Sibusiso Nzima on his upcoming Amsterdam Marathon.

My preparations for the Amsterdam marathon, taking place on 19 October took almost 4 months. I did a basic training program for 2 months and was focusing on my endurance. The 8 weeks there after I was doing a lot of tempo runs as well.

Everything went well during my preparations and I’m very happy because I ran injury free during all my preparations. I also got some good results on my training races during this period.

 

I'm feeling ready for my marathon and my aim is to improve my previous PB of 2:13:42 that I ran in Hamburg Marathon last year. I'm positive that I can do better than that in Amsterdam this coming weekend and there's lot to come in future.

Thanks to 32gi, Garmin, Nike, Futurelife, Nedbank,Iwyze and Spidertech for being with us all the way. Hoping for the best in the Amsterdam Marathon and a time of 2:10 is possible for me.



Nedbank Green Dream Team star, Irvette Van Zyl back on the road.

We are glad to announce that our Nedbank Green Dream Team star, Irvette Van Zyl is back on the road after her injury scare that cause her to stop at the 33 km. mark during the Cape Town marathon last month.

Irvette who underwent knee surgery at the beginning of the year ran her best 10km race at the Totalsports ladies race post her operation when she clocked 32minutes and 20 seconds in Cape Town.

Irvette tested her knee on Saturday at the OR Tambo 21km. when she finished 3rd overall after a comfortable training run.

The S.A. Marathon mark of 2h26 minutes is in her sights and she will be competing in International 10 and 21km races this month.

Her immediate focus will be this Sundays Ladies Spar race in Johannesburg.



Nedbank Running Club developing athletes.

Siyabonga Dingile who was part of the Nedbank Running Club`s Gauteng North team who came second in the 2013 Comrades marathon team prize showing off the new Nike running shoes that he received from our loyal club sponsor and partner.

Siyabonga who is boasting with a Comrades time of 6hours and 26 minutes, is one of the athletes that we are expecting great things in the years to come.






Road Safety

It’s that crazy time of year again when endurance junkies are turning over kilometre after kilometre preparing for their 2014 race or fitness schedule. We are constantly reminded by the sobering news that a runner, cyclist, triathlete or sporting enthusiast has been found unconscious or fatally knocked-down while out doing what they love best. These are followed by queries as to whether anyone knows the person or more importantly, knows how to contact the family urgently. At large events this can be mayhem and in remote areas critical.

As road safety is a cause pertinent to us all, we chatted to Patrick Baransky; Nedbank Sponsorship Manager, on the need for safety ID bracelets.

“I’m always amazed by the lack of contact details sports enthusiasts carry on their person. Could a Good Samaritan assist you should they come to your assistance and you can’t speak for yourselves? What about your training partners, do they even know your chronic medical conditions, allergies or next-of-kin contact details?”

To help

MAKE SAFETY HAPPEN

Nedbank have negotiated a 20% discount on purchases made through the www.iceid.co.za website.

Please use NEDBANK as a discount coupon code. There is a Nedbank green silicone strap that is available! Most products can store four to six lines of key details.    

Should you want an even cheaper alternative, try dog-tags with key contact and medical details, and keep on your person or tied to shoes.

For safety purposes, those exercising alone should not use music for company, or if you insist, have the music turned down low, and only in one ear - this way you can still hear the things around you.

Safe training!

Nedbank Running Club  








 

   

 
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