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Garmin data reveals how lockdowns impact active lifestyles
The global COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdowns have resulted in seismic shifts in the way we stay fit and active. Garmin has tracked these shifts from data uploaded to its platform by its global community, which has revealed remarkable changes in the types of sports and exercises which people... Read more
[APRIL] Nissan Trailseeker MTB lockdown challenge
Date: 25 April 2020 If you have an indoor trainer and are looking for some competition. join the Nissan Trailseeker MTB lockdown challenge! Racing starts from 07:00, with entrants required to finish by 15:00. Entry is FREE, with various distances available: Ultra Marathon: 130km Marathon: 75km Half Marathon: 45km... Read more
Endurance sports goes virtual in the age of coronavirus
If there’s one thing athletes miss most during the lockdown – other than the ability to head out on training runs and rides – is the thrill, challenge and camaraderie of racing. With all major sporting and mass participation events postponed or cancelled for the foreseeable future, many athletes... Read more
[SEPT] Border2Beach Psycle Tour
Date: Postponed until September 2021 Border2Beach was founded by brothers, Struan and Lyle Anderson who wanted to honour their late father by cycling across the country on the same route he had traversed as a schoolboy in 1969. The inaugural Border2Beach Psycle Tour saw four cyclists ride from Beit... Read more
[APRIL] Jacaranda FM and Tracker’s Off the Beat ‘n Track
Date: Postponed until further notice Gauteng’s biggest family day of mountain biking and music returns to The Big Red Barn in Irene. The event is a day of fun in the sunny outdoors for the whole family, featuring routes for tiny tots, beginners, intermediate, advanced and competitive riders. Kids... Read more
Fire up your workouts with Citrulline Malate – the fatigue fighter
Move over creatine, Citrulline Malate (CitM) might be the next big breakthrough in performance supplementation. It’s a combination of the amino acid citrulline and the organic salt malate, and is described as a promising non-essential amino acid that acts as a fatigue fighter, although medical experts have used it... Read more
[FEB] The MTB Challenge
Date: 29 February 2020 Formerly known as the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge, The MTB Challenge takes place at Old Bethlehem Farm in Kylemore, Stellenbosch. Now organised by the Pedal Power Association, this iconic event returns to where it all began on the beautiful routes of Banhoek Conservancy.... Read more
[FEB] Tour de PPA
Date: 23 February 2020 The Tour De PPA is the perfect way to fine-tune your fitness and strategy for the year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour. The race starts and ends at the Durbanville Racecourse, with 110km and 73km route options available – the longer version counts for Cycle Tour... Read more
Train hard, recover harder to optimise performance
Today’s performance is only as good as yesterday’s recovery, yet many athletes fail to apply the same level of focus and dedication they invest in their training to their recovery efforts. This can limit gains in fitness and strength because the body isn’t given the time, fuel and opportunity... Read more
Pure grit: When simply getting to the start line is the biggest challenge
Patrick Liwonde, a gardener from Freimersheim, worked harder to get to his favourite race than he had worked to complete it. His dream had always been to compete in the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme presented by Biogen and 2019 was the year he finally he did it. A dream... Read more