Were you part of the vibe at the the FNB Joburg 10k CITYRUN? How was it? Men’s Health’s sister publication Women’s Health had two runners taking part. Here’s a snapshot of their experience:

“Running past heritage sites was pretty special, particularly for a Cape Town girl – it was like taking a running tour of the city. I couldn’t help but stop and take photos every few kays, so I didn’t get my PB, but I had such fun soaking up the Joburg city atmosphere. A highlight for me was crossing Nelson Mandela Bridge and running towards the cityscape. The FNB photo frame at that point was a lovely touch and, of course, I took full advantage. The race was really well organised and marshalled – I’m definitely keen to do it again next year.” – Wanita Nicol, deputy editor, WH


“As a big fan of the Cape Town 12 OneRun, I was super-excited to head up to Joburg for the inaugural 10km.Whenever I travel to JHB for a run I never aim for a PB as I know the altitude has an effect on me. I also wanted to take in all the cool heritage buildings, sculptures, chat to people along the route and snap pics. Plus, I wouldn’t normally run through the centre of JHB, so here was my chance to take full advantage of exploring the city. The race was very well organised. There were plenty of marshals and water points throughout the race and the views of the city were superb – even the grit. After all, the inner-city wouldn’t be complete without it. Such great energy all round and so keen to do it next year!” – Amy Rankin, managing and food editor, WH

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Don’t let this fitness go to waste. Here are five tips to maintain the momentum:

  1. Keep track of all your stats, and celebrate the small victories.
    10 seconds faster per minute, five kilograms more lifted, a few percentage points lower in your body fat – what ever it is, use it as fuel and motivation to keep working hard on your fitness journey.
  2. Recruit your mates.
    The more social support you have, the more likely you will stick at what you’re doing (and enjoy it more) – no matter what the sport or activity is.
  3. Find and sign up for your next race.
    Decide on the next race and enter. Didn’t hit your PB at the FNB Joburg 10k CITYRUN? Nail it at the next race.
  4. Create your challenges bucket-list
    Go big and set your bucket-list, and start a plan on how to achieve them. And then start ticking them off. It will make sure you stay motivated.

This article is sponsored by FNB Joburg 10k CITYRUN