After being diagnosed with the most aggressive kind of breast cancer, she wasn’t sure whether she would even live to see 40. But miraculously she did. And now Louise Vernon is making life count. She is training for her first marathon, and proving that there is life after cancer.
Shortly after UK nursery practitioner Louise Vernon got the all clear that she was no longer at any greater r
Want to run faster at your next parkrun? Then try this very simple piece of advice.
Most parkrunners wake up, get dressed, pitch up and start running or walking. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. But if your goal is to try and better your time at your weekly parkrun, then you should try to arrive a little earlier and simply warm up.
Let’s face it; running shoes aren’t cheap. The better you take care of them, the longer they will last. Here’s how.
1. Even if they feel like slippers, don’t wear your running shoes for anything other than running. Walking around with them adds to extra wear and tear.
2. Loosen the laces when you put your running shoes on or take them off. Trying to shove your f
So your training plan is precisely set out: you know when to do your speed work and how many kilometers to log each weekend building up to your goal race. You’ve entered your event and your plan is bulletproof. Or is it?
Many runners focus so strongly on the physical preparation for a race that they often forget that preparing nutritionally is just as important. Experts across the spect
Come Christmas, one lucky prospective Comrades runner will be driving a brand new Toyota car. All you have to do to stand a chance to win this car is donate R50 to any of the Comrades chosen charities.
And of course, the more money you donate, the more chances you have to win the car, said Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Vice Chair Cheryl Winn. She made this announcement at the launch of
Elite athletes might be born with great genes and loads of talent, but make no mistake; it takes hours of dedication, grit and hard work to become the best of the best. In fact, it takes running up to 250km in one single week.
The 2017 Comrades Marathon Men’s Champ, Bongmusa Mthembu shared his thoughts on what it takes to become a champion at the recent launch of the 2018 Comrades Marat
The 2018 Comrades Marathon is set to be even more spectacular with a great new slogan and an iconic new finish venue. Unveiling its campaign theme at the annual media launch of the 93rd edition of The Ultimate Human Race, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) also announced some exciting changes.
Several of South Africa’s top runners, including 2018 Comrades Marathon Champ
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) officially handed over state of the art track timing equipment to the provincial athletics federation, KwaZulu-Natal Athletics in Durban today as part of its Corporate Social Investment programme.
“This handover of electronic timing equipment to the provincial athletics mother body signifies the decades’ long relationship of cooperation and suppor
It happens more often than not; an athlete runs a fantastic race at a major event. And their immediate reaction is to want to even better this performance at next year’s race. Nothing wrong with that, but the problem is that most of these runners think they need to train ‘harder’ and therefore add more kilometers.
These extra kilometers get added to morning runs, they
She’s only been running for three years and has improved from 56th position at her first Comrades Marathon to 4th position at this year’s race. A couple of weeks ago she surprised everyone when she placed 2nd at a gruelling trail race in the French Alps. Meet Gerda Steyn, a sure force to be reckoned with in future.