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GREAT EXPERIENCE AWAITS COMRADES NOVICES

15 March 2018

If you are a novice entrant into the 2018 Comrades Marathon, rest assured that an absolutely awesome experience awaits you on your journey. With nearly a third of novice entrants in #Comrades2018, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has teamed up with major sponsor, Bonitas to once again host its Novice Seminars across the country. These will take place over the month of April as athletes hone themselves

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NO MORE COMMANDO

by Michelle Carnegie - 12 March 2018

I have yet to run with a woman who has not at some stage in her running career complained about her underwear. Let’s face it, we all know what it feels like to run in the wrong underwear, the biggest complaint about most running underwear: they migrate mid-run…. which can turn any long run into a very, very long run!
 
When it comes to running underwear it is a very personal choice


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OLDEST parkrunner IN THE WORLD TO COMPLETE 250 parkruns

10 March 2018

This parkrunday, 10th March 2018, 84-year-old Queenslander John Taylor became the oldest parkrunner in the world to complete 250 parkruns.
 
JT, as he is affectionately called by his parkrunning family, started running at the age of 43. He refers to beginning the pursuit as his ‘mid-life crisis’ and he ran regularly for the better part of a decade before other commitments saw it fal


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JOBODWANA CLAIMS SCALP OF WORLD CHAMPION JUSTIN GATLIN

09 March 2018

The second Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Meeting held at Tuks Athletics Stadium in Tshwane on Thursday, 08 March 2018 saw Caster Semenya win the 1000m Women’s race in a new SA Record, while Anaso Jobodwana brought down the house by taking the scalp of World 100m Champion, Justin Gatlin in the 150m Men’s race.
 
Jobodwana started celebrating 20 meters before the line, kno


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WOMEN'S MARATHON TRAILBLAZER KATHRINE SWITZER TO RUN LONDON MARATHON

08 March 2018

Kathrine Switzer (USA), a true trailblazer for women’s sport, will compete in the Virgin Money London Marathon for the first time in 2018 – the year in which the UK has been celebrating equality for women.
 
Switzer was the first woman to challenge the all-male tradition of marathon running when she became the first woman to enter and officially race the Boston Marathon in 1967.


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A BIGGER AND BETTER SPAR GRAND PRIX FOR 2018

07 March 2018

This year’s SPAR Women’s 10km Grand Prix Series is bigger and better than ever – prize money has been boosted and the winner of the Grand Prix will pocket an additional R12,000 for a total prize of R185,000. The runner up will receive R60,000 and the third placed athlete will take home R35,500.
 
This of course means some spectacular running ahead as SA’s top women will


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MAKWALA TARGETS SUB 31SEC IN 300M AT TUKS

06 March 2018

Botswana’s Isaac Makwala, who won the 400m at the inaugural Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Meeting in Roodepoort, Johannesburg on Thursday, 01 March, has his sights set on breaking the 31 second barrier at the second Liquid Telecom Athletix Grand Prix Series Meeting at the University of Pretoria’s Tuks Stadium in Tshwane this coming Thursday, 08 March.
 
The 300m is not a


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BREAKFAST BANANA AND STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 06 March 2018

All out of healthy breakfast ideas? Here's a quick and healthy start to your day.

INGREDIENTS
•    1/2 small banana
•    1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
•    3/4 cup fat free milk
•    1/4 cup low fat plain yoghurt
•    1 tablespoon honey
• &


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CONDOLENCES STILL POURING IN FOR RISING STAR NDLELA

by Michelle Carnegie - 06 March 2018

The South African running community as well as the Nedbank Running Club (NRC) have not only lost one of its most talented and promising Comrades Gold medallists, but also a humble, disciplined and very kind man.
 
Friends, training partners and of course family members of Siphiwe Ndlela are still in shock after the untimely death of this talented 28-year-old who passed away this past weekend wh


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MO FARAH TAKES BIG HALF IN SPRINT FINISH

05 March 2018

Thousands of runners made the streets of London a carnival on Sunday at the inaugural edition of The Vitality Big Half. Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah was the star attraction as he won the elite men’s race but behind him was a stream of runners of all ages and abilities snaking their way from Tower Bridge to the iconic finish at Cutty Sark.

More than 11,000 participants from across


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