Member registration for 2017 now open!!
2017 membership registrations at Irene Athletics Club are now open!
Please vist our membership page for all the relevant details regarding the easy to follow on-line registration process.
Make sure that you don’t miss out on your T-shirt.
My Spar Irene Lantern Race
Come and enjoy an evening in the country with us. An unforgettable running and/or walking experience in the safe farm atmosphere of the Irene ARC Campus will melt away all stress. The beautiful lantern-lit route is the "only true blue romantic run" as quoted from Tom Cottrell's Runners Guide.
Our lantern race is the best supported 10 km night race in South Africa over the past seven years, having almost 4000 runners.
When: Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Where: Irene Campus ARC
For more information and all the race detail, please click on the link below to download the race flyer.
Modern Athlete Irene Ultra 2017!!
With limited entries available for the Ultra in 2017, this event is sure to fill up quickly and entries closing soon.
We therefore want to urge all ultra participants to watch this site and our social media channels for entry updates and secure your entries as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
AGN - Upcoming Races
Zinikele - It takes all of you!
We are all looking forward to yet another incredible Comrades in 2017. The Comrades race director, Rowyn James, confirmed that the entry cap of 20,000 had been reached and that the official entry process has been closed.
As in the years before, there will be a substitution process, but 2017 has an extended week; which sees the process run from the 14th of March up until the 4th of April 2017.
So if you're one of the unforunate people who might have missed out on the registrations, be sure to get your substitution in next year and ensure that you are on the Comrades 2017 start list!
Irene Triple Challenge 2017
This is the 6th edition of the Irene Triple Challenge!
Complete all 3 races in 2017 and receive a Triple Challenge T-shirt and a special SHIELD to fit all 3 race medals!
THE FOLLOWING DISTANCES ONLY
15 Feb 10km Spar Lantern Night Race ✔
30 Sep 21.1km Clover Irene Spring Race ✔
29 Oct 21.1km King Price Irene Farm Race ✔
Running Tip of the Month
Getting back on track after an illness
First be kind to yourself. Often times we runners think we can just pick up where we left off, which isn't always the case (though it can be). Don't be hard on yourself. Your body knows exactly how to heal itself, so don't try and override it because you're anxious.
Try a couple of shorter and easier runs first to see how you feel, assess and then get back into it. Don't try to "make up" workouts. It can lead to over-training, injury and even lead back to illness.
Longer bouts of illness may require you to adjust your race goals and overall training plan. If you are part of a running group with a coach or even a personal coach, seek their guidance on adjusting your training plan. All of this is general advice as it is going to be dependent on you and what you are recovering from, where you are in your overall fitness and training cycle and finally your goals for the race.