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Pre-Race Fueling

While a lot of other factors are greatly considered for trail runs, nutrition is often overlooked. What you eat both before and during an...

Natural Energy Foods – Potatoes

Baked, mashed or boiled... large potatoes or baby potatoes... this versatile starchy vegetable provides more energy-rich complex carbohydrates than pasta and is often overlooked...

How NOT to eat dirt on your first trail run..

Let's just get a view things straight..sooner of later you're going to fall on a trail run.. the moment you think you're good and...

Shin Rehab

Any runner who ever tried to increase mileage too soon will be familiar with the feeling of aching shins. “Shin splints” is only the layman's...

Prevent Cramping

An early morning run sometimes is the only opportunity we get to hit the trails. Unfortunately, falling out of bed directly onto the trail...

Gastrointestinal Discomfort

We spend a lot of time training our bodies in preparation for race day but time needs to be spent on experimenting with a...
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Tips, Technique & Safety

Trail Safety – The Basics

Being an avid trail runner, you tend to find yourself in relatively remote places and...

UTCT “local” tips for race day

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

Knowing When to Quit

How hard should we push, how hard is too hard? This is quite a difficult...

Trail Safety – CPR Basics

Trail running serves as one of the best ways to escape the rush of city...

Run downhill Really FAST

Cradle Mayhem 2012, the stage runners started about an hour before the day runners on...

Health & Wellness

Don’t Ignore Those Niggles!

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

A Strange Sense of Void

Have you ever experienced post-race depression? Training for months on end, weekends filled with plenty of...

Value of Diagnostic Tests to Speed Recovery

Although diagnostic tests are very commonly used in sports injuries, runners totally underutilise it. The...

Natural Energy Foods – Ostrich Meat

Ostrich meat is lean, tasty and a free range red meat that contains many health...

Immunity Declared – Part 2

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