87 days to 87km Comrades Up Run

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It’s 87 days to the 87km Comrades challenge! With this in mind, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is going the extra mile to get runners race-ready via its annual Bonitas Comrades novice seminars.

These sessions kick off in Gauteng in two weeks’ time and are designed for the first time Comrades Marathon runner. Relevant training information and advice from the Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry and other experts, including a medical doctor and dietician are shared. Some of the topics include injury prevention, training, running shoes, tapering and race day strategies.

The medical doctor will advise on the dangers of taking medication whilst running. The dietician will cover runners’ nutrition, including what to eat and drink while training as well as race day sustenance.

Registered Dietician, Nicki de Villiers works with athletes and guides them to optimum nutrition to train well and achieve their running goals. Nicki has been working in the field of dietetics for around 20 years and has been concentrating on sports nutrition for the last 14 years.
Official Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry will share pertinent information about training, including recovery; reasons for failure and how to prevent them. Parry’s advice to novices is: “As a novice, your main priority should be to arrive at the start line of Comrades, injury free and healthy. A few less miles in the bank and fresh legs will serve you far better than lining up with problems before the gun goes.”

These seminars are interactive and highly informative. Entry is free and bookings are not necessary.

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BONITAS COMRADES NOVICE SEMINARS
DAY
DATE
TIME
PROVINCE
VENUE

Tuesday
26 March 2019
19:00
Central Gauteng
Randburg Harriers, Hoërskool Randburg Corner of Malilbongwe and Rabie Fontainebleau, Johannesburg – TBC

Wednesday
27 March 2019
19:00
Central Gauteng
Benoni Northerns, Northern Areas Sports Grounds (Albert Bekker Park),1 Brodigan Street, Rynfield, Benoni

Tuesday
2 April 2019
19:00
Gauteng North
Irene Athletics Club, The Auditorium, Agricultural Research Council, Irene Campus, Olifants Fontein Road, Irene

Tuesday
9 April 2019
19:00
KwaZulu-Natal
Hollywood Bets Athletic Club, Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, Presidential Suite, Durban

Wednesday
17 April 2019
19:00
Western Province
K-Way Vob Athletics Club, Constantia Bowls Club, Main Road, Constantia Cape Town

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