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BUCO Origin Of Trails

Dates: 25-26 November 2017  Venue: Stellenbosch, Western Cape The fifth annual BUCO Origin Of Trails two-day mountain bike stage race combines a vast network of world-class trails with beauty and exclusivity, giving riders the unique opportunity to experience a spectacular combination of exclusive single-track routes.  For more info, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com. Photo credit: Tobias Ginsberg

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SA OCR Champion, Thomas van Tonder is Top 10 in the World

The world’s top finishers from obstacle course competitions from across the globe descended on Blue Mountain Resort in Ontario, Canada for the independent 2017 Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) this past weekend. Now in its 4th year, the OCRWC has grown significantly since its inaugural race in 2014, with the 2017 event attracting 4000 qualifying athletes from 67 countries. ...

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The Warrior Race is Coming to Town

The Warrior Race is about to take over the Western Cape, and with an unexpected twist. Adventure-seekers are in for a treat as the penultimate round of South Africa’s largest obstacle course racing (OCR) series comes to Meerendal this weekend. The Meerendal Wine Estate will host the event, one of South Africa’s leading wine farms that boast over 300 years ...

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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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10 Tips to Get Heart Smart

By Dr. Paul Palmer, a plant-based nutrition consultant Have a change of heart this Heart Awareness Month and make small but significant adjustments for a healthy and happy life. Remember when doctors prescribed “healthy” cigarettes and smoking as a something that was “good for you”? Luckily, much has changed over the last few decades. Preventative care is fast becoming an ...

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Stay Ahead of the Pack

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When preparing for a marathon, your nutrition plan is as important as your training programme. An optimal nutrition plan will address energy requirements, replenishment needs and muscle recovery. Vital Health Foods, the nutrition sponsor for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, plays an indispensable role in helping runners with sound nutritional advice. Andrea du Plessis, nutrition expert for Vital Health Foods ...

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Breedenet Cape Duo Challenge Launched

When the world’s first multi-discipline, multi-stage cycling event takes place in the Western Cape in October, it will put to rest an age-old question of who is better on the bike: roadies or mountain bikers? With South Africa’s fast-growing cycling industry ripe for innovation, the Cape Duo Challenge has a refreshing approach: a four-day, multi-discipline cycling event that will be ...

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Skip Warm-ups, Cool-downs At Your Own Risk

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With our busy lifestyles, it is easy to rush through our exercise routine. If you only have 30 minutes or an hour in the gym, it might seem more efficient to skip the warm-up and cool-down, and head straight into the hard-core workout. While these pre- and post-workout sessions don’t always feel like ‘real’ exercise, they benefit long-term fitness and ...

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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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Vida League Entries Open

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Entries have opened for the new Vida League, a new league series that will follow a “category racing” format for serious cyclists and will be contested over five road races, a criterium, a hill climb and a time trial. The league starts in Cape Town in August. Off the bike, league riders will be treated to some great specials from ...

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