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Follow these tips to stay safe while running this summer
With summer officially here, it’s a great time to explore the outdoors by going for a run with your friends or challenging your best time on some tough terrain. Trail running is a great way to mix up your training routine and get away from the bustle of daily... Read more
Stating the case for short-distance cycling
A ride doesn’t have to hit triple digits to “count”. In fact, several short-distance rides every week are shown to be highly beneficial, not only to your training but to your general health and wellbeing too. It’s no secret that regular (preferably daily) exercise has numerous health benefits. Studies... Read more
A festival of running enjoyed over the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon weekend
Just under 1,000 runners kicked off a weekend of running in the Mother City as they hit the trails on the slopes of Signal Hill in near perfect conditions for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon 22km Peace Trail Run. Trail action Teboho Noosi and Bianca Tarboton not only successfully... Read more
2020 Absa Cape Epic route revealed
The 2020 Absa Cape Epic, in partnership with Land Rover, will once again deliver a rugged and untamed route, covering 647km with 15,550m of climbing from Cape Town to Val de Vie. From the 15-22 March 2020, the Absa Cape Epic will provide 1,300 mountain bikers with their toughest... Read more
Home-grown heroes out to make SA proud at 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship
Triathlon’s top talent will come together in Nice, France for the 2019 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship, where 158 athletes will represent South Africa on 7 and 8 September 2019. Michelle Enslin, the 2018 Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion (50-54 age category) and 2018 IRONMAN World Champion (50-54 age category),... Read more
SA OCR champions dominate in Nelspruit
Returning to Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit for the second year, the Toyota Warrior #5 race, powered by Reebok, presented by Jacaranda FM, saw participants of all fitness levels gun for glory. This year’s event included gruelling new obstacles and delivered a day of adrenaline-pumping action and epic family fun.... Read more
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