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Cramps and Stitches

The exact cause of both cramps and stitches are still explored however there are hypotheses on the causes and how to avoid them. Cramps Exercise associated...

Shins and Compartment Syndrome – Part 1

Great confusion exists about the difference between shin splints and compartment syndrome amongst runners. Shin splints is a term commonly used to describe pain experienced...

Some Things Every Trail Runner Should Know

If you are new to trail running, don’t be intimidated by the sport or what others tell you. Trail running is the best form...

Value of Pilates Training

We were born to run...When children play almost every game involves some form of running. We run when we are in a hurry, when...

Natural Energy Foods – Bananas

Bananas come naturally packaged with fibre, nutrients, antioxidants and loads of energy. They contain vitamins and minerals and are especially high in vitamin B6 that...

Run downhill Really FAST

Cradle Mayhem 2012, the stage runners started about an hour before the day runners on the Sunday and at about the 12km mark on...

Tips, Technique & Safety

UTCT “local” tips for race day

Ultra-trail Cape Town has already established itself as a bucket list race for ultra trail...

Rules Of Engagement

Unbeknownst to most athletes, there is a strict Code of Conduct to adhere to when...

Trail Running Essentials on long runs

So you've been trail running for a while, building up valuable calve strength and endurance...

Running With Blisters

Blisters are a common problem amongst runners and can often be very disabling. Blisters are caused...

UTCT – Race week next week – what’s on and where to support

Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon, which is now part of the Ultra Trail...

Health & Wellness

You. Must. Stretch.

Stretching - as runners we know we have to but we rarely do! Although running...

Super Simple Ways to Prevent Running Injuries

Whether you are a novice runner or one with years of experience, you must make...

Alcohol and Running

Enjoying a cold beer after a tough trail or a time trial is common practice...

Don’t Ignore Those Niggles!

At some point in every runner's career there comes a time when you are limited...

Immunity Declared – Part 2

The jury is still out to find clear evidence on some claimed immune-boosting supplements. There are...