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Knowing When to Quit

How hard should we push, how hard is too hard? This is quite a difficult topic, we are all competitors but at some point...

Achilles Heel

In ancient times a mythological figure named Achilles came to his downfall because of a blow to his calf muscle tendon, hence the term...

The Metabolic Diet

With the large amounts of popular “diets” available, the metabolic diet is currently in the spotlight. But what is it and what do the...

Iron Deficiency Anaemia

Iron deficiency is a common problem for athletes, particularly females. Iron deficiency can impair performance due to a decreased delivery of oxygen to the...

Hot vs Cold

Ice and heat therapy can be of great benefit if used correctly... many athletes however, do not use it correctly or sometimes even not...

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...

Tips, Technique & Safety

Trail Safety – First Aid Kit

Taking a tumble is one of the most common occurrences in trail running, but there...

UTCT “local” tips for race day

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

Running With Blisters

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

The Importance Of Base Training

Through my years of running I have learnt that runners live by the phrase, “Once a...

Barefoot Running, Uncommon Sense?

80% of all runners are injured. This lead Professor Dan Lieberman to do a 4...

Health & Wellness

Pilates Training For Runners

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

The Dreaded Slump…

Any runner that has been in a slump knows what an effort it is to...

Shin Rehab

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

The Benefits of Trail Running to Speed and Endurance

Trail running seems to have exploded in popularity over the past few years. More and...

Carbo-Loading The Right Way

Carbo-loading is not the same as “eat-as-much-as-you-can”. It is important to select high carbohydrate, low...