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Runner's World South Africa

Runner's World South Africa

Jan/Feb 2020

Runner's World is internationally respected as the leading authority on the sport. It provides the runner and health enthusiast with expert advice on training, motivation, nutrition, injuries and equipment. It also contains race calendars and reports. Runner's World is enjoyed by dedicated runners and other athletes who use running to enhance their fitness. The articles contain information on the latest events and discover the stars and personalities behind the scenes. The magazine provides advice from the best coaches, and exercise programmes focused on any level.

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
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6 Numéros


2 min.
the skeleton coast

THE EXPERIENCE Some places on this planet still look untouched by humans – untainted by our need to stamp our mark on any geography we come across. The harsh, inhospitable weather and isolation of the Skeleton Coast of Namibia are reason enough most people keep away; but for thrill-seeking runners, that’s precisely what gets the blood flowing. Recently, Ryan Sandes was enticed into running a huge portion of this potentially deadly coastline over a couple of weeks, and has been scouting the area since then. Previously, mining and environmental criteria made a lot of this section of Nam a no-go area. But in 2020, parts of this shipwreck-strewn coastline have been made accessible as portions of the Dorob National Park, stretching from Walvis Bay in the south to the Ugab River in the…

1 min.
runner's world south africa

EDITORIAL Editor MIKE FINCH (mike.finch@media24.com) Senior Designer MARK ARENDSE Chief Sub/Managing Editor DAVE BUCHANAN Contributing & Gear Editor RYAN SCOTT Online Editor PENNY TREVENA (penny.trevena@media24.com) Digital Content Manager YENTL BARROS (yentl.barros@media24.com) Scientific Editor PROF. ROSS TUCKER Editor-at-Large BRUCE FORDYCE PUBLISHING & MARKETING Publishing & Production Manager GERDA ENGELBRECHT Commercial Head of Events FRANCOIS MALAN 021 406 2376 (francois.malan@media24.com) Commercial Manager LISE COETSEE 021 406 2358 (lise.coetsee@media24.com) Marketing Assistant ANDILE NKOSI 021 406 2257 (andile.nkosi@media24.com) Digital Campaign Coordinator LILITHA JOHNSON ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Business Manager: Media24 Leisure Sales DANIE NELL 082 859 0542 (danie.nell@media24.com) CAPE TOWN HANNES BURGER 076 152 4605 (hannes.burger@media24.com) NICK FITZELL 071 430 6311 (nick.fitzell@media24.com) DANIELA DI GIOVANNI 083 709 7040 (daniela.digiovanni@media24.com) JOHANNESBURG KYLEE ROBERTSON 076 263 9114 (kylee.robertson@media24.com) JEANINE KRUGER 082 342 2299 (jeanine.kruger@media24.com) LIZEL PAUW 082 876 8189 (lizel.pauw@media24.com) SHARLENE SMITH 083 583 1604 (sharlene.smith@media24.com) YUMNA ROJAN 072 399 5789 (yumna.rojan@media24.com) YELANDA MITCHELL 074 897 576 (yelanda.mitchell@media24.com) DURBAN MARISKA VENTER 082 898 4376 (mariska.venter@media24.com) CIRCULATION SALES…

2 min.
now is the time!

THE FIGURES ARE STAGGERING. You’ve already read one of them on the cover. In a global poll of female runners, it is reported that 84% have been harassed or assaulted (or killed) while on a run. 84%! Just let that sink in for a minute... As men, we will never know how difficult it is for a woman to just go for a run. And don’t think it’s just a South African thing – this percentage is a worldwide figure, from a global research report. In one of the most eye-opening pieces in this issue, writer Jess Keefe (p52) describes how she catches sight of a handsome young male runner, jogging in the evening with headphones on. At first she admires his form and physique; but then she finds herself getting angry that…

1 min.
the loop

THE QUESTION Who’s your running hero, and why? My dad. 35 Comrades Marathons under the belt, and he’s still running silvers. This year he managed a gold at SA Cross-Country champs in his age group. A man who just loves his sport, and is humble about it all. – SJ Scott Gerda Steyn. She’s beautiful, humble, and works hard. She’s my motivation, as she’s always chasing her dreams. – Dawn Mills Vladimir Kotov. Rain or heatwave, you’ll always see him on the road, running, with a big grin. Not sure if he’s happy or in agony though! – Benita Aafrica The Sand Man: Ryan Sandes, for sure. He is my motivation for switching to trail. His pure enjoyment of the sport and humbleness is great to see. – Quentin Horn Kenenisa Bekele for sure. Loved him…

3 min.
the test zone

Will 3D printing be the future of running shoes? adidas AlphaEdge 4D / R4 999 We’re testing the much-talked-about, 3D-printed, 4D-technology latticed midsole from adidas (and collaborators Futurecraft and Carbon) to see how it compares to the softer cushioning of the adidas Boost technology and other cushioning systems. That initial stepping-into-comfort feeling is a mistake many of us make in our shoe-buying process. This new 4D tech uses carbon digital light synthesis to create a midsole way firmer (and heavier) than most are to begin with, but where softer-cushioning midsoles can become too squishy a couple of hours into testing, this lattice design – with strategically placed denser areas where you need them most on a classic running shoe – has been impressive, and is outperforming some of the softer stuff. If…

1 min.
time is on your side

UNLESS YOU HAPPEN to be a reindeer, it’s unlikely you’re finishing your summer holidays fitter than when you started. But though training time is at a premium this month, and overindulgence seems to be the order every day, you can rejoice in the knowledge that, as far as heart health is concerned, a little cardio work is almost as good as a lot. Research from the University of Copenhagen has shown that 30 minutes of cardio can be almost as beneficial as a 60-minute session in terms of weight loss, effects on cholesterol and maximal oxygen uptake. The reason: your metabolism has a finite amount of what is called adaptive energy, meaning that after a certain point, the ratio of benefits to training time nosedives. So don’t sweat it if…