Comrades marathon countdown! CoachNeville has his green number with a 6.38 PB, and has some handy tips for runners …

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Getting to the start of the Comrades is harder than running the Comrades! For the past five months you have juggled work and family responsibilities with your demanding training schedule. I’m sure many spouses and family member must have cursed Comrades at times! The good news is the hard work is done and running the […]

Fiona Butler went from hero to zero and back to hero at the Oxpecker 2-day stage race and learnt a good lesson in pacing ….

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Fiona Butler went from hero to zero and back to hero at the Oxpecker 2-day stage race and learnt a good lesson in pacing …. Due to the popularity of this race, the race organisers hold two events with the Yellow Billed Oxpecker last weekend and the Red-Billed Oxpecker this weekendDay 1 is 20km of mostly […]

In this world of sanitised adventure, the Mnweni 38km marathon trail race in the Drakensberg remains the exception. It is a run for hardcore, trail purists made more extreme this past Saturday by plunging temperatures and a snow blizzard. Coach Neville ran it …

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In this world of sanitised adventure, the Mnweni 38km marathon trail race in the Drakensberg remains the exception. It is a run for hardcore, trail purists made more extreme this past Saturday by plunging temperatures and a snow blizzard.For the uninitiated, this is a self-navigation, self-supporting race (using GPS co-ordinates and no water points). There […]

“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 […]

He weighs 100kg, does Dusi canoe marathons for breakfast … and ran the 100km Ultra Trail Drakensberg. Here is Rhys Foster’s story …

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After completing the Salomon SkyRun in November last year, the bug bit and I soon realised that Ultra Trail running was something that I loved. Being a big guy- 100kg – Speed isn’t my thing, but I can keep going for hours and enjoy the challenge the longer and tougher it gets.   Ultra Trail Drakensberg is 100km […]

Nicky Booyens grabbed our imagination after a thrilling dice with Bennie Roux at the 400km Munga trail race, finishing 2nd overall. Here is her story …

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Becoming a Mungral “So we now have a new breed on the block, being defined as a newcomer to a particular place or sphere of activity. In this case a Mungral! Now you may ask what is a Mungral and very simply put it is a mixed breed runner who developed from a jumble of races […]

The Munga 400km trail race held us captivated for 4 days. Addo 100-miler winner Naomi Brand was a pre-race favourite, but went into the race sick and had to withdraw. Here is her story …

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When things go wrongIt was probably clear as daylight to everyone following The Munga on social media this past week that this is no usual ultra trail. It’s a survival race. It’s 400km of grueling, lonely, non-stop blood-sweat-and-tears with everything you need to survive on your back, and only your thoughts and legs to get […]

It’s around 3am in the morning and I’m alone on the trail without another runner in sight. Rosie Carey reflects on her first 100-mile trail race

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It’s around 3am in the morning and I’m alone on the trail without another runner in sight. My headlamp casts a weak circle of light on the ground in front of me, but it is swallowed up by the complete darkness of the surrounding bush. Above me the sky is vast, the stars piercing pinpricks. […]

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 […]