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SHOW UP AND SHOUT

07 September 2017

“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


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PASSING THE LOVE DOWN

by Michelle Carnegie - 07 September 2017

There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild (Eward Fays).
These wise words precisely describe the parkrun journey of a UK granddad and his grandson, whose special bond has - through running - grown stronger each passing year.
 
At the tender age of 7 Oscar Lecore ran his very first parkrun alongside his proud granddad,


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MANJA AND MOLOTSANE TO DEFEND THEIR ASA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLES

06 September 2017

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


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THINK BEFORE YOU RUN

05 September 2017

How many of you get up every morning and simply run without any thought to why you are doing a particular session? And when you don’t improve or don’t hit your goal at a specific race, you aren’t too sure why, after all, you did run every day? Well, the answer is simple; you need to start training specifically.
 
One of the best runners from the 70s and 80s was Johnny Halberst


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DELICIOUS EGG MUFFINS

04 September 2017

Short on time in the morning and not sure what to grab on your way out? Then make a batch of these delicious, healthy and protein packed egg muffins. Your tummy will thank you.
 
Ingredients
·      Four handfuls of chopped fresh spinach
·      8 Finely chopped button mushrooms
·    &n


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SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP

04 September 2017

A positive mindset can help you overcome those tough spots during a run or race when your whole body - especially your mind - is trying to convince you to pack it in and try another day. A running mantra is the perfect mental tool to turn a negative inner struggle into a positive mindset.
 
The best mantras are usually short, positive phrases that carry personal meaning. It could be anything fr


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MORE THAN 6600 ENTRIES IN 4 DAYS FOR 2018 COMRADES

04 September 2017

Four days into the 2018 Comrades Marathon entry process and the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that over 6600 entries have already been received. That is one-third of the available entries already snapped up. The Early Bird entry process, applicable to South African and Rest of Africa athletes closes on 30 September 2017.
 
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has urged South Afric


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FROM CANCER PATIENT TO MARATHON RUNNER

by Michelle Carnegie - 04 September 2017

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


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WARM UP AND YOU MIGHT SURPRISE YOURSELF

01 September 2017

Want to run faster at your next parkrun? Then try this very simple piece of advice.
 
Most parkrunners wake up, get dressed, pitch up and start running or walking. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. But if your goal is to try and better your time at your weekly parkrun, then you should try to arrive a little earlier and simply warm up.
 
Think about it this way; most people


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SHOE CARE 101

01 September 2017

Let’s face it; running shoes aren’t cheap. The better you take care of them, the longer they will last. Here’s how.
 
1. Even if they feel like slippers, don’t wear your running shoes for anything other than running. Walking around with them adds to extra wear and tear.
2. Loosen the laces when you put your running shoes on or take them off. Trying to shove your f


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