DURBAN – The Spar Women’s 10km Challenge continues this Sunday in Durban and it’s expected to be exciting. This will be the third of six legs and it starts at 8am.
With the elite runners failing to earn bonus points by recording a faster time than last year, the competition will be intense as most of them will want to earn the valuable points to move up the Grand Prix standings.
Grand Prix title holder Kesa Molotsana, is on top of the standings with 40 points after winning the Cape Town and Port Elizabeth races. Behind the KPMG runner are Glenanda Xaba with 38 points and Rudo Mhonderwa - who finished third in Port Elizabeth - with 34 points.
To shake things up, the organisers decided to add a new route this year.
The race will start in Masabalala Yengwa Avenue, close to Jacko Jackson Drive. The 10km route loops around Kingsmead Cricket Stadium and passes the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium before finishing at King’s Park rugby ground.
Nolene Conrad who missed the PE leg is expected to take part in this race.
Other top athletes who’ll want to snatch Molotsane’s title include Christine Kalmer, former Grand Prix champions Lebogang and Lebo-Diana Phalula, Zimbabwean runners Patience Murowe, Ruthendo Nyahora and Mhonderwa.
Three times Grand Prix winner and last year’s runner-up Irvette van Zyl will miss this leg after welcoming her second son a few weeks ago.