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IS IT OK TO HAVE A BEER AFTER A RUN?

26 September 2017

It’s a common sight after many a running race; runners socialising with an ice-cold beer in the hand discussing every detail of the race they’ve just run. In fact, many a times the ice cold beer waiting at the club tent is exactly what keeps runners pushing through the last couple of kilometres of a marathon. But how good or bad is the consumption of alcohol directly after running? Dietician Chanelle

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WORLD RECORD OR NO RECORD, NO ONE CARED

24 September 2017

The marathon world record might not have been broken, but no one cared, because the Berlin Marathon was nothing short of some of the most spectacular running ever seen.

Not only did Eliud Kipchoge refuse to be overcome by weathe

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BATTLE OF THE BEST IN BERLIN

22 September 2017

The marathon world record might well be shattered on Sunday with Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge setting his sights on a record pace in Berlin.

Sunday’s 44th Edition of the Berlin Marathon promises some of the most exhilarating running we’ve yet seen as three of the world’s best marathoners will battle it out on the fast and flat streets of Berlin. No less than six maratho


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EVER PRESENT

by George Nicholson - 22 September 2017

The Great North Run (GNR) is the world’s largest Half Marathon with roughly 40 000 - 50 000 runners lining up each September in North East England to run between Newcastle and South Shields. It attracts from the world’s best runners to the so-called back-of-the-pack guys and girls. What many people don’t know is that there is an elite group of runners who have run in each and every single GNR si

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QUICK AND EASY WEEKEND MEALS

21 September 2017

Not sure what’s on the menu for the weekend? Short on time? Then try these quick and easy meals for those days and weekends when you want to prepare something decent in a flash.
 
STUFFED SWEET POTATOES
Makes 4 halves
Ingredients:
·      2 medium sweet potatoes, halved
·      450g of boneless skinl


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#COMRADES2018 ENTRY CAP INCREASED TO 21 500

21 September 2017

With the original entry cap of 20 000 for the 2018 Comrades Marathon having been reached last night, due to unprecedented demand, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board has decided to increase the entry cap to 21 500.
 
This applies to both online and manual entries.  The decision is in line with the CMA’s Runners First initiative, aimed at being an all-inclusive sporting even


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THE HEALING POWER OF RUNNING

by Michelle Carnegie - 21 September 2017

She finished 3rd South African and 13th female at this year’s Cape Town Marathon and has a running pedigree of note. But what is even more remarkable about Ntombesintu Mfunzi is how she has used running to deal with major emotional trauma in her life.

Ntombesintu’s story is a story like no other; after being raped on her way to a running race, she got up the very n


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WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK: COMPRESSPORT OVERSHORTS

by Michelle Carnegie - 20 September 2017

We were wandering through all the stalls at the Cape Town Marathon Expo when I came across the Compressport Overshorts. As someone who is rather fussy about the fit and length of my running shorts or tights, I immediately liked the look of these shorts, mainly because they seemed a bit longer than a normal pair of running shorts and they felt incredibly light.
 
On further inspection and after


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SO YOU SKIPPED A RUN?

18 September 2017

So this morning you skipped a run…and now the guilt trip starts. Here’s what to do to get you through the day. And maybe help you smile again.
 
You open your Facebook feed and there it is; your running buddy just posted his run on Strava – a glorious 10km. Apologies, 10.13km. While he was running this morning, you on the other hand, hit the snooze button, three times. At 4:3


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SUPER SEED

18 September 2017

They are smaller than a poppy seed and look very insignificant, but they are power packed with a whole bunch of nutrients absolutely essential for runners. Meet the Chia seed.
 
We’ve all seen them in the grocery store, but few of us really know the health benefits of Chia seeds and how exactly to eat them.
 
Chia seeds are are unprocessed, whole-grain and reportedly be


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