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Runner's World South Africa

May/June 2019

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.

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South Africa
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English
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Media 24 Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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fisherman’s path, knysna

THE EXPERIENCE The Garden Route boasts some of SA’s most spectacular trails, with off-road running routes winding via pristine fynbos ridges and indigenous forests onto a rugged and dramatic coastline. Many of these trails have become firm favourites with local runners; but every now and then, even the experienced may just discover a route that’s remained under the radar...The ‘Fisherman’s Path’ – undulating through Pezula and Sparreboch Estate – is one such gem. The route drops via steep singletrack into lush stands of indigenous forest, before T-boning the rugged Garden Route coastline after just on 5km. You even pass a fern-lined waterfall along the way; just remember, you have to issue your own permit at the trailhead before you set off on your run.Numerous other trail-run options in…

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runner’s world

EDITORIAL Editor MIKE FINCH (mike.finch@media24.com)Senior Designer MARK ARENDSEChief Sub/Managing Editor DAVE BUCHANANContributing & Gear Editor LISA ABDELLAHOnline Editor PENNY TREVENA (penny.trevena@media24.com)Digital Content Manager YENTL BARROS (yentl.barros@media24.com)Scientific Editor DR ROSS TUCKEREditor-at-Large BRUCE FORDYCE PUBLISHING & MARKETING Publishing & Production Manager GERDA ENGELBRECHTCommercial Head of Events FRANCOIS MALAN 021 406 2376 (francois.malan@media24.com)CommercialManagerLISE COETSEE 021 406 2358 (lise.coetsee@media24.com)MarketingAssistantANDILE 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…

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ed’s letter

If former Boston Marathon winner and RW US editor Amby Burfoot is to be believed, the Comrades Marathon is the greatest footrace in the world. Amby’s superb ode to the race is on page 62. Sometimes it takes an outsider to remind us of the treasures we have in our own backyard. This month we’ve been inspired by Lisa Abdellah’s story on the runners of Imizamo Yethu (‘How did they get so good?’, p46). Lisa was out running in her ’hood one afternoon when two of them loped effortlessly past her. Struck by their speed, she immediately wondered what their stories were, and starting investigating. Many of the runners she found come from the informal settlement in Hout Bay, and have overcome more than a few hurdles just to…

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the loop

THE QUESTION What’s the worst piece of race-day advice you’ve ever received? Run like an elite for the first kay, and walk the next 41km! – Andrew WorrallTake a Myprodol or any anti-inflammatory 30km into your marathon, just in case… – Michelle Lee Pieterse Take a Slowmag fizzy before the race… – Sindisiwe MthembuYou’re going to love this run… – Darren BraamStart out fast. It’s money in the bank! – Karen Bente Holmgaard “Put Vaseline between your toes so that you don’t get a blister.” What did I get? BLISTERS BETWEEN MY TOES. – Nicola Janse van Rensburg THE GALLERY #INSTARWRUN It’s being a runner that matters, not necessarily how fast or how far you can run. The joy is in…

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inside knowledge

JOHN BRANT WRITER, THE ORIGINAL SNEAKERHEAD P.54During long runs, divert your mind by reciting poems, mantras, or quotes to distract yourself if you need it. RAUDEL ARTEAGA RUNNERMental health is as important as physical health, and having a time to meditate and separate from the everyday stresses is very important.ELIZABETH BULAT RUNNERSet high goals for yourself. The lessons learned from failure are just as informative as succeeding.DERRICK CHEEKS RUNNERI think one of the best things you can do as a runner is to remember to smile. A smile will make you feel better even when running is hard. It also makes other people happy, and it can make someone else’s run better, too.ZOFIE CHRISTIAN RUNNERIf someone tells you to take a day off, listen to them and take…

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how injuries can actually improve your performance

WHEN I GOT THE DIAGNOSIS, I was crushed. My doctor confirmed the significant pain I was feeling – even after a week of complete rest – was a sacral stress fracture. It was January 2018, and I had just committed to a major marathon, with high-calibre races slated in the schedule leading up to the big dance. I was primed for fast times.The positive MRI, however, meant a hard and fast end to my training. The most activity I would be doing was getting acquainted with crutches, a jarring change from the usual 140 to 160km weeks I was putting in. It meant wiping my training schedule clear and focusing on ‘small wins’ – such as pain-free walking, instead of chasing PBs on the road. Yikes. The competitor in…

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