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Indoor Training To Become A Better Outdoor Athlete

If you’re preparing to run your socks off in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in September, or in any other long distance event, biokineticist Richard Woolrich advises that the road is not the only place where you should be training. Woolrich, who is also an award-winning personal trainer at Virgin Active, has five key reasons to use your health club ...

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Remain Disciplined During Training

Former Sharks, Stormers and Ajax Cape Town Mental Performance Coach, Tom Dawson-Squibb, offers advice on how to remain disciplined during training. Follow Squibb’s top 4 tips  to ensure you’re ready to chase your goals and perform at your finest. 1. Define it The crucial thing to remember when it comes to discipline is that it is very subjective and therefore, it is ...

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Mentally Prepare For Race Day

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Mental performance coach, Tom Dawson-Squibb, shares his views on the importance of mental strength as well as some tips on how to mentally prepare for a big race. Most people would agree that being able to get the best out of yourself requires your mind to help you out during training and on the day of the big race. Unmanaged ...

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Cycle Safe

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Tips to stay safe, both on and off the road For cyclists, few things come close to the sensation of cool early morning air, the world waking up, the sound of a bike’s wheels over gravel or tar. An evening ride holds its own little pleasures. But, as any rider will attest, road riding poses hazards at any time of ...

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MiWayLife Launches Insurance Policy for Athletes

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The business of sports in South Africa continues to thrive, with growing numbers of ‘weekend warriors’ and professional athletes investing time and money into disciplines such as running, road cycling and mountain biking. Insurer MiWayLife estimated that South Africa has around 200,000 cyclists, 750,000 runners and 15,000 triathletes – and it has developed a bespoke solution catering to needs of ...

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Adaptive Action Athletes

Adaptive action athletes

Breaking the laws of gravity and the definition of what it means to be disabled. By Emily Gray, Amputee Reintegration and Motivation Specialist. Adaptive action athletes are innovative, courageous athletes who are constantly reforming and changing perceptions around disabilities. By finding different ways to adapt to their circumstances they are able to redefine the word impossible. Action sports require balance, ...

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Riders Earn Their Meat at Tour de Braai

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The Tour de Braai is a five-day gravel ride from George to Swellendam, conceptualised by Jan Braai, the man behind the National Braai Day initiative. Taking in some of the most scenic passes in the Klein Karoo and the Western Cape, the Tour de Braai offers riders the opportunity to cycle at leisure and then enjoy their post-ride surroundings. As ...

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4 Lessons From a Safety Kayaker

#Antarctica2020 is the official campaign focused on significantly raising awareness around climate change and protecting the seas surrounding Antarctica over the course of the next three years. This initiative is led by ice-water swimmer Lewis Pugh. Late last year, when Lewis needed a safety kayaker paddling next to him while he swam in some of Antartica’s most inhospitable, sub-zero seas, ...

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6 Reasons Why Nike’s Breaking2 Goes Beyond 42.2km

As Lelisa Desisa, Zersenay Tadese and Eliud Kipchoge (pictured) approach their attempt at a 1:59:59 marathon, a few of the world’s top runners — past and present — weigh in on what the attempt really means and why the two-hour barrier is about so much more than a race. 1. 2 minutes and 58 seconds is a significant amount of ...

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