Caffeine! Dietitian and runner, Mel Sher, explains the benefit for runners.

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“A good day starts with a positive attitude and a great cup of coffee” “I’m not a morning person, I’m a coffee person” “Coffee – because anger management is too expensive” All good quotes and memes have to do with coffee – and that’s probably because we all love a nice, steaming-hot cuppa! Whether you […]

It’s time for the Ultimate Human Race   On your marks … get set …. GO.  But wait, read this first!

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It’s time for the Ultimate Human Race   On your marks … get set …. GO.  But wait, read this first! You have all worked hard and will share the same road and dream this Sunday.  I have put together this informal guide which I hope will be of benefit, particularly for novices. RUN THE PERFECT […]

Are You Water Wise? Without a doubt, water is the most extraordinary substance! Some may even say it is the ‘Hub of Life,’ writes runner and registered dietitian, Melanie Sher.

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If we look at the composition of our bodies, water is the largest single component of the body. It compromises up to 60-70% of our total body weight. Every chemical, biochemical and metabolic reaction that takes place in the body requires water to be present. The body uses this water to help regulate its temperature […]

Countdown to Comrades

It’s the final countdown to Comrades – The big training weeks and long runs for Comrades are done and dusted, and many runners understandably feel that they now deserve a good rest before lining up at the start on June 9, while others are in panic mode, cramming in kays. CoachNeville explains how to get to the start of the Comrades feeling rested and ready.

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For the past 2 months, runners have juggled the demands of training with work and family commitments, with some falling asleep at their desk at work (when I was younger, doing big mileages of 180-200km/week, I would sometimes sneak off to the toilet during work so that I could nap … my apologies boss).  A […]

Cape Town trail runner, Liam Gannon, tackled his first 100 miler at the tough Addo Elephant Trail run recently. Tired and happy after 28 hours he remember the highs and lows …

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The honest (and very long-winded) truth … It was 7am on 19 March 2019 and I was desperately trying to go back to sleep. The effects of sleep deprivation remained largely unknown to me. I had tried to fool myself into believing that if I slept late, I could bank sleep for the race. I […]

Coachneville’s Dullstroom high-altitude 50km training run: Great vibe and perfect weather

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Coachneville’s annual high altitude 50km training run for his runners preparing for the Comrades went bigger and better this year, with 28 runners tackling the almost 1000m of vertical altitude gain on March 16. 22km of the route was on undulating dirt road and the remainder on quiet, hilly tar roads. The 7 mobile vehicles, […]