Athletics: Capitol Caterers Midlands Marathon qualifier for Comrades offers something for everyone

2010-03-26 00:00

THIS weekend’s Comrades Marathon qualifier is Sunday’s Capitol Caterers Midlands Marathon, starting from the Clifton school grounds in Nottingham Road and covering a scenic and well-supported course through the heart of the Midlands Meander.

The race starts at 6 am and offers both the full and half-marathon distances in addition to the 5 km fun run.

This is certainly an event to attract runners and their families to enjoy a weekend in this key KZN tourist area. More information is available from Lee Gillies at 076 407 9226.

It’s another busy week in the world of athletics with the South African cross-country team heading to Poland for the World Cross-country Championships.

The team has once again benefited from preparation by Kenyan coach Dansen and will be hoping this year to progress to a solid top 10 position.

Back in KwaZulu-Natal, the next cross-country league will be hosted by PDAC at Lahee Park in Pinetown tomorrow afternoon. The usual competition programme will be used for the afternoon, and June Watson can be contacted for more information at 082 421 3037.

At the coast on Sunday, distance enthusiasts have the option of a half-marathon run or 15 km walk in the annual Queensburgh Mine Shaft. The race commences from outside the local sports club in Bowker Road at 6 am. Dean Wight can provide more details at 083 630 2423.

Club committee members are reminded that tomorrow there is the KwaZulu-Natal annual general meeting, to which all clubs are invited to send representatives, commencing at 9 am at the King’s Park Stadium boardroom.

This meeting is expected to provide further feedback concerning the state of Athletics South Africa and to deal with the calls for resignations and other proposals made by the athletes’ representatives.

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