Take on lo­cal marathon

Eyethu Baywatch - - SPORT • EZEMIDLALO - Richard Springo­rum

COMRADES Marathon run­ners still hop­ing to qual­ify for the big event will def­i­nitely en­ter the pop­u­lar an­nual Tronox Marathon and San­lam Half Marathon hosted by the uMh­lathuze Ath­let­ics Club (UAC) at Ad­di­son Park on Sun­day, 29 April.

This year will see ath­letes com­plet­ing a new route that con­sists of a fast and easy qual­i­fier through the sub­urbs of Empangeni.

Qual­i­fied run­ners will use this as train­ing to test their prepa­ra­tions ahead of the gru­elling Comrades in June.

Ath­letes can sign up for the 42.2km run at a cost of R200 per run­ner and will start their run at 5.30am on race day.

The 21.1km run/walk will start just af­ter the 42.2km run and will cost R130 per run­ner.

There is also a UAC 10km route for ath­letes who need to build con­fi­dence or work on their speed be­fore tack­ling their first half marathon or just look­ing for a so­cial run.

This dis­tance will cost R80 per com­peti­tor and start at 7am.

There is also a UAC 5km fun run on the day for fam­i­lies and youth who want to be part of the event.

This race will start at 7am and cost R20 per ath­lete.

One can reg­is­ter on the day or on­line on the club’s web­site.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Roy Singh on 082 9472153

Richard Springo­rum

Dou­glas Briel smashed the 10km run last year and will com­pete in the 5km event this year. Trin­ity Pereira also com­peted at last years event

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