Turning 50 years old is a momentous occasion in the lives of most people, and many celebrate it with a big birthday bash. But a Gauteng mom of four, who not too long ago vowed she would ‘never ever’ run, is planning on celebrating this epic milestone in her life by tackling the Virgin Money London Marathon next month.
In fact, Chiovonne Figueiredo is celebrating more than just tur
The Vitality Big Half returns on Sunday [10 March] bringing a festival of running and culture to the heart of London in a celebration of the rich and wonderful diversity of the capital city.
Now in its second year, the event features three running events with a distance for everyone - including the flagship half marathon, The Vitality Big Half - plus The Vitality Big Festival which takes place in G
She has been employed in the broadcasting industry for more than two decades, having managed SABC Sport together with holding former senior positions with SuperSport and global sports and entertainment content marketing company, Octagon. She now joins the Comrades Marathon Association as its General Manager with effect 4 March 2019.
Keletso Totlhanyo says she is ready to take up her
He is close to 79 years old and his wife has just turned 80, but don’t expect this Gauteng couple to laze around come afternoons and weekends. Nope. Find them out on the roads, either doing some hill training or competing in one of the several road races on offer over weekends.
Eric Whitford and his wife of 53 years, Berniece, both believe it is exercise that has given them a new lease
She only started running two years ago. In fact, she ran her first marathon at the age of 56. But come April, Johannesburg runner Karen Brough will be jetting off to the Virgin Money London Marathon, followed by the Chicago Marathon in October and the New York City Marathon in November. And if all goes well Karen would have completed all six of the Abbott World Marathon Majors by April next year, a feat that only
South Africa’s Nolene Conrad has just returned from Japan where she competed in one of the most competitive all female marathons around, and though the race didn’t exactly go her way, she is as determined as ever to rise above circumstances and focus on some exciting racing challenges ahead.
The year 2018 was a big year for Conrad. Not only did she finish in the top 25 at the Worl
Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and London Marathon Events Ltd have today announced the winning team of aspiring young architects that will design the Mile 18 marker for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The competition has provided a rare opportunity for young architects to have their design built and seen by the 41,000 runners in the marathon and millions more around the world watching the race on televi
When Jo’burg runner Debbie O’Leary decided to help sell raffle tickets to the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, she never imagined that she would actually end up being one of the two lucky winners to win not only an entry, but a full travel package to take on one of the most sought after international marathons in the world.
Running the Virgin Money London Marathon is a pretty special experience, but when you cross the finish line as the first South African home two years in a row – and within the top 100 runners in a 40 000 strong field – it is an achievement to cherish forever.
Now Nicholas Bester, a South African working as a private banker in the UK, is aiming to make it three in a row at this yea