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GREATEST SPORTING MOMENTS OF 2017

27 December 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look back at what we thought were some of the best sporting moments of the year, locally and internationally. Keep in mind, the list is naturally biased.
 
1. Golden boy Wayde van Niekerk
South Africa’s golden boy Van Niekerk took the gold in the 400m and the silver in the 200m at the IAAF World Champs in August in London. With this he undoubtedly


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CHRISTMAS AT parkrun

by Paul Sinton-Hewitt (parkrun founder) - 19 December 2017

Christmas is traditionally an occasion when people come together to spend time with friends and family. Sadly, we know that too many people will spend the festive period alone this year. parkrun Founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt, invites you to join us at parkrun this Christmas. Read Paul's message.
 
parkrun has always been about bringing people together from all walks of life, and at this time


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LAST-MINUTE GIFT GUIDE FOR RUNNERS

18 December 2017

Need some last minute gifting ideas for the runner in your life? We’ve got you covered. Here are 5 great gift ideas that - as runners ourselves - we know the runner in your life will definitely love. Best of all they won’t break the bank and they are easy to find.
 
Versus Socks
Versus Socks are not the type of socks that can really be missed, with a longer cuff length and im


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HOW TO INDULGE, WITHOUT THE WEIGHT GAIN

14 December 2017

The festive season is a time of indulgence. None of us want to deprive ourselves over this glorious season of family time, beach holidays and lazy days. But none of us want to return with 5kg of extra weight come January. Chanelle Retief, Registered Dietician, helps with some tips on how to enjoy yourself, without the weight gain.

1. Don’t skip breakfast (or any other meal for that matter)

It’s very easy to skip breakfast when on holiday, because we are no


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PROVISIONAL SQUAD FOR SA CROSS COUNTRY TRIALS NAMED

13 December 2017

A preliminary squad of 54 athletes has been named by Athletics South Africa (ASA), as the nation's top distance runners prepare to battle it out for places at two international cross country events to be held early next year.
 
The squad members (27 men and 27 women in the senior and junior age divisions) have been invited to participate at the ASA Cross Country Trials at the University of


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SA'S TOP ATHLETES REWARDED

13 December 2017

Athletics South Africa (ASA) will pay a total of R710 000 to the athletes who won medals at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London in August. This forms part of ASA’s incentive programme to achieving athletes.
 
A gold medal pays out R150 000, a silver R100 000 and a bronze R80 000.
 
World record holder Wayde van Niekerk, will therefore receive a total of R250 000


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AFRICANX TRAINING RUNS KICK OFF THIS FESTIVE SEASON

11 December 2017

In preparation for the 10th anniversary of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, event organisers have announced that six training runs will be hosted between December 2017 and April 2018.
 
Open to the public, the first training run will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 16 December 2017.
 
“We would like the 2018 AfricanX experience to be a memorabl


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A RECORD-BREAKING YEAR

by Bruce Fordcye - 11 December 2017

It has been a wonderful year for parkrun in Southern Africa, and 2018 looks as if it will be even more exciting! parkrun South Africa CEO, Bruce Fordyce, shares some memories, record-breaking statistics, and sums up the 2017 parkrun year.
 
Unfortunately and happily, only very occasionally, parkrun Event Directors sometimes have to decide to cancel parkruns at the 11th hour. This happened


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GOLDEN ERA FOR SA ATHLETICS

08 December 2017

With the Commonwealth Games barely four months away, the eyes of the international athletics world will be on South Africa, having moved from 15th position in the world in 2015, to 3rd in the world after the IAAF World Championships held in London in August this year.
 
“Everyone is watching us. We are becoming the topic of the day. Let us continue to tell our story


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ASA LAUNCHES ATHLETIX GRAND PRIX SERIES

by Michelle Carnegie - 06 December 2017

Imagine the biggest names in South African athletics all competing on one stage on home soil. Now throw in some top athletes from around the world, and you can expect some of the best athletics South Africa has ever seen on home ground. Too good to be true? This is exactly what South African sports fans can expect at the 2018 ASA Athletix Grand Prix Series, launched in Sandton today (6 Dec).
 


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