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BREAD: GOOD OR BAD?

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 04 October 2017

Bread always seems to be the first thing most people throw out the kitchen when they decide to lose weight. But is bread really so ‘bad’? Chanelle Retief, registered dietician, shares her thoughts on this debatable issue.
The question whether or not bread is good is always difficult to answer, due to variability between individuals. People are different, some individuals want to lose weight, so


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CHEERS TO A NEW PARTNERSHIP

03 October 2017

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has teamed up with one of South Africa’s leading wineries in a bid to offer a range of wines, specifically for the Comrades Marathon enthusiast.
 
Neil Ellis Wines, which was founded more than four decades ago and based in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, is lauded as one of the country’s finest winemakers. Their superb range of wines is back


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SPORTS NUTRITION MADE REAL

by Michelle Carnegie - 02 October 2017

Most of us have realized by now that what we eat during endurance events determine the quality of our sporting performance. But finding the right sports nutrition to take in on especially those longer runs is often a struggle, and most definitely a personal journey for most of us. What works for the one, is not necessarily another runner’s cup of tea. It does however seem the one thing most runners have in

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IS CORPORATE SA MISSING THE ATHLETICS BUS?

by Craig Fry - 02 October 2017

Athletics as a whole has improved tremendously in South Africa, with especially Track & Field athletes showing great results with Olympic medals and World Records, to name but a few accomplishment in the last couple of months. Recently the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon became the first road race in Africa to achieve IAAF Gold Label Status. But it seems when it comes to sponsorships, Athletics is still the stepsis

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EVEN PACE/EFFORT BEST WAY TO A FAST MARATHON

by Derick Marcisz - 02 October 2017

Gunning for that fast marathon? Then maybe it’s time you start practicing even pace or even effort whilst training.
 
In the last couple of weeks we’ve seen elite runners record fast times at two big races locally and internationally, the Cape Town Marathon and the Berlin Marathon. I’ve been reflecting on the fast times run at these two events, and what everyday runners can be


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CAN YOU TOP THIS?

02 October 2017

Legendary South African runner Des Robins, who recently at the age of 88 retired from running, was presented with this shirt by his club mates. What an inspiration. 

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RUNNING FOR MONEY

by Craig Fry - 29 September 2017

Ever wondered what the best runners in the world earn moneywise from running, and whether running really is a lucrative career for the top dogs? In his weekly column for Run24, Craig Fry, IAAF Authorised Athlete Representative, shares his thoughts on running for money.
 
Being involved in the professional side of athletics is completely different to that of the social runner. And not because th


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SHARING THE LOVE OF RUNNING

by Michelle Carnegie - 27 September 2017

It’s easy to assume that staff at the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) just all loves running and are all as fit as fiddles. After all, they live and breathe one of the most iconic running races associated with dedication, determination and discipline. But think again. For Thami Vilakazi, Marketing Manager at the CMA, running only became part of his life at a very late stage, after he was partly forced t

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RUN WITH GRIT AND GRACE

26 September 2017

We all have something special that keeps us going when times get tough while running. For some it is a special mantra, for others it is a message on a bracelet and some even wear a necklace with meaningful charms. Whatever it is, we all have this in common: those inspirational words often help us soldier on, and can even mean the difference between giving up or finishing what we started.
 
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TRAINING: QUOTE OF THE WEEK

26 September 2017

SHARED DISCIPLINE IS EASIER THAN INDIVIDUAL DISCIPLINE
- Bruce Fordyce


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