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WHY SPEED WORK IS IMPORTANT FOR AN ULTRA

by Derick Marcisz - 15 May 2018

At this time of year many runners – especially those training for the Comrades Marathon - ask the same question: Why do speed work and/or tempo running when training for an Ultra? Running coach and 2:17 marathoner Derick Marcisz explains.
 
Why do any faster running than the pace you will be running the Ultra? Surely there is no benefit in running 5min/km when you will be running Comrades


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THE HEART OF SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON

14 May 2018

Thinking of running the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in September but not sure of all the details? Then read this.

The Sanlam Cape Marathon has rapidly become one of the worlds must run marathons. The only International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Gold Label-status marathon in Africa takes place over the spring weekend of 22-23 September. The festival includes two Peace Trail Runs (22k


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PARKRUN PADDY TO FEATURE AT FNB CAPE TOWN 12 ONERUN

08 May 2018

An 11-year-old Jack Russel Terrier from Table View, who has become quite a ‘celebrity’ and is named parkrun Paddy, will rally in support of the SPCA at the 4th annual FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.
 
Paddy has two FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN races under his belt and was treated like a celebrity at his first ONERUN in 2016. 
 
According to Paddy’s Guard


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