Modern Athlete Magazine Issue 166 March 2024 | Page 62


Training ON SA Vibes

South Africa has been a favourite winter training destination for European athletes for many years . What that means is that they head to sunny SA in their European winter months – our summer – for training in our great weather conditions , when running outdoors back home is likely to be washed out by snow , rain , wind and freezing conditions . Two of these track athletes are George Mills of Great Britain and Tom Elmer of Switzerland , who are also part of the ON Athletic Club ( OAC ), sponsored by ON apparel and shoes . Both have been coming to SA for a number of years , and we caught up with them in between double training session days for a chat about their experience in and thoughts on SA . – BY SEAN FALCONER
Some of the ON Athletic Club ’ s European athletes enjoying a run near Dullstroom .
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