Sports Science prepares runners for Two Oceans

10 March 2003
RUNNERS preparing for the 2003 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon on April 19 can garner a few words of advice from a number of experts, including UCT's Professor Tim Noakes and Dr Andrew Bosch, at a series of workshops on the event to be hosted at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSAISA).

These pundits, in conjunction with the Institute's RunScience unit, will present the latest running research and advice at the workshops. Runners will also be able to put their running queries to the panel at each session.

There are still two workshops left out of the original four, and these will cover:
  • Workshop 3: Monday, March 17, 18h45
    Dave Spence (How to adapt your training, as well as tips on recovering from the Cycle Tour), Gordon Miles (Mental aspects of training for an ultra marathon), Professor Tim Noakes (Hydration: How to drink for your best run on the day) and Dr Andrew Bosch (Race day nutrition).
  • Workshop 4: Monday, April 7, 18h45
    Dave Spence (Race day strategy), Dave Hampson (Correct pacing strategies), Donovan Wright (Elite athlete's personal experience) and a panel discussion led by Noakes (Trouble-shooting at the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon).
A lucky draw will take place at the end of each workshop. Prizes include Old Mutual Runners' Guides; a limited-edition World of Endurance long-sleeve running top; a pair of Nike running shoes; and a three-month membership to the SSISA RunScience programme.

The entrance fee for each workshop is R10, with all proceeds going to Child Welfare, the official charity of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, presented by Nike. Refreshments will be served from 18h45 and the workshops will start at 19h00. As interest is expected to be high, runners are encouraged to book their places early by calling Megan Lloyd on 021-659-5665.

The four workshops will be held in Cape Town at the Sports Science Institute Auditorium in Boundary Road, Newlands.

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