JOHANNESBURG – Glenrose Xaba has hit the kind of brilliant form that saw her become champion of the Women’s 10km Grand Prix Series last year, and is now confident of a podium finish in the Pietermaritzburg leg of the 2019 season at the weekend.
The Boxer Athletic Club starlet believes she can still force her way into an overall podium placing with two races to go. The Johannesburg leg is the last race in the series.
Xaba had a good run in Centurion, Tshwane where she finished third overall and was the first South African home despite the race coming a week after her half marathon debut at the ADA 21.1km Championships in Port Elizabeth.
Even there; the Mpumalanga athlete flew SA’s flag the highest as she qualified for the World Half Marathon Championships to be held in Poland in March.
“In Tshwane my legs were heavy after the national championships the week before. But I am glad that I managed to run 35 minutes on the day,” Xaba said. “I am in great form now. I want to be on the podium in the remaining races and see how (it) is going to pan out overall. I think I still have a chance to finish on the podium if those in front of me can drop points in the next two races.”