PREPARING NOVICE ATHLETES FOR SUCCESS

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“Masters today were starters yesterday, so begin now.” - Bernard Kelvin Clive

Irene Athletics Club will host tomorrow’s Bonitas Comrades Novice Seminar in Gauteng North tomorrow (Tuesday, 2 April 2019 at 19h00). In a bid to have runners better prepared for the 48th Comrades Marathon Up Run, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has placed special emphasis on the novice athlete.

Tomorrow night’s session will be held at the Irene Athletics Club, The Auditorium, Agricultural Research Council, Irene Campus, Olifantsfontein Road in Irene, Pretoria.

Relevant training information and advice from the Comrades Coach, Lindsey Parry and Dietician, Nicki de Villiers will be shared. Some of the topics to be covered include injury prevention, training, running shoes, tapering and race day strategies.

Nicki will focus on runners’ nutrition, including meal ideas for optimum nutrition before, during and after training as well as race day sustenance.

Coach Parry will share pertinent information on training, recovery, reasons for failure and how to prevent them. Parry’s advice to novices is: “As a novice, your main priority should be to arrive at the start line of Comrades, injury free and healthy. A few less miles in the bank and fresh legs will serve you far better than lining up with problems before the gun goes."

These seminars are interactive and highly informative. Entry is free and bookings are not necessary.

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