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Be Humble. Be Brave.

By Ann Ashworth 7 comments
On 9 June 2019 I lined up for my 8th, and last, Comrades Marathon. What. A. Day. It seems so ridiculous to have finished 4th, the 2nd South African lady
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You gotta have faith!

By Ann Ashworth 4 comments
_ There really is no such thing as the “perfect build-up”. I challenge anyone to convince me that nothing went wrong for them, in terms of sickness, injury or personal
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Its the last push – 6 weeks…

By Ann Ashworth no comments
_ I’ve just entered week three in Dullstroom, which means we are now six weeks out from Comrades 2019.  Yikes! In between training sessions, and in lieu of television (or
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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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