t like what he saw. That prompted him to take up running...
Drink Up, Runners!

Drink Up, Runners!

26 October 2017 - While water can keep you hydrated on the long run, sports drinks give back the carbs, sodium and potassium lost in long-haul, high-intensity events. – BY CHRISTINE PETERS, REGISTERED DIETICIA...
Bit Cold for Comrades Training

Bit Cold for Comrades Training

12 October 2017 - Modern Athlete receives many letters or pics from runners with a story with a bit of a difference, and we try to publish as many of them as we can, like this contribution from South African Expat D...
Should You Detox After Winter?

Should You Detox After Winter?

13 September 2017 - With spring here, we may get the urge to not only spring-clean our houses, but also our bodies. However, much as I support people making a positive change for their health, I’m a bit of a sce...
Walking with St James

Walking with St James

30 August 2017 - Sometimes runners take on other challenges, be it multisport, obstacle racing or adventure racing, or even hiking, so when we heard about the story of ‘Two Porras and a Greek’ – D...
Speed for Spring

Speed for Spring

15 August 2017 - With spring just around the corner, now is the time to give speed a chance in order to be ready to race when the weather warms up. – BY DERICK MARCISZ I honestly believe that most runner...
The Brew for You

The Brew for You

15 August 2017 - There’s nothing better than a soothing cup of herbal tea on a cold winter’s day, but besides being a tasty, warm, caffeine-free pick-me-up, herbal teas provide many health benefits. The...
MiWayLife Introduces World's First Lifestyle Policy for Athletes

MiWayLife Introduces World's First Lifestyle Policy for Athletes

13 July 2017 - The business of sports in South Africa continues to thrive, with growing numbers of ‘weekend warriors’ and professional athletes investing time and money into disciplines such as runnin...
A Bowl of Winter Goodness

A Bowl of Winter Goodness

12 July 2017 - In winter it’s important for athletes to eat healthily and keep warm while beating winter weight-gain! Just one bowl of these wholesome soups a day can give you energy and help you stick to y...