Run Talk Sa



Run Talk SA is a weekly running podcast hosted by Mr Active, David Katz aimed at the South African running community. We chat to the who's who of the South African running scene, preview races, catch up with experts and give advice from running your first 5km up to the Comrades Marathon.


  • Capturing the beauty and intrigue of trail racing

    29/12/2015 Duration: 13min

    TalkFEED — David “Mr. Active” Katz catches up with adventure race photographer Terence Vrugtman on the last episode of Run Talk SA for 2015. Through his company Adventure Life SA, Terence takes some amazing pictures in some of the most spectacular trail running races in South Africa. Read more

  • Golden rules for running on the beach

    22/12/2015 Duration: 09min

    TalkFEED — The beach can be very appealing to run on for any runner, especially those who don’t live on the coast. There are however some things you should know and look out for when running on the beach. This festive season, former lifeguard and self proclaimed beach bum, Brett Challenor is here to help. His wife, Jenna, may be queen on the road, but he is king of the sand! Read more

  • Balance is key for runners over the Festive Season

    15/12/2015 Duration: 14min

    TalkFEED — Ian Craig returns on this episode of Run Talk SA, as David “Mr. Active” Katz hits him with the hard questions around eating and drinking over the Festive Season. Overindulgence is often the case, but how does this affect your bodies ability to recover? With most of us resuming dedicated training programmes as soon as we are back home, how will your festive eating impact your running? Read more

  • Runners' Guide - going digital and offering more

    08/12/2015 Duration: 09min

    TalkFEED — We chat to Tom Cottrell today on Run Talk SA. The Nedbank Runners’ Guide has been an institution on the running scene for many years; but now it is offering even more having continued to embrace the digital age. The book has advanced to a website and an App, offering you interactive information. Read more

  • End 2015, start 2016 with a race

    01/12/2015 Duration: 11min

    TalkFEED — Hanging around in Gauteng this festive season? Then there is a great opportunity to end 2015, and then start 2016 with a race! Mr. Active, David Katz chats to Daan du Toit on this episode of Run Talk SA. Daan is not only the former president of Gauteng North Athletics, but he also puts on some great races, including these two based around the Pretoria Botanical Gardens. Read more

  • Love, Jozi, Running

    24/11/2015 Duration: 11min

    TalkFEED — On this episode of Run Talk SA, David Katz, Mr. Active, catches up with Johannesburg based Grant Grobbelaar. Grant has been running for quite awhile, and they chat the ins and outs of the Jo’burg running scene, amongst other things. Read more

  • We chat Biokinetics with Claudia Dos Santos

    17/11/2015 Duration: 08min

    TalkFEED — Coming up on this episode of Run Talk SA, David “Mr. Active” Katz chats to biokineticist, Claudia Dos Santos. So what exactly does a bio do? And more importantly how are they going to help you? Find out what brilliant work they can do to make you stronger. Read more

  • Why cycling boss Doug Ryder runs to keep fit

    10/11/2015 Duration: 14min

    TalkFEED — This week on Run Talk SA, David “Mr. Active” Katz catches up with Doug Ryder, team principle of Team MTN-Qhubeka. A former cyclist himself, Doug now runs more than he rides. Hear why one of the men that has helped put African cycling on the map; personally loves to run over ride. Read more

  • Kick 2016 off with a BANG at the Dischem Half

    03/11/2015 Duration: 08min

    TalkFEED — Johannesburg if you have not tried the Dischem Half Marathon in early January, it’s time to do so. On this episode of Run Talk SA, David “Mr. Active” Katz catches up with race director, Grant Panter; about this well organised, well run, challenging, fun, and energetic start to the running year in Jozi. Read more

  • Dave Dixon - from Comrades to Wild Series

    27/10/2015 Duration: 07min

    TalkFEED — David Katz, Mr. Active caught up with Dave Dixon at the Old Mutual Golden Gate Challenge on this episode of RTSA. Dave has been on the running scene for many years; having previously run a tight ship at the Comrades Marathon, he is now imparting his knowledge and experience on the extremely well run Wild Series events. Read more

  • The charm of club running in South Africa

    20/10/2015 Duration: 11min

    TalkFEED — In South Africa we are blessed by an extremely strong, helpful and friendly club running scene. If you are a part of a club, you know all about this. If you are not, and have been hesitant of joining for various reasons, listen to this episode of Run Talk SA. Derick Marcisz joins David “Mr. Active” Katz on the podcast, as they look at what makes club’s so special; and why there is a place for everyone at a running club. Read more

  • Get ahead of the pack - how to be a Pro

    13/10/2015 Duration: 13min

    TalkFEED — Ever wondered what it takes to be an elite marathon and ultra runner? What are the key lessons we can learn from them to add to our racing? On this episode of Run Talk SA, David "Mr. Active" Katz catches up with Craig Fry. Craig works with some of the countries and continents best athletes. Hear how the Pros do it. Read more

  • Trends and choices when it comes to shoes

    06/10/2015 Duration: 09min

    TalkFEED — We catch up with running shoe guru Jax Snyman on this episode of Run Talk SA. David “Mr. Active” Katz chats to him about the latest innovation and trends in running shoes; while also looking at the differences between road and trail shoes. We also hear about the new Sweat Shop store opening in Broadacres in Johannesburg. Read more

  • 55, cancer free and fit as a fiddle

    29/09/2015 Duration: 12min

    TalkFEED — This week on Run Talk SA, David “Mr. Active” Katz chats to 55 year old Merle Rakusin. Merle discovered running in her mid-twenties and has loved endurance activities every since. Faced with beating colon cancer a few years back; Merle’s energy, strong will and fitness allowed her to persevere. Not only that, it encouraged her to achieve a new endurance goal. Read more

  • Stunning CT Marathon continues to grow

    22/09/2015 Duration: 13min

    TalkFEED — On this episode of Run Talk SA, David “Mr. Active” Katz reflects on the 2015 Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, with race director, Janet Welham. Not only is the CT marathon set in one of the most spectacular places on earth, but it offers a fast, friendly route. Read more

  • Smile you're on TV - how to appeal to the camera

    15/09/2015 Duration: 07min

    TalkFEED — Coming up on this week's edition of Run Talk SA, we go behind the scenes. Television presents a great opportunity for people at home to experience races, while giving runners a chance to showcase their skills and joy for running. So on this episode Television Producer Gert Ungerer not only tells you what goes into a production; but what a crew looks for when showcasing runners in a production. Hear how you can appeal to a TV audience. Read more

  • Runners - protect your eyes!

    08/09/2015 Duration: 13min

    TalkFEED — One area that we often don’t place enough attention on when out running is on our eyes. We take precautions to protect our skin from the Sun’s harsh UV rays; but eye protection from the Sun can sometimes be an after thought. Michael de Jongh joins David “Mr. Active” Katz on this weeks edition of Run Talk SA. The former tennis pro, has become an expert in the field; you would do well to heed his valuable advice. Read more

  • What Sports Massage will do for your muscles

    01/09/2015 Duration: 08min

    TalkFEED — This week on Run Talk SA, David “Mr. Active” Katz talks sports massage with Johannesburg based masseur Teddy Sen. Teddy has some of the best hands in the business, and having run himself, really know what’s needed to help runners. A reset of the muscles is super important and can help reduce injuries. Hear how it can help you keep running and achieve your goals. Read more

  • A running secret weapon - Yoga

    25/08/2015 Duration: 12min

    TalkFEED — There are various forms of cross-training runners can do, one of the best, and probably not one of the most common, is Yoga. Yoga offers you everything you need in a cross-train, and more as a runner. David “Mr. Active” Katz caught up with Johannesburg based Yogi Melanie Castleman at Yoga Warrior in Rosebank to find out why Yoga is the ideal running cross-train. You don’t want to miss this. Read more

  • Chiropractics - the answer to injury free running?

    18/08/2015 Duration: 15min

    TalkFEED — Have you seen or thought of seeing a Chiropractor? On this episode of Run Talk SA, David "Mr. Active" Katz, goes to see Wayne Borowsky from Synergy Holistix. Wayne and his team have helped not only many athletes, but many runners. But what is chiropractics all about, and how can it help your running? Read more

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