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Take the Challenge To Fight Cancer

Cancer is a scourge that appears to be on the rise. The most common form among women is breast cancer, with about one in nine South African women likely to suffer the disease, which is no respecter of boundaries. Women of all races and all classes are susceptible. The good news is that, if caught early, breast cancer is one ...

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Hit the Trails This Spring

Spring is the perfect time to channel your inner mountain goat and get trail running ready! National Product Development Manager at Virgin Active South Africa, Ceri Hannan, has five key pieces of advice for hitting the mountain paths in the best way possible. Build strength Trail running differs from road running in that it requires full-body strength. Uneven paths and ...

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Neon Run Race-day Tips

Neon Run

The highly anticipated Neon Run, already in its fourth year, has built a devout following that is ever-increasing. The fun-filled 5km night race is renowned for its awesome light activations along the course, as well as the thousands of brightly-dressed participants. This year’s race will take place on 2 September at St Stithian’s College in Sandton, and a fantastic line-up ...

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Indoor Training To Become A Better Outdoor Athlete

If you’re preparing to run your socks off in the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon in September, or in any other long distance event, biokineticist Richard Woolrich advises that the road is not the only place where you should be training. Woolrich, who is also an award-winning personal trainer at Virgin Active, has five key reasons to use your health club ...

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Stay Ahead of the Pack

When preparing for a marathon, your nutrition plan is as important as your training programme. An optimal nutrition plan will address energy requirements, replenishment needs and muscle recovery. Vital Health Foods, the nutrition sponsor for the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, plays an indispensable role in helping runners with sound nutritional advice. Andrea du Plessis, nutrition expert for Vital Health Foods ...

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2017 Marriott Dargle Trails Festival

Marriott Dargle

Date: Sunday, 13 August 2017 A highlight in the trail running and MTB calendars, the Marriott Dargle Trails Festival, hosted by the Lions River Club in the Dargle Valley, promises again to be a wonderful day out, with activities for the whole family. The trails will follow a similar route to the 2016 event with spectacular views making the climbs ...

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Adrienne Hersch Randburg Harriers Challenge with Discovery Vitality

adrienne hersch

Date: Sunday, 10 September 2017 Soak up the sun and join in on the running action at the Adrienne Hersch Randburg Harriers Challenge with Discovery Vitality, on either the scenic 21.1km, 10km or 5km routes. This race provides the ideal opportunity to test your legs on the legendary hills of Randburg while taking in the spectacular views and enjoying the ...

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The Neon Run

neon run

Date: 2 September 2017 Get ready, set, GLOW. Jozi runners and party animals, it’s almost time to light up the night once again with the incredible lights and sounds of the Neon Run Johannesburg. The 5km course – which you can run, walk, skate or cycle – is lavishly lit with spectacular light activations and participants are rewarded at the finish ...

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Totalsports Women’s Race Durban Boasts Fast, Flat Route

Totalsports

Date: Sunday, 16 July 2017 Taking place at the Kings Park Athletics Track on Sunday, 16 July 2017, the Totalsports Women’s Race will offer a fast, flat route, spurring runners on to achieve personal best finishing times. Although similar to the 2016 route, this year runners will be guided in the opposite direction, but runners will still experience a number ...

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Running Shoe Buyers Guide

Asics

One of the official sponsors of the Pretoria Spar Women’s Challenge, Asics provides tips for buying a new pair of running shoes that are perfectly suited to your needs. A good pair of running shoes is essential to your training and to your performance on race day – they provide the cushioning, support and stability you need to reach the ...

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