Editor's foreword, 12 September 2014

12 September 2014


Welcome to the 12 September 2014 issue of DO IT NOW Magazine. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

Our cover story, Of quivers and daisies, is about the Namaqua Quest MTB race, an event that leaves lasting memories of a far-away place with a unique landscape and people never to be forgotten. 

This issue is packed with loads of fantastic tips and insights. First up is the article Adventure racing – training for a lifestyle or a lifestyle for training? Ico Schutte, our contributor, writes about his training and preparation for the MOMAR (Mind Over Mountain Adventure Race), a 50 km sprint distance adventure race held in Canada, and the challenging WCAD 250 km expedition race later in the year. Coach Andre Bekker recently attended the IRONMAN Boulder and what he mostly saw from the participants, including the pros, was how things should not be done. From technique to nutrition, get some valuable tips in the article Insights from IRONMAN Boulder. To be successful in today’s highly competitive sport environment, having an edge over your competition could make the difference between first and second, gold and silver. So what can you do to get an edge over your competitors? Revolutionary neurofeedback training could be the key to your success. Find out more in the article Achieve the ultimate edge over your competition.

When it comes to choosing a weather-proof jacket, there are many choices and brands available in South Africa. To make your selection easier, in the article In review: 3-in-1 jackets, we chose five quality brands to review and give you a comparison of what each jacket offers in terms of waterproofing, insulation and breathability.

In the kitchen with Nederburg focuses on how sauces and the right wines can transform even the most ordinary of meals into masterpieces. Razvan Macici, the Nederburg cellar-master, and Pete Goffe-Wood, a judge on South Africa's MasterChef, share some great sauce recipes and wine pairing recommendations to try out.

For our book lovers, there's a selection of fantastic books featured in Reader's Corner. Then there'sMapStudio's Farm Stall to Farm Stall, by Jennifer Stern, a beautifully illustrated and easy-to-read guide to finding real food in unreal places throughout South Africa. You can also win one of three of this must-have book. There are more great competitions to be found on the Competitions page, so enter now and stand to win some great prizes.

Until next Friday, don't hesitate, don't procrastinate, do it now!



CEO: Francois Flamengo
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Peet Nieuwenhuizen
SALES DIRECTOR: Morne Labuschagne


Alan Hobson
Andrea Kellerman
Duane Stacey
Eunice Visagie
Francois Flamengo
Greg Gearing
Hannele Steyn
Ico Schutte
Keegan Longueira
Mark Sampson
Sam Bradley
Schalk van der Merwe
Tori Leckie
Xen & Adri Ludick
Zygmund Brodalka

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