AGN - Upcoming Races
Running Tip of the Month
Get a massage before race day
When runners are training for peak performance, they often make the mistake of waiting to get a massage until after their event.
The tip of this month is to go and get a massage seven to ten days before your race. Why train so hard and ignore the recovery process? Especially in training programs that involve a mileage taper, the last one to three weeks before an event are about making sure you are fresh for the big day.
Massage therapy speeds athletic recovery and can address some aches and pains that may be problematic on race day, when you want to be as relaxed and well-rested as possible. Massage therapy is great after an event too, but in terms of athletic performance, it's more important before.
Asijiki - No Turning Back!!!
The 2018 Comrades Marathon Substitution process officially came to a close on the 25th of April! To everybody entered and running this year. Congratulations on making it this far. The big day is around the corner guys and girls and we are counting down each and every last day with you! We know you are going to go out there and make us proud!
Some key pointers for those running the 94rd edition of the Comrades Marathon:
1. The down run will be held on 10 June and starts at Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 05:30am.
2. The same 'down' run course that was used in 2016 will be utilised again for the first 80km with a change over the last section. The proposed new route is likely to cancel out the section along the N3 highway, including 45th Cutting and Tollgate Bridge.
3. The race will finish at a brand new venue: the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
4. Runners will again be given 12 hours to finish the race. Medals will only be awarded to those who complete the event before the time limit.
For more information please visit: www.comrades.com