Cape Town’s Wayne Le Roux Shares the Joy of Running with The Running Late Club

by | Nov 7, 2023 | Life

Being a runner isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but for Cape Town-based running enthusiast Wayne Le Roux, it’s a source of solace and comfort, whether it’s a short jog or a long-distance run. “Running for me is community, is crew, is resilience!” he emphasises.

As the Founder of The Running Late Club, Wayne Le Roux is dedicated to sharing his passion for running with anyone who crosses his path, whether by intention or serendipity. The Running Late Club provides a welcoming community for “everyday athletes” of all fitness levels, offering the accountability and inspiration needed to achieve their fitness goals. Whether you’re seeking social connections, starting your running journey, maintaining consistency, pushing your limits, or even chasing world-class records, this club is here for you.

“Rather Late Than Never” is their motto, reminding us that it’s never too late to set and reach your goals. The Running Late Club, located in the heart of Cape Town, unites people from diverse backgrounds who share a passion for connection and collaboration.

Wayne, a dedicated advocate of quality running gear, also recommends the Under Armour Iso-Chill range. He believes that having the right gear can significantly enhance the running experience, making it more comfortable and enjoyable.

What Is the Under Armour Iso-Chill Range?

It’s a range that is designed to outshine the sun, the Iso-Chill technology takes your performance to the next level by providing a refreshing cooling sensation that allows you to run farther and longer even in the sweltering heat. It’s redefined shirt construction down to the very threads, incorporating a proprietary yarn that efficiently draws heat away from your body, similar to how ice cools liquids.

How? A ribbon-shaped nylon fibre disperses heat while titanium dioxide-treated fabrics pull heat away from your skin, resulting in an instant and lasting cooling effect that’s similar to resting your head on the cool side of the pillow.

Say goodbye to summer suffering, as Under Armour’s Iso-Chill empowers you to conquer any outdoor challenge with ease, helping you push your boundaries and achieve more. Scientific testing shows that athletes wearing Iso-Chill take 7-12% longer to hit their VO2 max, proving that you can run, train, and stay outside longer, all while continuing to improve your performance.

READ MORE: This Under Armour Iso-chill Kit Helps You Work Out For Longer

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We sat down with Wayne to explore his love for running and how it transformed his life:

Men’s Health: What fuels your passion for running?

Wayne: Running is more than fitness; it’s a chance to immerse yourself in nature, meet people, and push your physical limits. Plus, it allows me to indulge in whatever I want to eat!

How did you discover your love for running, and how has it improved your life?

Running saved me from depression in 2018. It changed the way I approached life and became a contagious source of positivity for those around me.

What valuable insights have you gained from your journey as a runner?

Patience and consistency are key to running farther and faster. Always remember why you started running in the first place.

How does The Running Late Club cater to both seasoned runners and newcomers?

We offer training guides and sessions for athletes of all levels. We believe it’s never too late to start or to come to our club; we’re here for the everyday athlete.

How can running build resilience and foster a sense of belonging within a community?

Setting goals and sharing them with peers creates a supportive community that encourages success. We’ve seen people go from never running to completing half and full marathons, thanks to our nurturing community.

Follow Wayne’s journey on Instagram and shop the Under Armour running gear now.

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