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Niggles – Who do I turn to?

By David Ashworth no comments
It’s that time of the year again. Comrades athletes are out and about piling on the mileage to their weekend long runs. To avoid common injuries that can leave you
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Is 40 the new 30? Not for me.

By Ann Ashworth no comments
_ Good things come slow, especially in distance running. Bill Dellinger _ Today is my birthday. I am 35 years old.  And while previously I would have avoided admitting my
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The Power of Enough

By Ann Ashworth no comments
_ I was online yesterday, looking to book a pilates class at my local Virgin Active, when I took notice of the gym-group’s latest marketing campaign: ‘The Power of Enough’. 
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Let’s talk about chafe, baby?

By Ann Ashworth 6 comments
_ Ah, runner’s chafe… That thing we don’t talk about. I mean, why would we want to advertise to our non-running friends (who already think we are quite mad) that,
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What is pacing?

By Ann Ashworth 6 comments
_ One of the questions which seems to pop up at each and every Comrades-related talk I do, is “what is pacing”? You may recall that immediately following Comrades 2018
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My running. My life.

By Ann Ashworth 3 comments
For many of us running forms part of our identity.  Some of us reflect this identity in our social media handles (e.g. @runninggirl42; @racingsnake10 etc); proudly describe ourselves as runners
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Choose your mentors wisely

By Ann Ashworth no comments
Shortly after the launch of Team Massmart in November 2017, we decided to introduce our “mentorship program”, an initiative whereby each sponsored elite athlete would “adopt” and mentor a sub-elite
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MAKE 2019 YOUR COMEBACK

By Ann Ashworth 9 comments
_ I’m not your typical winner, or at least, I’m not the sort of person one would ordinarily expect to win the ultimate human race, the Comrades Marathon. I am
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TREADMILL TRAINING

By David Ashworth no comments
Can I substitute training on the road or track with training on a treadmill? Sometimes, the fast pace of modern-day life can get in the way of consistent training.  For
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LESS WEIGHT DOESN’T ALWAYS MEAN MORE SPEED

By Ann Ashworth no comments
Three weeks before the Valencia Marathon I was invited to dinner with a group of my favourite ladies, each one of them a serious runner (and half of them recognised
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