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5 Mental Health Benefits of Trail Running

You may be adept at running at the local track or in your neighborhood. However, there's a whole other world to discover...

Its An Uphill Battle!

Repeat after me, the mountain is your friend. Treat your friend with respect and the benefits will be endless! Many runners dread going up hills,...

Value of Diagnostic Tests to Speed Recovery

Although diagnostic tests are very commonly used in sports injuries, runners totally underutilise it. The value of early diagnosis and treatment is the determining...

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...

You. Must. Stretch.

Stretching - as runners we know we have to but we rarely do! Although running does not require maximum joint range of motion (ROM),...

Running With Blisters

Blisters are a common problem amongst runners and can often be very disabling. Blisters are caused by friction between the skin and surrounding structure, causing...

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...

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...

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...

Trail Safety – The Basics

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

Some Things Every Trail Runner Should Know

If you are new to trail running, don’t be intimidated by the sport or what...

Health & Wellness

Power Of The Theraband

Training logs often just consist of the amount of kilometers run per week or month and very seldom...

Shin Rehab

Any runner who ever tried to increase mileage too soon will be familiar with the...

“Honey, does this make my butt look fat?”

Does this sound familiar? It is funny how we all want a good looking buttock,...

Pilates Training For Runners

Pilates is a form of exercise focused on restoring balance in the body and after...

Don’t Ignore Those Niggles!

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