She never pitched for the first ever parkrun she was supposed to run. Her reason? It was just too far! Fast forward three years later and Bev Leal has just finished her first marathon.
When Bev Leal’s daughter entered her for her very first parkrun, Bev backed out. How could she ever run a distance that far? It was only when members of her family came back from their parkrun and Bev saw
We look at them in awe: the front pack of elite runners gliding along. Do they even feel any discomfort? Do they ‘suffer’ as much as the ‘average runner?’ Oh yes, says the 2016 Comrades winner Charné Bosman. So much so that during this year’s Comrades Marathon she was ready to throw the towel in at only 20km into the grueling 87km race.
Anybody who knows will tell you: training for one event such as Ironman is grueling, to put it politely. It takes a huge amount of commitment and dedication. Now imagine adding to the list the Comrades Marathon, several swims at Midmar, another two 70.3 Ironman events, and not to mention a whole lot of ‘smaller’ races in-between. The timeframe? All in the first six months of the year. You have to be S
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon is on track to host the first IAAF gold label city marathon in Africa. The 42.2km road race has made huge strides since it was relaunched in 2014, quickly establishing its place as one of only a select few marathons in the world to achieve IAAF gold label status.
Last year’s winners, Britain’s Tish Jones and Ethiopia’s Asefa Mengstu Negewo, have
South Africa has a long distance running culture second to none. So how does a South African self-professed running fanatic living in Australia, adapt to the Aussie running culture? Glyn Hughes shares his experience with Run24.
I've come a long way on the running front. Returning back to South Africa from Dublin, Ireland, in 2003 – having given up playing league Squash and Cricket -
Imagine starting a race as a 59-year-old, and by the time you cross the finish line, you are a year older. It sounds impossible, but it did happen.
Suzette Venter (Nedbank Running Club) was 59 years old at the start of this year’s Washie 100 Miler and 25 hours, and 32 minutes later when she finished, she was 60. She even changed race categories, starting as a Masters athlete and finishing as
Wide feet? Narrow feet? Need extra support or just prefer a tighter fit? Then Puma has the shoe for you.
Continuing in PUMA’s tradition of developing game changing innovations, the Global Sports Brand recently introduced NETFIT – a unique customizable lacing system that offers infinite performance and style options in one shoe. The brand released its latest performance trainer fea
No matter how many times you wash your running gear, it seems the sweaty smell just lingers…Here’s why, and how to get rid of the big stink.
Bad odor in workout gear is mostly caused by:
1. An accumulation of oil, bacteria and sweat from your body.
2. Technical running gear is usually made of fabric that repels water, which means that when yo
It has a funky design and comes in a range of cool colours. Meet the silicone ring, the most functional alternative to a traditional wedding band.
Many runners often struggle with wearing a wedding band when out doing sport. Some say it’s uncomfortable when they start sweating, other say their fingers swell when they run, and some just don’t feel comfortable wearing an expensive r
One of the most essential pieces of gear in any runners’ cupboard is a good old-fashioned running cap or peak. Here are some tips to pick the perfect headgear.
A cool head is very important while running as the head impacts your whole body thermal sensation. Chances are if your head is feeling hot and bothered, you are going to feel hot and bothered. Now some runners prefer a visor or p