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Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km race opens to age groupers
After World record-setting runs last year, the Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50km returns to Nelson Mandela Bay on 6 March 2022, bigger and better. The elite-only invitational event received a boost with the announcement that qualifying age groupers are now welcome to enter the event with the aim of setting... Read more
5 race day tips for a successful Dis-Chem Half Marathon
For many eager Gauteng runners, the 20th Dis-Chem Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 16 January 2022 will be their first race in almost two years. However, with all the excitement and rush of adrenaline, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and forget those golden race... Read more
3 steps to boost post-workout recovery for endurance athletes
There is hope for more mass participation events in the coming months. As training load and volume pick up after an 18-month hiatus, athletes should focus on optimising their recovery to get the most from their training. That’s because the perfect combination of training volume and intensity, properly periodised... Read more
Entries for 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Durban are open!
It’s time to secure your spot on the start line of one of the biggest triathlons in South Africa. Entries for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Durban are now open! Race in the middle of a South African winter in the Paradise City of Durban on Sunday, 5 June 2022.... Read more
Don’t let allergies derail your training
Spring typically heralds a return to outdoor exercise as days get longer and temperatures rise. Unfortunately, this time of year also brings with it numerous airborne allergens that can add additional strain to heaving lungs during intense training sessions. READ MORE | A beginner’s guide to trail running Allergic... Read more
Support your recovery after training for optimal endurance performance
A popular saying among serious endurance athletes states: “today’s performance is only as good as yesterday’s recovery”. And a key component of any recovery plan is optimal nutrition. While a balanced diet that consists predominantly of whole foods should form the cornerstone of every recovery plan, the right combination... Read more
Give your body the perfect ‘wake-up’ call before training
Everyone knows we should warm up before intense physical activity but few of us do so properly, or at all. Even those who engage in some light cardio and a few stretches miss the mark in terms of an adequate warm-up, particularly when we want to perform at our... Read more
Squeeze your way to better recovery with compression gear
Compression garments have become commonplace at endurance events, especially long-distance running races, multi-day cycling stage races and triathlons. In terms of efficacy, the principle by which compression garments work is sound and has, in fact, been used by top athletes for many years. Flushing the system Physiologically speaking, the... Read more
Limited 2022 IRONMAN African Championship entries now available
Don’t miss your opportunity to work towards a new goal and compete in South Africa’s most iconic triathlon, the Biogen-sponsored IRONMAN African Championship. Organisers have made a limited number of entries available for the 2022 event before registrations close until a later date, which takes place on Sunday, 3... Read more
The link between exercise and immunity
Athletes beware! Strenuous exercise can raise your risk of infection. Post-exercise immunosuppression (PEIS) is a physiological response to large training loads or strenuous exercise, which generally happens due to a rise in stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. Load and intensity Research affirms that intense exercise causes immunosuppression.... Read more