The Runner’s Guide to Road and Off-road Races is an annual publication comprehensivley covering all road and off-road running races in South Africa. The book includes details on how to enter a race, a course description – many with route profiles and notes on the history of the race. Given there are well over 800 events on the athletics calendar this book is as comprehensive as it is substantial. Athletes refer to it as the runner’s bible. It is fully backed up by bi-annual “Race Dates” supplements and an active and dynamic website. The publication is also supported by a Facebook community and a fortnightly newsletter.
The Cyclists’ Guide to Road and Mountain Biking Races is an annual publication detailing all road and mountain bike cycle races in South Africa. Just like the runner’s edition the book covers details on how to enter a race, a course description – many with route profiles as well as notes on the history of the race. There are over 600 cycling events on the calendar and this book is as comprehensive as it is substantial. Riders refer to it as their bible. The publication is backed up by an active and dynamic website and also supports a Facebook community.
Comrades Marathon – Highlights and Heroes The Comrades Marathon is more than just a race it is one of South Africa’s national treasures. Tom Cottrell tells the story of this remarkable marathon in an easy to read and accessible style. From the dusty road that connected Pietermaritzburg and Durban and only a handful of comrades from the Great War to an event worthy of international acclaim, Cottrell colourfully tells the story. The book looks over 75 years of history and covers the drama that makes this the greatest ultra marathon in the world.