Comrades: Ceminars to guide first-time runners for 2011 marathon

2011-03-09 00:00

WITH a few months to go before the Comrades Marathon, race organisers and Bonitas Medical Fund have launched a project to educate novices about what to do and what not to do during the race.

Free seminars will be conducted from late this month.

Comrades marketing co-ordinator Thami Vilakazi said the seminars are an invaluable source of information for first-time runners. They will involve discussions about the importance of recovery, nutrition, qualifying, the final long run, among other issues.

Leading sport scientist and the official Comrades coach, Lindsey Parry, and the legendary Bruce Fordyce will be on hand.

Vilakazi said, “These seminars will allow novices to ask questions and interact with fitness experts who will be on hand to advise them about how to prepare for peak performance ….”

Two workshops will be conducted in isiZulu in Mpangeni in Durban and in Dumbe on March 19 and 26.

— Supplied.

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