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Train intelligently with The Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique (AT) has been used for over a century to facilitate kinaesthetic awareness and strip away unnecessary physical tension. With no equipment or a machine, which is unusual in our techno age, AT guides us into identifying where our imbalance lies. Frederick Alexander, the founder of this technique, is famous for coining the term psycho-physical unity and revolutionised the way we view the mind versus body relationship. He was an Australian actor who […]

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Yolandi du Toit mountain biking

Injury can strike at any time

Yolandi du Toit was seen as one of the race favourites for the South African Marathon Championships at Van Gaalens Cheese farm this year, but as it is with competitive sport, injuries can strike at the cruelest of times. Yolandi has had to pull out of one of the biggest races on the calendar during the week leading up to it, but what is great to see is how she puts a positive spin on things during […]

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What We Can Learn From European Mountain Bikers

  The UCI MTB Marathon World Championships. It’s the one event many riders dream to win. The white jersey with stripes indicating that you are champion of the world. Incredible to believe that South African heroes such as Greg Minnaar and the late Burry Stander have both had time in the jersey. Showing that South Africans not only have the potential but also the will power to succeed at the very top. Preparing for the […]

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10 Ways To Become A Better Stage Rider

Switching between one-day and multi-day events can be a daunting task. For some, hours are precious and you never have the opportunity of easing your way through a week-long event or even a three-day event for that matter. However, with the growth of stage racing in South Africa, it’s inevitable that sooner or later you are going to give it a crack. The following pointers will make the switch a little more pleasant and give […]

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Trail Running And Mountain Biking At Virginia Trails

Virginia Trails is situated at Virginia Farm in the Eston region of KwaZulu-Natal halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg, and is predominantly a sugar cane farming area. This region also forms part of one of the oldest conservancies, namely the Beaumont Eston Conservancy. Conservancies are voluntary committees made up of the local community, and its user groups which practise co-operative environmental management. Due to the topography of this region, farming is not suited to all the […]

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Dakar winner Giniel de Villiers on mountain biking

Meet the Rally Rider: Giniel de Villiers has a mountain biking addiction. Giniel de Villiers has had a long and successful career in motorsport so far. The 2009 Dakar Rally champion may be one of the top Rally Raid drivers in the world but he also dominated local touring car racing in the 90s, with four South African Touring Car titles, including three in a row from 1997-1999. It was back in this decade that […]

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6 Proven Ways To Reduce MTB Punctures

Real-world tips to keep you on your bike, which is what mountain biking is about after all! You’ll spend a lot less time in the hunch position that screams ‘Changing My Tube’ and more time having fun. With so many MTB tyre options available, we asked two industry gurus and an athlete what the best ways are to reduce punctures. “Tubeless tyres have gone a long way to prevent punctures but here is the catch, […]

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9 Tips For Knysna’s Big 5 Challenge

Do you believe that “Life’s too short for one sport“? If you do, you’ve probably done a whole stack of different activities in your life already. Slowing down, getting old, playing it safe – these are not options for you and you find even thinking about them repulsive! We’re betting that you are very similar to the vast majority of visitors to this site. You’re one of those sorted people that likes to take active […]

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Why I’m doing joBerg2c

Ironman is just done. Just. I can still feel the last lap in my legs. But why joBerg2c? Why so soon!?! It seems an odd race from the outside, especially as it falls 10 days after one of my A-Priority races, Ironman. For a while, and in fact, since the inception of joBerg2c, I have wanted to race it. Sani2c happens to be one of my favorite races to do and joBerg2c incorporates another section […]

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Fun Farm: Rosemary Hill

A mere 10km east of Pretoria, tucked away in the beautiful Highveld hills, lies a lovely farm known as Rosemary Hill Rosemary Hill is a working organic farm so you might think that the daily farm activities would make it feel like just another farm but that could not be further from the truth. The big old trees, luscious lawns, extensive rosemary and lavender fields and a larger than life herb and shrub labyrinth make […]

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