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WHEN RUNNING CAUSES NAUSEA

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 24 August 2017

You’re happily running along when suddenly it strikes: a feeling of nauseau that makes you want to throw up there and then. Nausea is a problem that many endurance runners have to deal with, especially ultra-runners. It can occur before, during or after a running event. There are many different causes of nausea while running. Some of these causes are easy to correct, but unfortunately some are variables tha

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ADVICE FROM A COMRADES LEGEND

by Michelle Carnegie - 24 August 2017

Are you thinking of entering the Comrades Marathon when entries open in less than a week from now? Then take some advice from one of the Comrades Marathon’s most experienced runners, Louis Massyn, who has run this iconic race 45 times consecutively.
 
On Comrades race day this year Louis received more than 600 WhatsApp messages of well wishes. And that does not include all the Facebook me


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SPAR WOMEN'S JOBURG CHALLENGE HAS A NEW HOME

23 August 2017

The SPAR Women’s Joburg Challenge has a new home. The 10km race and the 5km Fun Run have grown so large that they have moved from the Wanderers Club in Illovo to the more spacious Marks Park in Emmarentia. The races start at 8am on Sunday October 8.
 
The 10km Challenge twists and turns through the leafy suburbs of Emmarentia and Greenside, passing some beautiful homes, pretty g


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GET YOUR BOOTY TO THE BARRE

by Michelle Carnegie - 22 August 2017

It’s one of the hottest fitness trends in New York and L.A and it promises a lean, strong and chiseled body. Now who would not want that? So we gave it a try to see what Bootybarre® is all about.
 
Think Yoga, Pilates, Dance and some interval cardio training and you have Bootybarre®. With 7 000 instructors in 3 000 locations worldwide it is safe to say that Bootybarre® has bec


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MOLOTSANE CLINCHES SPAR GRAND PRIX WITH ONE RACE TO GO

22 August 2017

Kesa Molotsane jumped through hoops to be able to take part in the Pietermaritzburg leg of the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge and her efforts proved worthwhile – Molotsane is almost certain to win the 2017 SPAR Grand Prix title and the prize of R173 000.
 
Molotsane won the Pietermaritzburg race on Sunday after a tense battle with Rutendo Nyahora and last year’s Grand Prix winner


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WANT TO RUN FASTER? HERE'S HOW

by Derick Marcisz - 22 August 2017

Running cadence can be the single biggest way to improve your running. Here’s how.
 
If there is one lesson that recreational runners can learn from the world’s best, is the leg speed at which we turnover our legs during running. Knowing your cadence and improving it can mean big changes to you running.

 
Start with knowing your cadence by doing the following:<


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SPIRIT OF COMRADES AWARDS

21 August 2017

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that more than 70 nominations were received from runners, supporters and the public at large for this year’s Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades Awards. Nominations are now closed.

Every year, three deserving awardees are recognized for their noble human attributes of selflessness, dedication, perseverance and spirit of Ubuntu, coupled with thei


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WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK

21 August 2017

“Shoe Dog: A memoir By The Creator of Nike”

We all know the Nike swoosh. It is so much more than a logo and one of the few icons that get instantly recognized globally. But not all of us know the exact story of how one of the world’s largest athletic companies was born.

For the first time in this candid and honest memoir, one gets to know the mysterious Phil Knight,


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SPORTING CAPTAINS GEARED UP FOR SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON

21 August 2017

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon ambassadors, Francois Pienaar and Elana Meyer, turned out for a Captain’s Challenge training run in the False Bay Nature Reserve today, leading a group of committed runners and supporters around a scenic 10km route along the shores of Zeekoevlei and around the Strandfontein Birding Area.

Pienaar instituted the Captain’s Challenge two months ago, when


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TOUGH COMEBACK FOR COMRADES CHAMP

by Michelle Carnegie - 21 August 2017

After being injured for months and heartbreakingly pulling out of this year’s Comrades Marathon, 2016 Comrades champion Caroline Wöstmann is slowly working her way back to the top. But it’s been a tough process in which she had to learn a whole lot of patience. Caroline chatted to Run 24 about how life has changed over the last couple of months.
 
She is one of the most well lo


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