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Tips for the Merrell Eden Duo

Tips for the Merrell Eden Duo Guidelines to get you racing off the beaten track at the end of October 2010. Experience South Africa’s fabled Garden Route in all its splendour.

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Pricey perspective: are AR entry fees realistic?

Pricey perspective: entry fees Shelling out cold, hard-earned cash to participate in events is a fact of event participation. It is also a factor that limits participation because the entry fee is only part of the equation – there’s travel, food and accommodation to add on top of this.

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This pro’s energy gel mistake

Don’t spike yourself before your race by Hugh Pines South African triathlete Claude Eksteen committed a cardinal triathlon sin at the London round of the ITU triathlon WCS in July 2010. But hey, life is all about learning from our mistakes. 

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Hydration for Dummies

Drink Before Thirst to Avoid Dehydration When you compete in sports, you need to drink before you feel thirsty because you slow down and lose power long before you have any signals to tell you that you are dehydrated.

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Tips for Duesouth XTERRA Knysna

Tips for Duesouth XTERRA Knysna by Deon Braun First thing you should know is that it’s the only XTERRA in South Africa without a swim. The usual format is swim-MTB-run. Knysna’s event is run-MTB-run. The transition on the sublimely-named Field of Dreams is on the lee-side of the hill but it can get cold if the wind is pumping. 1. Team up. Even if you’re not a multisporter or particularly fit, a team is a […]

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Tips for Salomon Featherbed Trail Run

Tips for Salomon Featherbed Trail Run 1. Footwear. A good pair of trail shoes will make your run more secure underfoot. Salomon and other quality brands have a range. Fit them before buying and run in them at least twice to settle them. 2. Warm clothes. A plastic carrier bag is provided to you on the ferry. Rather be over-dressed and leave your kit in the bag than freeze. Remember, there’s no such thing as […]

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Knowing when you’ve recovered from racing

Respond to Recovery by Glenn Macnamara Last time I wrote about ensuring we are adequately recovered after major races. How do you KNOW if you have recovered properly? As a triathlete, I find the three sports have different rates of recovery.

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Back pain from exercise

Aw no, it’s back! by Dr Grant Harper Have you ever felt a sharp knife-like pain in your mid-upper back? The cause could be a dysfunctional rib joint that is most often due to bad postural habits. Office workers are not the only ones affected. We often see these types of injuries in cyclists (after spending hours hunched over the bars), in swimmers and paddlers (after excessive amount of trunk/body rotation).

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Stellenbosch is multisport’s Mecca

The Bosch is Boss by Dan Hugo Between December and March, Stellenbosch rumbles with European multisport talent, basking in sunshine at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains. The pilgrimage is now status quo for the summer here, but their presence reminds me how The ‘Bosch is a privileged little gem, and anything but ordinary.

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Should I train solo or with a personal trainer?

Team or Solo? by Lisa Raleigh In personal fitness, as in life, you have choices. Either pay someone to assist you in your training or for the more disciplined among you, go solo and train alone. Lisa Raleigh considers the pros of each.

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