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 Pretoria workshop will be hosted by the Irene Road Runners Club at The Auditorium, Agricultural Research Council, Irene Campus, Olifants Fountain Road in Irene at 19h00 on Wednesday, 28 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 road show, please contact your local athletics club or visit the official Comrades website at www.comrades.com. Alternatively, please feel free to call the CMA on 033 897 8650
Statement released on Tuesday, 20 September 2011