There was drama at the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, when five elite athletes were disqualified after taking the wrong route.
Irvette van Zyl (Nedbank) won the race in 34:26 minutes, just 10 weeks after giving birth to her second son. Jenet Mbhele (Umzimkh) was second in 34:47 minutes and Rutendo Nyahora (Nedbank) was third in 34.56.
With two races to go in the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge series, Boxer runner Glenrose Xaba appears to be in poll position in the race for the SPAR Grand Prix title.
The fifth race in the series takes place in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday and a good win for Xaba would give her a healthy lead going into the final race, at Marks Park Sporting Club in Johannesburg on October 7.