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2019 champs ready for Virtual Comrades Marathon
Organisers of the iconic Comrades Marathon will stage the world’s largest virtual event – Race The Comrades Legends – this Sunday, 14 June 2020. The cancellation of the race due to the Covid-19 pandemic was a massive blow to the sporting calendar. The next best thing to the real... Read more
Avoid the winter workout rut
Are you using the weather as an excuse to miss those home workouts? Are you struggling to find your mojo when it’s cold? Training during winter is not always easy, but it is possible. Here are 6 ways to stay motivated and on track throughout the colder months: #1... Read more
Beat the bonk and boost your endurance
Just about every endurance athlete knows what “hitting the wall” feels like. It’s probably one of the most descriptive terms used by athletes as it precisely expresses the physical sensation experienced. The dreaded ‘bonk’ When an athlete reaches this point, they lose all power to working muscles. You feel... Read more
Why your fitness tracker needs GPS
If you’re serious about your sporting performance or your fitness, then you need to get as much information as you can from your activity tracker or fitness device. Endurance athletes, in particular, can derive immense benefit from GPS-enabled devices as they accurately track variables such as distance, various speed... Read more
A beginner’s guide to fat-loss supplements
With your new, calorie-controlled eating plan and intense exercise program well entrenched into your healthier lifestyle, it’s probably time to add a new dimension to your fat-loss and body transformation efforts. While many people buy supplements in the hope that they will deliver a ‘magic pill’ solution to their... Read more
Local pro triathlete shares his virtual racing experience
Kyle Buckingham is a double Ironman Champion and one of South Africa’s most successful pro triathletes. Based in the spiritual home of local triathlon, Port Elizabeth, Kyle has become renowned the world over for his potent bike leg and his strength on the run. Kyle attributes these strengths to... Read more
[RECIPE] Protein-packed overnight oats
Looking for a convenient grab-and-go wholesome breakfast? Let us introduce you to the wonder that is overnight oats. This is an on-trend no-cook method for making every health enthusiast’s favourite breakfast, rolled oats! We’ve also added in a protein punch to make sure you start your day with everything... Read more
5 reasons to start running
With no immediate end in sight to lockdown restrictions, we’ll all need to find new ways to stay fit and active. So rather than becoming frustrated by being cooped up indoors, why not take to the streets and join all those walkers and runners for some fresh air and... Read more
[OCT] Clarens Mountain Matha Trail Run
DATE: 3 & 4 October 2020 The organisers and sponsors of the Clarens Mountain Matha Trail Run have announced a new race date following the event’s postponement due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. While there are no guarantees, based on the limited options for a new date in the... Read more
Friends of Falke South Africa encourage you to stay fit at home
Falke, a locally designed and manufactured leading local sock brand available at select Dis-Chem stores, is encouraging endurance athletes to stay fit, healthy, and positive during the lockdown. We spoke to friends of the brand, Falke-sponsored athlete Natia Van Heerden and Falke ambassador Ziyaad Solomon for useful tips on... Read more