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Runner's World South Africa

Runner's World South Africa

Mar/Apr 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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
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6 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
munich

COBBLES, BRIDGES, PARKS AND WAVES Munich streets are wide, and perfect for running – perhaps because of the extensive bombing in WWII that necessitated a rebuild for much of this Bavarian city, or perhaps the 14th-century city planners designed the streets to match the scale of the huge buildings, such as the Residenz and Frauenkirche. Whatever the origins of these spacious, often cobbled streets, running in the old city between Gothic, Baroque, and Rococo-period buildings is the perfect way to travel from your accommodation, via the river paths and bridges, to the Englischer Garten. Even in winter, you’ll always have the company of others for morning or evening runs, and on weekends these parts of the city are almost taken over by runners out to get their fresh-air fix. But it’s not crowded; there…

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 CommercialManagerLISE COETSEE 021 406 2358 (lise.coetsee@media24.com) DigitalCampaignCoordinatorLILITHA JOHNSON021 406 2320 (lilitha.johnson@media24.com) MEDIA24 LIFESTYLE CREATE STUDIO MICHAEL DE BEER – Creative Director 021 406 3512 GERDA ENGELBRECHT – Commercial Managing Editor - 021 406 2217 FRANCOIS MALAN – Head of Events 021 406 2376 (francois.malan@media24.com) NIKKI RUTTIMANN – Head of Sponsorships 011 713 9147 (nikkir@media24.com) ANDILE NKOSI – Marketing Manager 021 406 2257 (andile.nkosi@media24.com) 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…

2 min.
the inside lane

“OCEANS REMAINS ONE OF THE BASTIONS OF THE SPORT IN SOUTH AFRICA.” THE SHOE WARS ARE OFFICIALLY ON. Who could have imagined a few years ago that the construction of the humble running takkie would turn into a global controversy that may change the face of running? It all started with Nike. In 2016, in the build-up to the Rio Olympics, the makers of Swoosh made a shoe for their elite runners that actually made them at least 4% faster. At first, it was only their own scientists who stood by this number, while others rejected it as a marketing ploy. But then independent researchers confirmed Nike’s claims, and the Nike Vaporfly officially became the first shoe guaranteed to make you a significantly faster runner. Fast forward to 2020, and we now have the…

1 min.
knowledge

GEKEYA PINDER ‘HOOKED ON RUNNING’ One of my running leaders always told me that “you’re a good runner, you just need to get out of your head.” She would always tell me that after a practice or a race. And every time I run, I think about what she told me. Also: when a run gets tough for me, I always tell myself to not rush and just breathe. I always remind myself what I’ve already achieved, so I know that I can do it. GEORGE ETZWEILER ‘CAN’T STOP RUNNING’ I don’t feel unmotivated to run, and I don’t have many tough days because I run with my friends. If I was out there alone, I’d be giving up early, but I don’t run into that because I don’t run without company. Also: stay hydrated.…

3 min.
the test zone

ONE PRODUCT, TWO RUNNERS RUNNING BRA Runderwear Support Running Bra / R699 A common problem with sports bras is that the support offered isn’t always equal across different sizes. To try out this proclaimed ‘support’ model from Runderwear, I tested it over a 10km race this summer, and enlisted the help of running buddy Jennifer Leman, running in the 5K, to test whether the bra offered her the same in her size. In short: it did. I was nervous about trying the bra for the first time in a race – I’ve worn ones during marathons that made my boobs ache five kays in. But the Support Running Bra felt as comfortable as a jersey, yet as supportive as an underwire – without the wire or compression. It was also surprisingly easy to clasp…

3 min.
jenna unpacked

RUNNER’S WORLD: WHAT DISTANCES DO YOU TRAIN FOR? AND WHEN YOU’RE TRAINING, WHAT MILEAGE DO YOU RUN? JENNA CHALLENOR: I’ve trained for all distances, over the years. I never came from the track, though – in KZN, track wasn’t (and still isn’t) very big, sadly; so I never got that foundation, and I’ve had to work hard on my speed. Currently, I’m training for marathons and ultras. I don’t do big mileage at all – my mileage is way under that of all my competitors, but I prefer to cross-train too. Believe it or not, I ran my Comrades debut on an average of 70km a week – I’m not lying. I wasn’t allowed any more mileage, as I was coming back from a major stress fracture. RW: WHAT SHOES DO YOU USE FOR…