Young cross country star Andries Sesedi ran a personal best to claim victory in the World Aids Day Half Marathon at the Katlehong Sports Complex on Sunday (Dec 1). Sesedi blitzed around the 21,1km distance in a time of 68 minutes and three seconds to beat Tsitsing Seleshoge into second position by 32 seconds, with Kwanda Longoza completing the podium just over a minute further back. Sesedi, from Mohlakeng’s Colossus Athletics Club, beat his previous…"PB gives Sesedi World Aids Day title"
Sunday’s World AIDS Day Half Marathon and 10km road race serves as a perfect training run for Comrades and Two Oceans hopefuls with the added bonus that runners will be competing for a worthy cause. The route is flat and fast with the half marathon runners doing two laps starting and finishing at the Katlehong Sports Complex in Masakhane Road in Katlehong. The 10km is one lap of the route and there is also a…"Fast and flat half marathon with a good cause"
The Sedibeng Marathon on December 8 provides Gauteng road runners with a great opportunity to secure an early Comrades qualifier and post a seeding time. The event, which is also a Two Oceans qualifier, offers runners a relatively flat route that starts and finishes at the Vaal Showgrounds in Vereeniging and so is also a perfect marathon-distance training run. Runners who are not looking for a full 42.2km distance also have the option of a…"Perfect for a Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier"
Postmasburg — Joel Mmone powered away from Desmond Mokgobu over the second half of the 21km event to claim victory at The Great Kolomela Iron Road Race which started and finished in Postmasburg on Saturday morning. The Nedbank athletics club athlete and Wobukaosi Tshuma were the big winners as they took the men’s and women’s titles respectively over the half marathon distances in the Northern Cape season-ending road running event on Saturday morning. Mmone won…"Mmone, Tshuma triumph at Great Kolomela"
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…"Early Xmas for N Cape road runners"
Postmasburg — A strong field of athletes is expected to make the journey to the small mining town of Postmasburg in the Northern Cape this weekend to fight for nearly R300 000 worth of prizes at the Great Kolomela Iron Road Race on Saturday (Nov 16). The generous sponsorship from Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore, which operates the nearby Sishen and Kolomela iron ore mines, means the race organisers are able to offer some attractive incentives…"Enticing rewards at Great Kolomela Iron Road Race"
Postmasburg — A healthy prize fund is awaiting the top road runners in the Great Kolomela Iron Road Race on November 16 with nearly R300 000 up for grabs across the 21km, 10km and 5km races. The trip to Postmasburg could be worthwhile for some of the country’s elite male and female athletes as they stand to collect some healthy prizes from the Northern Cape race with R20 000 being awarded to both the first man and…"Rich rewards for Great Kolomela Race"
The team of Double Entry Bandits successfully defended their title at the African Centurion 100-mile endurance walk at Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch on Saturday and Sunday. The four-person team of Lwando Nombewu, Cecil Alexander, Andre Fielies and Bandile Cima completed the 56 laps in a very quick time of 18 hours, 58 minutes and 58 seconds. Nombewu, Fielies and Cima also won the 2018 African Centurion with Alexander stepping into the team as a replacement…"Bandits take African Centurion title"
Almost 200 brave athletes will be attempting to complete the fourth African Centurion 100-mile walk at Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch on Saturday and Sunday. A smattering of overseas athletes will be joining the army of South Africans as they attempt to complete the tough 160km distance in less the 24 hours. The Old Mutual and Standard Bank sponsored event, which is the African leg of the prestigious international Centurion 100-mile endurance race-walking series, starts at…"African Centurions prepare for 100-mile challenge"
The Moore Night Run produced a thrilling race through the streets of Stellenbosch on Wednesday evening with Deon Hendricks just edging out Amos Nyonga for the win in a quick time. The popular annual night race drew a big field of 1 400 entrants to the scenic Winelands town for the 5km and 10km events. Up front, Hendricks, from the Athletics Academy, blitzed around the course in 29 minutes and 50 seconds to edge out his…"Hendricks, vd Merwe make light of night run"