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 […]

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 […]

What actually is a “Well Balanced Diet?”. Avid runner and registered dietitian, Melanie Sher, cuts through the myths and misconceptions …

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What actually is a ‘Healthy Balanced Diet?” One of most commonly spoken about topics these days is “Healthy eating.” There isn’t an internet page, blog or Instagram account that doesn’t speak about diet, and most people are now aware that the real route to improving your health and lifestyle is through the idea of consuming […]

Runners open their hearts to underprivileged children

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The annual Christmas party for underprivileged kids from the Izanokhanyo Community Based programme in Soweto, that my Coach Neville group supports, was held yesterday and was once again a great success.   It is a children’s home in the Kliptown squatter camp, in Soweto, which takes care of children, many of them orphans.  The children’s home […]

THE RIDE WITH YOU is a science-fiction, short-story about mountain biking, dreamed up by my buddy, Denis Droppa, on our many rides. On our last ride I dared him to publish it on my website. I loved it it, so read on and enjoy …

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BY DENIS DROPPA“Your suffer score is going into the red zone. You still have 600 metres left on this segment so reduce your effort by 30 percent, or you will hit the wall.”Hit the wall. Fred is using jargon to tell me what my agonised middle aged body is already screaming through various biological alarm […]

“It was an incredibly special moment when a band played our wedding song as we ran past”. Shane and Shereen Rimmell celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary by smashing their PBs on the Malta Marathon and here is Shereen’s story

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I almost choked on my carrot when I received an email telling me that I had won a trip to run the Vodafone Marathon in Malta. My first thought was: “Where on earth is MALTA!?”. Google quickly informed me that Malta is a group of islands (archipelago) situated in the Mediterranean Sea below Sicily and […]

Congratulations Gareth Andrews on winning New Balance 1080 shoes!

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Congratulations to Gareth Andrews of Port Elizabeth on winning the New Balance 1080 shoes. The draw was done by Gaving Sparg of New Balance (pictured right) .  Watch this space for further competitions!Below is some info on Gareth:”I’m from the good old friendly city of Port Elizabeth. I don’t really have a preference of running […]

Master runner Judy Bird ran the perfect race at the Spar Ladies 10km in Cape Town on April 2, winning both the veteran and master categories and breaking the route record in 38.47. Judy reflects on her race

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The morning  was perfect for a race – no wind, cool air, the salty smell of the sea, and the sound of waves.  I just love the sea and I got out of bed feeling grateful.  My preparation for this race was spot on –  I had had 2 nights of good sleep; an afternoon […]