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COMRADES MARATHON GIVES BACK TO SOUTH AFRICA

03 August 2018

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” – Oscar Wilde
 
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) officially handed over the funds raised from the 2018 Comrades Marathon to its six official charities today (Friday, 3 August 2018). The officially recognised Comrades Amabeadibeadi charities are the Durban & Pietermaritzburg Community


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AT THE AGE OF 76 THIS GREAT GRANDMASTER REFUSES TO SLOW DOWN

02 August 2018

He still runs a 45-minute 10km and recently placed second in his age category at the SA Half Marathon Champs, finishing in a time of 1:42. Meet Tamsanqa Jusayi, a 76-year-old Great Grandmaster who defies his age every morning when he laces up his running shoes.
 
So for most of us average runners a sub 50-minute 10km or a sub 2-hour half marathon is always nice goals to work towards. Most of us


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ELITE RUNNERS TO PUT DOWN MARKERS IN PRETORIA SPAR WOMEN'S CHALLENGE

01 August 2018

The 2018 SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge series has reached the halfway point and the SPAR Grand Prix is still wide open. The Pretoria Challenge -- the fourth race in the six-race series -- takes place at Supersport Park on Saturday, (August 4) and elite runners will be doing their best to claim a stake in the Grand Prix.
 
Defending champion Kesa Molotsane appeared to be cruising to victory


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#RUNUNITED AT THE TOTALSPORTS WOMEN'S RACE JOBURG AND CAPE TOWN THIS WOMEN'S DAY

01 August 2018

The cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town are primed to host a Women’s Day Celebration of note, the Totalsports Women’s Race, on Thursday, 09 August 2018 in support of PinkDrive.
 
“The Totalsports Women’s Race was really well received in Durban at the end of the July,” says Patrick Singh, Head of Totalsports Marketing.  “We are excited to bring the actio


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WORLD AND COURSE RECORDS SHATTERED BY SA ATHLETES

by Michelle Carnegie - 31 July 2018

An athlete from the Nedbank Running Club (NRC) shattered two world records at the Cape Town Festival of Running while another not only won the 100km event of the race, but also blazed to a new course record.
 
Tim Stones from the NRC in East London set two world records, firstly the World Deaf Road and all-surfaces 50km Record (5:07) and secondly the British Deaf 100km Road and all-surfaces Rec


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PUMA'S NEW HYBRID RUNNER IS HERE

30 July 2018

The #PUMA HYBRID story continues with its newest iteration, the HYBRID Runner. The latest addition to the franchise comes in the form of a running shoe that features PUMA’s breakthrough technology, which fuses IGNITE FOAM and NRGY beads to create a “hybrid” foam that provides ultimate cushioning and energy return. This shoe was designed to propel lengthier, faster runs.
 
HOW


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FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN CHAMPIONS DURBAN BASED CHARITIES

30 July 2018

When entering the 2nd annual FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN (taking place on Sunday, 14 October 2018) Durbanites can make a change by supporting three Durban based charities:  The Reach For A Dream Foundation (RFAD), TREE and/or the Durban & Coast SPCA. 
 
“We are proud to be able to support three pivotal Durban based charities,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Dir


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CALL FOR OLD MUTUAL SPIRIT OF COMRADES NOMINATIONS

25 July 2018

There is less than one week left for Comrades Marathon runners, supporters and the public at large to get their nominations in for the upcoming Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades Awards.
 
The final date for submissions is next Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Among the nominations received thus far are some profound stories, which exemplify the spirit of the Comrades Marathon.
 
CMA Chairp


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COMRADES GOLD MEDALLIST RAN 900KM IN DAYS LEADING UP TO RACE

by Michelle Carnegie - 19 July 2018

Ask any Comrades Marathon runner; it’s a gruelling race, no matter who you are. Running 90km over some of the biggest hills South Africa has to offer is no easy feat. Now imagine running 900km in the days leading up to Comrades, and then immediately after, you line up to tackle the actual Ultimate Human Race. Well, that’s exactly what Carla Molinaro did. But what makes her story even more incredible i

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PARKRUN FOUNDER AWARDED HONORARY DEGREE

17 July 2018

Paul Sinton-Hewitt was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Sport by Solent University in the UK.
 
“I’m absolutely delighted to be receiving this award. It’s such an honour to be part of the University and to be recognised in this way; and to share this with all our volunteers across the country – it’s their hard work that make it possible for me to be here.&rd


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