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Mashele smashes his 1/2 marathon PB in France

Mashele came in 2nd position in 1:00:28, being denied the victory by Kipkoech Felix of Kenya who crossed the finish line in 1:00:12.


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Mashele thanked his coach Hendrick Ramaala, attributing his improved results to his exploits. #NNRunningTeam # HendrickRamaalaSportsFoundation #32Gi #MagnesiumCafe #ZooLakeTrainingGroup #NorthcliffImpalaButchery #ImpalaFruitAndVeg


Kabelo closes season with a bang!


Kabelo continued his improvement since joining the foundation with a win at SA's most popular township event - Tembisa 10k. 30:18 at altitude against a strong field of previous winners and experienced campaigners.


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A big THANK YOU to our partners #NNRunningTeam # HendrickRamaalaSportsFoundation #32Gi #MagnesiumCafe #ZooLakeTrainingGroup #NorthcliffImpalaButchery #ImpalaFruitAndVeg


Running machine Ramaala makes huge strides as coach

It is only when the interview with the Central Gauteng Athletics (CGA) coach of the year begins that it occurs to this reporter that there wasn’t an announcement of Hendrick Ramaala officially retiring as arguably the country’s most decorated marathon runner.


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Zoo lake training group wins big at CGA awards

Maxime - Junior athlete of the year.

Mashele - Athlete of the year.

Coach Hendrick - Coach of the year.

International representation: Des and Kabelo.


Des shoots to victory at Gun Run

Mokgobu was 1 min 18 sec slower than his Gun Run time last year, when he was runner-up , but he achieved his goal in adding a Gun Run victory to his impressive running CV. 1:04:33 was enough for Des to win with heavy legs from DOHA2019 marathon event.


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Durban 10k PB Galore for our boys


All our three charges at the highly competitive race produced PBs and good performances overall. 


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Cutman showed his intention to win the race with a surge that shook a massive pack with 2km to go. At the end he had to settle for 4th with a 6-second PB, 28:26. 

A top 10 eluded Kabelo Seboko again with a 12th place finish but he took home a 29-second PB, 28:48.

Tshepiso Khati didn't dissapoint clocking an 18-second PB for 28th position. 

Coach's Corner

We are official brand ambassadors for 32Gi 

 The foundation has continued to attract support from prominent local and international brands. We are happy to be an official nutrition ambassador for 32Gi which keeps our runners and their dreams fuelled up.


Coach Hendrick Has Rather Contrasting Views To Those of Other Top Coaches 

 Read Iza Trengove's  article of contrasting coaching view between Coaches Lindsay Parry and Hendrick Ramaala.



In her February newsletter, Iza interviews two successful coaches in the South African marathon and ultra-marathon scene to demonstrate contrasting coaching styles. 

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Our boys dominate Cape Town Peace Run 10k

A great racing weekend for our boys in the Sanlam Cape Town marathon 10km. Precious Mashele won in the time of 28:36; Desmond Mokgobu finished 3rd in 28:48 and Maxime Chaumeton 7th (first junior) in 29:15.
Tshepiso Kati came 3rd at the Gerald Fox Memorial 10km while Jacob Malefo finished 2nd in the Limpopo Heritage 21.1km. 
A big THANK YOU to our partners #NNRunningTeam # HendrickRamaalaSportsFoundation #32Gi #MagnesiumCafe #ZooLakeTrainingGroup #NorthcliffImpalaButchery #ImpalaFruitAndVeg


SA's king of XC at it again...

Precious Mashele is still the undisputed King of SA cross country after winning the 10km for the 3rd time in a row in Centurion today. His team and a new member to the camp Kabelo Seboko finished 3rd.  Maxime Chaumeton ran a gusty race by leading the 4km, falling and hurting his knees and finishing 2nd overall.  

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Cutman on a Mandela Day hat-trick.

"A wonderful day again at Mandela day marathon winning the 10km for the 3rd time in a row. Big ups to Magnesium Cafe, Coach Ramaala, & training partners for your support. " -Precious Mashele

Proudly #NNRunningTeam # HendrickRamaalaSportsFoundation #32Gi #MagnesiumCafe #ZooLakeTrainingGroup #NorthcliffImpalaButchery #ImpalaFruitAndVeg


SA 21km championships bronze for Mashele

Big ups to Precious Mashele and Desmond Mokgobu for finishing 3rd (1:01.21) and 6th (1:01.55) respectively at the South African Half Marathon Championships in Port Elizabeth today. 
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"Crikey Maxime - I wondered about those knees - that's true grit to pick yourself up after a fall like that and still fight back for second place - this is what makes the real champions!" -Matthew Amoils


Another tough run for Des at the IAAF World Championships


Des responded to the national call to represent the country at #Doha2019's  marathon despite knowing the conditions would be tough. He finished in position 32 in time 2:18:21. 


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Well done for finishing Des. You represented your country well. #ProudlySouthAfrican.


Welcome on board a new nutritional partner: Magnesium Cafe

"Thank you to Magnesium Cafe, Hendrick Ramaala Sports Foundation and Rodica Moroianu for fuelling my energy to win the 4km cross country at Delta Park." -Precious Mashele.

Precious Mashele, brand ambassador for Magnesium Cafe.


We receive continued support from 32Gi

Hendrick Ramaala Sports Foundation powered by 32Gi. Thanks to Mark Wolff and his team at 32Gi for the support !

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Mashele wins 10kms ahead of next month's SA 21k championships

A good day for our boys at CGA XC league meeting at Delta Park with Precious Mashele winning the 4km and Maxime Chaumeton finishing 4th.
Tshepiso Kati came in 5th in the senior men 10km.
#NNRunningTeam & #HendrickRamaalaSportsFoundation ; powered by 32Gi.

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See how Mashele chases down his prey!



Mashele battles a tough field at Gotenborg


Mashele battled 8 59-minute runners at a tough Gotenborg half marathon course.

1. Kimining, Shadrack (KEN) 01:00:38 +00:00

2. Jarius, Birech (KEN) 01:00:48 +00:10

3. Tamoi, Isaac (KEN) 01:00:59 +00:21

4. Kurong, Moses (UGA) 01:01:07 +00:29

5. Ndorobo, Peter Kwemoi (KEN)_01:01:21 +00:43

6. Kiptum, Kelvin (KEN) 01:01:36 +00:58

7. Mengich, Richard (KEN) 01:02:12 +01:34

8. Kangogo, Albert (KEN) 01:02:18 +01:40

9. Tsegay, Okabay (ERI) 01:02:43 +02:05

10. Mashele, Precious (RSA) 01:02:49 +02:11

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The Coach's Take On 2018 And What To Expect Going Forward

 Coach and founder of the Hendrick Ramaala Sports Foundation speaks out his mind as he reminisces the 2018 running season and talks about the future.




A positive read from the iconic and passionate former world beater and currently coach.

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Mashele puts up a fight at world XC champs

National champion Precious Mashele delivered the best individual performance of the overall South African team at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark on Saturday.

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King of SA cross country and 10km Precious Mashele is now King of the 5000m


This is after winning the 5000m(14:05 altitude) at the SA Track and Field 5000m today in Germiston. Desmond Mokgobu finished 3rd. Maxime Chaumeton ran a PB of 3:51 in the 1500m.
Proudly NN Running Team and Hendrick Ramaala Sports Foundation. Powered by 32Gi; #ZooLakeTraining Group.


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Pharsons wins at Randburg Harriers 21k

"When your master says go play, make sure you have fun. You will never know how long it's going to take before the next play time." -Pharsons


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