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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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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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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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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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TRAIN YOUR BRAIN

06 August 2017

We train on hills to run them more efficiently and we tackle long runs to improve our endurance, but very few of us ever give ‘training our brain’ a second thought. The key to becoming a better runner is to understand how your brain regulates your body, and what you can do to help your mind run your body. Here’s how.
 
“Now if you are going to win any battle you have to


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THIS IS NOT FOR SISSIES

by Jenny Hibbert - 06 August 2017

When a trailrun's official website already warns you that the 32km trail run is 'definitely not for sissies' then you know you are in for a tough (but breathtaking) run.

So there we were, four ladies and two teenage children. Our goal? To cnquer the infamous Num-Num Trail Challenge, and of course have some fun in doing so. We opted for the 32km Challenge opposed to the 15km Rough-i


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TRAINING TIP OF THE WEEK

06 August 2017

“Be consistent. Don't think that you can run for a week or two, and then suddenly you don't run for two weeks. That is not consistency. You need to run 5 times a week, every week.”
- Caroline Wöstmann, 2015 Comrades winner



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