by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 06 August 2017
No matter how we try and fight it, sometimes taking antibiotics is the only way to get better. Here’s how to make the ‘best’ of it.
As runners we try our best to not get sick, especially before a major event. We take all our vitamins, drink enough water, walk away when someone sneezes, and sometimes we even avoid being around too many people! But life happens and sometimes a
The Comrades Marathon is a bucket list race for many international runners. UK runner Anne-Marie Willicott tells of her experience as an international runner crossing the finish line of this iconic South African race.
Running the Comrades Marathon had always been in my blood and a very distant dream for many years. Having a brother (Ian Bailey) with 9 silver Comrades medals and 12 finishes, a
The Comrades Marathon is one of the greatest foot races in the world – if not the greatest. It is a race that tells the story of courage, commitment and the strength of the human spirit. Here are some quick facts and interesting stats on a race that has become a South African tradition and a household name.
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I have read many crazy, inspiring, warm and fluffy Comrades posts, which has made me so hesitant to share mine. My story is not about the goose bumps or camaraderie or awestruck elation, but how it took every fiber of my being to pull myself together and keep going.
Three years ago I could hardly run 1km without feeling like death, but having done cross-country in school I remembered how much I rea
Twinkling stars winking from the charcoal morning expanse. Brilliant sunrises that reach deeply into the soul. Greedy wind bursts stealing caps and precious breaths alike. Drizzling rain dampening layers of clothing, but not so much spirits. Freezing air tendrils wrapping around already stubborn muscles and joints, locking them in place.
Across miles and miles of endlessly stretching tar roads, ove
After a fun holiday with friends in Cape Town, she got back home and looked at the holiday pics. Staring back at her was a young woman smiling, but she knew that young woman was not happy. She weighed almost 100kg and was uncomfortable day in and day out. And that’s when Shandene van der Walt decided: ‘I never want to see that woman again!’ Today Shandene is the picture of health. She has not on
After battling with infertility for years, Debbie Ivins turned to running, which has lead her on a journey of fulfillment and improved emotional wellbeing.
I have been battling with infertility for several years, and felt my body had let me down. Miscarriages left me broken inside. Finally, after years of frustration I realised I had to stop letting my happiness be smothered by my situation.
Family bonding usually takes place over leisurely lunches and sunny beach holidays. But for one family it all happens on a 160km stretch of road between Port Alfred and East London in the Eastern Cape.
The Washie 100 Miler is a grueling 160km running race held each year in the Eastern Cape, and is seen as one of South Africa’s toughest long distance events. Two South African brothers, w