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Swim For Your Life

Swimming is an easy, low-intensity way to tone up and to manage your weight says Ceri Hannan, National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active South Africa. He says that “a session in the pool is as beneficial to mental wellbeing as it is to physical fitness and everyone should consider including a 30-minute swim in their exercise routines”. Hannan says ...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Running

Running offers an amazing range of benefits, from improved health and fitness, stress relief, and anxiety management, to increased vitality and effective weight management. These benefits make it one of the most popular sporting disciplines in the world. Step 1: Visit a physio or biokineticist for an assessment to identify any underlying biomechanical issues or weaknesses that may be made worse by running. ...

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Xterra Trail Run returns to Grabouw

Taking place at the Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 24 February 2018, the Xterra Trail Run gives trail running enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the vibe of the Fedhealth Xterra South African Championship. There are 6km and 12km trail run routes on offer. Entrants can look forward to a true trail running experience with a variety of running surfaces, including ...

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Eccentric Training now at SSISA

The Sports Science Institute of SA (SSISA) now offers a Grucox eccentric training programme for runners, an effective tool for reduced injury-risk and better performance for runners. Those keen to run injury-free, with renewed strength and improved performance should consider this form of training. A recent spot survey conducted on runners by the SSISA found that more than half of ...

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Run Your City Series set to unite Cities

The FNB Run Your City Series will feature three mass participation road running events in 2018 –  the FNB Cape Town 12 OneRun, the FNB Joburg 10K CityRun and the FNB Durban 10K CitySurfRun. Each event highlights the splendour of its host city. Runners of all fitness levels are invited to partake in a road running experience like no other. ...

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Fedhealth Impi Challenge Season kicks off in Stellenbosch

The Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #1 will kick start the 2018 Season at Coetzenburg (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 07 and Sunday, 08 April 2018. The Fedhealth IMPI Challenge focuses on family involvement, a healthy living and getting outdoors. Entrants can look forward to exciting innovations in 2018 including new obstacles, an increased prize purse in the Elite Race and amazing sponsor activations ...

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The Hollard Daredevil Run 2018

It takes proper cojones to run through peak-hour traffic wearing nothing but a purple Speedo, but that’s nothing compared to surviving cancer, a disease that does not recognise age, colour or body shape.  To raise awareness of the scourge of male cancers in South Africa, we challenge all men to slip into a purple Speedo and take to the streets for the ...

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Grind OCR Gets New Venue

Date: Saturday 03 February 2018 The high-intensity Grind Obstacle Course Race will host their next mass participation event over 5km and 30 obstacles at The Cape Town Ostrich Ranch. The Grind OCR event is fun, exciting and achievable, regardless of your fitness. There’s an intense option for elite athletes, with other race distances to ensure a fun event for all. ...

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Africanx Training Runs Kick Off This Festive Season

In preparation for the 10th anniversary of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, event organisers have announced that six training runs will be hosted between December 2017 and April 2018. Open to the public, the first training run will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 16 December 2017. “We would like the 2018 AfricanX experience to be a memorable one,” says Michael Meyer, ...

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2017 Toyota Warrior Powered by Reebok Overall Series Winners Crowned

The winners of 2017 Toyota WARRIOR powered by Reebok have been announced. The prestigious title of South Africa’s largest obstacle course racing (OCR) series is greatly sought after and comes with the reward of R25,000 in prize money. Taking centre stage is power couple Claude and Trish Eksteen, who have been crowned the 2017 Black Ops Elite Champions in their categories. Trish ...

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