Take a step for diabetes

2015-11-11 06:00

COME and join in on Saturday’s Refreshhh Global Diabetes Walk at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and take a step to help prevent diabetes by creating more awareness to this illness which is killing our country.

Did you know that more people die from diabetes than HIV/Aids each year? What’s even more alarming is that around 50% of people with diabetes aren’t yet aware that they have it.

Saturday’s 5km untimed walk around the North End Lake precinct offers a great way to support Diabetes South Africa and the work they are doing to create awareness and to help those with diabetes. All proceeds from Saturday’s walk go towards the Port Elizabeth branch of Diabetes SA.

All entrants are also welcome to bring a pet on a leash (yes animals can also get diabetes and require regular exercise). Goody bags and t-shirts for the first 500 entries with all animal entrants also getting a goody bag from Montego. Enter now to ensure your goody bag and t-shirt at www.zsports.co.za/globalwalk for discounted online entry opportunity and further information.

Manual entry forms are available at Toby’s Motors Caltex in 8th Avenue Walmer, Brian Bands Sports and News Cafe Boardwalk. The walk starts at 9am on Saturday, November 14, on Lakeside, North End Lake with a lucky draw prize giving taking place at 11am. All participants will also receive a diabetic-friendly 2 litre Refreshhh Lite after the event.

Open water swim this Sunday

Open water returns to Settlers Dam, Grahamstown, this Sunday with the second round of the sanctioned EC Swim Series taking place.

This will be the last opportunity for this year for Swimming SA registered swimmers to try to get an official open water swim time whilst the Series is also open to all open water swimming enthusiasts. Events on offer include a 10km, 5km, 3km and 1km open water swim in the tranquil settings of Settlers Dam, just 11km on the PE side of Grahamstown along the Grahamstown-Kenton Road.

Following a very successful aQuellé Ocean Racing Series last Sunday, the Nelson Mandela Bay Aquatics swimmers will be hoping to register some fast times on Sunday morning.

The Jones brothers, Wayne and Daniel, will be looking to capture their first qualifying time of the season following their comfortable wins in the aQuellé 3km and 2km Ocean Swims respectively whilst Denise Bosman would be keen to follow up her 2km win on Sunday with a good time at Settlers Dam.

Swimming gets underway at 9am. See website for details and online registration (for those that didn’t take part in round 1) - www.ecswim.co.za.

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