Comrades Road Show in Western Province

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Runners, the time is now!

The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is aiming to get all aspirant Comrades participants motivated and fired up to take on The Ultimate Human Race challenge next year. This will be achieved via a series of information sessions and workshops across the Rainbow Nation, in order to empower runners with the necessary training and injury prevention tips that will not only see them to the start but also take them through the finish line, come 3 June 2012.

The first workshop will be hosted by the acsis-VOB Running Club in Constantia at the Alphen Centre on Main Road at 19h00 on Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

The CMA road show team then moves onto Durbanville, where the workshop will be hosted by the Durbanville Athletic Club at the Durbanville Sports Ground, cnr De Villiers Drive and Sport Road at 19h00 on Wednesday, 21 September 2011.

CMA’s Marketing Coordinator Thami Vilakazi says: ‘Entries for the 2012 Comrades Marathon officially opened on the 1st of September 2011. I would like to urge all runners to attend the Comrades Marathon information sessions in their area. The Official Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry, and the team will be on hand to answer all questions regarding next year’s race and to advise novices and experienced Comrades runners alike on how to build themselves up for peak performance.’

Many runners have credited these workshops for their excellent performances on race day. Thami adds, “These workshops are a rich source of first hand information. Runners have the opportunity to ask any race-related questions or enquire about training and injury prevention techniques, as the Comrades Coach is always on hand to respond to such queries.”

The 87th running of this amazing sporting fixture will be a down-run from ‘The City of Choice’, that is Pietermaritzburg to ‘Africa’s Sporting Capital’, the coastal city of Durban.

Anyone and everyone aspiring to run the 89km ultra-marathon next June, are urged to attend these workshops, which are free of charge. For information on the nationwide roadshow, please contact your local athletics club or visit the official Comrades website at www.comrades.comor call the CMA on 033 897 8650

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