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Rundela27 – Long Run To Freedom

Date: Sunday 15 July 2018 The latest race on the local running calendar is the Rundela27 – Long Run To Freedom. The race which will form part of the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations. The event will be hosted at the Wits Education Campus Cricket Grounds at 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown. Runners will embark on either a 27km, 13.5km or ...

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Can Caffeine Make You Run Faster?

Synonymous with the morning ‘pick-me-up’, caffeine was once a restricted substance for athletes – thought to cause dehydration. However, recent research shows a shot of caffeine might actually help you nail that race-time! Caffeine actually has various hidden endurance benefits – so much so that many of the world’s athletes include it as a vital part of their pre-race preparations. ...

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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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Optimise Your Ultra-Marathon Nutrition Strategy

Tips and products supplied by PriceCheck Thousands of runners are gearing up to take on the iconic Old Mutual Two Oceans 56km ultra marathon. A key element to competing in and completing an utra marathon, apart from the training, of course, is your race-day nutritional strategy. Food is, after all, the fuel that’ll power your body over the finish line. ...

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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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