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The largest running-related expo in the Western Cape takes place at the Good Hope Centre from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 April. It offers you the chance to visit a variety of interesting stands featuring everything there is to know about road running. Check your magazine or the website for the opening times. You will need to collect your race number and goodie bag at the Expo. Norrie Williamson, the Old Mutual Virtual Coach, will be at the Old Mutual stand with pacing charts and some final race tips and do pop into the PUMA Retail Store where you will find their latest products and special commemorative event merchandise. All registered runners receive 25% off all PUMA product when showing their race numbers. There are many special offers up for grabs!

Over the years, the Expo has become much more than just a running expo, and now includes top sporting brands, apparel, supplements, outdoor adventure sports and sporting tours, to name just a few. It is an opportunity for all sport enthusiasts to experience the latest trends in the running and sporting arena and to be part of the exciting atmosphere leading up to the ‘world’s most beautiful marathon’.

There are some great offers for 2012:
Awesome Africa: It’s FUN, it’s CRAZY, it’s AWESOME – the Awesome South Africa book will intrigue you, make you laugh, astonish and astound you. Visit stand B15 to see what all the fuss is about. A signed copy of the book to be won in the lucky draw each day.
CURA SOLES: Are your feet tired at the end of a long run? Cura Soles are gel-filled insoles that will help your feet recover or your money back guaranteed! Why wait – check out the website for client testimony and get your pair today or purchase them at their stand. Expo Special Offer: Free Foot Soak with every two pairs bought.
GEIGERRIG: Performance enhancing hydration packs and inline water filters for those who work and play in the great outdoors. Carry a GEIGERRIG hydration pack and You’ll Never Suck Again. Lifetime guarantee against leakage, two year guarantee on the pack against factory defects. They stock four models: RIG 500, RIG 700, RIG 1200, RIG 1600. For further info visit www.geigerrig.com>br/> HAMMER: New organic energy bar – cranberry. Hammer bars are an ideal solid food choice, or recovery bar. Hammer bars are the ultimate healthy choice. They are totally organic, cold processed, gluten free 100% vegetarian, and contain super-healthy phytosterols and sterolins. They have no coatings, preservatives or refined sugars. Plus the new ENDUROLYTES GRAPE FIZZ – effervescent electrolyte replacement. Use prior to, during and after workouts, to satisfy the body’s electrolyte requirement with maximum precision. Add one or more tablets to your water or fuel bottles. Each rapidly- dissolving effervescent tablet contains full spectrum electrolytes to assist with cramping. www.hammernutrition.co.za
Special price on Huggies Gold nappies: 1 pack: R130, 3 packs: R360 . These prices are for Huggies Gold Bulk packs (Size 3 – 58 nappies in the pack; Size 4 – 50 nappies in a pack; Size 4+ - 48 nappies in a pack; Size 5 – 44 nappies in a pack)
Ice Power® Cold Gel and Ice Power® Sports Spray are products clinically proven to relieve muscle and joint pains sustained by sportsmen, sportswomen and their families. “NEW in South Africa from Finland. Visit them at Stand A26.
LOOBIT: Visit stand B4 for the best anti-chafe and burn relief products on the market. LOOBIT is a blend of waxes with no steroids or perfumes that prevents chafing and doesn’t rub off. Don’t chafe, apply LOOBIT before the run and keep wetting it. Experience the best relief from burns. COOLIT is a hydrogel that combines the healing properties of tea tree oil and colloidal silver to take the heat and pain out of any burns. Both available at show specials and in small 15 ml sized packs to take on the run with you.
PEPTOPRO: FREE water bottle when you buy two x PeptoSport Sachets and one x PeptoPro Sachet. Buy any Pepto products and stand a chance to win a lucky hamper filled with products. Come past and taste what powers you to the end! HUGE DISCOUNTS!
ReSkin is a bi-elastic plaster that prevents friction. ReSkin is made from a lycra weave material with a soft silicone gel adhesive coated onto one side. These two elements give ReSkin its unique benefits of being bi-elastic (as supple as your skin) and reducing friction. Acting as a second skin, ReSkin relieves chafing and enhances your performance. Friction now takes place between the ReSkin and the other materials rather than on your skin. Therefore, it prevents from getting saddle sores or blisters but also helps with the healing of them when they are present. The Silicone Skin technology is innovative and they are receiving great feedback from athletes in cycling and running industries. The product is pain free to remove, washable & re-useable.
SANParks: Do wide open spaces, the salty smell of the sea, star studded skies, or the sounds of the bush at sunrise sound appealing? Visit the SANParks stand and discover the range of affordable getaways South African National Parks has to offer. Find out about their Winter Specials running from May to July and enter a lucky draw competition to stand the chance of winning a stay in one of the Parks.
Second Skins is offering and explaining the advantages of using our Second Generation Compression gear. Also, with the growing awareness of the dangers of excessive exposure to UV, their sun-off arm guards at R150-00 should be well received. Visit them at Stand B13 or visit www.skins.net.
SKINS – compression garment: SKINS gradient compression has been engineered to provide the correct level of surface pressure to specific parts of the body. This enhances circulation and gets more vital oxygen to your activate muscles – boosting you power, speed and stamina. Improved circulation also helps to eliminate lactic acid build up and other metabolic wastes during an intense workout. The result? You go harder, for longer and recover faster. This scientifically proven technology is featured in all A200 products.
Sporty Skirts is launching their new, cheaper zip pocket skirt in a variety of colours! Plus super sexy running shorts that don't creep. A gorgeous new, fabulously sexy mesh vest hoody that keeps you super cool when you train. And finally, a superbly cheeky, flattering vest but the slogan is top secret until the Expo.
The 32Gi™ company is proud to announce the launch of Recover an endurance specific protein recovery sports drink. RECOVER Facts:

  • Assists with muscle repair, glycogen recovery and has a high protein absorption rate.
  • It improves strength and recovery.
  • Offers a complete amino acid profile
  • Is digestive friendly, wheat, gluten and lactose free, suitable for vegans and has no animal derivatives.


THULE is known for its high quality carrying solutions and has now introduced its luggage range with the same high standards and exceptional quality. The incredibly stylish, functional and superbly-made Crossover range is now available in various eye-catching colours and carries a 25year warranty. These lightweight, durable and water-resistant bags will be on sale at the Thule stand for 20% off their normal retail prices.
Vibram FiveFingers will once again be showcasing their extensive and exciting range and will be offering discounted prices on selected styles. Their range has grown enormously over the past few years and this is a great opportunity to see the full range under one roof, while having all your questions answered by their experienced sales staff. They will also be showing for the first time in South Africa their new trail running specific model called the Spyridon LS. This style is set to take the trail running scene by storm and will be a big attraction at their stand. On Friday 6 April from 13hoo to 16hoo, well-known lynotherapist and Runner’s World columnist, Benita De Witt will be at their stand to explain how to ensure a safe transition into running in FiveFingers and correct running techniques with regards to running in minimalist shoes. She will also be doing demonstrations and will be available to answer general questions.

 

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