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The fitness fanatic’s winter survival guide
Winter is here! That means fewer daylight hours, longer nights, and fridged temperatures. The problem is that these colder conditions are synonymous with a precipitous drop in our motivation levels. You’re undoubtedly thinking, “bring on the winter weight gain!” Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Surviving winter... 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
[MAY] Cosmo Run 2019
Date: 25 May 2019 The Cosmo Team has proudly partnered with Groot FM to raise money for the #HOOPstoot project through the 2019 Cosmo Run. Participants can run or walk two different distances: a 5km inside the Pretoria National Botanical Garden, or a 10km from Pretoria National Botanical Garden... Read more
[JUNE] Durban SPAR Women’s 10/5km Challenge
Date: 23 June 2019 Durban’s most beautiful road race, the SPAR Women’s Challenge 10km/5km, reaches an impressive milestone this year as it turns 30. In celebration, there will be loads of prizes up for grabs on race day, which takes place around the Jonsson Kings Park Stadium precinct. The... Read more
Smart Cycling Jacket Prompts Riders to Turn, Shows Others When They Do
Finding the way through busy traffic on two wheels can be daunting for cyclists, especially for those who take their eyes off the road to glance at navigation apps. This can also increase risk – both for them and for other road users and pedestrians. A group of cycling-enthusiast... Read more
Will altitude training give you the performance boost you’re after? We investigate
Many elite athletes rely on altitude training protocols to deliver a performance boost before major races, and for good reason. The physiological effects of living and training in specific ways at altitude offer numerous benefits as reduced oxygen levels force the body to compensate in various (natural) ways to... Read more
Are you fighting a losing weight-loss battle?
By Cherise Potgieter & Owen Dunderdale RD (SA) Your weight gain or inability to lose weight, despite your best efforts, may be caused by a medical condition, rather than an ineffective approach to weight loss. When this happens it can often feel as if we’re stuck in the weight-loss... Read more
[APRIL] East Rand Classic
Date: 27 & 28 April 2019 The East Rand Classic, formerly known as the Emperors Palace Classic, offers two race distances – 98km and 48km. Two mountain-biking races, covering distances of 50km and 25km, and a kiddies’ event will also be hosted at the new race venue at an... Read more
[MARCH] Falke Swallows Trail Run
Date: 24 March 2019 The Swallows Trail Run, presented by Falke, will be held at Warwick Wine Estate near Stellenbosch. The race forms part of the Falke trail run series. Warwick Estate is a high-end winery with a rich history dating back to 1771. With three distances on offer,... Read more