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Murray & Roberts Club Launches with Comrades Champ Signing

Murray & Roberts Club Launches with Comrades Champ Signing

10 January 2019 - The multinational engineering and construction group, Murray & Roberts, launched its running club on Thursday 10 January at the Group’s headquarters in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. At the s...
Indian Ultra Import

Indian Ultra Import

05 December 2018 - When Srikanth Reddy Karumuri decided to come to South Africa for work and travel, he wasn’t looking to make any major lifestyle changes. The IT specialist from India, who previously worked in...
Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run: Top Sporting Stars Line up to Take Part in This Special Event

Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run: Top Sporting Stars Line up to Take Part in This Special Event

03 December 2018 - To those who have left it late to register for this year’s Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run in Tshwane this Sunday 9 December, there’s good news in that late registrations will still be...
For His Family

For His Family

28 November 2018 - In July this year, 28-year-old Precious Mashele, received a phone call from his mom to let him know he was now the head of the family, and would need to provide for his siblings from now on. She wa...
Running Feast in Bangkok

Running Feast in Bangkok

22 November 2018 - As I am always busy preparing for my next big adventure, and every day is a training day for me, I would like to share this story of an amazing ultra I ran in Thailand. – BY WILLEM RICHARDS ...
Running with Friends

Running with Friends

13 November 2018 - The ball of positive energy that is Mogamat Shahmieg Allie is well known in the Cape running community, both for being one of the spirited leaders of the distinctively bright and vibrant Ommiedraai...
Making Every Step Count

Making Every Step Count

19 October 2018 - With camera in hand, Hassiem Fisher loves exploring the trails around Cape Town and revelling in the joy that running gives him, but it wasn’t so long ago that he was not able to run at all. ...
No Giving Up!

No Giving Up!

09 October 2018 - His Comrades record lists nine successful finishes, and nearly as many DNFs, but Eugene Lekay says that he will keep going back until he gets his Green Number. In the meantime, he just wants to enj...
Tornado from Tembisa

Tornado from Tembisa

12 September 2018 - Young track talent Ryan Mphahlela enjoyed a breakthrough 2017-2018 season on the track, and now looks set to take on the world. – BY MANFRED SEIDLER Tembisa is a large township in the no...
Matters of the Heart

Matters of the Heart

25 July 2018 - Dawie Aucamp has been running for 26 years, but the last few years have been really challenging after he suffered a heart attack while out training… even though he didn’t know that unt...
The Ethiopian Leprechaun

The Ethiopian Leprechaun

11 July 2018 - Cape Town-based Ethiopian astrophysicist Kamil Suleiman ran the recent London Marathon with a most unusual record in his sights. – BY PJ MOSES Kamil believes that everything is possible,...
Family Ties

Family Ties

03 May 2018 - Running and all the running related sports have a wonderful way of bringing people together. Friendships are made, or rekindled, romance comes out of chance meetings, and sometimes you even have fa...
Flying High

Flying High

22 March 2018 - One second he was a talented schoolboy athlete showing a lot of promise, the next he was a World Champion, and now 17-year-old high jumping prodigy Breyton Poole is about to jet off to Australia fo...
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 ...
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...
Back to the drawing board!

Back to the drawing board!

26 October 2017 - After being out of running for almost a year, my coach, Lindsey Parry and I decided that it was time to get back to the drawing board and do some proper base training, but we could not afford to ta...
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...
Danette’s Unique Treble

Danette’s Unique Treble

13 September 2017 - Winning a national title on the road is a fantastic achievement for an athlete. Winning a national title on trail is just as fantastic. Then you get the ultra-marathons, and earning a gold medal in...
Older & Slower

Older & Slower

13 September 2017 - Recently I spoke to a master’s runner who, over the last few years, had noticed a small but steady decline in his running pace, with his strides devolving into shuffles. Despite experiencing ...
When We Were Young

When We Were Young

30 August 2017 - The future stars of South African athletics did us so proud at the recent World U/18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, and following our team’s success brought back some great memories for me,...
Speed Coach

Speed Coach

27 July 2017 - As one of the leading athletics coaches in South Africa, Hennie Kriel is one of the main contributors to the current resurgence in South African sprinting. – BY REGGIE HUFKIE After years...
Zach Zeroes in on Record

Zach Zeroes in on Record

12 July 2017 - Young Cape Town-based hand-cyclist Zach Legward wrote himself into the record books when he rode the Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour 50km in early July. We heard about his story just before his incredib...
Gary Player is a Modern Athlete

Gary Player is a Modern Athlete

13 June 2017 - World-renowned South African golfer Gary Player is a nine-time Major winner, but he is also a 1000-time major winner in the winning-people-over category. He demonstrated that again recently when the s...
Jet-fuelled Jenna

Jet-fuelled Jenna

18 May 2017 - One of the highlights of the 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was Jenna Challenor finishing second overall and first South African in the women’s race, in her debut ultra-marathon, but few...
Sub-90 Streaker

Sub-90 Streaker

08 December 2016 - In a running career spanning 30 years, 51-year-old Peter Jaehne can look back on eight silver medals in the Comrades Marathon, six silvers in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, and a marathon pers...
Multi-medal Javelin Star

Multi-medal Javelin Star

03 December 2016 - In an incredibly successful career spanning 15 years, Sunette Viljoen has competed in four Olympic Games, as well as the Commonwealth Games, World Champs, African Champs, World Universiade and many...
Meet the Kettlebell!

Meet the Kettlebell!

29 November 2016 - Many have never heard of them, though organisations like the Russian Special Forces have been training with them for years. Only recently have they taken the West by storm with Hollywood celebritie...
Run Better… by Swimming

Run Better… by Swimming

25 October 2016 - With Summer well on its way and many runners already stepping up their mileage to prepare for the peak running months in the lead-up to Two Oceans or Comrades, it is also an ideal time for these ru...
Watch that Sweet Tooth!

Watch that Sweet Tooth!

17 October 2016 - Your body needs natural sugars to get up in the morning, let you work through the day, and help you in training. But beware, there are negatives with sugar intake! To explain this, let’s star...
2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon - Club Ballot Application Process

2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon - Club Ballot Application Process

12 October 2016 - 2017 Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon has changed to a ballot application process. If you belong to a South African Running Club, follow the steps below to apply online between the 1 and 10 Nove...