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FIRST WOMAN IN THE WORLD TO COMPLETE 500 PARKRUNS

by Ramona Thevenet - 14 September 2017

Ramona Thevenet recently became the first woman in the world to complete 500 parkruns. She is also amongst only 8 people in the 500 Club so far. Ramona shares her amazing parkrun journey of the last 12 years.
 
My parkrun journey began shortly after the first anniversary of Bushy parkrun (UK) in October 2005. I was already a runner then and had taken part in lots of running events, but parkrun


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STAGE IS SET FOR WORLD CLASS RUNNING ON SOUTH AFRICAN SOIL

by Michelle Carnegie - 14 September 2017

South African elite marathoner Irvette van Zyl is hoping to finish in the top three women at this year’s highly competitive Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (SCTM), one of only a few marathons in the world to achieve IAAF gold label status.
 
Van Zyl will be amongst some of the world’s best lining up on Sunday morning in Cape Town, where the stage has been set for some spectacular running.


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THIS IS WHAT DETERMINATION LOOKS LIKE

by Michelle Carnegie - 13 September 2017

The day he had to bail out of a corporate race due to a serious health scare was a turning point in the life of Tapiwanashe Zhou. Not only did he feel embarrassed in front of his colleagues and company MD, but he realised in what bad shape he was, having run only 1km before experiencing serious health problems.
 
At that stage Tapiwa (as his friends call him) weighed 107kg, and though this race


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TRAIN OPTIMALLY. NOT MAXIMALLY

by Derick Marcisz - 12 September 2017

Most runners are starting to gain fitness around this time of year, which means for many the temptation is to do more and to run harder. From personal experience I know that when you get fitter it is difficult to resist this temptation. But take note, it is still early in the season.
 
Here are a few simple tips to keep you on the ‘straight and narrow’:
1.    T


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TIRED OF EGGS FOR BREAKFAST? TRY THESE

11 September 2017

Shake up your breakfast routine with these two super quick, easy and healthy breakfast alternatives.
 
Peanut Butter Banana Shake
 
Total prep time: 5 Minutes
Servings: 1
 
Combine the following in a blender:
·      1 Cup of fat-free milk
·      1 Ripe banana
·


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#CaptureComrades

11 September 2017

Thanks to Tsogo Sun, four lucky Comrades Marathon runners and supporters who captured the true essence of the 2017 Comrades Marathon have won a two-night hospitality experience at a luxury Tsogo Sun hotel in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban.
 
The Tsogo Sun group has been the exclusive hotel and accommodation sponsor to the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) since 2012. The CMA teamed up with


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ROLL IT OUT

10 September 2017

Most runners are familiar with foam rollers, but few really understand the benefits it can provide them and their running performances. Here’s why it should become part of your running accessories.
 
It is a well-known fact that when we run, we break down muscle fibers. A process then follows where muscles adapt to increased workloads and rebuild stronger. In the process fascia, or better


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STORMING AHEAD

10 September 2017

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


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XABA RACES TO CROSS COUNTRY DOUBLE

09 September 2017

Glenrose Xaba stole the show on Saturday, blasting around the course to bag a memorable double at the ASA Cross Country Championships at North West University’s Pukke Sports Fields in Potchefstroom.
 
The Gauteng North (AGN) athlete, who won the national 10 000m Women’s title on the track in April, displayed fine form by first winning the Senior Women's 10km race and then taking


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FASTEST ENTRANT RATE IN FIVE YEARS

07 September 2017

This year marks the fastest entrant rate within the last 5 years. Entries have exceeded the 9 000 mark, more than 45% of the entries cap has been claimed. In less than 7 days.
 
Don’t miss out!
Enter here: http://bit.ly/EnterComrades



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