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Race Review : Medihelp Sunrise Monster 2017

Race ReviewThese are my thoughts on the race…

Early Saturday morning start, but at least it wasn’t a 3 AM start.

Plenty of street parking close to Continue reading

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Start using #GetSomeoneRunningSA

#GetSomeoneRunningSA I recently came across a May 2015 post on this hashtag #getsomeonerunning, having recently gone through the experience of getting someone to start running I was taken by the concept. This concept was the brainchild of Bill Strickland from Bicycling who wanted to get more people riding bikes, you can read it here, but it can work for any sport really, so why not running? Continue reading

Race Review : Deloitte Pretoria Race 2017

Race ReviewThese are my thoughts on the race…

Early Sunday morning for us again… I think our bodies are getting used to it now. The road to the start of the race was unusually misty, this just meant us being a little more cautious on the road to the start.

We arrived with 30 minutes to spare.

Start of the race was a little chaotic today. Just before the start of the race, runners, haven’t seen it at the cycling events, but yes at swimming, we want to make sure we’ve removed any extra liquids from our body. Around the 10k holding area there Continue reading

To Run or Not Run when it’s raining…

Train in the rain

How do you feel about training (read as running) in the rain? 

Personally, I avoid it if I’m training for a specific race. When there are only a few weeks left to that race, I don’t want to risk getting sick or injuring myself leading up to it.

On the flip side, how would those that live in countries that are constantly wet train?  Treadmill the year round?

Surely not?! Continue reading

Race Review : Bidvest McCarthy Toyota 34th Half Marathon

Race ReviewThese are my thoughts on the race…

For the last two years I’ve meant to run this race but just never got round to it. This year I was up at 3 AM and made my way to Pretoria.

Having never run this race before I had no idea where I was going, so was reliant on my navigator to get me there.

I arrived with plenty of time before my race start time of 06:30 AM

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Race Review : Dis-Chem 21 2017

Dischem21 2017These are my thoughts on the race…

Having learnt from last year, I was up at 3am and on the road by 4am so that I could secure a parking close to the start of the race.

I’ve run this race three years in a row now. The first one I ran with Darren, the second although alone, I had travelled to the race with mates, so technically as it is a 21.1km race only, excluding the Fun Run, I wasn’t alone.

This year my third Dis-Chem 21 I drove myself and basically ran without any mates around, and found it boring! I know you’re on a mission, but for me, I realised that having a mate to talk during the 21km is a bonus!

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How to stay active on a busy schedule ?

Fit on a busy schedule

You’re up early.

You’re in meetings all day.

You’re stuck in traffic.

You hardly have time to fit in lunch!

Sound familiar? Continue reading