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Why It’s OK To Walk

Many runners, from recreational beginners to seasoned regulars at road races, view walking during a race, or even in training, as some sort of indication of weakness or failure. It’s as if you’re not strong enough, physically or mentally, to run the whole way. This became evident to me during a recent marathon. The race combined a 36km and marathon distance, with an extra loop at halfway which allowed the marathoners to re-join the race […]

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Charné Bosman third at world’s largest women’s race in San Francisco

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Nike Women’s Marathon, 30,000 women ran the marathon or half marathon distance in San Francisco on 20 October. South African elite and Nike athlete Charné Bosman finished the 21km in a time of 1:21:23 to claim third place. “The Nike Women’s Marathon is a beautiful race although very challenging as it is mostly uphill. It was also very cold on the day, but I was determined to run a good […]

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When To Go From Half To Full Marathon Distance

By Candyce Hall. Completed a half marathon or a few, achieved your personal best in a 10km, or looking for something new to brag about to the folk at the office? Whatever your reasons for considering tackling 42.2km, here are some things to think about before you enter. You must enjoy running (far) Don’t run a marathon because of pressure from family, friends or fellow runners. In South Africa, our culture of ultra-distance running sees […]

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32GI – Comrades Marathon 2011 Congratulations (Jul/Aug 2011)

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Pepsi partners with Comrades Marathon

New beverage supplier for Comrades World-renown beverage company, Pepsi Cola has partnered up with the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) as the official carbonated beverage supplier for the next three years. Pepsi South Africa has redefined the soft-drink industry in the country and the CMA is proud to be associated with this leading international brand.

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Two Oceans attracts a top field of runners

Increased Two Oceans prize money entices top marathon runners The increased prize money at this year’s Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has enticed a number of top local and international athletes to compete for line honours this Saturday 23 April.

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Cancer sufferer Fran Venter completes Virgin London Marathon

Fran bravely finishes London Marathon I awoke at 03h00 on Sunday morning feeling really nervous. By 6h30 I was heading for Earl’s Court Underground as I wasn’t sure how to get to the start. There were hundreds of red bags around so I assumed it would be safe to follow them and fortunately for me, it was.

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Cancer sufferer Fran Venter’s road to London part 4

Fran’s Road to London Virgin Active employee Fran Venter (product and training manager) will be running the London Marathon for Charity (Ma’Afika Tikkun) on 17 April. What makes Fran’s story different is she has been diagnosed with lung, liver and brain cancer and will be running the race despite the illness. She has just completed her chemo treatment and has been training really hard to achieve her fitness goals. In a series of blog posts, […]

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Cancer sufferer Fran Venter’s road to London part 3

Fran’s Road to London Virgin Active employee Fran Venter (product and training manager) will be running the London Marathon for Charity (Ma’Afika Tikkun) on 17 April. What makes Fran’s story different is she has been diagnosed with lung, liver and brain cancer and will be running the race despite the illness. She has just completed her chemo treatment and has been training really hard to achieve her fitness goals. In a series of blog posts, […]

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Cancer sufferer Fran Venter’s road to London part 2

Fran’s road to London Virgin Active employee Fran Venter (product and training manager) will be running the London Marathon for Charity (Ma’Afika Tikkun) on 17 April. What makes Fran’s story different is she has been diagnosed with lung, liver and brain cancer and will be running the race despite the illness. She has just completed her chemo treatment and has been training really hard to achieve her fitness goals. In a series of blog posts, […]

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