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Durban Ladies Race this Sunday

SPAR Durban

SPAR Durban

This Sunday is international Olympic Day and Durban will be bursting at the seams with enthusiastic runners taking to the streets for the SPAR Women’s 10/5km race.

Top athletes from around the country will be travelling to the seaside to compete in the annual race which falls on the internationally celebrated day commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games.

Included in the line-up is the South African Olympic Marathon team comprising of the darling of SPAR races around the country, Rene Kalmer who has won more SPAR runs than any other runner in the history of the race. Team mate, Irvette Van Zyl has also graced the podium on several occasions. Adding some local flavour, Kloof’s Tanith Maxwell concludes the trio who represented the country in London last year.

Upping the tempo of the race, leading Zimbabwean runner Rutendo Nyahora who has won the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth races is aiming to win all five races. Mapaseka Makhanya, who is leading the SPAR Grand Prix, will be battling it out for top honours in the Durban race. Challenging them through the 10km are Jenna Challenor, Christine Kalmer, Poppy Mlambo, and Zintle Ziniwe Nontle.

A fast time is expected in this year’s race as the ladies surge along the brand new SPAR route, a dazzling scenic route around the Sahara and Suncoast precinct. The winter weather is predicted to be perfect for the runners.

There will be two starts for this year’s race with half an hour separating the start times. The start is alongside the Durban Ice Rink with the field heading off towards Argyle Road and turning up to the beach, at every turn the views will be spectacular.

Tomorrow (Saturday) is the final day for manual registration at the SPAR Women’s Food and Lifestyle Expo at Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World.

image: Jockey ladies meet some real jockeys, leading the bulk entries for the SPAR Women’s 10/5km race, Jockey SA runners enjoyed a bit of training on the SPAR route and bumped into the mounted police unit police officers patrolling. Pictured here are Inspector De Vos, Inspector Wreyford and Constable Muthen on horses and in front are Farahana Naidoo, Thandeka Sthole, Seishini Pillay, Clare Mangan, Garlai Combrinck, Natalie Bennie, Zama Zamuka.

SPAR Women’s 10/5km Race
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
Sunday 23 June

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