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Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban 2020 date announced
Durban’s biggest triathlon, the Standard Bank IRONMAN® 70.3® Durban will take place on Sunday, 7 June 2020. The 2020 edition of the popular triathlon will take place at Suncoast, Durban. The Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban course, featuring a 1.9km ocean swim, 90.1km bike and 21.1km run, will be set... Read more
Re-learn the lost art of breathing to boost exercise performance
You can survive for weeks without food, a few days without water, but only mere minutes without air. Yet for something so important, many athletes have no idea how to breathe properly, especially during exercise. Poor breathing stems from numerous factors, including a more sedentary lifestyle, pollution, poor posture,... Read more
How quickly does your fitness decline when you’re forced to stop training?
If there’s one thing serious athletes hate most, it’s time away from training. Whether it’s due to work commitments, family responsibilities, a business trip or, worse, a layoff due to injury, every missed training session tends to fill us with fear that we may be losing fitness. But just... Read more
Become a better runner without more running
Most runners strictly adhere to the training principle of specificity, which broadly states that to improve you need to perform that specific skill or movement repeatedly. For this reason, most runners tend to progressively run more often, farther and faster to become better athletes. While this approach works to... Read more
Local entrepreneur and mother of two shows that anything is possible
With 1 800 women competing across this year’s IRONMAN South Africa triathlons – 200 more than in 2017 – there is no doubt that female participation is on the rise. One of these courageous athletes is local entrepreneur and mother of two, Amanda Shaw, who is living proof that... Read more
Don’t skimp on recovery, it’s vital for peak sporting performance
It’s common to think that improved performance is a direct result of the time spent training out on the road or on the trails. The truth is that peak performance can only be achieved when we give our bodies enough time to rest, recuperate and regenerate. That’s when the... Read more
Too cold to ride? Try spinning… it works!
It’s cold outside, which means riding a bike can be uncomfortable and unpleasant, no matter how much you enjoy the sport. If the idea of pedalling indoors on a stationary bike or set of rollers isn’t that appealing, then perhaps it’s time you tried a spinning class. Real-world simulation... Read more
Why your food bill increases in proportion to the intensity & volume of your training
We’ve all been there before – neck deep in the fridge, on the hunt for more food mere minutes after dinner. It’s fairly common for individuals who train and race hard to find themselves in this compromising situation, which is far from ideal when you’re trying to achieve or... Read more
Get your children interested in running with these helpful tips
The Hollard Jozi Urban Run Adventure (JURA), in partnership with Joburg City Parks and Zoo, is the perfect opportunity to connect and enjoy some wholesome fun with your kids. With the event scheduled for Saturday, 24 August 2019 there is ample time to prepare for the challenge, but if... Read more
A spectator’s guide to the Comrades Marathon
Whether you’re a runner, a fan or simply a passionate South African who enjoys a bit of tradition, you’ll undoubtedly have your TV tuned to SABC 2 from 05:30 on Sunday (9 June) as over 20,000 local and international runners set off for the 2019 Comrades marathon. Runners will... Read more