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Obstacle course racing, Greg Avierinos, running, strength

OCR training: how to find the balance between strength and running

If you’ve been bitten by the obstacle course racing (OCR) bug, you’ll know that to enter a series like the Warrior Race competitively, you need to be able to trail run for anything from 15-21km, and have the strength to overcome 30 demanding obstacles in betwee

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The Speed vs Strength Debate

How do I answer the elusive question of upper versus lower body strength? I am no scientist or sports physicist, nor do I claim to be. The following is based purely on personal experience and opinions from various professionals in the field. An average triathlon consists of a 1.5km swim / 40km bike / 10km run. Broken up into time, you have a 25min swim, 1h20min bike and 40min run. The time spent on the […]

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New Balance Impi Challenge returns to Gauteng

Outdoor enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that the New Balance IMPI Challenge will return to the Van Gaalens Cheese Farm, Hartbeespoort in September. The New Balance IMPI Challenge is a challenge that combines mental and physical endurance with an element of fun. Participants can choose between the New Balance IMPI Elite Race on Saturday, 28 September or the fun filled New Balance IMPI Challenger event on either Saturday, 28 September or Sunday, 29 September. […]

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The Obstacle Course Craze

Having the compulsory military call-up after school removed for good, young South Africans and the youth of today seem to be craving what our parents dreaded in the army, the gruelling test of physical ability racing through obstacle courses. The only difference with the modern version is that it is done voluntarily and for the primary reason of having fun. So what has brought on this sudden craze for these tough and dirty events? With […]

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New Balance Impi Challenge takes KZN by storm

It was pleasing to see the great turnout at the debut of the New Balance IMPI Challenge at Virginia Trails, Eston (KZN) on Saturday, 18 May. The event was received with open arms with just over 712 adventure athletes and lovers of the outdoors coming out to test their skill and agility on the 13km course that featured 16 of the IMPI Challenge’s most impressive obstacles. This included a 12 metre high net climb up […]

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