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Rietvlei Zoo Farm events

Dates: September 2018 Rietvlei Zoo Farm is situated in the south of Johannesburg, and offers a wide range of recreation, education, family and outdoor sports activities and events, including mountain biking, walking, running, hiking and cross-country. The venue also plays host to a number of popular events: 9 Sept 2018 – Muddy Princess 16 Sept 2018 – Paws in the ...

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Fedhealth IMPI Challenge #4

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018 A highlight on SA’s Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) calendar, the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge will celebrate a decade of OCR fun at Wiesenhof Wildlife Park in Stellenbosch. A trail run with a twist, the Fedhealth IMPI Challenge is known for its beautiful trails and challenging but fun natural and manmade obstacles. Focusing on family involvement, healthy ...

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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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Nissan Trailseeker MTB Series event #4

Date: 18 August 2018 Taking place at the heart of the Cape Winelands on The Bosman Family Vineyard, the second leg of the Western Cape series guarantees picturesque views and idyllic routes for all riders. There is a new route from previous years, with a wide range of distances available, including 70km, 40km, 20km and 10km options. Bring the family ...

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Toyota Warrior #6 powered by Reebok

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Date: 11 August 2018 The Toyota Warrior powered by Reebok is heading to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, with the obstacle races set to take place at the iconic Mbombela Stadium. As the gateway to Kruger National Park, the area is renowned for wildlife sightings and an authentic bushveld feel. The event will challenge participants to complete a set course by foot that ...

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RCS SOX 3-Day Stage Trail Race

Date: 10-12 August 2018 This iconic event takes place for the seventh time and will once again take participants along the world-famous Garden Route in the Western Cape. Runners will be treated to a unique combination of forests, mountains and beach. The majority of the 80km race takes place on SANParks protected property in the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains and ...

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Making the connection between diet and mental health

According to The South African Depression and Anxiety Group, 1 in 3 people will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. With such prevalence, it’s important to have open and honest conversations about our mental health. “As South Africa observes Mental Health Awareness Month this July, it is pertinent to take a closer look at the connection between diet and ...

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Get ready to get dirty, Tough Mudder is coming to SA!

The popular global obstacle course race (OCR) series will be heading to South Africa in September, in the form of the inaugural Discovery Tough Mudder. The first Discovery Tough Mudder event will take place from 15-16 September, 2018 at Old Mac Daddy in Elgin in the Western Cape. The weekend will feature the signature Tough Mudder challenge, a 16 km ...

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Van Tonder becomes first Warrior brand ambassador

The meteoric rise of obstacle course racing (OCR) in South Africa has been fuelled to a large etent by the ever-popular Warrior OCR events, which launched in 2013. Today, Toyota Warrior, powered by Reebok, remains at the forefront of OCR in South Africa with world-class obstacles, innovative courses and over 4,000 competitors, including many of the country’s top OCR athletes. ...

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Resistance training boosts mood

It’s not just endurance junkies who experience the ‘runner’s high’. Researchers from Ireland and Sweden, who pooled data from 1,877 patients and 33 randomised clinical trials, determined that participants who worked out 3 times per week, for an average of 16 weeks, successfully alleviated depression symptoms such as low mood, a loss of interest in activities and feelings of worthlessness. ...

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