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Race Calendar - December 2018

Race Calendar - December 2018

30 November 2018 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as othe...
Talking track

Talking track

30 October 2018 - Walk This Way - By Anel Oosthuizen As a young girl watching athletics, I always admired how some athletes could run around a track non-stop and not seem to get tired. When I started race walki...
Juggling this thing called life

Juggling this thing called life

03 May 2018 - Having lots of balls in the air at the same time can leave you feeling overwhelmed, and sometimes you lose focus and drop one of those balls, which can lead to you feeling like you have failed. - B...
Finding Motivation

Finding Motivation

10 April 2018 - They say the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, but what happens when the motivation is not even there to take that first step? What do you do when you start questioning the rea...
Race Calendar - April 2018

Race Calendar - April 2018

22 March 2018 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar, with so many great races to do, so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as othe...
Race Calendar - March 2018

Race Calendar - March 2018

22 February 2018 - We’ve got everything here – road running, trail running, mountain running, cross country, track and field, triathlon, duathlon, multisport, orienteering, obstacle racing and adventure r...
Race Calendar - February 2018

Race Calendar - February 2018

26 January 2018 - Welcome to SA’s biggest and most complete running and walking race calendar, containing all road and trail runs, as well as other running-related disciplines. Just remember to always check wi...
50km to Glory

50km to Glory

14 December 2017 - Having taken an eight-year sabbatical from race walking, Natalie Le Roux returned to competition in 2015 and her remarkable comeback continued in October with a new SA Record for 50km in her debut ...
Race Calendar - December 2017

Race Calendar - December 2017

23 November 2017 - South African runners really are blessed with a terrific race calendar with so many great races to do so check out these events for the coming month, including road and trail runs as well as other ...
Making Sense of the New Ride

Making Sense of the New Ride

12 October 2017 - Salomon have built up an enviable reputation in the trail running world for their robust and reliable off-road shoes, which provide great cushioning and even better support and grip out on the trai...
Our Top Race Picks for You!

Our Top Race Picks for You!

01 February 2017 - Have you had a bit of a slow start to 2017? Never fear, read on and see what we have for you! Modern Athlete has a whole whack of events on the running race calendar so be sure to get onto our onli...
Walking Everything, Everywhere!

Walking Everything, Everywhere!

20 November 2016 - In August the prize-giving of the 1000km Challenge for 2015-2016 took place in Cape Town, with Hettie Fourie winning the Lady of the Challenge award with 4006km of mileage in official events, and h...
Runners Should Walk More!

Runners Should Walk More!

13 September 2016 - Four-letter words are considered taboo in polite company, and the word ‘walk’ is the ultimate four letter word for runners. The mere thought of walking during a race is enough to make s...
Samuel "Speedy" Gathimba Dominates in Durban!

Samuel "Speedy" Gathimba Dominates in Durban!

27 June 2016 - Kenyan race walker Samuel “Speedy” Gathimba caught everyone off guard this past weekend when he won the 20km race walk at the African Championships in Durban. Samuel conquered the cours...
Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers

11 February 2016 - In the last three years, Anel Oosthuizen has established herself as South Africa’s best senior female race walker since the reign of 2004 Olympian, Nicolene Cronje, who was also coached by Ca...
Lessons from Madiba

Lessons from Madiba

23 December 2015 - This month marks the second anniversary of the passing of the great South African icon Nelson Mandela on 5 December, and I felt it would be fitting to take several lessons from his life and career....
Mundell Breaks Own 50km African Record

Mundell Breaks Own 50km African Record

15 December 2015 - South African Olympian Marc Mundell broke his own African and SA record for the 50km race walk event as he clocked 3:54:12 to finish third in the Australian 50km Road Walking Championships in Melbo...
Reminder note on his ceiling

Reminder note on his ceiling

04 December 2015 - Breaking South African race walking records will be the last thing on Lebogang Shange’s mind next year. The goal he will be striving for will be much more difficult and also much more importa...
Shange sets another first with victory at SA's

Shange sets another first with victory at SA's

20 April 2015 - Lebogang Shange proved on Saturday by winning the 20km race walk at the South African Championships that there is still no stopping as he set another first with his winning time of 1 hours and 23 m...
Shange breaks another SA record

Shange breaks another SA record

17 March 2015 - Lebogang Shange broke a South African race walk record for the second time in eight days. His time (on Sunday 15 March) for the 20km race walk event in Lugano, Switzerland, was 1 hour 21 minutes an...