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2011 SWIM GUIDE

SAÕ S MOST BEAUTIFUL RACE

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he 2011 SPAR Women’s Challenge (Pretoria leg), in association with Jacaranda 94.2, takes place at Supersport Park, Centurion, on 27 August. The 2011 Challenge offers a phenomenal event for all women runners, from advanced to amateur. The event includes both a 10km and 5km race for those interested in shorter distances. The 10km race forms part of the SPAR Women’s 10km Grand Prix Challenge, a series of five 10km races hosted in different regions across the country. The Pretoria leg is the second last of the series, which is currently being led by defending champion Irvette van Blerk. She won the Durban leg in a personal best time and appears to have a firm grip on the R60,000 prize money. Other runners in contention are Zintle Xiniwe, Annerien Van Schalkwyk, Ronel Thomas, Heine-Wacker, Rene Kalmer, and Poppy Mlambo. The runner-up receives R30,000 and the third placed athlete R15,000. The top 10 runners in the open category and

the first three in the four age-group categories all receive cash prizes. As always, the Pretoria edition and entire race campaign has a firm focus on social upliftment and community. A share of the proceeds will be donated to various charitable causes, namely: The Chrysalis Foundation, Help-net, as well as the Good Morning Angels initiative, who provide counselling and support to young women who have been victims of abuse. SPAR North Rand’s Managing Director Mario Santana, speaking at the launch of the Pretoria event, explained: “Our focus for the 2011 event is strongly on quality versus quantity. Our race has grown considerably in volume over the last few years, with more than 22,000 entries at the 2010 event, and this year’s focus will be on the internal beauty of all women regardless of aesthetics. We invite all women to come and celebrate their beauty and enjoy the day with us.” This year, the organisers are pulling out all the stops, making this one of the biggest and most popular running fixtures

in South Africa. The race is a wonderful opportunity for all women from all walks of life to take part. Off the road, there’s something for the ladies to get excited about with entertainment by local singing sensation Nicholis Louw, and guest appearances by Ryk Neethling, Binnelanders and Sewende Laan actors and actresses, and much more. For the kiddies, there’s the Supersport “Let’s Play” corner to keep them actively entertained. On top of all that, SPAR North Rand are proud to be offering a brand New Nissan Micra car as a prize to one lucky runner – sponsored by Nissan Global. In addition, there is a ‘Takkie Challenge” where runners are encouraged to donate a pair of functional sneakers on race day, which will be donated to charity, giving them the chance to win a pair of New Balance Rainbow running shoes.

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For the first time, a school’s competition has been introduced, with a prize of R10,000 on offer to the school with the most entries. The University of Pretoria will also be running a competition amongst their hostels encouraging students to participate – earning their hostel cash prizes. Both the 10km and the 5km race start at 14h00, with a cut-off time of 2 hours. All pre-entries close on 21 August, and those who entered on line can collect their race numbers and T-shirts at the venue on 26 August between 10h00 and 17h00 or on race day between 10h00 and 13h00. Late entries will also be accepted on these days. Prize giving will take place at 16h00 and only those attending will be eligible to participate in the lucky draws. The organisers have advised that all parking will be FREE but get there early, as they expect to have more entries than last year! For more info, go to www.ladiesrace.co.za.

E Leading Champion Irvette Van Blerk

Affectionately called SA’s most beautiful race, the SPAR Women’s Challenge. allows thousands of women from all walks of life to take part in the run/walk 5/10km road race, setting and achieving personal goals. For the elite SA ladies runners, the Grand Prix series offers substantial cash prizes and prestige for the winners. No other race can compare.

SPAR Race organizing committee (From left, up and then to the right): Charmain Pretorius, Gerda van Schalkwyk, Rouxle Schutte, AnneMarie de Beer, Delene Edworthy, Rhona Scheppel, Richard Scheppel, Natasha Venter, Conrad Venter & Retha Ingenbleek

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MAP: PRETORIA SPAR WOMEN’S 5/10KM

DATE: Saturday 27 August 2011.

Win - A - Car Competition Rules • To enter the competition, you must purchase a valid 2011 SPAR Women’s Challenge Race number and then place your lucky draw ticket (attached to the number) in the Lucky Draw competition box on the stage on the 27th August 2011. • The winner will be drawn at the SPAR Women’s Challenge on the 27th August 2011 and needs to be present to collect the prize.

Global Nissan Sinoville 012 543 8700 Global Nissan Silverton 012 804 8166 Global Nissan Hatfield, 012 432 3300 Global Nissan Gezina, 012 404 0000

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RULES: 1) The Competition is only for female participants on race day, 27th August 2011. 2) The competition is open to everyone excluding employees of The SPAR Group Ltd and their immediate families. 3) Place your lucky draw ticket in the box on the stage at the SPAR Women’s Challenge on the 27th August 2011, and keep your original race number for verification. No photocopies will be accepted. 4) The winner will be announced and must be present on the race day, 27th August 2011. If the winner is not present a redraw will take place, 5) The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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Name of Company: Name of School:

Date of Birth: Email Address:

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ON - LINE ENTRIES: www.ladiesrace.co.za

10km Run/Walk Club Members

(Please tick appropriate box)

Pre-entries will close on 21 August 2011 at 18h00. An entry fee of R60 will be charged on Fri 26 August and on the day of the race.

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Pack a picnic basket and spend the day with NICHOLAS LOUW, our MC, NICO PANAGIO as well as our celebrities and some of your favourite Jacaranda 94.2 presenters.

Illustrations by Rob Foote

CHARITY: The race always does something significant for charity, and this year there will be a ‘Takkie Drive’ which encourages all runners to bring an old pair of functional sneakers to the race, to be donated to charity. Through lucky draws, a few fortunate donors will be rewarded with a brand new pair of New Balance Rainbow Running shoes for their support. The main attraction of the day is that Global Nissan are giving away a brand new Nissan Micra, the multi-award winning compact city car, to one lucky runner.

Signature of Parent or Guardian (If applicable)

CONTACT: For more info log onto www.ladiesrace.co.za , or you can also follow us on twitter at SPAR ladiespta & facebook SPAR Women’s Challenge (PRETORIA). General Race Enquiry Line: 011 203 5399.

INDEMNITY: I agree not to hold the AGN/SPAR WOMEN’S CHALLENGE PRETORIA LOC or any other sponsors, or any persons assisting in the organization or holding of the race liable for any injury or illness, which I may suffer directly or indirectly as a result of participating in the race, or for any damage to my property or loss of my property which I may suffer directly or indirectly as a result of participating in the race. I confirm that this special agreement is entered into for the benefit of the AGN/SPAR Women’s Challenge Pretoria Race, the sponsors and the persons assisting in organizing and holding of the race. All entrants under the age of 18 years must have their entry forms signed by either a parent or guardian.

REGISTRATION: Entry forms are available at selected SPAR, SuperSPAR & KwikSPAR stores or online at www. ladiesrace.co.za. Entries can be submitted and paid for at any Mr Price Store. Preentries will close on 21 August 2011 at 18h00. An entry fee of R60 will be charged on the 26th August 2011 and the day of the race at SUPERSPORT PARK, Centurion

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RACE INFO PLACE: Super Sport Park in Pretoria TIME: 5km & 10km start at 14h00

AGE LIMIT: The first 22,000 entrants to the Pretoria race this year receive bright green T-shirts. There are age limits for each race: for the 10km race no under 15’s are allowed- and for the 5km race - no under 9’s are allowed to enter.


my most road race Saturday 27 August 2011 SUPERSPORT PARK, Centurion 5km & 10km start at 14h00

WIN Grand Prix ALL NEW NISSAN MICRA

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Race begins and ends at SUPERSPORT Park Cnr South & West Streets, Centurion

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In association with Jacaranda 94.2

GPS co-ordinates: S25 51’29.2” E28 11’44.2”

Entry forms available at selected SUPERSPAR, SPAR and KWIKSPAR stores, or enter online www.ladiesrace.co.za Enquiry line: 011 203 5399

Medals and goodie bags to all finishers, free t-shirts to the first 22 000 entrants

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WOMEN’S

RUNNING INJURIES

Running injuries have for decades been a role player in the running soap opera we act in, performing as the focal antagonist. Although almost all injuries occur in both genders, it has been suggested that the incidence of a select few are higher in the fairer sex. These adversaries are commonly known as runner’s knee, ITB syndrome, shin splints and plantar fasciitis. It is interesting to note that of all species inhabiting the earth, humans differ the least between genders & most of these can be attributed to our dissimilarity in size.

SHIN SPLINTS Micro cracks along the inner or front portion of the large shin, which if left untreated can develop into a full blown fracture. This happens when the bone is unable to cope with the stress placed on it. Women have less muscle mass than men, increasing the load on the bone. Additionally, the bone can be weaker as a result of hormone imbalances often caused by menstrual disturbances and mineral and nutritional shortages.

RUNNER’S KNEE A laymen’s term for patella femoral pain syndrome, this is when the movement of the kneecap is disturbed. It is characterised by anterior knee pain merely by running, depending on the severity and aggravated by ascending or descending stairs. ITB pain is a severe pain on the outside of your leg just below your knee, while running or descending anything! Although different, these two derive from the same elementary faults. The VMO (Vastus Medialis Oblique), which is just above and medial to the knee cap, is usually weak and further aggravated by Vastus Lateralis, or outside thigh muscles and the IT band being over active and tight. Two further causes are weak gluteal muscles and an anatomical difference called the Q-angle. The Q-angle is formed by a line drawn from your hip to the top of your knee cap. A bigger Q-angle means that there is an increased risk of developing one of the above mentioned injuries. Women have wider hips, automatically increasing that angle. However, this does not mean that having these injuries is normal, and they can definitely be fixed! Compiled by Jasper Mocke (BSC Physician- Stellenbosch).

PLANTAR FASCIITIS The plantar fascia is a dense fibrous band of tissue running the bottom length of the foot. Mostly runners will sense stiffness at the start, only to disappear for the duration of the run, sadly and violently returning afterwards just as the post exercise endorphins were imparting blissful harmony. The fact that this occurs more in women is something to blame on fashion culture! High heeled shoes, although aesthetically gorgeous, can cause the calf to tighten. In turn, this places higher stress on the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia. Fortunately, this is all very treatable. Injuries will almost always be specific to the person and although general principles exist each person needs to be assessed individually. Your sports physiotherapist will be able to draw a picture of the factors causing the injury and in most cases, the above mentioned injuries are quickly fixed and you should be able to hit the road again in no time. MULTISPORT 9


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BONITAS RELEAF CAMPAIGN...GIVING RELIEF

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he Bonitas Releaf Campaign stepped up to the plate once again in 2011 to make a real difference over the Comrades week with the planting of 30 000 trees - this time, in PMB. 2011 was a busy year for us; with activations at the PMB expo, Durban expo, at the Runner’s World dinner party, rounding up some Green Champions to run and raise funds for us and then of course, the mass tree planting at Cascades, PMB.

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The Wildlands Conservation Trust has been one of the official Comrades charities for more than 10 years now. Funds raised by sponsors and Comrades runners each year go towards supporting a range of conservation projects around KwaZulu-Natal, and more recently in Gauteng and Mpumalanga as well. The Trust works with communities to restore and conserve our natural ecosystems. Healthy natural ecosystems are vital to our own wellbeing and to the sustainable development of the planet, and it’s this link that forms the basis of the Bonitas Medical Fund’s support for Wildlands over the last 5 years. The funds raised from the Bonitas ‘Releaf’ Campaign go towards one of Wildlands’ flagship programmes, Indigenous Trees for Life, which now forms part of our Sustainable Communities programme.

Wildlands has developed a Sustainable Communities programme aimed at supporting the transformation of the Trust ’s partner communities into healthy, green and sustainable communities. Wildlands now works in a mix of 24 township, squatter, peri-urban and rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape. Through the Indigenous Trees and Recycling for Life projects, Wildlands helps individuals from these communities to grow indigenous trees or collect recyclable waste to support their livelihoods. Trees and waste are bartered for food, clothes, bicycles, solar water geysers, rainwater tanks, building materials and other goods they need that contribute to sustainable living. The trees are then planted out in community greening projects, or used in our Greening your Future programmes’ reforestation and carbon sink projects. This year, we also had the most Green Champs running and raising funds for us ever –60 runners “Running Proud, Running Green”! Total Funds raised by Wildlands through our Comrades and Green Champions: R120 000! Thank you so much to everyone for making such a difference.

Special thanks to our Green Campers Adele Erasmus

Jandi Hallett

Adrian Carter

Janine Visagie

Adrian Geekie

Jenny Taylor

Aldrin Smit

Jeremy Short

Allister Roode

Kelly Airton

Andre Knobel

Layle Henderson

Antony Clapham

Lennard van Wyk

Beverley Grace

Leonie Jurgens

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Grant Kobus

Suenet Symmonds

Heidi Mocke

Tracey Bamber

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Jacqui Hadingham

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ADVICE

SAFETY FIRST

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he South African events industry is braced for industry change, following the recent promulgation of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act.

With the primary objective of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of persons attending and partaking in events throughout the country, the act is a comprehensive one which has been under development and review for several years. In addition to providing a risk management framework, applicable to the planning and hosting of an event, the act further assigns responsibility and establishes accountability. No stone was left unturned when writing the act and there is very little room, if any at all, to negate its application; simply put, if you are planning, managing or hosting an event, irrespective of its size, nature or duration, you are required to satisfy the requirements of the Safety at Sports and Recreational Events Act. The development of the Event Safety Plan, or safety file as referred to by some, should be the focal point of the entire process as it is during this process that the probable risks relating to the event are identified and subsequent management plans developed. The act requires that this process is managed by a suitably qualified professional, experienced in event risk management and one which is deemed competent in the scope of the act in question. The age-old adage, ‘time is of the essence’, cannot be overused in this context. Developing a comprehensive and turnkey risk management solution for an event requires time. The act contains time-based requirements and time is imperative to process and achieve various permissions and applications. The longer the risk management process remains unaddressed, the more costly it becomes to achieve. Being proactive is 14

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always more cost effective and less stressful than being reactive.X-Country Medical is an industry-leading consultancy, providing specialised legal compliance and safety management services to the events industry. With over 25 years of combined experience in the event risk and safety management industry, the management team at X-Country ensures that a comprehensive yet practical risk management solution is tailored for your event.

Turnkey risk management solutions are developed using dynamic and all-inclusive approaches, affording our clients peace of mind to focus on their core business. X-Country provides an A-Z solution for managing event risk, including the provision of on-site medical and safety resources. X-Country Medical further provides focused services to national sporting and commercial federations, wishing to fulfil their legal obligations in regards to the act. Additionally, independent auditing services are offered to our corporate clients who wish to audit compliance at events and functions with which they are involved and associated.

For further information, please visit the X-Country website at www.xcmedical. co.za or alternatively contact us on 0861 888 334 or at info@xcmedical.co.za.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THAT THE ACT IS APPLIED TO AN EVENT? The answer is a broad one – event organisers, controlling bodies as well as venue owners and operators are all responsible for ensuring that the requirements of the act are satisfied. In addition to this, any person or business that holds sponsorship rights to an event, or has a material interest therein, is equally responsible for the act’s application.

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WHAT REQUIREMENTS ARE STIPULATED BY THE ACT? To get the process started, application for a risk categorisation must be made to the National Police Commissioners Office. Thereafter, there are several mandatory requirements, including event risk assessments, risk modelling, spectator profiling, and development of an Event Safety Plan and the provision of related on-site resources, including safety officers.


X-COUNTRY MEDICAL MANAGE ALL ASPECTS OF RISK AND SAFETY PROCESSES FOR AN EVENT.

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he X-Country medical is an industry leading consultancy, providing turnkey risk management solutions to the events industry in Southern Africa.

With the primary objective of ensuring safety and with over twenty years of collective industry experience, X-Country Medical is ideally positioned to provide clients with a comprehensive, practical safety and legal compliance solution for their events, irrespective of its size, nature or location. By combining unsurpassed industr y knowledge & experience with dynamic approaches, X-Country Medical remain confident in our ability to deliver a service which is second to none. For those who choose to manage the risk management aspects of an event and simply require emergency medical resources, X-Country Medical also offers the following sevrices; Ambulances, 4x4 Patient Extraction Vehicles, Doctors, Paramedics, Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists, Rescue Personnel, Fire Safety Personnel Field hospitals & Medical Coordinators.

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Event Risk Assessment Event Risk Modeling Development of Safety Management Plan, Security Management Plan & Medical Management Plan Provision of on-site safety manager, medical coordinator and security manager Provision of on-site Emergency Medical Resources Incident Management Services Post-event Analysis and Feedback

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