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May Newsletter


Running for me has always been about achieving very personal goals. Those goals have changed over the years but it remained very personal. As a professional athlete it certainly was about running the fastest times I could - which resulted in breaking many records and winning many races.

Like anyone who has ever laced-up a pair of running shoes, I have always dreamed of running a marathon. To me the marathon is the ultimate goal of every serious runner. Whether a weekend warrior or an international athlete, your running career is simply not complete until you have completed the mystical 42.2km journey. Don't get me wrong, I loved running on the track whether at school in Albertinia or at the Olympic Games. Likewise cross country and road events were exciting challenges. But the marathon is where you pit yourself against others, and most importantly – yourself.

Be part of this journey in getting the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon to Gold!

  There is still time to take advantage of our sponsors SANLAM & ASICS generous "Early Bird Entry" prize and stand the chance of winning tickets for two to the IAAF Gold Status Label 2016 Paris Marathon. To qualify for the draw you must enter before the 1st July 2015.       Preparing for a marathon, the focus should be on strength, endurance and pace runs.You need to be strong if you want to run a good marathon. By incorporating strength conditioning it will help you stay injury free and handle the distance a lot better.  
  Every ASICS running shoe begins with 5 principles in mind – and where the shoe sits in each of these areas defines what kind of shoe it is. Each shoe is defined within 5 attributes, each one having a spectrum that goes from one extreme to the other.       Zinc is vital for the healthy functioning of the immune system. Individuals with low zinc intakes are more prone to catching colds, because low levels of zinc in the body weakens the immune system. White blood and other immune cells require zinc to fight off infections.  
  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.      

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.