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by George Nicholson - 22 September 2017

The Great North Run (GNR) is the world’s largest Half Marathon with roughly 40 000 - 50 000 runners lining up each September in North East England to run between Newcastle and South Shields. It attracts from the world’s best runners to the so-called back-of-the-pack guys and girls. What many people don’t know is that there is an elite group of runners who have run in each and every single GNR si

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QUICK AND EASY WEEKEND MEALS

21 September 2017

Not sure what’s on the menu for the weekend? Short on time? Then try these quick and easy meals for those days and weekends when you want to prepare something decent in a flash.
 
STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
Makes 4 halves
Ingredients:
·      2 medium sweet potatoes, halved
·      450g of boneless skinl


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#COMRADES2018 ENTRY CAP INCREASED TO 21 500

21 September 2017

With the original entry cap of 20 000 for the 2018 Comrades Marathon having been reached last night, due to unprecedented demand, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board has decided to increase the entry cap to 21 500.
 
This applies to both online and manual entries.  The decision is in line with the CMA’s Runners First initiative, aimed at being an all-inclusive sporting even


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THE HEALING POWER OF RUNNING

by Michelle Carnegie - 21 September 2017

She finished 3rd South African and 13th female at this year’s Cape Town Marathon and has a running pedigree of note. But what is even more remarkable about Ntombesintu Mfunzi is how she has used running to deal with major emotional trauma in her life.

Ntombesintu’s story is a story like no other; after being raped on her way to a running race, she got up the very n


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WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK: COMPRESSPORT OVERSHORTS

by Michelle Carnegie - 20 September 2017

We were wandering through all the stalls at the Cape Town Marathon Expo when I came across the Compressport Overshorts. As someone who is rather fussy about the fit and length of my running shorts or tights, I immediately liked the look of these shorts, mainly because they seemed a bit longer than a normal pair of running shorts and they felt incredibly light.
 
On further inspection and after


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SO YOU SKIPPED A RUN?

18 September 2017

So this morning you skipped a run…and now the guilt trip starts. Here’s what to do to get you through the day. And maybe help you smile again.
 
You open your Facebook feed and there it is; your running buddy just posted his run on Strava – a glorious 10km. Apologies, 10.13km. While he was running this morning, you on the other hand, hit the snooze button, three times. At 4:3


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SUPER SEED

18 September 2017

They are smaller than a poppy seed and look very insignificant, but they are power packed with a whole bunch of nutrients absolutely essential for runners. Meet the Chia seed.
 
We’ve all seen them in the grocery store, but few of us really know the health benefits of Chia seeds and how exactly to eat them.
 
Chia seeds are are unprocessed, whole-grain and reportedly be


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NEGEWU DEFENDS CAPE TOWN MARATHON TITLE

17 September 2017

Asefa Mengstu Negewu came back to the marathon that launched him onto the international stage in 2016 and destroyed a quality field to successfully defend his SANLAM Cape Town Marathon title in almost perfect weather conditions.
 
Running in a lead pack of 6 athletes that included Ketema Bekele Negasa, race favourite Laban Mutai, Duncan Maiyo and South Africa’s Xolisa Tyali, Negewu went t


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TRAIL WINNERS SET PACE FOR RECORD-BREAKING WEEKEND

16 September 2017

The SANLAM Peace Trail Run in Cape Town this morning kicked off an exhilarating weekend of running. The 22km and 12km trail runs form part of a weekend of running through Africa’s spectacularly beautiful Mother City. Awarded IAAF Gold Label status earlier this year, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon will take centre stage tomorrow.
 
Men’s 22km Trail Run
Lesotho’s Tebogo No


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WORLD CLASS FIELD

15 September 2017

Asefa Negewo made history in 2016 when he won the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in the fastest time ever recorded on South African soil, crossing the line in 2:08.41. The Ethiopian is back to defend his title, but will be facing some incredibly tough opposition.
 
The elite men and women’s fields were introduced to the media this morning, and what a field! Five athletes have dipped 2:10 and t


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