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Below are a list of our experts and regular contributors to Run Talk SA. Click on any of them to learn more about them, or if you have a question for any of them that you would like answered on the podcast, complete the form below.


Louise Bembridge – Dietician

Heard fairly often on Run Talk SA, Louise  is our resident dietician and nutrtion expert. If you have any questions for Louise, please feel free to contact us here. Louise is in private practice in Johannesburg and as you can see below has a passion for nutrition and running. Read more….

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Louise Bembridge – Dietician

Heard fairly often on Run Talk SA, Louise Bembridge is our resident dietician and nutrtion expert. If you have any questions for Louise, please feel free to complete the form below. Louise is in private practice in Johannesburg and as you can see below has a passion for nutrition and running.

Louise Bemebridge“From a very young age I have been interested in nutrition and how the body works and responds to the foods we eat. I am a passionate person in all I do from work to sports training to my family. I studied at Stellenbosch University and have been practicing for 7 years. My love for sport lead me to do my IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition in 2012 and this love and interest keeps growing.

I am a very active person and love being fit and healthy. I have completed 7 marathons, 3 ultra-marathons, the 94.7 cycle challenge and ultra-distance triathlons. I know and understand what a difference good nutrition makes to performance and life in general and I like to practice what I preach.

I love to cook and be involved in any food experiences, making different flavours and combinations work together.

The highlight of my day is seeing people succeed and reach their goals, knowing that I helped them get there. I am empowering people with the knowledge to help themselves, THAT is what keeps me motivated.”

If you have any diet or nutrition related questions for Louise, please complete the form below:

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Community standards and participation guidelines

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In short:

  • If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems.
  • Don’t be unpleasant. Demonstrate and share the intelligence, wisdom and humour we know you possess.
  • Take some responsibility for the quality of the conversations in which you’re participating. Help make this an intelligent place for discussion and it will be.

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  • 3rd offence (following suspension): Permanent ban

All warnings / suspensions will carry a 30 day life time.
This means that if the 2nd offence occurs within 30 days of receiving the first warning a 1 week suspension will apply.
A repeat offence in the 30 days following the 1 week suspension will result in a permanent ban.


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Win a Garmin Forerunner 410

Forerunner-410-GPS-Sports-Watch-with-HRM-749-0101As much as Simon and Brad try and create entertaining and relevant content for the weekly Run Talk SA podcast, they need your help. The feedback that has been received over the last few weeks has been superb, but they would like to take the show and the content to the next level.

If you wouldn’t mind taking a couple of minutes to complete the survey below, the information you share is for our benefit to improve the podcast and will NOT be shared with any third parties. We hate spam just as much as you do. In return for completing the survey below, Run Talk SA as will automatically enter you in the draw to win a Garmin Foreunner 410.

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Mapaseka Makhanya, Greta Brock of Celtic Harriers, Knysna Marathon and Kirsten Leehmans – Run Talk SA Episode 5

Episode 5 of Run Talk SA is jam packed with guests and info this week. Coming up on this week’s show:

  • Michael Vlismas caught up with Mapaseka Makhanya for us following her victory at Sunday’s Spar Women’s Challenge in Durban.
  • Greta Brock the chairperson of Celtic Harriers in Cape Town. As discussed on the show you can visit Harriers online via their website or their
  • Dietitian Louise Bembridge from the Morningside Sports Clinic chatted to us about how to avoid putting on extra weight over the winter.
  • Parky eavesdropped at the Fourways Road Runners Aches and Pains party
  • Malcolm Mycroft, who is the head of marketing for Pick n Pay, chatted to us about the 2013 Knysna Oyster Festival which includes the Knysna Marathon and Half Marathon
  • Kirsten Leemans who went from being an almost 20kgs overweight smoking golfer to running his first sub 3 marathon in his first year of running. He ran a 2:41:59 at the Boston Marathon in 2013 and we chat a bit about his race this year.
  • We also have a look at what races are happening around the country this weekend

There is also another 32Gi Hamper up for grabs this week. Listen to the show, answer the question and submit your details here.

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Share a Pair NOW

Have you ever wondered what you could do with the pairs of old running shoes that live on the floor of your closet? If you are anything like me you have one pair that’s for cutting grass and another your used to paint the house in and there are still some in the closet. You just can’t get rid of them. We spoke to Gavin Grobbelaar on Episode 3 of Run Talk SA about his Share a Pair initiative. On the show I said I had a couple of pairs that I would be willing to part with. This week however the extent of my running problem was discovered. I decided I needed to clean out. I pulled all the shoes out and this is what I found:

Old Running Shoes for Share a Pair NOW

11 pairs! 22 shoes!!! I know you’re thinking how big is your closet? And that is not counting Continue reading

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Kona Ironman Lottery Winner Kristian Fesel, My Training Day’s Claire Horner & Bike Set Up with Gavin Grobbelaar from the Multi Sport Basement – Tri Talk SA Episode 1

This week on Tri Talk SA Brad Brown introduces the show as well as our search for a co-host. He also chats to:

  • Kristian Fesel who won a spot in the Kona lottery and will be racing at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii later this year. You can track his journey on Twitter by following .
  • from My Training Day about her personal racing career as well as what they do from a training perspective with their athletes. She also gives some great tips for beginner triathletes.
  • Gavin Grobbelaar from about the importance of getting your bike set up correctly and what to look for in a good bike set up.

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eNCA’s Gareth Edwards, Victoria falls and Kilimanjaro Marathon and Simon Walken on the Longest Day Run – Run Talk SA Episode 4

Week 4 of Run Talk SA and this week Simon and Brad feature the following on the show:

  • We caught up with , who is the morning anchor on eNCA.
  • Wildfrontiers organise the Victoria Fall Marathon and the Kilimanjaro Marathon, we chatted to them at the Comrades Marathon expo
  • We also quizzed Inneke Scorgie, who is a physiotherapist, on getting back into running post Comrades and how to avoid injury. We also discussed ITB (Iliotibial band syndrome) in depth, how to treat it and more importantly avoid it.
  • The winter solstice is this weekend and we caught up with Simon Walkden from Sheffield in the UK about an initiative called the Longest Day Run and how we can take part from South Africa. As mentioned on the show you can get the details on the website here or on . You also need to register on the Daily Mile to be part of it.
  • We look at the races that are happening around the country this weekend.
  • We have another 32Gi hamper to give away on this week’s show as well, answer the question and submit your details here and we will announce the winner on Episode 5 of Run Talk SA. We also announce the winner from last week’s competition.

If you would like to subscribe to our weekly podcast on iTunes you can click here or on the RSS feed by clicking here. If you have an android device we have also been added to Stitcher and you can listen to us or download the podcast here

You can also be in touch via or or

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Make 2014 your year!

Watch this video to see how I went from 165kgs to ultra marathon runner in less than 12 months.

During this webinar I will share with you:

- How I came to making that life changing decision and how you can too

- How I reached out and got help

- How I managed to train consistently and avoid injury

- How I changed my diet and lost 50kgs (110lbs)

Join me for a 20 minute journey that could possibly change your life.

Complete the form below to book you spot now:


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