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STORMING AHEAD

10 September 2017

Comrades top five finisher and Nedbank elite athlete Gerda Steyn flew the South African flag high this weekend, smashing the Great North Run (GNR) in North East England in another Personal Best of 1:17:47. On top of this she finished 13th overall in the elite women's race.
 
The GNR is the largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shield


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XABA RACES TO CROSS COUNTRY DOUBLE

09 September 2017

Glenrose Xaba stole the show on Saturday, blasting around the course to bag a memorable double at the ASA Cross Country Championships at North West University’s Pukke Sports Fields in Potchefstroom.
 
The Gauteng North (AGN) athlete, who won the national 10 000m Women’s title on the track in April, displayed fine form by first winning the Senior Women's 10km race and then taking


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FASTEST ENTRANT RATE IN FIVE YEARS

07 September 2017

This year marks the fastest entrant rate within the last 5 years. Entries have exceeded the 9 000 mark, more than 45% of the entries cap has been claimed. In less than 7 days.
 
Don’t miss out!
Enter here: http://bit.ly/EnterComrades



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SHOW UP AND SHOUT

07 September 2017

“Marathon runners feed on encouragement to get them over the line, and spectators play a vital role to keep their momentum going,” says Janet Welham, race director of the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 17 September this year.
 
The 42.2km road race, whose International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) Gold Label status makes it unique in Africa, fol


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PASSING THE LOVE DOWN

by Michelle Carnegie - 07 September 2017

There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild (Eward Fays).
These wise words precisely describe the parkrun journey of a UK granddad and his grandson, whose special bond has - through running - grown stronger each passing year.
 
At the tender age of 7 Oscar Lecore ran his very first parkrun alongside his proud granddad,


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MANJA AND MOLOTSANE TO DEFEND THEIR ASA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS TITLES

06 September 2017

Defending champions David Manja and Kesa Molotsane will defend their titles at the ASA Cross Country Championships in Potchefstroom on Saturday.
 
Manja leads host province, Athletics Central North West, to face a strong challenge from a line-up which includes last year's silver and bronze medalists, Precious Mashele and Joel Mmone in the Senior Men’s 10km race.
 
Other contenders include national 5 000m champion Thabang Mosiako, former World Stude


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THINK BEFORE YOU RUN

05 September 2017

How many of you get up every morning and simply run without any thought to why you are doing a particular session? And when you don’t improve or don’t hit your goal at a specific race, you aren’t too sure why, after all, you did run every day? Well, the answer is simple; you need to start training specifically.
 
One of the best runners from the 70s and 80s was Johnny Halberst


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DELICIOUS EGG MUFFINS

04 September 2017

Short on time in the morning and not sure what to grab on your way out? Then make a batch of these delicious, healthy and protein packed egg muffins. Your tummy will thank you.
 
Ingredients
·      Four handfuls of chopped fresh spinach
·      8 Finely chopped button mushrooms
·    &n


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SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP

04 September 2017

A positive mindset can help you overcome those tough spots during a run or race when your whole body - especially your mind - is trying to convince you to pack it in and try another day. A running mantra is the perfect mental tool to turn a negative inner struggle into a positive mindset.
 
The best mantras are usually short, positive phrases that carry personal meaning. It could be anything fr


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MORE THAN 6600 ENTRIES IN 4 DAYS FOR 2018 COMRADES

04 September 2017

Four days into the 2018 Comrades Marathon entry process and the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that over 6600 entries have already been received. That is one-third of the available entries already snapped up. The Early Bird entry process, applicable to South African and Rest of Africa athletes closes on 30 September 2017.
 
CMA Race Director, Rowyn James has urged South Afric


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