Early Xmas for N Cape road runners

Postmasburg — As the 2019 road running season winds down, the Northern Cape athletes have their final hurrah this weekend when the small mining town of Postmasburg in the Northern Cape hosts the Great Kolomela Iron Road Race on Saturday.

The regions’s top road runners will be looking for an early Christmas when they fight it out for the nearly R300 000 worth of prizes over the 21km, 10km and 5km distances.

The generous sponsorship from Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore, which operates the nearby Sishen and Kolomela iron ore mines, has allowed the event organisers to offer R20 000 to each of the winning male and female athletes in the 21km event while second and third in both categories are worth R10 000 and R5 000 respectively.

The 10km and 5km winners will earn R10 000 and R5 000 respectively, while all age categories from junior up to the 80-plus class will all received cash prizes for first to third in both men and women in all three races. There is also prizemoney for race walkers.

All the Great Kolomela Iron Road Races start and finish at the Postmasburg Showgrounds from 6am.

Race registration on the afternoon of Friday November 15 at the showgrounds and before the start on race day on Saturday. Entry fees are R110 for the 21km, R90 for the 10km and R30 for the 5km. The R40 fee for a temporary ASA licence will apply for those who do not have licence. 5km runners must be five years or older, 10km runners must be 14 years or older, and 21 km runners must be 16 years or older.

FinishTime will time the event. Results can be found here.