XABA CLAIMS GOLD AT TOTALSPORTS WOMEN'S RACE DURBAN
22 July 2018
Glenrose Xaba proved to be in a league of her own at the Totalsports Women’s Race Durban (Kings Park Athletics Track) this morning (Sunday, 22 July 2018).
Xaba celebrated her Totalsports Women’s Race Durban debut by crossing the finish line first in an impressive time of 33 minutes 41 seconds. “I really enjoyed today,” says Xaba. “The event was exciting. The organisers know how to put together a challenging 10km route. I was in front from the start, with a couple of other runners. When we reached the 7km mark I just maintained my pace until the finish. There was a lot of support on route, especially from the 5km runners. I am really excited and ready for my next race.”
Jenet Mbhele was the 2nd runner to cross the 10km finish line. “This is the first time that I compete in the Totalsports Women’s Race,” says Mbhele. “I enjoyed the entire race. My goal was to better my time, which I did. I am really happy with my position. I definitely want to come back next year.”
Fresh off of injury 3rd place finisher Tish Jones was feeling the nerves on the start line. “I was worried about a niggle that hurt during the warm up,” confesses Jones. “For the first 3km I could comfortably keep up with the leading group. I knew that my fitness was not up to scratch though. A 10km race is short, sharp and painful. Glenrose comfortably took the lead from the 7km mark. I could always see her though.”
“There was a tussle between Jenet and I,” continues Jones. “I would overtake her, and then she’d get her second wind and over take me. It was a really good race. It was awesome to see the sea of pink on route. The vibe was relaxed, really nice with a lot of support. It was just more comfortable with less anxiety. It’s about a bigger picture, the charity.”
1. Glenrose Xaba 33:4
2. Jenet Mbhele 34:14
3. Tish Jones 34:17
4. Makhosi Mhlongo 35:52
5. Mokulubete Makatisi 36:39
6. Happiness Sonto Mkhize 38:11
7. Nokuthula Ntshangase 39:05
8. Simangaliso Madladla 39:12
The Totalsports Women’s Race Durban is the first of three races held annually in celebration of National Women’s Day and in support of PinkDrive. The next two races will take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town on Thursday, 09 August 2018 (National Women’s Day).
NEXT UP: 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race
Thursday, 09 August 2018
Johannesburg: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown
Cape Town: Grand Parade, Cape Town CBD
5km / R80,00
10km Johannesburg unlicensed runner / R140.00 (temporary license included)
10km Cape Town unlicensed runner / R155.00 (temporary license included)
The 2018 Totalsports Women’s Race (Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town) boasts a combined prize purse of R123 600.
Each entrant will receive a fitted Event T-shirt, a finisher’s bracelet, a Totalsports Head Scarf and can look forward to an exhilarating live performance by a well-known South African artist.
Enter online at www.totalsportswomensrace.com
Charity Support: The Totalsports Women’s Race proudly supports PinkDrive, a Non-Profit Company (NPC) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering free services to the medically uninsured across South Africa. PinkDrive will be present at the Totalsports Women’s Race in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town offering FREE clinical breast examinations and educating on the importance of self- breast examinations.
For more information on PinkDrive visit www.pinkdrive.co.za. For further information or to enter the Totalsports Women’s Race visit www.totalsportswomensrace.com
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