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ONE IN A MILLION

08 February 2019

The really exciting news this week is that parkrun South Africa welcomed its 1 millionth registered member. This seems incredible when we consider that just over 7 years ago we numbered just 26.

7 years ago none of us could have imagined the future would be this spectacular. In those 7 years a staggering 6.8 million runs and walks have taken place.
At its capacity the famous Ellis Park rugby


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FROM JAPAN TO SA: THERE'S NO STOPPING NOLENE CONRAD

by Michelle Carnegie - 08 February 2019

South Africa’s Nolene Conrad has just returned from Japan where she competed in one of the most competitive all female marathons around, and though the race didn’t exactly go her way, she is as determined as ever to rise above circumstances and focus on some exciting racing challenges ahead.
 
The year 2018 was a big year for Conrad. Not only did she finish in the top 25 at the Worl


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WINNING DESIGN ANNOUNCED IN THE VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON MILE MARKER COMPETITION

07 February 2019

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust and London Marathon Events Ltd have today announced the winning team of aspiring young architects that will design the Mile 18 marker for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The competition has provided a rare opportunity for young architects to have their design built and seen by the 41,000 runners in the marathon and millions more around the world watching the race on televi

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JUNIOR TRACK & FIELD STARS SHINE AT PUMA SCHOOL OF SPEED

03 February 2019

The action packed PUMA School of Speed #2 saw close to 1300 junior track & field stars follow in the footsteps of the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt at the Ruimsig Athletics Stadium (Roodepoort) on Saturday, 02 February 2019.
 
Headed by Bolt, the PUMA School of Speed is a national series of five track & field meets that was launched in 2016 with the goal of identifying exceptiona


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A CHANCE RAFFLE TICKET GETS HER INTO THE VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

01 February 2019

When Jo’burg runner Debbie O’Leary decided to help sell raffle tickets to the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, she never imagined that she would actually end up being one of the two lucky winners to win not only an entry, but a full travel package to take on one of the most sought after international marathons in the world.
 
“I bought 3 of the tickets for myself and sold th


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SANDES TO RUN TARAWERA 102KM ULTRA IN NEW ZEALAND

31 January 2019

South Africa’s Ryan Sandes will be lining up with the some of the world’s best ultra-marathon trail runners for the 11th annual 102km Tarawera Ultramarathon in New Zealand.
 
Known as one of the most competitive races in the ultra-running world, Ryan will be using this race held on the 9th of February as part of Western States preparations.
 


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Bonitas Comrades Roadshow in Johannesburg

28 January 2019

With 131 days to go to the 2019 Comrades Marathon, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is aiming to get its 25,000 entrants race-ready for this year’s epic Up Run journey on Sunday, 9 June 2019.
 
The 94th edition of the world’s greatest ultra-marathon was launched last year with the theme ‘Sizonqoba – Together We Triumph’. The race will start at 5h3


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SA SPEEDSTER AIMS TO MAKE IT THREE IN A ROW AT 2019 LONDON MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 28 January 2019

Running the Virgin Money London Marathon is a pretty special experience, but when you cross the finish line as the first South African home two years in a row – and within the top 100 runners in a 40 000 strong field – it is an achievement to cherish forever.
 
Now Nicholas Bester, a South African working as a private banker in the UK, is aiming to make it three in a row at this yea


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MURRAY & ROBERTS RUNNING CLUB SETS THE PACE - AGAIN

28 January 2019

A new course record for Carné Bosman, and podiums galore. That’s the haul for the Murray & Roberts Running club following their third week of competition in the black and yellow.
 
Multiple national champion, Kesa Moletsane, nailed down a superb time of 12 minutes 38 seconds for the 4km event at the Leon Botha memorial race in Bloemfontein, first thing on Saturday morning.


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2019 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON CELEBRATES £1BILLION RAISED FOR CHARITY

25 January 2019

The 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon announced a world-beating landmark in the history of the world’s greatest marathon as fundraising from the event reaches £1billion.
 
Hugh Brasher, Event Director of the Virgin Money London Marathon, said: “The London Marathon has set a world record for fundraising for an annual one day event every year since 2007, with an incredible &poun


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