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Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015

Lesotho Ultra Trail 2015, Africa’s first Ultra SkyMarathon®, established itself further as one of Southern Africa’s premiere trail races this past weekend. Hosted at the tranquil Maliba Lodge in Tsehlanyane National Park, this year’s event attracted a field of 160 athletes for the final race of the South African Skyrunner® Series. Sponsored by The North Face and Metropilitan Lesotho, the race was described as world class by many of its participants.

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Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster

Trail Running – 10 tips to run downhill faster

Line. Flow. Rhythm… Descending skills are what separate exceptional trail runners from good ones (Red Bull; 2015).

With LUT2015 on its way these tips may help make those downhill’s a little easier!10686621_605316312928614_6821330016947252486_n

 

1. Strengthen those legs
Leg strength is crucial for fast downhill running. There is a month left before the race so get to the gym. One exercise that works wonders for downhill running are one-legged squats (Red Bull; 2015).

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13 Interesting Facts About Lesotho

Lesotho is a landlocked country, nestled between the Drakensberg and Maloti mountain ranges and entirely surrounded by South Africa. The country is of similar size to Belgium or Israel and has a population of 2 million inhabitants (The Travelling Chilli; 2015).

13 interesting facts about Lesotho mountains

Lesotho is mostly visited as part of a South African trip by tourists and hardly ever more than two days are spent in the country. Yet there is quite a lot to discover and to experience in Lesotho. During the last years I have visited mainly the western part of Lesotho. So it was time to explore the rest of the country and for more than two days this time. On this trip I discovered that there are quite some interesting facts about this beautiful mountain kingdom which most people do not know (The Travelling Chilli; 2015).

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Archery

Top 10 Health Benefits of Archery

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While some may see archery as a fun hobby, there is much more to it than meets the eye. Records trace the first bow and arrow back as far as 50,000 BC. It was traditionally used for hunting, but is now a popular sporting contest, and it’s even a competitive Olympic sport. Though often perceived as a stationary sport, competitive archers actually require a significant amount of strength, endurance and focus to perform well, making it an ideal sport to help keep you healthy and fit (Health Fitness Revolution; 2015).

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These 2 Basotho Creatives Are Leading The Way In Lesotho’s Design Scene

 

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‘Maleeto Monyau & Phutheho Ranooe of House of Thethana (The New Age; 2015)(Photo: Lineo Segoete)

In Lesotho, where fashion is still a relatively young industry, two Basotho designers have identified a space in the creative scene. Phutheho Ranooe, 29, and ‘Maleeto Monyau, 30, are House of Thethana, a textile design duo who specialise in an innovative assortment of futuristic prints for men and women.

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Treatment For All Ages

Treatment For All Ages

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The Maliba Mobile Clinic made its second trip to the Kota community since the repair of a bridge which was preventing access.

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Benefits Of Hiking

Benefits Of Hiking

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There’s science behind the feel-good workout

With all of the trendy workout classes and pricey boutique fitness studios out there, you might feel the need to get back to basics (Daily Camera; 2014).

But don’t worry, simple activities can still get you in awesome shape: A recent study in the American Heart Association’s journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology found that moderate exercise, like walking, and vigorous exercise, like running or spinning, produce similar health benefits (Daily Camera; 2014).

Science, experts and hikers agree that the activity provides tried-and-true health benefits, inside and out. Here are four research-backed reasons you should hit the trail (Daily Camera; 2014):

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The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding

The Health Benefits of Horseback Riding

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Before we all had cars to drive in, people used horses to get around, and almost everyone was taught to care and ride a horse. Today, our dependence on these large mammals is non-existent and horseback riding has become recreational. There are many obvious health benefits to riding, including strong core and legs, but there are also many less obvious benefits, such as boost in confidence and meditation (Health Fitness Revolution; 2015).

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To Kota, Finally!

To Kota, Finally!

 

The Maliba Mobile Clinic was able to travel to the Kota community for the first time since a damaged bridge has been repaired.

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Dinosaur With Bones Shaped Like A Cross Gets Sesotho Name

Dinosaur With Bones Shaped Like A Cross Gets Sesotho Name

 

According to Senior Researcher Jonah Choiniere, Ph.D. of the University of the Witwatersrand Sefapanosaurus would have looked similar to Aardonyx. Image by: Nobu Tamura/http://spinops.blogspot.com via Wikipedia

 
 

South African and Argentinian palaeontologists have named a 200 million year old dinosaur from South Africa‚ “Sefapanosaurus”‚ from the Sesotho word “sefapano” (Times Live; 2015).

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