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VAN ZYL LOOKING TO RETURN TO FORM AT FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

02 October 2019

The women’s race at the 2019 FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN on Sunday 13 October is shaping up to be arguably the most fiercely contested in the three years of the event. 
 
Already confirmed are the defending champion, Stella Chesang and the world’s fastest for 2019 and second fastest ever, Sheila Chepkirui. On the South African front, in form Glenrose Xaba, the darling of South A


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RIP Don Oliver (Comrades Race No.3128)

01 October 2019

Former Comrades Marathon runner, supporter, motivator, mentor and friend to The Ultimate Human Race, Don Oliver has passed away. He was 85 years old.
Don successfully completed the Comrades Marathon 19 times, earning himself 2 Silver and 17 Bronze medals.
 
He was the first officially appointed Comrades Coach and inspired many runners and non-runners to get into the sport and ultimately,


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FASTEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD FOR 10KM IN 2019 SET FOR FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN DEBUT

25 September 2019

The organisers of the 2019 FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN today announced the biggest coup to date with the confirmation of 2019 World 10km list leader (and second fastest ever) Sheila Chepkirui.
 
Chepkirui flew to a 29:57 clocking at the 2019 Birell Grand Prix 10km Road Race in Prague on 07 September 2019. With that time Chepkirui is the second fastest woman over 10km. Only Joyciline Jepkosgei ha


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SA's RUNNING QUEEN SONJA LAXTON TO RUN 100TH SPAR WOMEN'S RACE

25 September 2019

One of South Africa’s most successful athletes whose career spans more than five decades, Sonja Laxton, will be running her 100th SPAR Women’s Challenge 10km race in Joburg on Sunday October 6.
 
The SPAR Women’s Challenge Joburg at Marks Park Sports Club will be a very special one for Laxton, who is probably one of the nicest and most accomplished female runne


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NGENO SMASHES COURSE RECORD AT FNB JOBURG 10K CITYRUN

24 September 2019

Kenya’s Alfred Ngeno said before the race that he would win the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. He was true to his word as he crossed the line one second ahead of Kevin Kibet in a new Course Record time of 29:16, taking 11 seconds off of the previous Course Record set by Filman Ande of Eritrea in 2018.
 
Some 15 000 runners lined up outside FNB Bank City in Simmonds street on Tuesday 24 September


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KISSA HUNTING SUB 27 AT FNB DURBAN 10K CITYSURFRUN

23 September 2019

Running in the shadow of his more famous countryman Joshua Cheptegei, a two-time winner of the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN, Stephen Kissa is looking to stamp his mark on the 2019 edition of the fast Durban race on Sunday 13 October.
 
Kissa may not have the titles of his countryman who is the current World Cross Country Champion and the Commonwealth Games 5000m and 10 000m Champion, but he is th


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GUNNING FOR SUB 2:30 AT BERLIN MARATHON

22 September 2019

He has been the first South African home three years in a row at the London Marathon. Having run a PB of 2:30.01 at this year’s race, Nicholas Bester just missed his longtime dream of dipping under the elusive 2:30 marathon time. But in less than a week from now Nick hopes to make that dream come true at the 2019 Berlin Marathon.
 
And looking at his recent training and racing logs it see


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RUNNING SENSATION THABANG TOPS AGAIN AT 4 PEAKS

22 September 2019

Thabang Madiba continued his domination at the 2019 Trappers 4 Peaks Mountain Challenge presented by Bloemfontein Courant by once again claiming top spot for the 3rd year in a row, with another sprint finish. 
 
As the current record holder for both the “forward” and “reverse” routes, Thabang finished in a time of 2hrs55min09sec, followed very closel


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MiWayLife TEAMS UP WITH THE IMPI CHALLENGE

18 September 2019

The organisers of the IMPI Challenge are excited to welcome MiWayLife as a partner of the last two events of 2019, the IMPI Challenge #2that will take place at Van Gaalen Kaasmakerij (North West Province) on Saturday, 02 November 2019 and the IMPI Challenge #3that will take place at Wiesenhof Wildlife Park, Stellenbosch (Western Cape) on Saturday, 23 November 2019.
 
“We ar


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FROM DOG WALKER TO FACE OF THE RACE

18 September 2019

Graphic designer Sarah Ayres is a busy mother of two small children.  She has also been named the 2019 Face of the Race for the SPAR Women’s Challenge Joburg at Marks Park Sports Club on October 6.

Ayres was one of five finalists in the Face of the Race competition in Get It magazine. The Face of the Race was not a beauty competition.  Instead,


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