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The Adrienne Hersch Randburg Harriers Challenge Discovery Vitality Run Series

Soak up the sun and join in on the running action at the Adrienne Hersch Randburg Harriers Challenge with Discovery Vitality taking place on Sunday 10th September 2017, and enjoy the scenic 21.1km, 10km and 5km routes for the entire family. This race provides the ideal chance to test your legs on the legendary hills of Randburg while taking in the spectacular view as well as enjoy the community camaraderie. Festivities at the finish line makes this event a wonderful day out for the whole family and hosts a beautiful market, a VIP lounge hosted by Hello Joburg, tasty food,...

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Have you entered the Discovery Vitality Run Series?

A few weeks back it was announced that Discovery Vitality was partnering with some of the top Joburg races this year. You know those “must do” races those of us living here mark to enter annually. If you’re new to the area these are the Old Ed’s Road Race, Wanderers Aucor Property Race, Adrienne Hersch Challenge and Rockies Gerald Fox Memorial. Just in time for Spring as the weather begins to warm up.  It don’t matter if you’re a regular runner or new to running #getsomeonerunningSA you should consider entering one if not all four races in the series. Discovery...

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Women’s Month 2017

August 9, in South Africa, is Women’s Day. A day to commemorate and remember the strength and courage of the 20,000 odd women who took part in the march in 1956 to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The march, a protest against by laws requiring individuals registered as black by the government to have a travel pass in order to roam the land within the borders of South Africa. The protest was lead by strong women like Lilian Ngoyi, Sophia Williams, Rahima Moosa and Helen Joseph to mention a few. These women wanted South Africa to change.  “Success isn’t...

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Children’s Book Review – Kingfisher Readers & The Great Gran Plan

Kingfisher Readers – Bears by Thea Feldman, Birds of Prey by Claire Llewellyn, Robots by Chris Oxlade: First published 2017 by Kingfisher an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Books.  Age 3+ All three books I found easy to read and help our son understand, ok us dads too, more about the three topics Bears, Birds of Prey and Robots.  The book on Robots took us back to the beginning of the robotic era when they were called automatons all the way “back to the future” to modern day robots such as the drones, robots that could be mistaken for humans and those...

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Family Cycle with Kidical Berario

For a while now I’ve been keen to get our son cycling with other kids, for no reason other than to boost his cycling confidence and away from the iPad. Last week hubby mentioned that there was a group called Kidical Mass – Berario. An unofficial “Critical Mass” bicycle pace around the suburb of Berario as per the groups Facebook page. Sounded fun. Off we went. I was extremely surprised by the turnout… quite large for a Sunday afternoon. Hubby knows one of the organisers, Nigel Laver. The thinking behind it is similar to the Critical Mass Rides only this time...

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