The Comrades Marathon is the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km | 56.1 miles between the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban. Race Day: 15 May 2015 For more information visit Comrades Marathon website
Monthly Archives: February 2015
The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon Expo is an opportunity for all sport enthusiasts to experience the latest trends in the running and sporting arena and be part of the exciting atmosphere leading up to the ‘world’s most beautiful marathon’. For more information visit Two Oceans Expo page Expo dates: Wednesday 01 April 2015 10:00 – 19:00 Thursday 02 April 2015 10:00 – 19:00 Friday 03 April 2015 09:00 – 17:00
The Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge has moved to Riversands Commercial Park in Fourways. Which begs the question; will you be one of thousands of driven and dedicated cyclists who’ll take on the same distance and the same ride for a purpose on the new route? Race Day: 15 November 2015 For more information visit 94.7 Cycle Challenge website
As one of South Africa’s premier mountain biking events, this mountain bike marathon creates the perfect combination of extremely challenging cycling amongst spectacular scenery through exquisite mountain ranges, right into the heart of the magnificent Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, all in a team format. Race Day: 15 August 2015 For more information visit Transbaviians website
Once again the aQuelle Tour Durban will fall on a long weekend so you can make the most of your weekend especially if you are travelling down to Durban for the event. Race Day: 26 April 2015 For more information visit Tour Durban
The Cape Town Cycle Tour is owned and staged by the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust and it is the largest, timed cycling event in the world. It also celebrates its 38th year in 2015 Race Day: Sunday 8 March 2015 For more information visit Cape Town Cycle Tour
If you want to ride one of the best and biggest early season sportives look no further. The Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive is one of our most popular events, selling out months before the event every year. PowerBar will be supporting all riders at this event with the necessary energy and hydration to help them reach their personal best. Visit site for more information
This cracking early season sportive is made up of rolling hills and can be described as flowing allowing riders to keep a good pace. There are no significant hills making this an extremely safe, all weather course. PowerBar will be supporting all riders at this event with the necessary energy and hydration to help them reach their personal best. Visit site for more information
Plumpton Racecourse is at the foot of the South Downs Hills so there’s no wasting time before you are sampling some great off-road trails. PowerBar will be supporting all riders at this event with the necessary energy and hydration to help them reach their personal best. Visit site for more information
The Wiggle Southern Rough Ride is the opening MTB event in the 2015 Wiggle Super Series and is a fantastic way to start your year in the saddle. PowerBar will be supporting all riders at this event with the necessary energy and hydration to help them reach their personal best. Visit site for more information
Christopher D. Jensen, PhD, MPH, RD Heading off to high school is a big step. You’re no longer the big fish at middle school. The classes in high school are tougher, and the sports are definitely more challenging. You no doubt played recreational sports growing up, but that was one or maybe two practices a week and a game on the weekends. The physical commitment to high school sports is in another league altogether. .
Christopher D. Jensen, PhD, MPH, RD Many athletes think about losing weight for different reasons. Dropping weight can be advantageous because it increases your power‐to‐weight ratio, meaning the amount of power you can generate in relation to your weight. Losing weight can have performance benefits, but only if it is done correctly. Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows it’s not an easy task. Learn how athletes can lose weight, everything from when .
Matt Erlenbusch, MS, RD Congratulations! After months of preparation and hard work, you’ve done it! You crossed the finish line of your Ironman race! One of the last things on your mind right now is probably, “How should I be recovering?” But in the minutes, hours, and days after your race, how you rehydrate and refuel will help speed your recovery and impact your off‐season. Your body is screaming for repair after what .
Christopher D. Jensen, PhD, MPH, RD As an athlete you understand the importance of recovery after a hard workout. But do you know how to effectively fuel your muscles in preparation for your next workout? Learn why you should consume protein along with your carbs right after training for a balanced recovery plan. Quick Guide to Recovery Compare what you are currently doing with what the experts recommend for optimal recovery: For effective rehydration: .
Christopher D. Jensen, PhD, MPH, RD Whether your exercise of choice is a fast walk in the local park or an Ironman Triathlon in Kona, it’s the muscles you’re packing that power you through every step of the way. But do you know what fuels muscle? In this article, we explore the different energy systems that you rely on during exercise and how what you eat impacts how effectively you’re able to fuel your .