Irene Spring Race
Saturday, 29 September 2018
On Saturday 29 September 2018 the ever popular Irene Village Mall will be host to this exciting 21.1km and 10km road race (including a 5km fun run/walk).
The 21.1km forms part of the second leg of the Irene Triple Challenge and was again selected as the AGN 21km league race.
The race starts at 06:00 and harness the best elements of a spring morning while promoting healthy and fit living. All participants will receive an eco-friendly medal for their efforts for what is sure to become a very popular event for young and old alike.
Please click on the link below to download the official race flyer.
AGN - Upcoming Races
Running Tip of the Month
Don't get discouraged
It can be frustrating to think about your past running accomplishments and how they’re out of reach at this point. Don't beat yourself up and put pressure on yourself to get to your previous level. Set new, smaller goals for yourself so that you feel good about reaching milestones and build more confidence as you continue running. There will be plenty of time to train and work on beating your PBs. Just try to enjoy running as you work on building up your fitness level gradually and safely.
If you do find yourself getting frustrated about your progress, talk to sympathetic running friends, who most likely have had a similar experience at some point. And remind yourself to be grateful and happy to be able to run at all, even if it's not the same pace that you've run in the past.
Comrades 2019 - Entries Open
The Comrades Marathon Association has confirmed that entries for the 2019 Comrades Marathon will be opening on Friday, 19 October 2018.
CMA Marketing Manager, Thami Vilakazi says, “We are well aware that many Comrades Marathon runners are focused on getting their entry into next year’s race and we are pleased to announce the opening date for entries for the 2019 event.”
Next year’s Comrades Marathon will be the 94th running of the world’s oldest and most famous ultra-marathon. In line with its alternating Up Run and Down Run tradition, next year’s event will be the 48th Comrades Up Run.
Vilakazi has advised that the qualifying period for the 2019 Up Run is 26 August 2018 to 2 May 2019. He says, “All details relating to entries for the 2019 Comrades Marathon will be announced at the 2019 Comrades Marathon Race Launch to be held on Thursday, 11 October 2018 – Watch This Space.”
The 2019 Comrades Marathon will be held on Sunday, 9 June 2019, starting at the Durban City Hall at 5h30 and finishing at the Scottsville Race Course in Pietermaritzburg, 12 hours later.