The Great North Run (GNR) is the world’s largest Half Marathon with roughly 40 000 - 50 000 runners lining up each September in North East England to run between Newcastle and South Shields. It attracts from the world’s best runners to the so-called back-of-the-pack guys and girls. What many people don’t know is that there is an elite group of runners who have run in each and every single GNR si
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
Every morning when she ties her running shoes for her daily run she takes a moment to be grateful for the privilege of running. This is a woman who has survived three strokes and who was not expected to even live through the night. But Luzelle van der Merwe proved everyone wrong, and today she is celebrating life through running.
“Every single morning when my alarm goes off, I get up an
After a fun holiday with friends in Cape Town, she got back home and looked at the holiday pics. Staring back at her was a young woman smiling, but she knew that young woman was not happy. She weighed almost 100kg and was uncomfortable day in and day out. And that’s when Shandene van der Walt decided: ‘I never want to see that woman again!’ Today Shandene is the picture of health. She has not on
After battling with infertility for years, Debbie Ivins turned to running, which has lead her on a journey of fulfillment and improved emotional wellbeing.
I have been battling with infertility for several years, and felt my body had let me down. Miscarriages left me broken inside. Finally, after years of frustration I realised I had to stop letting my happiness be smothered by my situation.
Family bonding usually takes place over leisurely lunches and sunny beach holidays. But for one family it all happens on a 160km stretch of road between Port Alfred and East London in the Eastern Cape.
The Washie 100 Miler is a grueling 160km running race held each year in the Eastern Cape, and is seen as one of South Africa’s toughest long distance events. Two South African brothers, w