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CONTENTS
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TRAIL RUNNING ( continued )
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TRACK & FIELD

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There ’ s no good time to experience a Trail MisAdventure ( my speciality ), but the one time you really do not want one is when you are running through a ‘ Big 5 ’ nature reserve , and find yourself alone with a hungry lion , or being chased by an angry elephant . – BY CARLA FARINA

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TRIED & TESTED

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COOLING DOWN

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Young Guns on the Rise
In spite of the long , enforced break from competition due to the COVID-19 pandemic , there are a number of young track and field athletes beginning to make their mark in South African athletics , including these four sprinters and hurdlers . – BY WILHELM DE SWART & SEAN FALCONER

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Good , Better , Beet
There ’ s a new supplement on the market that comes in a small shot bottle , but don ’ t let looks deceive you , because Beet It Sport Nitrate 400 is packed with power to boost your training and competition – BY SEAN FALCONER
Nothing Beats a Good Laugh
Runners are known for their great sense of humour , so it ’ s no surprise that the internet is full of running jokes and memes , and we decided to share a few that really tickled our funny bone ! – BY SEAN FALCONER
Trail ( Mis ) Adventures : More than Just a Run
Swimming to Keep the Music Playing
Marathon swimmer , musician and mother-of-three Carina Bruwer recently became the first woman to swim across Walker Bay , but this was more than just about setting a new record … With musicians and other performers badly affected by the COVID pandemic , with little or no work available , she took to the shark-infested bay to raise funds for these struggling artists . – BY SEAN FALCONER
LIVE WELL SECTION

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Free Foods ’ You Should Buy
You aren ’ t even hungry , but you just have to munch on something ! Mindless eating , some would say . This is one of the most common reasons why people ‘ fall off ’ their diet … snacking without thinking . – BY JO HILL
Breaking the Myth of Gender-based Violence
Gender-based violence ( GBV ) happens on a daily basis in homes , communities and businesses around us . The COVID pandemic has just put a spotlight on this , and we can no longer ignore this other silent , often violent killer . – BY PAULA QUINSEE
Building Blocks of Health & Nutrition
Most people are not aware of the general basics , or building blocks , to nutritional foundation , or how we can we work with it , or around it , to understand nutrition and what is needed for our bodies to perform . – BY NICK ROBERT
A Good Death
In these challenging times , many people have thought more about dying , and what would give them comfort if they had limited time left . As a trained End of Life Doula , I have therefore been asked several times about what I do . – BY KARYN COWAN
Super Superset
Supersets are a great way to maximise your time in the gym , doing two exercises back to back , to effectively double the amount of work you are doing . Here are some of my favourites . – BY LOGAN COLEMAN
TRAINING PARTNERS

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