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.
He has just won the gruelling 75km Umngeni River Run – and that on his first attempt at this beautifully tough race set in the mountainous KwaZulu-Natal. Meet Eric Ngubane, probably one of the most versatile runners out there, as he seems to switch seamlessly between trail and road, while performing excellently on both.
Traversing the WESSA Umngeni Valley Nature Reserve and Hilton Colle
Mamorallo Tjoka and Annie Bothma enjoyed an active approach to National Women’s Day (Thursday, 09 August 2018) by claiming gold in the 10km Totalsports Women’s Race in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively.
Mamorallo Tjoka crossed the finish line at Mary Fitzgerald Square (Newtown) in an impressive time of 34 minutes 33 seconds. “I wasn’t able to run as fast as
The 2018 SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge series has reached the halfway point and the SPAR Grand Prix is still wide open. The Pretoria Challenge -- the fourth race in the six-race series -- takes place at Supersport Park on Saturday, (August 4) and elite runners will be doing their best to claim a stake in the Grand Prix.
Defending champion Kesa Molotsane appeared to be cruising to victory
Ask any Comrades Marathon runner; it’s a gruelling race, no matter who you are. Running 90km over some of the biggest hills South Africa has to offer is no easy feat. Now imagine running 900km in the days leading up to Comrades, and then immediately after, you line up to tackle the actual Ultimate Human Race. Well, that’s exactly what Carla Molinaro did. But what makes her story even more incredible i
Four brothers, one dream: to finish the 2018 Comrades Marathon together. Quite a task, especially keeping in mind that firstly, not too many people can lay claim to have finished the gruelling 90km between Pietermaritzburg and Durban. And secondly, even less can lay claim to have tackled this enormous task with not just one, but with four siblings! And of course, as most Comrades runners know, the chances of cros
Four days before her second son was born Olympic marathoner and SA’s running sweetheart still managed a 46-minute 10km run. No wonder Irvette van Zyl not only looks fantastic barely a month after the birth of her son, but she is already back in training with some exciting running goals in the near future.
Nedbank Running Club’s Van Zyl and Olympian hurdler husband LJ, welcomed lit