Guide to hill training
Many runners view hills with enormous suspicion. They question the point of running up them and see them merely as a barrier to running faster and stronger. The problem is, that is simply wrong. Hills are a significant training tool and will help you maximise your performance in many ways. So don’t ignore them, run
How to improve your marathon time
Many runners take on their first marathon and love it so much, they can’t wait to run another one. For most, the instant ambition is to go faster next time around. So if you want to improve your speed over 26.2 miles (42km), or just run a quicker first marathon, here are some helpful tips
5 Surprising things to help you run faster
There is so much advice out there for things you can do to get better at running and a great deal of that information is the same. But there are some more surprising things you can do to improve your times and they involve ideas you might not necessarily have thought of. Caffeine Yes. Really.
5km Race mistakes to watch out for
It is pointless training hard for a certain goal for weeks of the year only to see all your hard work undone by a classic mistake or mistakes. In truth race disasters are most common in the longer distance events, but even though a 5k won’t take long to run, it can feel like a
13 Ways To Ruin Your Comrades
Running the Comrades Marathon is a daunting physical challenge: Slap two marathons together, add on another 5km, throw in some of the biggest hills in KZN and some hot and humid weather, and there’s little doubt that this race is one of the toughest single-day running events in the world. So you rarely find an
Lose 5kg For Good!
Most diets fail, says Dr Enette Larson-Meyer, a trail runner who heads the University of Wyoming nutrition and exercise lab. She does say that runners have half the weight-control puzzle solved by exercising regularly – but that the other half, eating less, is even more critical. Damn. ‘There’s no magic bullet,’ says the sports nutritionist,
How Much Should I Run?
Q: I do a weekend long run, plus a few easy half-hour weekday runs. Is that okay? Beginners-running Certified running coach (rprunning.com), Gina Meyers, answers: Yes, if you run only for fitness, you’re a beginner, or you’re content to do short races strictly for fun. But if you’re aiming for a PB in a 5-K

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Meiringspoort Trail Run Or Mtb Challenge
    Trail Run   Start and Finish at N.G. Church, De Rust 9.5km Start @ 07H30 – Limited to 150 Entries Entry Fees: Club Members R150 Non Club Members R185 Prizemoney: R3 000 19.5km Start @ 07H30 Limited to 300 Entries Entry Fees: Club Members R200 Non Club Members R235 Prizemoney: R6 000 Come and
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS HIGHLIGHTS   Women 4km Highlights https://youtu.be/rcSehSIY0c0 Men 4km Highlights https://youtu.be/zqrSWc1GsYI Youth Girls Highlights https://youtu.be/dzLnSPxQElc Senior Men and Women 10km Highlights https://youtu.be/ppOuijdX51M Junior Women 6km Highlights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VdaX0wQpvI Junior Men 8km Highlights https://youtu.be/wP5ZtYUJM9A First two veteran races: https://youtu.be/1Lu62bCWniE  
      May 2016 Meiringspoort 12.5km & 21.1km Newsletter  Athletics SWD (ASWD), as the party responsible for the on-line entry process to the abovementioned event, wishes to place on record that not wanting a repeat of the 2015 entry misfortunes…   A new web hosting company was engaged. Numerous system enhancements and reforms went
2016 Meiringspoort 12.5km & 21.1km Newsletter April
2016 Meiringspoort on-line entry process Entries will open on 5 May 2016 at 12H00. The entry portal being www.meiringspoort21.co.za   We again expect a rush for the limited entries to this popular event. (900 entries for the 12.5km and 2200 entries on the 21.1km) The hosting company managing the website and entry process has assured us
2015 Meiringspoort 10km & 21.1km
2015 Meiringspoort 10km & 21.1km Athletics SWD (ASWD) as the custodian of road races in our area took on the responsibility of handling the online entry process on behalf of the organizing club, De Rust Striders (Meiringspoort 10km and 21.1km). Many months of planning, checking and testing of the process was done prior to the
Jo-Ané brings home SILVER medal
Herewith the results of the Athletics SWD athletes at this year’s SA Senior Track and Field Championships that was held in Stellenbosch from 17 to 18 April 2015: Jo-Ané Van Dyk                Coastline AC                       Javelin                  SILVER         49.83m Mihan Roos                        Knysna Marathon Club    

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