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[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
Thirsti AfricanX 2021 routes announced
Event organiser, Stillwater Sports, has announced the routes of the 11th edition of the Thirsti AfricanX Trailrun, which takes place at the Houw Hoek Hotel, in the Western Cape, over the weekend of 26 – 28 March 2021. South Africa’s premier three-day stage trail run, will see teams of... 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
[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
CMA cancels 2021 Comrades Marathon
The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Board has regrettably announced its decision to cancel the Comrades Marathon scheduled for 13 June 2021. The decision to cancel comes as an enormous disappointment to tens of thousands of runners and, according to a press statement, has also been a tough call for... 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
2020 a year like no other for sport, Strava report reveals
Insights from Strava’s global community of over 73 million athletes shed light on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on competition, performance and habits. Strava’s annual Year in Sport report revealed a boom in global exercise amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As athletes adapted to 2020’s widespread changes to competition... Read more