Running

Quite simply, there is nothing like running. Slip on a pair of shorts, a vest and your running shoes and head out the door. In a matter of minutes you find yourself in a comfortable rhythm, your breathing controlled and relaxed, the feint sound of your feet lightly...

Runners Survival Kit

Runners Survival Kit Let’s face it, we’re nothing like our ancestors. We don’t sleep in caves, we don’t hunt for food, we don’t gather berries, and we don’t run across the grass planes barefoot, not all of us that is. We sleep on...

Keeping the weight under wraps

Keeping the weight under wraps You’ve had a great holiday, you’re well rested, you’ve done some good training, you’re ready to take on 2013. That is until you step onto the scale. “5kg’s heavier!! What the hell?” you say to...

Keep it ticking over in December

Keep it ticking over in December There’s a strange trend in South Africa when it comes to club running and I guess it may have something to do with Comrades. Firstly, I’m not knocking Comrades, I love Comrades, it’s one of the most amazing events in...

Running the DisChem 21km Race

The DisChem route is by no means the easiest 21km around. What makes it particularly tough is the fact that it takes place so soon after the holidays. A rude awakening of the work that needs to be done as marathon season, Two Oceans and Comrades draw ever closer....

Dischem Training Tip #3

Dischem 2013 Half Marathon Training Tip #3 – The Final Count Down With the DisChem 21k race only days away I hope you are excited and ready to get your running year off with a bang as you tackle the hills and streets of Bedfordview. The time for longer training...