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HOW TO INDULGE, WITHOUT THE WEIGHT GAIN

14 December 2017

The festive season is a time of indulgence. None of us want to deprive ourselves over this glorious season of family time, beach holidays and lazy days. But none of us want to return with 5kg of extra weight come January. Chanelle Retief, Registered Dietician, helps with some tips on how to enjoy yourself, without the weight gain.

1. Don’t skip breakfast (or any other meal for that matter)

It’s very easy to skip breakfast when on holiday, because we are no


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PROVISIONAL SQUAD FOR SA CROSS COUNTRY TRIALS NAMED

13 December 2017

A preliminary squad of 54 athletes has been named by Athletics South Africa (ASA), as the nation's top distance runners prepare to battle it out for places at two international cross country events to be held early next year.
 
The squad members (27 men and 27 women in the senior and junior age divisions) have been invited to participate at the ASA Cross Country Trials at the University of


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SA'S TOP ATHLETES REWARDED

13 December 2017

Athletics South Africa (ASA) will pay a total of R710 000 to the athletes who won medals at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London in August. This forms part of ASA’s incentive programme to achieving athletes.
 
A gold medal pays out R150 000, a silver R100 000 and a bronze R80 000.
 
World record holder Wayde van Niekerk, will therefore receive a total of R250 000


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AFRICANX TRAINING RUNS KICK OFF THIS FESTIVE SEASON

11 December 2017

In preparation for the 10th anniversary of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, event organisers have announced that six training runs will be hosted between December 2017 and April 2018.
 
Open to the public, the first training run will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 16 December 2017.
 
“We would like the 2018 AfricanX experience to be a memorabl


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A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR

by Bruce Fordcye - 11 December 2017

It has been a wonderful year for parkrun in Southern Africa, and 2018 looks as if it will be even more exciting! parkrun South Africa CEO, Bruce Fordyce, shares some memories, record-breaking statistics, and sums up the 2017 parkrun year.
 
Unfortunately and happily, only very occasionally, parkrun Event Directors sometimes have to decide to cancel parkruns at the 11th hour. This happened


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GOLDEN ERA FOR SA ATHLETICS

08 December 2017

With the Commonwealth Games barely four months away, the eyes of the international athletics world will be on South Africa, having moved from 15th position in the world in 2015, to 3rd in the world after the IAAF World Championships held in London in August this year.
 
“Everyone is watching us. We are becoming the topic of the day. Let us continue to tell our story


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ASA LAUNCHES ATHLETIX GRAND PRIX SERIES

by Michelle Carnegie - 06 December 2017

Imagine the biggest names in South African athletics all competing on one stage on home soil. Now throw in some top athletes from around the world, and you can expect some of the best athletics South Africa has ever seen on home ground. Too good to be true? This is exactly what South African sports fans can expect at the 2018 ASA Athletix Grand Prix Series, launched in Sandton today (6 Dec).
 


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DECEMBER IS A MONTH OF REGENERATION

06 December 2017

Have you entered the 2018 Comrades Marathon or maybe your first half or full marathon, and you are not too sure how much (or how little) to train during December? Torn between family time, holidays and your running? No need to be. December is a time of regeneration, physically and mentally. So no matter what your goals are for 2018, use this month to regenerate.
 
For many Comrades runners it&r


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CMA HANDS OVER TOYOTA COROLLA TO WINNER

04 December 2017

The winner of the Toyota Comrades Win-a-Car competition was announced by the Comrades Marathon Association recently, with the official handover having taken place in Johannesburg.
 
Beverley Grace drove off in her prized Toyota Corolla sedan, worth more than R200 000, saying, “This has got to be one of the happiest days of my life. I am just so grateful to the Comrades Marathon and Toyota


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KHUMALO SMASHES UTCT RECORD

02 December 2017

Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon, which this year forms part of the Ultra-trail World Tour, saw Zimbabwean Prodigal Khumalo smash the men’s race record by just under an hour, in a time of 9:51.00. Other race favourite Ryan Sandes was only minutes behind him in a time of 9:56:03, with Scotty Hawker from New Zealand in third place in a time of 10:04:27.
 
UTCT presents thre


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