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Stay safe while cycling

Hit and run crashes involving cyclists have become a common phenomenon in South Africa. Many of these accidents occur in the early hours of the morning when drivers return from a night out on the town. “Many cycle in the early morning hours, out of necessity or preference. Especially over weekends, cyclists need to be extremely careful and alert on ...

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New film showcases iconic Karkloof 100-miler

A new film showcasing the inaugural Karkloof 100 – a 100-mile footrace through the heart of the Karkloof in KwaZulu-Natal, has received rave reviews from trail running enthusiasts all over South Africa. Presented by KZN-based NPC, the Southern Lodestar Foundation, in association with KZN Trail Running and Amehlo Productions, Hundred Mile Horizon is more than just a highlights reel of ...

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Survey Explores The Lives And Minds Of Committed Athletes

As part of Oakley’s One Obsession campaign, which encourages everyday athletes to make room for their sporting passions, the company conducted a survey among 508 committed athletes to examine their behaviours and lifestyles to find true insights into what drives them. What has emerged is a very real, not always glamourous picture of what is required to pursue a sporting ...

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Non-Negotiable Water Paddling Gear

Dawid Mocke

Four-time World Surfski Champion Dawid Mocke explains that when paddling on the open water one is exposed to uncontrollable conditions. “It is therefore vital that you have gear that is comfortable, allows freedom of movement and is, most importantly, safe,” states Mocke. Below are a few tips from the founder of Mocke Paddling, to ensure you have a comfortable and ...

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4 Family-Friendly Water Activities

The Easter holiday period is a popular time for families to head to the coast for some fun and relaxation. Four-time Surfski World Champion and founder of Mocke Paddling, Dawid Mocke shares his 4 favourite family-friendly water-based activities that everyone can enjoy together. “When I’m with the family we often spend time in (and on) the water. It’s one of ...

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Hit the Trails This Spring

Spring is the perfect time to channel your inner mountain goat and get trail running ready! National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active South Africa, Ceri Hannan, has five key pieces of advice for hitting the mountain paths in the best way possible. Build strength Trail running differs from road running in that it requires full-body strength. Uneven paths and ...

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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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