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 […]

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, […]

Mid-March is time to start your Comrades training and the big 2-month high-mileage push for most of my runners begins next week. By now you will ideally have run your qualifier and be fit without being over trained. CoachNeville explains how to nail your Comrades training …

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The Comrades remains a feat of endurance, despite improvements in training, running gear and nutrition. The appeal of completing 89km lies in the fact that it is not only a notable achievement, but is also doable for those who are reasonably fit and who are prepared to do the training. The next two months from […]

Saffas tackle the iconic UTMB ultra trail race, with Glen Watson braving the mountains in the 101km CCC race. He looks back on the highs and lows …

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I think the idea of running UTMB came to me at the launch of Ryan Sandes book, Trail Blazer, in early 2017. In my copy he wrote “I hope to see you at UTMB, Live your dreams.” Now, how could I not accept such a challenge? I decided to enter the CCC which is known as the […]

Namibian runner, Pieter du Plessis, went from 97kg on the scales to running the tough 65km Fish River Canyon trail race. He remembers the heat, the sand …

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Windhoek light Fish River Ultra 2018 65km Firsts … there is a first for everything in the world. A first breath of air, a first cry, a first day of school and a first lie, we tend to happen across all these firsts, not really taking time to note them mostly. The FRU 65 dream […]

Filippo Farallo and Karoline Hanks traversed the Scottish Highlands in the 400km Cape Wraith ultra trail and returned grinning from ear to ear. Filippo was 6th overall and Karoline 3rd lady. Filippo looks back on his training and the race …

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The Cape Wrath Ultra By definition trail running involves moving oneself unassisted across any surface that is not tar. Because of this definition using distance alone becomes almost meaningless when comparing different trail runs. Words such as technical, ascent and altitude help describe the difficulties and challenge of a trail run, but even they cannot […]