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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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IMPI Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #4 Cape Town

Dates: 18, 19 November 2017 Venue: Wiesenhof Wildlife Park, Stellenbosch The IMPI Challenge is a spectacular trail run that features fun, but challenging obstacles. Although challenging, all obstacles are safe making the IMPI Challenge ideal for entrants of all ages. For more info, email info@impichallenge.co.za or visit www.impichallenge.co.za Photo credit: Mark Sampson

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Get Fit Quicker and with Less Effort

Almost everyone, at some stage in his life, has probably expressed a desire to be fitter and healthier. Some may even need to get fitter for medical reasons. In practice, however, it’s a great deal easier to recommend diet and exercise than it is for the average individual to embark on and to adhere to the recommended regimen for long ...

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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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A Quicker Way to Gain Muscle?

By Bertus Albertse, managing director at Body20 Most men have at some point in their lives looked in the mirror and thought to themselves, “I need to gain more muscle”. Although their reaction may have been instant, it’s likely that they were not as quick to take the required action. In fact, their inaction is, to a large extent, quite ...

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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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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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