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Author: Pieter Steyn

Training your body when your not running – Burpees!

So what if i told you that besides actually running there was one exercise that can keep your body in shape and also fall in with your track work. Well I am sure that many of you know about this thing called a “Burpee”. This is probably the single best exercise to keep your total body and heart in shape when you are not running. So for you runners that don’t know this is what a burpee is here is a video of how you do a burpee. Now you will see there are many combinations and you do...

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illiotibial Band Syndrome – IT HURTS!

So lets get down into this! Do not Panic First off I am not providing medical advice or anything just what has worked for me! What is ITBS? Iliotibial band syndrome is one of the leading causes of lateral knee pain in runners. The iliotibial band is a thick band of fascia on the lateral aspect of the knee, extending from the outside of the pelvis, over the hip and knee, and inserting just below the knee. The band is crucial to stabilizing the knee during running, as it moves from behind the femur to the front of the...

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UltraRunner ZA – Why this blog?

Since I started  Trail running about a year ago i have been searching the internet trying to find sites that could help me with all the questions I had as a “Newbie” runner. Many of the websites are targeting beginner road runners and thats great but not many have stuff for your aspiring ultra runner. So this blog is going to document my journey from an average runner to a Multi-Day stage runner and then Ultra Running. I will be posting articles about things no one ever tells you or some of the things people do not talk about....

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Hero Adventure Park – Red Route Review

Red Route – 15km  Video of the terrain. I will be reviewing all the routes at the Heia Safari Lodge – Muldersdrift in the coming months so that you have an idea of what the routes offer to your average trail runner. So in short this trail is for your beginner trail runner that has been running a couple of months. The route comprises mostly of single track and jeep track and some moderately technical sections but they are minimal and should not have an impact on the enjoyment of the beginner runner. There are some slight uphill sections...

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Cradle Mayhem 3 Day Stage Race – Hartbeespoort

The 3rd edition of Gauteng’s Premier, first and original format stage race held in the world heritage site, the Cradle of Humankind and hosted at Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, Skeerpoort. This event allows you to leave the office slightly early on the Friday to make the late start for stage one and be back in the office on Monday morning with Zero days taken out of your annual leave and you have Completed a Stage Race just outside of Johannesburg! Before even registering for this race my sister and I talked about doing something crazy that would test us...

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