Cross Country Season Is Here!

Mogammad Abdullatief runs with some of his young runners.

Mogammad Abdullatief runs with some of his young runners.

Some Itheko kids got their first taste of cross country running at the traditional curtain raiser in Pinelands on Saturday.

The event was held in sweltering heat but that did not dampen the enthusiasm of the kids.

The relay event saw teams of five, across varying age groups, competing over a three kilometre off-road course.

The WPA cross country events are usually fun-filled, family affairs as parents bring their kids along to participate in running.

The league races cater for all ages, with varying distances for the age groups. Each course is different and is focused on the off-road element of running.

Entry fees for the cross country races vary between R3 and R5 for the junior runners and R5 and R15 for adult runners, depending on the distance being run.

2014 WPA Cross Country Fixture List:

03 May – 1st League – UWC
10 May – 2nd League – CPUT/Bellville South
18 May – 3rd League – Elfindale
24 May – 4th League – Fish Hoek
07 June – 5th League – Koeberg Nature Reserve
20 July – 6th League – Atlantis
26 July – 7th League – Rocklands
02 Aug – 8th League – Pollsmoor
16 Aug – WPACC Champs – CPUT/Bellville South

Check out our pics from the Cross Country Relay.

Slave Route Challenge Entries Open

The finish area of the 2013 Jive Slave Route Challenge.

The finish area of the 2013 Jive Slave Route Challenge.

Online entries for the 2014 Jive Slave Route Challenge, hosted by Itheko, have opened.

The Jive Slave Route Challenge will be run on Sunday May 11.

Runners can enter online for the following events: the 21.1km half marathon, 10km run, 10km Big Walk and a 5km Fun Run.

In-store entries will be available at Sportsmans Warehouse from Monday 14th April.

You can find your Jive Slave Route Challenge entry form at the following Sportsmans Warehouse branches: Rondebosch, Tokai, Canal Walk, Somerset West, Sea Point, Tygervalley and West Coast Village.

More race day details will be forthcoming.

Check out our pics from the 2013 Jive Slave Route Challenge.

Girls just wanna have fun

Girl power!

Girl power!

About 20 000 runners and walkers lined up for the Spar 10km Ladies Race in Cape Town on Sunday.

The race, as the name implies, is targeted at the fairer sex but there were a fair few thorns amongst the roses.

Some of the fastest female runners in SA participated in the event while some Itheko members made it their 10km debut.

The race started at the Cape Town Stadium, headed towards the Promenade before coming back to the finish at the Stadium again.

The weather was perfect… for spectating that is. The runners worked up a sweat along the Promenade as the morning sun announced that it was going to be a hot day in Cape Town.

The heat, though, did not dampen the enthusiasm of the seemingly endless procession of mostly blue-shirted runners.

Check out our pics from the Spar 10km Ladies Race.

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