Gugs run brings out the colours

2016-06-30 06:00
 Rosemary Mosia and Ndumi Pikashe flanking Richard Branson look-alike runner at the finish.

Rosemary Mosia and Ndumi Pikashe flanking Richard Branson look-alike runner at the finish.

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It was a spectacle to behold as more than 2000 runners painted the streets of Gugulethu with assortments of their club colours during the Dave Spence Memorial run held a fortnight ago.

Organised by RCS Gugulethu Athletics Club (AC) the race featured a 10km race and 4,2km fun walk which started and ended at NY49 Stadium.

Club chairman Thobile Ndzube hailed the race as a “huge success” and thanked the community, sponsors and runners for making it possible.

“The race lived up to expectations and ther runners showed hunger and dedication,” said Ndzube.

The event, sponsored by RCS in association with Clicks, commemorates local coaching hero Dave Spence who passed on years ago. Runners were treated to free pampering at the Clicks recovery station, kitted out with massage therapists and recovery products.

“What an outstanding community event, thanks to RCS and the RCS Gugulethu AC.

Clicks is immensely proud to be associated with an event that gives local runners the opportunity to exercise their talent and unleash their passion for the sport, whilst giving back to the supporting community of Gugulethu,” said Murishca Martheze, Clicks ClubCard Affinity manager.

Martheze said it has been well documented lately that young women in communities cannot afford to take care of their basic sanitary needs and often skip school when it’s that time of the month.

“A highlight for us was being able to hand out 5000 packs of sanitary towels to female youth who were in need,” she said.

The club will host their second race on December 16 ..

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