With 128 days to go till South Africa’s most arduous road running event takes centre stage, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) is going the extra mile to ensure that runners are adequately prepared for the challenge.
This is being accomplished 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 Comrades marketing team will be part of an interactive workshop at 19h00 on Wednesday, 1 February 2012. This will be hosted by the Klerksdorp Marathon Club at the Klerksdorp Marathon Club Clubhouse, Klerksdorp Recreation Centre, Goue Street, Klerksdorp in Central North West.
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: 'These Comrades Marathon workshops are exciting and are presented with an element of innovation and up-to-date information. I would like to urge all runners to attend these hands-on sessions in their area as they will definitely benefit from them.’
Thami adds: ‘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.
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 or call the CMA on 033 8978650.
Statement released on Friday, 27 January 2012 by the Comrades Marathon Association