Category: Racing

Anticipation. Acceptance. Perseverance.

By Ann Ashworth 2 comments
This past weekend I was invited to speak to a group of athletes taking part in an SBR Sport triathlon training camp hosted by Mike Roscoe and Tracy Dennis in
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Be Extra-Ordinary

By Ann Ashworth 6 comments
Once every two weeks I branch out beyond the borders of my Sandton-Rosebank-Cresta triangle to visit Tim Pearson, biokineticist-in-chief at Pinnacle Health, located in the Hobart Centre, Bryanston. Tim was
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Where to now?

By Ann Ashworth 5 comments
Earlier this year I announced publicly that Comrades 2019 would be my last Comrades Marathon and that I had had enough of ultra distance running. Now, for anyone outside my
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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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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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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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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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