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2014 - 2015 Tom Cottrell's Open Water Swimmers' Guide is now Available in the App Stores
The 2014-2015 Tom Cottrell’s Swimmers’ Guide to Open Water Swimming in The 2014-2015 Tom Cottrell’s Swimmers’ Guide to Open Water Swimming in South Africa is now available with an exciting new look and feel in the Apple  and Android app stores.South Africa is now available with an exciting new look and feel in the Apple  and Android app stores . This year Guide Book Publications celebrates the 10th edition of Tom Cottrell’s Swimmers’ Guide to Open Water Swimming in South Africa. Once again the apps contain open water swims from the sea to dams, lakes, canals, estuaries and rivers across South Africa, continuing to be an essential guide to swimmers covering swims from the Midmar Mile to The Ice Swim.

All the essential information for over 80 swims is included: the date, the times and the venue. Event programmes are tabled and the information on the prizes and give-aways is comprehensive, as well as what facilities are available.For swimmers safety, all the events sanctioned by Swim South Africa are The 2014-2015 Tom Cottrell’s Swimmers’ Guide to Open Water Swimming in South Africa is now available with an exciting new look and feel in the Apple  and Android app stores.flagged. The guide also details the quality of the water, such an essential issue to a good and safe swim. 

Once again, with either the Apple or Android app, you will be able to access Tom Cottrell’s Swimmers’ Guide to Open Water Swimming in South Africa on your phone or tablet (mobile device). You will be able to find races in your area , look up specific races, get the most up-to-date information, race profiles, find out how to get to the start and get race details.  It’s the easy reading and huge knowledge base of Tom Cottrell’s Swimmers’ Guide to Open Water Swimming in South Africa with the most up-to-date information from our offices that is The 2014-2015 Tom Cottrell’s Swimmers’ Guide to Open Water Swimming in South Africa is now available with an exciting new look and feel in the Apple  and Android app stores.updated daily – all easily located on your mobile device.

2014 - 2015 Tom Cottrell's Open Water Swimmer's Guide is now live on www.swimmersguide.co.za
Ann has been hard at work gathering information for the 2014 - 2015 Open Water Swimming Season which started on 1 September 2014 and will end on 31 August 2015.

Organisers: If you organise an event and would like it to appear in the Swimmers’ Guide or if we already feature your race but you would like us to update your race details then please let Ann know.  You are also welcome to let us know your pre-entry links, closing dates and send through your flyers and we will gladly attach them to your race for you.

2014 Nedbank Winter Race Dates: June to DecemberRunners Guide Race Organisers: New Race or RaceChanges?
If you organise an event and would like it to appear in the Runners’ Guide or if we already feature your race but you would like us to update your race details then please let Ann know.  You are also welcome to let us know your pre-entry links, closing dates and send through your flyers and we will gladly attach them to yourrace for you.

Publications

Our 2014 Nedbank Winter Race Dates went Nedbank Runners' Guide 2014 Digital Appsout in the Comrades goodies bags as usual. If you missed out be on the look out for your copy at local Sportsmans Warehouse stores.

To find out about our 2014 publications visit this link.

Nedbank Runners' Guide 2014 Digital Apps and Paperback
Nedbank Runners’ Guide for iPhone or iPad - now Free
Nedbank Runners’ Guide for Android - now Free
Nedbank Runners’ Guide Paperback

Other Guide Book Publication Books Available:
Tom Cottrell's Cyclists’ Guide for iPhone or iPad - now Free
Tom Cottrell's Cyclists’ Guide for Android - now Free
Tom Cottrell's Cyclists’ Guide Paperback

Nedbank News

Run4GoodRun 4 Good Night Trail Run/Walk – 22 October 2014. Start: PWC Cycle Park, Bryanston – GP.
Time:  19h00
Distance:  8km, 4km
Please join us for the Run 4 Good Night Trail Run/Walk on 22 October at the PWC Cycle Park in Bryanston in support of the Santa Shoebox Project.  The Santa Shoebox is a non-profit organisation that donates a shoebox of gifts to underprivileged children all over South Africa at Christmas time.
 
The event welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels.  Participants can compete in a 4km or 8km route which will incorporate a mixture of surfaces. You do not need to be a Nedbank member to participate.

Please bring a headlamp or torch as the course is not lit up.  Results will be communicated to participants after the event. Water will be provided, and food and drinks will be on sale.
 
Programme
18h00 Registration (Collect your bar-coded timing device)
18h50 - Race Briefing
19h00 - Race Starts
20h30 - Prize Giving
 
This event has been organised by staff of Nedbank Limited.  All proceeds will be donated to the Santa Shoebox Project.

Entry Details: Pre-entries are available at Quicket at a cost of R100. For more information contact Sarika Govender on 011-2941097 or sarikag@nedbank.co.za.

To join one of 13 Nedbank Running Clubs around the country, call (012) 541-0577 or visit www.nedbankrunningclub.co.za.

Looking Ahead

Pridwin 5km Knight Run in aid of Baragwanath Burns Unit – 11 October 2014. Start: Pridwin School, cnr Jameson Ave and St Andrews Str, Melrose (Janion Field) – CG.
Time: 16h30
Distance: 5km
A charity run organised by Pridwin in aid of the Baragwanath Burns Unit. There will be food and drinks available after the race.

Entry Details: Entries, with proof of payment, can be emailed to vernad@pridwin.co.za. Late entries are accepted at the start from 15h30, at a premium. For more information contact knightrun@pridwin.co.za.

Harrismith Mountain Race - 11 October 2014. Start: Platberg Stadium, Harrismith – FS.
Time:  11h00
Distance:  15km, 5km
This race started in 1922 as a wager. Major A.E. Belcher bet a local inhabitant that he could scale "that small little hill of yours", the Platberg, in less than an hour. The bet was on and the major finished with eight minutes to spare. Afterwards, Major Belcher presented a floating trophy as a prize and in 1927; the Belcher Cup was awarded to the first athlete to reach the summit of the Platberg. The late, great Wally Hayward said, "Never again. It's the toughest obstacle in the whole world". Dare one argue that this is one of the most difficult 15 kilometre races in the world? This race will be staged for the 92nd time in 2014, a race staged more times than the Comrades Marathon.

Entry Details: Pre-entries have already closed. Late entries are accepted at the start from 08h00, at a premium. Walkers are welcome and start at 11h00. The fun run starts at 11h15. For more information contact Jaco du Toit on 082-8984630.

SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge – Johannesburg - 12 October 2014. Start:  Wanderers Club, Illovo – CG.
Time:  08h00
Distance:  10km, 5km
Spar Grand Prix Settled but the Race is on for First Place
The Wanderers Club in Illovo is the place to be on Sunday, when South Africa’s top Diana-Lebo Phalula despite finishing fourth in the Durban and Pretoria SPAR Women’s Challenge in August, still remains top on the SPAR Grand Prix leader board. There is one SPAR Women’s Challenge race left for 2014 which counts towards the SPAR Grand Prix standings. The last leg of the SPAR Women’s Challenge race takes place this Sunday, 12 October in Illovo, Johannesburg. Photo: Reg Caldecott.roadrunners vie for first place in the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge.

The Johannesburg race is the last of the five race Challenge series, and the winner of the annual Grand Prix is virtually cut and dried.  There is only the smallest technical possibility that Diana-Lebo Phalula will not emerge as winner of the Nissan Micra awarded to the runner with the most points from the five races.

She has a total of 94 points, after winning the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth races in record time, and finishing fourth in Durban and Pretoria.

Her nearest rival is three-time Grand Prix winner Rene Kalmer, who is 28 points behind, with 66 points, just two points ahead of last year’s Grand Prix winner, Mapaseka Makhanya.

Diana-Lebo’s twin sister, Lebogang, and two-time winner of the Grand Prix, Irvette van Zyl, are in joint fourth place on the log, with 57 points.  Lebogang won the Durban race and Van Zyl was first across the line in Pretoria.

Although the outcome of the Grand Prix may be known, the top runners have all let it be known that they will be satisfied with nothing less than victory on Sunday.

They have all been in good form recently.  Van Zyl followed her record-breaking win in Pretoria with victory in the Nelson Mandela Marathon the following day. She was unable to finish the Cape Town race because of an injury, but she has been running outstanding times and could be hard to beat on Sunday.Three-time Grand Prix winner Rene Kalmer, who is second on the Grind Prix log with 66 points, just two points ahead of last year’s Grand Prix winner Mapaseka Makhanya. Kalmer finished ninth in the Berlin Marathon last month, in a personal best time of 02:29:27.  She has not had a win in this year’s SPAR Challenge races, and will be determined to change that in the last Challenge of the year. Photo: Reg Caldecott.

Kalmer finished ninth in the Berlin Marathon last month, in a personal best time of 02:29:27.  She has not had a win in this year’s Challenge races, and will be determined to change that in the last Challenge of the year.

The Phalula sisters have been running better than ever this year, and either of them is capable of winning the Johannesburg race. Diana-Lebo had a hamstring niggle in Durban and Pretoria, but should be back at her best for the Johannesburg race.

Other runners to look out for include Rutendo Nyahora, Rene’s sister Christine, Marelize Retief, Jenna Challenor and Thozama April, who will all be pushing for a place on the podium.

The evergreen Sonja Laxton will also be running.  Last year, she completed her 80th SPAR race when she won the Grandmasters category in Johannesburg.  A few weeks later she was struck by a car while training, and suffered multiple fractures.  While there were those who thought she might never run again, Laxton had other ideas, and less than six months later, she ran in the Port Elizabeth Challenge, finishing in 57:12 – a time that would put most women of her age to shame.

Women to Take To the Streets in SPAR Challenge
Johannesburg’s northern suburbs will resonate to the sound of thousands of pairs of feet on Sunday morning as more than 11 000 women take to the streets in the SPAR women’s 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run at the Wanderers Club.

South Africa’s top women runners will all be there, battling it out to cross the finish line first, but the Challenge is about far more than the winners.  It brings together women of all ages, shapes and sizes, and most of those taking part on Sunday are doing it for fun.  Many of them will walk rather than run, and the sounds of laughter and chatter will echo round the leafy suburbs of Melrose, Illovo, Atholl-Oaklands and Killarney.

Some famous faces will also be taking part, including well-known television sports presenter Vaylen Kirtley, Morning Live’s Andile Masuku, who will be taking a break from telling us about the weather, and fans of ‘7de Laan’ will be delighted to be able to catch up with Melanie du Bois, better known as Felicity.

Other faces not as well-known are those of the women from Reach for Recovery, the Challenge’s designated charity.  Reach for Recovery is a support group for women with breast cancer.  Its members are all women who have been through the ordeal of breast cancer and are well placed to talk to women who are undergoing treatment. The Reach for Recovery runners are easily recognized by their pink t-shirts and the laughter that accompanies them wherever they go.

Although the Challenge is a women’s race, men are allowed to take part on the condition that they dress in drag.

Social media has become part of the fun of the SPAR Challenge and Fun Run, and the organizers are encouraging participants to enter the spirit of the occasion by tweeting photos and comments. The hashtags are #SparRaceJHB #SPARJozi

As always, there are wonderful prizes on offer, including a lucky draw for a Nissan Micra, the Bring-a-Buddy competition, where an entrant and her friend can win New Balance shoes, and the schools competition, where the school with the most entrants can win prizes from electronics giant Mustek.

Entry Details: Pre-entries have already closed. Late entries will be accepted at registration at the Wanderers on Thursday October 9, Friday October 10 and Saturday October 11, but only pre-entries are eligible for the free race t-shirt. Walkers are welcome. For more information contact Central Gauteng Athletics on 011-8732726 or cgauteng@intekom.co.za.  (Photos: Reg Caldecott)

Mega Sport Classic Voet van Afrika Marathon & MTB Challenge – 17 – 19 October 2014. Start: Mega Park, Bredasdorp – Bol.
Time: Friday 14h00 – Sunday 15h00
Van Der Merwe-Sport Stars Want To Make a Difference in the Overberg  
The brothers Fanie and Chris van der Merwe are international stars in respectively Paralympic World Record holder and gold medallist at the recent Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Fanie van der Merwe, sharing a handshake from Madiba after his gold at the 2008 Beijing Games. He and his pro roller blade brother Chris will be at the Mega Sport Classic Weekend at Mega Park on 17 and 18 October - Voet van Afrika Marathon.the Paralympic T37 category for people with disabilities and in the professional world of the popular X Games and daring skateboard performances.

On Friday, 17 and Saturday, 18 October both Fanie and Chris will make a life changing difference in the lives of youth in the Cape Agulhas region.  The cerebral palsy disabled Fanie will be the special guest next Friday at the Mega Sport Classic weekend at Mega Park, Bredasdorp during Bredasdorp High School’s Top 10 Athletics for primary schools.

He will also be at the popular Pink Toontjie Fun Run and Doggie Walk which starts on Friday, 17 October at 18h00. There are 2 500 medals at stake and Fanie will do the prize giving and will inspire youth and participants in the Voet van Afrika Marathon, Voet van Afrika Half Marathon and  Voet van Afrika 10km

Recently Fanie grabbed gold for South Africa in the 100m T37 at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland. He also had the world at his feet at the 2012 Paralympics in London when he won the gold medal in the 100m T37 with a dive to the finish line, in a world record of 11.51 seconds. In the process he beat China’s Yongbin Liang by split seconds and Russia’s Roman Kapranov who came in third with 11.57 seconds. He also won gold at the 2008 Beijing Games, where he won the 200m T37 in a world record time.  

In 2009 Fanie obtained a BA Sport Science degree at the University of Stellenbosch and also has a level 2 ASA sprint training qualification. In his free time he enjoys rollerblading and skateboarding.

He and his brother Chris grew up in the mining town Virginia in the Free State, where Chris matriculated in 2002 and Fanie in 2004 at Hentie Cilliers High School. They both excelled in sport.

Chris obtained a BCom degree in Communication management in 2005 at TukkiesInternational professional rollerblade and skateboard champion, Chris van der Merwe (left) during an “Inspired 2 Become” session with youth from Cape Town. He and his Paralympic gold medallist and world record holder brother Fanie will be at the Mega Sport Classic Weekend at Mega Park on 17 and 18 October - Voet van Afrika Marathon. and a postgraduate diploma in Copywriting at the AAA School of Advertising. In 2008 he qualified as an international professional rollerblader at the Amateur World Rollerblading Championships in the USA and has since come 10th in the Korean World Games in 2010 and overall 6th in the Asian Games in 2012. He also took part there in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.

A huge indoor rollerblading and skate boarding track is being built in Bredasdorp in the Total exhibition hall at Mega Park. All those who are interested can see Chris and maybe Fanie too, in action that weekend. Children, youth and others who are interested are invited to bring their skateboards and rollerblades and come and share in the fun from Friday 14h00 till Sunday 15h00.

Fanie says, “I never saw myself as disabled at school but when my athletic career began; I knew it was all part of God’s plan for me, to also touch other young peoples’ lives.” He and Chris manage their own non-profit removal organization, Inspired 2 Become. “With this we focus on alternative sports opportunities for people with disabilities. I also train children with visual and intellectual disabilities”, he says.

Entry Details: Toontjie pre-entries have already closed. Late entries are accepted at the start, Mega Park, between 13h00 and 17h50. For more information contact Top Events on 021-5117130 or info@topevents.co.za.

Been There, Done That

Oyster Catcher Trail Run – 19 September 2014. All records smashed…
The Oyster Catcher Trail Run was again one for the books. The race that started as a Oyster Catcher Trail Run – 19 September 2014. Photo: Em Gatlandtwo day trail run in 2012, has now on request by the runners, evolved into a three day event. Adding on the extra day was easy for the organisers as the Southern Cape has so many beautiful and unseen trails. Fred Orban, owner of Sanpiper Cottages, was just too keen for the extra day and happy to host all of us for the additional day.

The new day did not disappoint – giving athletes the chance to run on a private nature reserve just outside Gouritsmond, Reins Nature Reserve. Day one’s route of 25km saw 39 athletes head out in the rain and wind to make a loop around the lighthouse before a climb which gave them endless views of the ocean before ascending to some flat beach and rock running all the way to the finish at Gouritsmond Jetty. Hano Otto (Course director) known for giving a little sting in the tail of his races, did not disappoint as the athletes encountered a sand section just before the finish. Jade Muller (Port Elizabeth) took the win for day one – with a big smile on his face in an amazing time of 01:49:42. Megan Beckett (Cape Town) took top honours for the girls in a time of 02:17:27.
 
Day two started with clear Oyster Catcher Trail Run – 19 September 2014. Photo: Em Gatlandskies and crispness in the air and 84 athletes lined up at the start. Athletes got to choose their own way, hugging the coastline being the more preferred option. Boulder hopping, rock running and beach madness was to be remembered on this day. Starting off on a farm close to Kanon, athletes ran all the way to Sandpiper Sports Centre in Boggoms Bay. Jade Muller was unstoppable and came zooming past Fransmanshoek, not even giving the water table a second look as he sped off to the finish breaking the current record of 01:36:10 in a time of 01:33:15. Megan Beckett took it in her stride as she came smiling across the line in a time of 01:58:06.

Dana Bay second Beach delivered a spectacular sunrise as the athletes lined up for the third day of the Oyster Catcher Trail Run. Over a hundred athletes where awaiting a day of up-and-downs as they ran the well-known St Blaize hiking trail. The first section being a beach section followed by climbing the stairs onto pure single-track all the way to the finish in Mossel Bay at the Poort. The race was fast paced and another record was soon to be broken as Jade came past the water table with only 6km to the finish. The previous record for this day of 01:28:28 was not a problem for Jade and his brilliant finishing time of 01:20:27. Megan was just as determined to win all three days as first lady and Oyster Catcher Trail Run – 19 September 2014. Photo: Em Gatlandcame across the line in a magnificent time of 01:42:17.

It was great to see some locals out on the trails of their backyard, with 19 athletes from the surrounding area competing, Rob De Reuck (Wilderness) took the Master Male position in the three day event.

The Oyster Catcher Trail Run has grown from strength to strength; having started with 36 athletes in its first year to 122 entrants this year. The race will be limited to 150 athletes next year. And with all competitors this year leaving with happy faces this is certainly an event to diarise. Hano and Sonja Otto of TriSport are very excited about the future of this race as it has a variety of terrains giving everyone a chance to enjoy a multi-day stage event. For more information, results and photos visit www.trisport.co.za or www.facebook.com/trisportsa. (Thanks to the organisers for the write up and Em Gatland for the photos.)

Tail-end Charlie

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" Audrey Hepburn

See you on the road

Tom Cottrell
& The Guide Book Publications Team

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Upcoming Race Dates

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11 Oct 2014 Bdr ELAC/SPAR 10km & 5km Fun Run
11 Oct 2014 Bol OR Dirtopia Spring Trail Run
11 Oct 2014 Bol OR Hermanus Whale Festival Trail Runs
11 Oct 2014 Bol OR La Capra Goat Run
11 Oct 2014 Bol   McDonalds Paarlberg Mountain Half Marathon
11 Oct 2014 FS OR Harrismith Mountain Race
11 Oct 2014 FS   Pride in Tyres/Pentagon Pistols 12.25km Charity Run
11 Oct 2014 GN   Chamberlain Capital Classic Half Marathon & 10km
11 Oct 2014 KZN OR The Eleventh Mutter - 2 Days
11 Oct 2014 SWD OR Meiringspoort Half Marathon & 10km

12 Oct 2014 CG   Spar Women’s 10km Challenge - Johannesburg
12 Oct 2014 CG   Zoo Trot 10km & 5km
12 Oct 2014 KZN   Swift Half Marathon
12 Oct 2014 WP   OUTsurance 94.5KFM Gun Run

15 Oct 2014 KZN OR Spur KZN Trail Series 3 of 4 Nite Race
15 Oct 2014 Mpl   Waypoint 10km Nite
15 Oct 2014 SWD   Spur to Spur 10km Nite Race
15 Oct 2014 WP   Silver Queen 10km

17 Oct 2014 CG   18- & 9-hour Relay Marathon
17 Oct 2014 Lim   Polokwane Nite Race
17 Oct 2014 Mpl   Coaldust Dreams Circuit Challenge & LoobiT 100 Miler

18 Oct 2014 Bol   Voet van Afrika 10km 
18 Oct 2014 Bol Voet van Afrika Half Marathon
18 Oct 2014 Bol OR Voet van Afrika Marathon
18 Oct 2014 GN   SABS Jacaranda City Challenge
18 Oct 2014 GW   Vodacom Half Marathon & 10km
18 Oct 2014 KZN   Scribante Richards Bay 15km Run & 10km Walk
18 Oct 2014 NWN OR Lafarge Zebra Zamba 32km & 10km
18 Oct 2014 RoA OR Soaring Eagle Trail Run - 2 Days
18 Oct 2014 SWD   Marthinus Jenkins Memorial 10km
18 Oct 2014 WP OR 100km Cederberg Traverse

19 Oct 2014 Bdr   Mercedes Benz 15km & 5 km Run/Walk
19 Oct 2014 Bol OR Falke Spring Trail Run
19 Oct 2014 CG   Jozi South Half Marathon & 10km
19 Oct 2014 CG OR Race for Survival
19 Oct 2014 GN OR Nash Nissan Rock Rabbit Run
19 Oct 2014 KZN   Goss & Balfe South Coast Marathon Run & Half Marathon Run/Walk
19 Oct 2014 KZN OR Spur KZN Trail Series 4 of 4
19 Oct 2014 WP   K-Way Constantia Valley Grape Run

21 Oct 2014 SWD   Grant Thornton Business Relay

22 Oct 2014 WP   Sunset Time Trial 4 x 3km Team Relay

23 Oct 2014 SWD   Vryburgers Business Relay 6 x 2km Run & 4 x 2km Walk 

24 Oct 2014 FS OR Radox Golden Gate Challenge - 3 Days
24 Oct 2014 GN   Moonlight Fun Run

25 Oct 2014 Bol Botrivier Challenge
25 Oct 2014 Bol OR Matroosberg Trail Challenge
25 Oct 2014 Bol OR Stellenbosch Farm Race
25 Oct 2014 Bol   Worcester Voorsieners Hospice Half Marathon & 10km 
25 Oct 2014 FS   Pride in Tyres/Pentagon Berg-op Berg-af Half Marathon & 10km
25 Oct 2014 GN   CSIR Half Marathon & 10 km
25 Oct 2014 GW OR Ghaap River Xtreme
25 Oct 2014 GW Van Zyl's Vleis 10km
25 Oct 2014 KZN OR Herblife 15km, 10km & 5km Run
25 Oct 2014 Lim   Nguni Grill Half Marathon & 10km
25 Oct 2014 Mpl   Elhanzeni Sport Tourism Day Half Marathon & 10km
25 Oct 2014 SWD OR Fiest-en-Route 10km Trail Run
25 Oct 2014 VT   BASF 32km, Half Marathon & 10km
25 Oct 2014 WP OR Buffet Olives Trail Run
25 Oct 2014 WP OR Cape Town Ultra Trail Race
25 Oct 2014 WP   Huisgenoot Namaqua 5km Fun Run

26 Oct 2014 CG   Diepkloof Half Marathon & 10km
26 Oct 2014 GN OR Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 1 of 4
26 Oct 2014 GN OR Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series Hennops XL
26 Oct 2014 KZN   Duke of York "Flying Scramble" Run/Walk

29 Oct 2014 Mpl   Kutting Mpumalanga 10km Nite Race
29 Oct 2014 WP Old Mutual 10km

30 Oct 2014 KZN OR Herblife 11km & 5km Run
30 Oct 2014 NWC OR Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon - 11 days

31 Oct 2014 KZN OR Maweni Night Trail Run

01 Nov 2014 Bdr   Bonkolo Marathon & Half Marathon
01 Nov 2014 Bol OR Bain's Trail Run presented by Asics
01 Nov 2014 Bol OR Halloween Day Trail Run
01 Nov 2014 Bol   Timber City Orchard Half Marathon & 10km
01 Nov 2014 FS   APK Pretloop - Welkom
01 Nov 2014 FS   Sasol Summer 15km
01 Nov 2014 KZN OR KZNTR Summer Series - Maweni
01 Nov 2014 Mpl   Rudamans Kaapsehoop 3-in-1 Marathon
01 Nov 2014 WP   Elsies River 10km
01 Nov 2014 WP OR Jakkalsvlei MTB & Trail Run

02 Nov 2014 CG   Nike Soweto City Marathon 
02 Nov 2014 CG OR Spur Gauteng Summer Trail Series 2 of 4  
02 Nov 2014 KZN   Jeremiah Memorial 10km Run/Walk
02 Nov 2014 WP   Landmarks Half Marathon & Move for Health 6km Fun Run/Walk

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International professional rollerblade and skateboard champion, Chris van der Merwe (left) during an “Inspired 2 Become” session with youth from Cape Town. He and his Paralympic gold medallist and world record holder brother Fanie will be at the Mega Sport Classic Weekend at Mega Park on 17 and 18 October - Voet van Afrika Marathon.
Paralympic World Record holder and gold medallist at the recent Commonwealth Games in Scotland, Fanie van der Merwe, sharing a handshake from Madiba after his gold at the 2008 Beijing Games. He and his pro roller blade brother Chris will be at the Mega Sport Classic Weekend at Mega Park on 17 and 18 October - Voet van Afrika Marathon.
Oyster Catcher Trail Run – 19 September 2014. Photo: Em Gatland
Oyster Catcher Trail Run – 19 September 2014. Photo: Em Gatland
Oyster Catcher Trail Run – 19 September 2014. Photo: Em Gatland
Three-time Grand Prix winner Rene Kalmer, who is second on the Grind Prix log with 66 points, just two points ahead of last year’s Grand Prix winner Mapaseka Makhanya. Kalmer finished ninth in the Berlin Marathon last month, in a personal best time of 02:29:27. She has not had a win in this year’s SPAR Challenge races, and will be determined to change that in the last Challenge of the year. Photo: Reg Caldecott.
Diana-Lebo Phalula despite finishing fourth in the Durban and Pretoria SPAR Women’s Challenge in August, still remains top on the SPAR Grand Prix leader board. There is one SPAR Women’s Challenge race left for 2014 which counts towards the SPAR Grand Prix standings. The last leg of the SPAR Women’s Challenge race takes place this Sunday, 12 October in Illovo, Johannesburg. Photo: Reg Caldecott.
2014 Nedbank Winter Race Dates: June to December
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