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Share a Pair with Gavin Grobbelaar, Dietitian Monique dos Santos, John Hall’s Natal Carbineers and Running coach Neville Beeton – Run Talk SA Episode 3

This week on Run Talk SA we look at the following:

  • We chat to Gavin Grobbelaar about his Share a Pair Now initiative. If you have old running shoes sitting in the bottom of your cupboard that you are never going to use again, get hold of Gavin and he will pass them onto people who could use them. Gavin’s email address is or follow .
  • This week’s race calendar
  • We chat to Monique dos Santos who is a dietitian and is currently doing a study on energy expenditure in runners as part of her masters degree at the University of Pretoria. If you are a male runner between the age of 18 and 60 and want to be a part of the study email Monique on
  • We chat to John Hall about the Natal Carbineers Athletic Club. If you are in Pietermaritburg and fancy a run check out their website. We also chat to him about the Pietermaritzburg Marathon and the new Capital Classic 100 miler due to take place in September.
  • We catch up with who is the coach at Breakthru Midrand Striders. If you watched the Comrades Marathon and thought I want to do that, Neville tells you how to get going. If you ran Comrades and were wondering how long you should rest for we find out and we also asked Neville what to do to get over the post Comrades blues.
  • We have a 32Gi hamper to give away on this week’s show, answer the question and submit your details here and we will announce the winner on Episode 4 of Run Talk SA.
  • We also chat about the Comrades Marathon Charity Wager

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Comrades Marathon Charity Wager Winner

I sat this morning and searched for everybody’s finishing times and then worked out how far off each prediction was in our Comrades Marathon Charity Wager and if there is one thing I learnt it is that as South African’s we are seriously optimistic! The weather conditions definitely had a lot to do with it, but out of the 54 entries we had only four people who ran faster than the times that were predicted. Thank you for being a part of the charity wager, the winning charity is going to be so grateful for this cash injection. R100 for an individual is not much but as a collective we will donate R5400 to them and I know they will put it to good use.

So without further ado, here are the closest three predictions:

In third place was Yvonne Butts who predicted Daryl Weldon’s time at 11:52:30. Daryl finished in 11:59:23 so that is a time difference of 6:53. In second place with a time difference of 3:37 was Helen MacKenzie who predicted Ebie Kadwa’s time at 8:23:47 and Ebie finished in 08:27:24. But the winner is Julia Thompson who predicted her own time at 10:54:00 and finished in 10:56:45 a time difference of only 2:45. The charity that Julia chose to support is the uMngeni SPCA in Howick in KZN.

Umngeni SPCAThe ball is now back in your court. You now need to make that deposit of R100 per prediction you made to the uMngeni SPCA. You can use RunTalkSA and your name as the reference and send proof of payment to . Here are their bank details:

uMngeni SPCA
First National Bank
Br: 220725

If you visit their website you can also pay via credit card if you like by visiting this page http://www.umngenispca.org.za/donate/

Thanks again for being part of it and we look forward to having you part of future charity wagers.

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2013 Comrades Marathon Champion Claude Moshiywa, eNCA Meteorologist Derek Van Dam and the Unogwaja’s Miranda Simmonds – Run Talk SA – Episode 2

The second episode of Run Talk SA sees Brad Brown and Simon Parkinson discuss the following:

  • We chat to 2013 Comrades Marathon winner Claude Moshiywa
  • The stats of the race, the shoe brands that are used the most, the running clubs with the most number of runners as well as some of the medical statistics from race day.
  • We chat to ENCA Chief Meteorologist Derek Van Dam about completing his first Comrades and why it was so hot.
  • We catch up with various people at the Comrades 2013 Expo as well as Runners World South Africa editor Mike Finch and the first female and now two time Unogwaja Miranda Simmonds.
  • We also look at what happened to a novice that the Comrades Marathon Association had picked as the novice to watch in this years race.
  • And finally we look at the two races that are happening around the country this weekend.

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