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ALL EYES ON NEDBANK ATHLETES AT SA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS

19 August 2017

A strong field of Nedbank runners are expected to perform well at the upcoming South African Cross Country Champs held in Potchefstroom next month. All eyes will be on the Senior Men, especially after their recent superb performances at the Central Gauteng (CGA) Cross Country Champs held at the Kagiso Sports Complex, as well as at the Slow Mag Beat Your Slump 10km road race, says Siyaya Khoza, coach at the N

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PAYING IT FORWARD

by Michelle Carnegie - 19 August 2017

He grew up without even the bare necessities, both his parents were unemployed and the family lived in a shack. The only two things he had going for himself was his running talent, and coaches who cared enough to nurture this talent. Today Siyaya Khoza, coach at the Nedbank Soweto Development Club, is giving back in a way he knows best – by helping other young runners fulfill their athletic dreams.
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A QUOTE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY

19 August 2017

Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.
- Usain Bolt


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TRAINING TIP OF THE WEEK

18 August 2017

You’ll soon discover a different version of yourself as you get fitter. You’ll start feeling energised from running, and as you manage to cover longer distances, your confidence will improve.
- Elana van Zyl-Meyer (Ambassador for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon and former Olympic silver medallist)



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NUTRITIONAL TIP OF THE WEEK

18 August 2017

Add beetroot, rocket and seeds to your diet. They will help prevent muscle fatigue, as they are all rich in nitrates and B-Vitamins, both integral in building fatigue resistance. 
(Andrea du Plessis, Vital Health Foods nutritional expert).



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YOU'RE EATING MORE THAN WHAT YOU THINK

by Chanelle Retief (Registered Dietician) - 18 August 2017

Can’t understand why you’re not losing that last stubborn 5kg of weight? Here’s why.

Research has has found that individuals under report their daily intake by an average of 47% and over-report physical activity by 51%. Thus, the gap between perceived compliance and actual compliance is a major challenge when trying to reach specific goals such as improving your body composition.<


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HOW ONE WOMAN LOST A WHOPPING 120KG

by Michelle Carnegie - 18 August 2017

She has lost an astonishing 120kg, roughly the body weight of two average women, and in the process she has gone from complete couch potato to roadrunner. Marianda Geel is one of the most inspirational women you will ever meet, and she has now set her sights on completing the Comrades Marathon.
 
Looking at photographs of a smiling Marianda Geel it’s obvious; she does not only look fabulo


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CAPE TOWN MARATHON: ELITE FIELD ANNOUNCED

16 August 2017

Cape Town is set for a spectacular show of running when some of the world’s best line up at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon on September 17th.
 
With the announcement of the elite women’s and men's field for the marathon, running enthusiasts can expect to see some super fast running times from the elites. The marathon’s IAAF Gold Label status has seen the elite fi


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KNYSNA: TOUGH BUT SO MEANINGFUL

by Cheryl Whelan - 11 August 2017

A total of 24 ladies who are all part of a ladies outdoor fitness programme recently set off to conquer the Knysna Half Marathon, and of course, enjoy some champaigne and oysters at the finish! This is their experience.
 
After a very successful Mauritius Half & Full Marathon trip in July 2016, the TransformHERS Team decided to tackle a challenge closer to home this year. So after hearing t


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TO STRETCH...OR NOT TO STRETCH

by Patricia Gouws (Biokineticist) - 08 August 2017

It’s a common sight: runners touching (or trying to touch) their toes, stretching their calves and pulling their heels to their bums. Surely these guys will not get injured, and perform better - compared to those who just pitch up, run and then jump in their cars to get to work?  Or not?
 
To try and answer this question, we firstly need to understand a couple of concepts:
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