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Steyn breaks SA marathon record
Despite cold, windy and wet conditions, reigning Comrades and Two Oceans champion Gerda Steyn managed to break Coleen de Reuck’s long-standing national marathon record on Sunday in Sienna, Italy. Racing at the Xiamen Sienna Tuscany Elite Marathon, Steyn’s phenomenal tenacity and her sustained training through the global lockdown ensured... Read more
[APR] RYC Series RUN.CLIMB.RUN Challenge
Dates: 19–25 April 2021 The Run Your City (RYC) Series is challenging its running club members on Strava to climb at least 750m over as many runs as they would like from 19 – 25 April 2021 as part of the RUN.CLIMB.RUN challenge. “The RYC Series’ second challenge for... Read more
Give your running a Nitro boost with PUMA
PUMA has combined nearly 75 years of experience with on-going research and development to deliver a new shoe range that aims to create an effortless run. Years of research and testing have gone into five new key styles—Deviate, Deviate Elite, Velocity, Liberate, and Eternity—all featuring PUMA’s updated foam technology,... Read more
Run Your City Series launches Running Club on Strava
Run Your City Series (RYC Series) organisers have launched the RYC Series Running Club on Strava. Runners can connect with like-minded individuals, track all their training runs, view the weekly RYC Series leaderboard, keep up to date with RYC Series information, access training tips and the discussion forum, and... Read more
The 2021 IRONMAN VR All-Terrain Series set to kick off
Join the IRONMAN Virtual Club for the 2021 IRONMAN VR All-Terrain Series and virtually train and race for free from wherever you are in the world! The six-month series will take you on a virtual tour of the best terrains featured in IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 race locations. Each... Read more
[EVENT] 2021 Run Your City Series
The popular Run Your City Series (RYCS) is back on the race calendar for 2021. Event organisers are looking forward to welcoming competitors back to the streets of South Africa’s three major cities. The 2021 series is scheduled to kick off in Joburg in September, before heading to Durban... Read more
Smart real-time virtual coaching delivers performance benefits for runners
Runners who trained with Under Armour’s real-time Form Coaching feature ran 7% faster and 3% farther than those who didn’t, according to anonymised data from the UA MapMyRun app. Under Armour has led development in smart sneaker technology in recent years, helping athletes achieve better runs with the HOVR... Read more
Put your best running foot forward
The optimal footstrike for runners remains a hotly debated topic, with minimalist running shoes often touted as the ideal option to get runners onto their mid-foot or forefoot. Minimalist advocates suggest this will help to reduce your injury risk while making you a more efficient athlete. Conversely, minimalist denialists... Read more
2021 Two Oceans Marathon cancelled
The coronavirus pandemic continues to decimate the local and international running race calendars. Runners hoping to transverse the picturesque Cape Peninsula in April during the iconic Two Oceans Marathon in 2021 will need to wait another year after event organisers cancelled the race. Health and safety concerns “As the... Read more
2021 IRONMAN African Championship postponed to November
Due to limitations put in place by the South African Government on athlete numbers at sporting events, organisers of the IRONMAN African Championship have decided to postpone the 2021 event. Originally slated to take place in Nelson Mandela Bay on March 14, 2021, the iconic event has been rescheduled... Read more