Runners, get running! The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) aims to get all aspirant Comrades participants fired up for South Africa’s grandest road running race this 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 for this year will be hosted at 19h00 tonight (Tuesday, 24 January 2012) by the Eskom Gijimas in Witbank, Mpumalanga at the Eskom Gijimas Clubhouse, Eskom Park, cnr Watermeyer and Langenhouven Streets.
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.
CMA's Marketing Coordinator Thami Vilakazi says: '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 an 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.”
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.com or call the CMA on 033 897 8650.
Statement released on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 by the Comrades Marathon Association