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Week 38/14, ending 12 October 2014
 
 
 
 
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Looking Ahead

PG Glass Vlakvark Trail Run - 20 September 2014. Start: Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve, about 10km out on Dr Yusuf Dadoo Avenue (D2787, District Road), Klerksdorp – CNW.
Time: 07h00
Distances: 21km, 10km, 5km
The entire race is run in the Faan Meintjies Nature Reserve and the runs produce their own particular interest. The game viewing is abundant. There is a wide variety of antelope, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest. The race will be run for the seventh time in 2014. No dogs are allowed in the reserve.

The 21 kilometre is a circular route which is really tough for the first 10 kilometres. It mercifully flattens out in the second half and the going is reasonably stress-free. Keep something in reserve though; there is a sting in the tail – a nasty little bite at the 20-kilometre marker. The 10 kilometre race is a demanding circular route with a monster hill six kilometres into the run. All races are off-road which feature single-track and jeep-track sections in the 21 kilometre and 10 kilometre races.

Entry Details: Pre-entries are available on KlerksdorpMarathon. The 21 kilometre entries are limited to 500 participants. Late entries are accepted at the start from 05h30. Walkers welcome. For more information please contact Robin Stocken on 082-4693330 or klerksdorpmarathon@gmail.com.

Sasfin Gerald Fox Memorial Half Marathon & 10 km - 21 September 2014. Start: Johannesburg Zoo, Upper Park Drive – CG.
Time: 07h00
Distances: 21.1km, 10km, 5km
The half marathon route is essentially two laps of the shorter 10 kilometre route. It is laid out as a safe and interesting run through the leafy suburbs of Saxonwold and Forest Town. There are some fairly deceptive hills and the run up into Forest Town is challenging. The last few kilometres back to the Zoo are easy, fast and downhill.

The half marathon adds in some extra distance as the route follows a zigzag pattern through Parkwood and then takes in the Sherwood Road challenge for a second time. Without doubt the final run in is the very best that Johannesburg can offer.

The 10 kilometre run starts off easy enough and you should encounter few problems before the three-kilometre marker. Here the challenge of Gerald Fox will be laid down for the climb over the next four kilometres may not be steep but it is relentless. From Worchester Road in Parkwood to the highest point just before the seven-kilometre marker in Sherwood Road, the race challengingly presents itself. The run from this point on is sheer running magic, a downhill canter through beautiful Forest Town into the Zoo.

There is a separate paraplegic and walkers' race. This race has moved to the Zoo, which is a welcome development. The organisers honour Gerald Fox, a popular member of their club and a dear personal friend, who was a victim of violent crime. This event has consistently maintained high standards of organisation, regardless of route or venue. Entry to the Johannesburg Zoo on race day is free for participants.

Entry Details: Pre-entries are available at EnterOnline and close on 17 September 2014. Late entries are accepted on Saturday at the Zoo main parking area between 12h00 and 15h00, at a premium. Late entries are accepted at the start from 05h00, at a premium. For more information please contact Saul Levin on 083-3260848 or info@rockies.co.za.

Daily Dispatch 8 km Fun Run - 21 September 2014. Start: Orient Beach Pools Area, East London – Bdr.
Time: 09h00
Distances: 8km, 4km
This ranks as one of the biggest events in the Border area so be sure to enter early for a truly memorable event. Many a runner or walker has started a road-race career in this event. This is an event for everyone in the Family. Businesses are encouraged to compete and use this event as a teambuilding effort. Schools are welcome to bring their scholars as this is good exercise for rugby, hockey or any other team sport.

The race winds through the suburbs of Bonnie Doon, Nahoon and Stirling. The eight kilometre races goes along the beachfront up into Bunkers Hill, a loop around Bunkers Hill and back down to the Orient pools. The four kilometre route is flat and easy to walk or run, along the beachfront and back to the Orient pools.

Entry Details: This event is strictly pre-entry only. Entries are accepted at the Daily Dispatch offices in town and the Daily Dispatch counter at SPARGS in Beacon Bay. Late entries are accepted at the start venue on the Thursday and Friday before the race. Walkers are welcome. For more information please contact Sharonne Dewing on 083-3183853 or sharonne@dispatch.co.za.

PetroSA Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 km - 27 September 2014. Start: De Bakke Santos Caravan Park, Mossel Bay – SWD.
Time: 07h00
Distances: 42.2km, 21.1km 10km, fun run
The PetroSA Marathon, Half Marathon & 10 km takes place annually as part of the Mossel Bay Sports Festival. This year the Marathon, 21km and 10km will be held on 27 September, and in its quest to achieve IAAF Bronze Label Status (And South African - and African - history if, between now and then, no other race is awarded label status) has left no stone unturned to ensure a top elite field representing no less than seven African nations. With a purse of almost R60,0000 and a time/record incentive for first man and woman in the marathon, this field looks set to be nothing less than spectacular.

This race is well balanced and moderate. Expect about two kilometres of climbing between the 12- and 14-kilometre marker boards on the way out. The same challenge is met on the way back at about 25 to 27 kilometres. It is certainly a scenic run with sea and mountain views, and the promise of whales if you are lucky. The finish venue is visible across the bay from the 23-kilometre mark.

Entry Details: Pre-entries are available at ASWDPetroSAMarathon and close on 24 September 2014. This event is strictly pre-entry. Entries can also be faxed, posted or dropped off in George, Knysna, Mossel Bay or Oudtshoorn by 22 September 2014 – see the entry form for details. Late entries and registration is accepted on the Friday before the race between 16h00 and 21h00. Registration is accepted at the start between 05h30 and 06h50. Only fun run entries will be accepted on race day. Walkers are welcome to enter the half marathon and 10 kilometre event. For more information please contact the Race Organiser on 044-8730023 or aswdmarathon@gmail.com.
 
Spar Women’s 10 km Challenge – Johannesburg - 12 October 2014. Start: Wanderers Club, Illovo – CG.
Time: 08h00
Distances: 10km, 5km
Calling All Schoolgirls to Take the SPAR Challenge
SPAR and Mustek areoffering you a chance to have a great day out and to do something important for your school at the same time. 2013 SPAR Women’s Challenge school competition winners, Atlholang Primary School from Kagiso in Krugersdorp with their prizes, from L-R: (Back) SPAR South Rand Sponsorship Manager, Belinda Nel, Naledi Pule (Learner), Lerato Motene (Learner), Bela Lebakang (Learner), Atlholang Primary School Vice-Principal Tebogo Serunye, (Front) Palesa Mokwena (Learner) and Lesedi Magasa (Learner). Photo: BLD Communications

The schools that have the highest number of entrants in the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run at the Wanderers Club on  Sunday October 12 will win computers with Win7 Starter software and School Image.            

The school with the most entrants will also win a Brother Flatbed Print, Scan, Fax and Copy printer, and the school with the second highest number of entrants will win a Brother Mono Laser Scan, Copy, Print and Fax printer.

Computers and printers are valuable assets for any school, so learners who help their school to win these will certainly earn brownie points from the teaching and administrative staff.

But there is so much more on offer for learners who take part in Johannesburg’s most beautiful race. The energetic can run either the 10km Challenge or the 5km Fun run, but walkers are welcome in both races. What could be better than spending the morning with your best friends, catching up on the latest gossip and enjoying the fresh air and a look at some beautiful gardens in leafy suburbs like Illovo and Melrose?

Who knows – you might enjoy the day so much that you take up running seriously.  Many of the top runners, like Rene Kalmer and Irvette van Zyl, started off running in races like the SPAR Women’s Challenge – they are now professionals who earn their living from the sport they love so much.  

Once you have finished the race, there is action galore at the Wanderers, where popular singer-pianist Bongi Mthombeni will have you tapping your toes and clicking your fingers.  There will be plenty of food stalls, and as usual, there are masses of fabulous prizes, including a lucky draw for a Nissan Micra and the Bring-a-Buddy prize of New Balance shoes for a lucky entrant and her friend.  The first 15,000 pre-entries will receive a free race t-shirt on registration, and the first 15,000 finishers will receive a medal and a goodie bag.

To qualify for the prize, schools must submit all their entries at the same time, and only pre-entries will be eligible for the prizes.  Pre-entries close on  September 27, so it is time to get cracking and organize as many of your schoolmates as possible to enter the race.  You have to be 15 to enter the 10km Challenge, but the Fun Run is open to girls over the age of nine, which means primary schools can also take part and stand the chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes.

Entry forms are available at all SPAR, SuperSpar and KwikSpar stores, or online at www.spar.co.za /www.sparwomensrace.co.za. (Photo: BLD Communications)

Nedbank News

Running Stars, Camille Herron and Devon Yanko Enter Comrades 2015
Nedbank Green Dream athlete, Devon Yanko (Crosby-Helms), who finished fifth in Nedbank Running Stars Comrades 2015 - Devon Yankothe Comrades marathon (06:39:59) and third in the Two Oceans marathon (03:47:30) in 2012, signed up the first day entries opened for the Comrades Marathon next year.

Devon said in a tweet earlier this month: “Better believe I am signing up day one for @ComradesRace! To be a part of the @Nedbank @BESTERNICK green dream team!” (sic)

She followed up later that day with: "Done! Signed up for @ComradesRace. 271 days to get ready for the race of my life. Cannot wait! @BESTERNICK @nedbanksport" (sic)

Camille Heron who finished 10th in the Two Nedbank Running Stars Comrades 2015 - Camille HeronOceans marathon in 2013 and was still in the top five position in Comrades coming down in Pinetown before she had to stop because of a stomach bug also entered yesterday for the Comrades marathon in 2015

She sounded excited about her entry and tweeted: "registered for 2015 @ComradesRace /@Nedbank_RC @nedbanksport ! Now I'm going for a long run! :D" (sic)

The Nedbank Green Dream Team will be out in full force again next year in the up run!

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

Been there, Done that

NMMU George Campus Madibaz Half Marathon with Outeniqua Harriers – 23 August 2014
Beautiful Southern Cape scenery
While it may only attract a small field, there were 145 entries this year, the NMMU NMMU George Campus Madibaz Half Marathon with Outeniqua Harriers – 23 August 2014George Campus Madibaz Half Marathon can boast one of the most scenic routes in the Southern Cape. Hosted by the George Campus of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, the race was blessed with good running weather this year as the runners made their way through indigenous forests and pine plantations next to the Garden Route Dam.

Lloyd Bosman of Nedbank Running Club SWD claimed the win in 01:08:43, with club mate Elfonzo Pieterse second in 1:10:39. In the women’s race Nedbank Running Club SWD again came out tops when Melissa van Rensburg crossed the finishing line first in a time of 01:26:13, with Nancy Cloete representing Outeniqua Harriers in second place in 01:33:27. (Thanks to the organisers for the write up and the photo.)

The Kings School West Rand Clearwater Mall Race – 23 August 2014
The Kings School West Rand held their 10km race and 5km Fun Run for the fifth The Kings School West Rand Clearwater Mall Race – 23 August 2014. Photo: Brandon Mainconsecutive year. Thanks to a sponsorship deal with Clearwater Mall this year the race started and finished at Clearwater Mall. Although this meant a 400m stretch done on the busy Hendrik Potgieter road before turning off and then climbing up through the quiet and scenic suburb of Little Falls. At three-and-a-half kilometres this is almost the highest point on the course. It then drops and climbs to the five-and-a-half kilometre point offering views out towards the Magaliesberg. It then drops rapidly to the water point at seven kilometres before winding its way back to Clearwater Mall.

The race attracted 1,400 runners and walkers in both races. Clearwater Mall have expressed an interest in continuing the sponsorship next year and race organiser, Andrew Young  says incentives will be offered next year to encourage the top runners to bring the times down on this hilly course from the current 00:32:46  held by Z. Dyubeni from Nedbank. (Thanks to the organisers for the write up and Brandon Main for the photos.)

The Rotary Greatest Train Race – 23 August 2014
15 000 runners take on the train for the 28th year!
On the 23rd of August 2014, The Rotary Greatest Train Race hosted the 28th year of The Rotary Greatest Train Race. Photo: Clay Pigeon Photo – 23 August 2014the event and once again it proved to be one of the most enjoyable and well organised community projects.

The Greatest Train Race attracted 15,000 runners, some competing in a 5 man team relay, some walking 15km and the brave, taking on the 28km as individual runners.

For a second year in a row the Suzuki Team took first prize in the relay section, with a time of 1:25:42, the winning High school team was HTS Middelburg with a time of 1:42:41 and the winning primary school was Dennesig with a time of 1:59:46.

Johnson Mbwane from the Eskom Running club took first place in the Individual 28km running event with a time of 1:44 while the first lady was Rita van Wyk The Rotary Greatest Train Race. Photo: Clay Pigeon Photo – 23 August 2014from the Boksburg running club with a time of 2:25:00.

In the 15km walking event Edward Motsaathaba from NBC won with a time of 1:45:25 and Ria Potgieter walked away with the gold for the ladies.

“For 28 years the Greatest Train Race have been part of uplifting the local community, many charities have benefitted and will benefit for many years to come from the money raised through this annual event. Through this event and the Rotary Clubs, children receive not only books, tables and chairs from all over the world for their schools, but also basic necessities,” said Max Kohler, Chairman of the Greatest Train Race.  

The Rotary Greatest Train Race. Photo: Clay Pigeon Photo – 23 August 2014“Because of the support from our Sponsors, Anglo American, GC Construction and Glencore, and secondary sponsoring companies such as Coca-Cola Shanduka Beverages, Transnet, Bambanani Occupational Health, TRAC, RiseFM, and Oasis as well as water point hosts, logistics volunteers and the participants in the race, we are able to make the race the success that it is and raise the money for this amazing community projects,” said Kohler. 

You can view and purchase your race photos race on www.claypigeonphoto.co.za.

The Train Race has grown from strength to strength and will continue to grow in years to come, watch this space! (Thank you to the organisers for the write up and www.claypigeonphoto.co.za for the photos.)

Pretoria SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge – 30 August 2014
Van Zyl Wins Pretoria Race in Course Record Time
Irvette van Zyl was all smiles as she crossed the finishing line at the Pretoria SPAR The top three SPAR Women’s Challenge winners at the Pretoria leg. (L-R): Rutendo Nyahora (2nd); Irvette Van Zyl (1st); and Lebogang Phalula (3rd). Photo: Reg Caldecott – 30 August 2014Women’s 10km Challenge in a course record time of 00:33:32 on Saturday. It was her first Challenge win since 2012.

Her Nedbank teammate, Rutendo Nyahora, was second, in 33:50, and the winner of last week’s Durban Challenge, Lebogang Phalula (Transnet) was third in 34:05. 
Phalula’s twin sister, Diana-Lebo was fourth in 34:17 and Rene Kalmer (Modern Athlete) was fifth, in 34:40.

The top runners started in a bunch, with Van Zyl and Kalmer taking the early lead, but after two kilometres, the leading group started spreading out.  The lead changed hands between Van Zyl and the Phalula sisters, until six kilometres, when Van Zyl surged to the front.  Running easily, she was in complete command and never looked like losing.

“This means a lot to me,” said Van Zyl. “I was determined to make top three, and I feel Irvette Van Zyl celebrates her win as she crosses the finish line first at the SPAR Women’s Challenge race in Pretoria on Saturday, 30 August 2014. Photo: Reg Caldecott – 30 August 2014blessed to have won.  I was more relaxed than I was in Durban last week, and I didn’t start as fast as I did there.  I wasn’t under any pressure, and that helped.”

She said she had a couple of bad patches between three and five kilometres, but once she went into the lead after six, she just concentrated on her running style, and this paid off.

“I knew the last two kilometres were downhill, and that helped.”

She said the Pretoria race had always been her favourite Challenge race.

“My first win was in Pretoria, as a junior. It is always a tough race, because it is in the afternoon, but I like tough races.  There were a lot of hills, which I don’t like as much as I did when I was younger, but it was a tough course, and that suits me.”

Van Zyl said she would try to win the Johannesburg race as well, but her first priority was the Cape Town marathon on September 21.

“Marathons are the real test of your ability as an athlete, but I will always enjoy the shorter distances,” said Van Zyl.

Nyahora said she had struggled to keep up with the lead bunch at the start, but found herself getting stronger as the race went on. 

Irvette Van Zyl (left) leading the field with Lebogang Phalula (right). She went on to win the fourth leg of the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge series, at SuperSport Park, Centurion on August 30, 2014 in Pretoria. Photo: Reg Caldecott – 30 August 2014“I wanted a top three finish, and I could see the Phalulas were struggling a bit, so I was happy when I passed both of them.”

Lebogang Phalula, who won in Durban last week, said she had started too fast.
“I battled on the hills,” she said.

“But I had something to prove, because I tested positive for a banned substance in Pretoria a few years ago.  I wanted to show that I was back.”

Diana-Lebo Phalula, who won the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth races in record times, still holds the lead on the SPAR Grand Prix ladder, and seems likely to win the Nissan Micra awarded to the top runner after the Johannesburg race in October.

More than 26,000 runners entered the 10km Challenge and the 5km Fun Run, and Supersport Park was a sea of blue t-shirts as the runners streamed onto the cricket field. (Thanks to the organisers for the write up and Reg Caldecott for the photos.)
Race and Guide Book News

Runners Guide Race Organisers: New Race or Race Changes?
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 your race for you.

Publications

2014 Nedbank Winter Race Dates: June to DecemberOur 2014 Nedbank Winter Race Dates went out 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 PaperbackNedbank Runners' Guide 2014 Digital Apps
Nedbank Runners’ Guide for iPhone or iPad
Nedbank Runners’ Guide for Android
Nedbank Runners’ Guide Paperback

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

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.

Tail-end Charlie

"You have to have the confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ~ Rosalynn Carter

See you on the road

Tom Cottrell
& The Guide Book Publications Team

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Fortnightly Race Dates

OR = Off-Road

17 Sep 2014 Bol OR Moore Stevens Nite 10km & 5km
17 Sep 2014 FS   Eduplus 10km
17 Sep 2014 GN   Tuks 10km Nite Race
17 Sep 2014 Mpl   Laërskool Kanonkop 10km
17 Sep 2014 WP OR Merrell Spring Night Run Series 3 powered by Black Diamond

18 Sep 2014 Bdr OR Wildcoast Wildrun 2 - 3 Days

19 Sep 2014 KZN   100 Capital Classic - 2 Days
19 Sep 2014 SWD OR Oyster Catcher 3 Day Trail Run

20 Sep 2014 CNW OR PG Glass Vlakvark Trail Run
20 Sep 2014 EP OR Katberg Sky Trail Run
20 Sep 2014 EP   Kowie Striders 27km & 5km Fun Run
20 Sep 2014 FS   Allan Ferguson Round Naval Hill presented by Twizza
20 Sep 2014 GN   Clover Irene Village Mall Spring Run
20 Sep 2014 GN OR Tyger Valley College Rhino Trail Run
20 Sep 2014 Mpl OR Sabie Shufflers 32km, Half Marathon & 10km
20 Sep 2014 WP OR Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail 22km & 11km 
20 Sep 2014 WP OR Delvera Trail Run

21 Sep 2014 Bdr   Daily Dispatch 8km Fun Run
21 Sep 2014 CG   Sasfin Gerald Fox Memorial Half Marathon & 10km
21 Sep 2014 KZN   SAPS Striders Heritage Challenge
21 Sep 2014 KZN OR Varsity College Multi Sport Trail Run Series 3
21 Sep 2014 SWD OR The Otter African Trail Run - 2 Days
21 Sep 2014 WP   Sanlam Cape Town City Marathon & 10km

24 Sep 2014 Bdr   Hemingway's 8km Casino Nite 
24 Sep 2014 CNW OR Thales South African Fox Trail Run
24 Sep 2014 FS   NG Kerk Pellissier 10km
24 Sep 2014 GN   Great Afternoon Series 3
24 Sep 2014 Lim OR The Ranch Trail Run
24 Sep 2014 SWD   Pam Golding Spring Health Run

25 Sep 2014 KZN OR Herblife 11km & 5km Run

27 Sep 2014 Bol   Ceres Fruit Juices Mitchell's Pass Half Marathon & 10km
27 Sep 2014 Bol OR Kopbeenskloof 30km & 20km Trail Run
27 Sep 2014 Bdr OR Lammergeyer Mountain Challenge
27 Sep 2014 Bdr   Aloe Travel/CHOC 10km & 5km 
27 Sep 2014 CG   Immaculata Secondary School 7km Run & 5km Walk
27 Sep 2014 FS   Vic Theron’s & Webbers Spring Race
27 Sep 2014 GN   Andrew Greyling Half Marathon
27 Sep 2014 GW   Kimberley Transnet Half Marathon & 10km
27 Sep 2014 KZN OR Herblife 15km, 10km & 5km Run
27 Sep 2014 Mpl   N'Komati Anthracite
27 Sep 2014 NWN OR Marico Bosveld Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km
27 Sep 2014 RoA   Swazi Slojos Standard Bank Half Marathon & 5km
27 Sep 2014 SWD   PetroSA Marathon, Half Marathon & 10km
27 Sep 2014 SWD OR Marloth Mountain Challenge (MMC)

28 Sep 2014 Bdr   Amatola Marathon
28 Sep 2014 EP OR Rhino Run Port Elizabeth
28 Sep 2014 KZN   Ethekwini Township to Township Marathon
28 Sep 2014 SWD OR Redberry 8km & 4km Trail Run
28 Sep 2014 WP   Cape Town Half Marathon Classic 

01 Oct 2014 Mpl   Maximed Pharmacies 10km Nite 
01 Oct 2014 WP   Store-Age Self Storage BAKgat 10km Nite

03 Oct 2014 VT   Lite2Nite 12-hour Circuit Race

04 Oct 2014 Bol   Total Whale Festival Half Marathon & 6km Fun Run
04 Oct 2014 Bol OR Hermanus Berg & Beach Trail Run - 2 Days
04 Oct 2014 Bol OR Green Forest Run - Race 3
04 Oct 2014 EP OR Windpomp Run 
04 Oct 2014 GN   National Business Challenge Relay 
04 Oct 2014 GN OR Ludwig's Run of the Roses 8km Run/Walk
04 Oct 2014 KZN   Ladysmith Athletic Club Half Marathon 
04 Oct 2014 KZN OR Run the Berg - 2 Days
04 Oct 2014 KZN OR Runtheberg Trail Run - 2 Days
04 Oct 2014 Mpl   Build it Graskop/Legogote God's Window Half Marathon & 10km
04 Oct 2014 NWN   Kromberg & Schubert 25km & 15km
04 Oct 2014 SWD   Newton  Karoo Ultra Marathon 
04 Oct 2014 SWD   Robberg Xpress Trail Run
04 Oct 2014 WP   CapeGate Charity 10km Run

05 Oct 2014 Bdr   Legends Marathon
05 Oct 2014 CG   Komatsu Half Marathon & 10km
05 Oct 2014 CG   City Parks & Zoo Vulture Conservation 10km & 5km Run/Walk
05 Oct 2014 KZN   Saints Thorntree Challenge
05 Oct 2014 KZN OR Spur KZN Trail Series 1 of 4
05 Oct 2014 WP   SuperSpar Chappies Challenge

08 Oct 2014 Bol OR Cashkows.com Cliff Path Nite Race
08 Oct 2014 KZN OR Spur KZN Trail Series 2 of 4 Nite Race
08 Oct 2014 Mpl   Hans Storm Memorial 10km Nite

11 Oct 2014 Bol OR Hermanus Whale Festival Trail Runs
11 Oct 2014 Bol OR Dirtopia Spring Trail Run
11 Oct 2014 Bol OR La Capra Goat Run
11 Oct 2014 Bol   McDonalds Paarlberg Mountain Half Marathon
11 Oct 2014 FS   Pride in Tyres/Pentagon Pistols 12.25km Charity Run
11 Oct 2014 FS OR Harrismith Mountain Race
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   Zoo Trot 10km & 5km
12 Oct 2014 CG   Spar Women’s 10km Challenge - Johannesburg
12 Oct 2014 KZN   Swift Half Marathon
12 Oct 2014 WP   OUTsurance 94.5KFM Gun Run

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2013 SPAR Women’s Challenge school competition winners, Atlholang Primary School from Kagiso in Krugersdorp with their prizes, from L-R: (Back) SPAR South Rand Sponsorship Manager, Belinda Nel, Naledi Pule (Learner), Lerato Motene (Learner), Bela Lebakang (Learner), Atlholang Primary School Vice-Principal Tebogo Serunye, (Front) Palesa Mokwena (Learner) and Lesedi Magasa (Learner). Photo: BLD Communications
The Rotary Greatest Train Race. Photo: Clay Pigeon Photo – 23 August 2014
The Rotary Greatest Train Race. Photo: Clay Pigeon Photo – 23 August 2014
The Rotary Greatest Train Race. Photo: Clay Pigeon Photo – 23 August 2014
Irvette Van Zyl (left) leading the field with Lebogang Phalula (right). She went on to win the fourth leg of the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge series, at SuperSport Park, Centurion on August 30, 2014 in Pretoria. Photo: Reg Caldecott – 30 August 2014
Irvette Van Zyl celebrates her win as she crosses the finish line first at the SPAR Women’s Challenge race in Pretoria on Saturday, 30 August 2014. Photo: Reg Caldecott – 30 August 2014
The top three SPAR Women’s Challenge winners at the Pretoria leg. (L-R): Rutendo Nyahora (2nd); Irvette Van Zyl (1st); and Lebogang Phalula (3rd). Photo: Reg Caldecott – 30 August 2014
The Kings School West Rand Clearwater Mall Race – 23 August 2014. Photo: Brandon Main
NMMU George Campus Madibaz Half Marathon with Outeniqua Harriers – 23 August 2014
Nedbank Running Stars Comrades 2015 - Camille Heron
Nedbank Running Stars Comrades 2015 - Devon Yanko
2014 Nedbank Winter Race Dates: June to December
Nedbank Runners' Guide 2014 Digital Apps