Pirate’s tough 21 – a marathon to remember


Sweat and smiles abounded as runners completed the annual Pirates 21km half marathon on 21 February. This year marked the 38th marathon hosted by Pirates Road Running and was sponsored by Credo Wealth. Read more 

38th Pirates 21km Race on Sunday 21st February


  Record Prize Money of R35 000 Pirates Road Running will be hosting the 38th annual Pirates Half Marathon (21km) on Sunday, 21st February 2016 at Pirates Club Greenside.  For the 2016 event Pirates are very pleased to be able to welcome Credo Wealth as the new main sponsor. The Pirates 21km has a long standing history with the first … Read More

Share A Pair


Share A Pair Charity is a legacy initiative to honour 2 dear friends who started this collection initiative in Johannesburg. These special athletes have subsequently immigrated but their passion for running, sport and giving back to the community remains and will be continued as a tribute to them to enable those who may not have the means, to enjoy the sport … Read More

Credo News – Issue 21


Issue 21 – Running the distance Those who follow me on Twitter may have noticed my short bio on this platform, describing myself inter alia as “ultra-marathon runner, Leonard Cohen fan, cricket lover & Arsenal member (proving that investing is not the only painful activity I enjoy)”. My commitment to all of these painful activities dates back some thirty years … Read More

Investing in the Stock Market


Pirates21 and Investing The above is not what you want to see when you open the elevation profile of a road race! Unfortunately it does look a lot like the first half of the Pirates21 race (www.pirates21.co.za) with the two circles being perhaps the dreaded K1 & K2 (the nicknames given to the two most demanding climbs in the first … Read More

Is this a Road Race or the Stock Market?


By the time you read this we will have experienced an interesting, albeit volatile, year in international investment markets. As you can see from the graph above the market gave back all the gains made earlier in the year… no, wait the above is not the stock market, it is actually a road race! The full graph of this race … Read More

Find the Best Running Shoes

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You’ve probably noticed that running shoes offer a wide variety of choices when it comes to cushioning. Don’t let all these options overwhelm you because there really is no ideal amount of cushioning for every runner. Keep it simple for yourself and consider two key factors when deciding how much cushioning is right for your running shoe: body frame and … Read More

Everything you need to know for the Pirates 21k

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We look forward to making this the best Pirates 21km ever in its 38 year history. Pre-Entries can be obtained at: Pirates Club – Saturday 14th February 2015 from 10h30 till 14h00 The Sweat Shop, Dunkeld Centre, Jan Smuts Avenue, 011 325 2567/8 The Sweat Shop Fourways, U4A Fourways Crossing, Sunset Boulevard, 011 467 5966 Randburg Runner, Manlam Court, 5th Street, Linden, … Read More

Hydration Tips for Runners

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To keep fluids handy, you probably stash a water bottle in a gym bag or leave sports drink in your car. But to really improve performance, you need to be more than a casual sipper. A number of recent studies offer runners smarter ways to stay hydrated while also giving their running a boost. Here’s how you can apply some … Read More

Half Marathon Training Tips

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The experienced runners will tell you that if you can run 10km, you can run a half marathon with just a little extra training. We agree, but preparation is everything and the simpler the plan, the better the plan.