A calendar of sporting events and races taking place in and around Mauritius.
Events in Mauritius
Fun Run for Women to fundraise for charity Kinouete who support rehabilitation and reintegration support to detainees and ex detainees.
Choice of 6.5k or 10k courses
Rs 200 donation to enter
Send SMS with name, date of birth and choice of course to 935 3278 or email email@example.com
Events in Mauritius
The 2013 edition of the annual Mauritius Royal Life Saving Society Open Water Swim.
Sunday 28th April 2013
Start & Finish at Pereybere Public Beach
1.6km: Registration 7.30-9am, Start 9.30am
3.5km: Registration 7.30-9.30am, Start 10.15am
Participation fee Rs 200
Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp: Our Quatre Bornes Bootcamp has now finished. We will be running another one in September or you can join our Flic en Flac Boocamp which runs all year round.
Register now and Get Fit...Fast
A 10 Week Intensive Fitness Programme designed and delivered by experienced fitness coaches.
What is a Fitness Bootcamp?
Visit any park, in any major city around the world and you will find a fitness bootcamp. Recognised as the way to get seriously fit, a bootcamp combines fitness games, circuit training, traditional exercise and personal training to produce a intensive, addictive and fun way to workout. Basically if you're serious about getting results then ditch the gym and get outdoors.
We have used all our experience to put together a 10 week fitness bootcamp which will get you the results you want. You will push your limits, sweat, get dirty, get fitter and use muscles you never knew you had. This is serious fun!
We're talking core strength, plyometrics, body weight workouts, speed and endurance. Each session is a new, hard hitting workout aimed at getting results. And you will get results.
Important: Everyone is different and we encourage each member to push themselves according to their abilities and goals. We pay particular attention to exercise technique and posture to ensure you can perform at your best and stay injury free.
Tuesday & Thursday 6.15-7.15am
St Esprit College, Quatre Bornes
Rs 2,900 for 10weeks (which is 20 sessions)
Contact Tim or Marie on 917 6535 to register
PS Extra training and nutrition plans which compliment the bootcamp are available on demand for those who really want the best for their body.
Kneeling on the sand, the clear water lapping around me, I take my last lung full of air, allow myself to gently fall forward and rest motionless, face down in the water.
My buddy’s hand lies gently on my back, keeping me from drifting but allowing the gentle motion of the water to caress me. As I relax my body from head to toe, my mind too relaxes and begins to drift away to places long forgotten. Childhood memories spring back to life: long sleepless summer evenings, midnight walks up the lane and back, searching for slumber. This is a beautiful place to be.
3 blissful minutes slip by before the contractions begin. First a gentle rolling in the stomach as my diaphragm begins to contract, but soon a more compelling beat. I could easily stop now, why carry on? What’s the point? This is the battle ground. My buddy squeezes my hand and I twitch my fingers into an OK in reply. The contractions become stronger but I am still relaxed, focussed only on the rhythm of my body and the voice of my buddy.
Suddenly time seems to be passing faster and faster, 5 minutes 30, 5.45, 6 minutes. Now I feel at home, where I belong, I could stay here for ever. Time to stop. Time to breathe.
I am OK.
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Let’s be honest, the nature of the sport makes it hard to guarantee a trail or cross country runner will always be 100 percent injury free. In a few words, the key to a long, healthy career in trail running (or any other sport for that matter) is listening to your body and being proactive.
Now for the details:
A true athlete should be used to listening to, and “feeling” their body throughout training and should make sure that this is the main factor to consider, as opposed to being the slave of a coach, heart rate monitor, gadgets, a demanding training schedule, etc. Sensing injury flows with this methodology because no one knows our bodies better than ourselves.
2. Stay on the case
Once a running injury disappears, it can often come back, so it is a good idea to maintain physical therapy/sports therapy and strength exercises that you employed to get rid of the injury in the first place. The simplest example of this is to keep talking to your sports therapist and ask for their advice and do not let the treatment programme that saved you from IT Band Syndrome or sciatic injury collect dust in the corner. Use it! And get it updated if need be. An overused muscle or tendon's natural defense is to tighten, which causes inflammation and pain, so work to keep things nice and supple.
Forgetting, overlooking or not knowing how to stretch is a deadly sin for any athlete, and no need to say the fastest way to injury. So please stretch after any physical effort and if you are not sure how to, ask for help from your sports therapist – that’s what they are there for!
4. Core Power
Strength promotes endurance and speed, and helps prevents injuries. Why? Because you need a good foundation - a good muscular structure - to support the impact caused by your sport. Core stability exercises are key to providing you with this support together with strength exercises on all relevant major muscle groups, ie, legs and glutes.
A quick word on equipment. The obvious rule here is to use equipment that is specific for your sport. If it is a financial or logistical issue, get as close as you can get to having appropriate gear. You would not run a trail in squash shoes, would you?
Alright then, get going…and Happy Training