De la Porte, Madlala claim Youth Run honours

VARSITY College athlete Ben de la Porte powered to a personal best time to claim the title at the 10km 2019 KZNA / DSR Youth Run at Kings Park on Saturday. De la Porte was careful not to chase the early rabbits who started fast and set an unrealistic blistering pace at Kings Park on Saturday mornings. His decision to run a controlled race from the start paid off as he crossed the line in…

"De la Porte, Madlala claim Youth Run honours"

Record time for Spar 10km winner

FULL SPAR WOMEN’S CAPE TOWN RESULTS Commonwealth Games marathon champion Helalia Johannes (Nedbank Namibia) beat an international field in a record time at the Cape Town SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge at the Greenpoint Stadium on Sunday. Her time of 31.45 was a race record and also a Namibian national record, beating the record of 31.50 she set up in the Port Elizabeth Challenge earlier this month. Ethiopian Sofia Chegen (Nike) was second in 32.09 minutes…

"Record time for Spar 10km winner"

Gachaga makes it number three at ONERUN

Morris Gachaga took line honours for the third consecutive year when he won the 2019 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in Cape Town on Sunday May 19. In cool and near perfect conditions 14 300 runners took part in the 12km run from Woodbridge Island in Milnerton to Cape Town. With probably the strongest field ever assembled, the race was either going to turn into a fast and furious affair with the course record of…

"Gachaga makes it number three at ONERUN"

Running for democracy in Empondoland

Just a few days after the sixth General Elections, runners taking part in the three Empondoland Marathon events finishing at Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape on Sunday will be celebrating 25 years of democracy. The three events – a 42.2km standard marathon, a 21,1km half marathon and a 10km race – are hosted and organised by the Lusikisiki Harriers as a celebration of a quarter of a century of democracy in South Africa. The 42,2km…

"Running for democracy in Empondoland"

SABC, ASA agree to broadcast Comrades

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) and Athletics South Africa (ASA) announced on Monday they have reached a one year agreement which will result in the Comrades, Cape Town Marathon and Soweto Marathons being broadcast this year. Due to the dispute, The Two Oceans Marathon was not broadcast last month for the first time since live broadcasts of the event began. The Comrades Marathon, which takes place on 9 June 2019, will be broadcast live…

"SABC, ASA agree to broadcast Comrades"

Gelant & Xaba gun for ONERUN

The Boxer AC duo of Elroy Gelant and Glenrose Xaba have confirmed their entry into the 2019 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 19 May 2019. Gelant has made an impressive start to the year after battling with injury in 2018 while Xaba has used the off season period to good effect to recover from a busy 2018. Although Gelant has put in solid performances after a hernia operation in April 2018, he was…

"Gelant & Xaba gun for ONERUN"

Its Two Oceans time

As befits one of South Africa’s major ultra-marathons, the 50th Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon has attracted a sprinkling of Africa’s best athletes who will all be chasing time in the 56km and half marathon events on Saturday. A potent Kenyan contingent has drifted into Cape Town this week and that country’s world dominance of men’s distance running is likely to continue on the tip of Africa with Thompson Magawana’s record of 3:03:44 – set…

"Its Two Oceans time"

Gelant sets season’s best at DCM

ELROY Gelant produced the quickest half marathon time by a South African this year at the Durban City Marathon on Sunday when he blitzed around the beachfront course in 61 minutes 57 seconds. The Durban City Marathon route lived up to its billing as a fast course with the Boxer Athletic Club runner battling for the entire 21km with young rising KZN star Mbuleli Mathanga, who ended up just six seconds behind the winner in…

"Gelant sets season’s best at DCM"

Comrades Qualifying criteria

May 2, 2019. That is a red-letter day for all Comrades hopefuls who have entered the 2019 Comrades but still need to submit their qualifying time to the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA). May 2 is the deadline to submit qualifying times, so there are only five weeks remaining to get a qualifying run in for those hopefuls who still have not finished at least a standard marathon since August 26. Below is a list of…

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