Comrades top five finisher and Nedbank elite athlete Gerda Steyn flew the South African flag high this weekend, smashing the Great North Run (GNR) in North East England in another Personal Best of 1:17:47. On top of this she finished 13th overall in the elite women's race.
The GNR is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shield
“Marathon runners feed on encouragement to get them over the line, and spectators play a vital role to keep their momentum going,” says Janet Welham, race director of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 17 September this year.
The 42.2km road race, whose International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Gold Label status makes it unique in Africa, fol
Defending champions David Manja and Kesa Molotsane will defend their titles at the ASA Cross Country Championships in Potchefstroom on Saturday.
Manja leads host province, Athletics Central North West, to face a strong challenge from a line-up which includes last year's silver and bronze medalists, Precious Mashele and Joel Mmone in the Senior Men’s 10km race.
Other contenders include national 5 000m champion Thabang Mosiako, former World Stude
After being diagnosed with the most aggressive kind of breast cancer, she wasn’t sure whether she would even live to see 40. But miraculously she did. And now Louise Vernon is making life count. She is training for her first marathon, and proving that there is life after cancer.
Shortly after UK nursery practitioner Louise Vernon got the all clear that she was no longer at any greater r
Elite athletes might be born with great genes and loads of talent, but make no mistake; it takes hours of dedication, grit and hard work to become the best of the best. In fact, it takes running up to 250km in one single week.
The 2017 Comrades Marathon Men’s Champ, Bongmusa Mthembu shared his thoughts on what it takes to become a champion at the recent launch of the 2018 Comrades Marat
The 2018 Comrades Marathon is set to be even more spectacular with a great new slogan and an iconic new finish venue. Unveiling its campaign theme at the annual media launch of the 93rd edition of The Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) also announced some exciting changes.
Several of South Africa’s top runners, including 2018 Comrades Marathon Champ
She’s only been running for three years and has improved from 56th position at her first Comrades Marathon to 4th position at this year’s race. A couple of weeks ago she surprised everyone when she placed 2nd at a gruelling trail race in the French Alps. Meet Gerda Steyn, a sure force to be reckoned with in future.
New to running? Then read these super practical tips from experienced runners who once were in the same boat as you.
1. It gets easier: When most novices start out, it seems impossible to run for 10 minutes without walking. But you have to believe that consistent training and a good dose of perseverance will help you reach your goal. With each run it does get easier, but consistency is k