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The ultimate South African guide to starting OCR

Obstacle course racing (OCR) challenges an athlete to complete a set course by foot, which involves overcoming carefully chosen challenges that are in the form of obstacles. It has been deemed as the fastest growing sport in the world and over the past three years has captured the hearts South African adventure seekers. Thousands of participants sign up not only to test their athleticism, but their sense of grit. So what’s the big deal?  “Being […]

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Team Cyanosis: nine winning lessons from Expedición Guaraní

Clinton Mackintosh shares more about their victory in Paraguay and offers useful tips for South African adventurers.

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10 Top multisport lessons to raise your game

One of South Africa’s top multisporters, Stuart Marais, shares his advice for athletes who are focusing on one sport, or multisports.

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Why warm up and cool down?

You’re not alone, a large majority of people don’t warm up or cool down. But here’s four reasons why you should.

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Four optimal shoe lacing techniques

Improve the fit of a shoe by adjusting the lacing techniques you use. Get started with four simple techniques.

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Start adventure racing

Adventure racing is the ultimate race of human endurance. Teams of four athletes race non-stop, day and night, through courses up to 800km in length.

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Do you need a coach?

Is getting a coach for you? How will a coach help? The Myth Only the pros need coaching The Reality You do not need to be a pro athlete to have a coach. In fact, there is probably more need for the non-pro to have a coach, than the pro! The Dilemma Over-training, under-training, peaking and injuries – bumps that become hurdles that become walls in any athlete’s running career Let’s look at a runner’s […]

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Pacing tips for Otter African Trail Run

The flat sections near the end of Otter African Trail Run, that 42km epic along the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park, are the nemesis of most runners, says Otter Trail Run coach Ryan Hodierne. Podium hopeful Kane Reilly says: “The 42km distance of the Otter’s pristine Garden Route trail is not what delivers the infamous Otter Bite. It’s the many short, steep, and often stepped climbs that do.”

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Paddling tips from a surfski guru

Four-time world surfski champion and founder of Mocke surfski school, Dawid Mocke offers up some simple and effective tips to improve your paddling. 1. GET STABLE I can hear chuckles and smirks already. Easier said than done I hear you say. This may come as a surprise to you, but [pullquote align=”right” color=”” class=””]Stability issues will remain with you forever, whether you’re starting out or winning the World Championship.[/pullquote] Yes, that’s right, being stable is an […]

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Become a triathlete this winter

Winter is typically a time when most sporting activities shift into reverse gear and play second fiddle to the TV and X-box.  But you don’t have to roll over so easily! For serious athletes, winter is when the hard work is done: thousands of kilometres on the bike and lap upon lap of a heated pool, not to mention several pairs of running shoes worn out. If you are new to the multisport tribe and have decided to take […]

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