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July Newsletter


Three months to go! Should you need any excuse not to get out of bed on a mid-winters morning you could stretch that to twelve weeks or even ninety days? But you’re in training for the greatest marathon on African soil and my experience is that winners don’t quit and quitters certainly don’t win. So what should we be concerned about at this stage of our preparation?

Three things really: firstly if you fall victim to the traditional bout of winter flu – follow the tree “Rs” : Rest, recover, restart. Do not run whilst ill, your body will take far longer to recover. Be kind to yourself.

Secondly you should be increasing your mileage weekly by about ten percent. If at any stage you feel stiff and exhausted, reduce the mileage and increase again once you feel invigorated.

Thirdly you should be using your long Sunday runs as a “dress-rehearsal” (no I don’t mean by dressing like Darth Vader!), rather you should feel comfortable running at the pace you aim to be running during the marathon, your equipment should be suitable with no chaffing, blisters or pain, and you should be tired but not exhausted. Imagine during this run that you are ticking off the kilometres - running along the Sea Point promenade, in the shadow of Table Mountain, down the Company Gardens and crossing the line triumphantly – believe it because in three months, twelve weeks, ninety days it will be here. Good luck and remember #challengeyourself.

Be part of this journey in getting the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon to Gold!
  Running for charity gives you that reason for persevering, that extra reason to finish the race. We at the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon encourage all participants to run for a charity, so when the going gets tough, you have that extra purpose of doing good for a cause. Your race can influence someone’s life.       Endurance is one of the most important building block for marathon preparation – some tips to guide you through this 12 week build up period
  You'll never be caught out by the rain again with a rolled up water repellent jacket in your backpack. Once it's on, it doubles up as your first line of defence against the wind. It backs up that performance with a contemporary look that's led by a top-to-bottom print of a city skyline at night.       Natural Immune Support

Looking after your immune system is vital during your winter training programme. Natural remedies can be safely taken to support your immune system and help bring relief from the symptoms of colds and flu.
  If you’re heading down to Cape Town for the SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON, take advantage of our accommodation packages and allow us to handle the logistics of your stay so that you can concentrate on the race. Tsogo Sun hotels will make your trip a memorable one. BOOK NOW!       SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2015
PEACE TRAIL 22km – @ 07:00am
PEACE TRAIL 11km – @ 07:45am
PEACE FUN RUN 4.2km – @ 10:00am

MARATHON 42.2km – @ 07:00am
10km PEACE RUN – @ 06:50am
  The SANLAM CAPE TOWN MARATHON would like to thank its SPONSORS and PARTNERS for their ongoing support in enabling the running of this iconic city marathon.