Clover Irene Spring Race 2017!!
Clover has once again agreed to join hands with the Irene Athletics Club and Irene Village Mall to proudly announce the 6th Clover Irene Spring Race!
On Saturday 30 September 2017 the ever popular Irene Village Mall will be host to this exciting 10km and 21.1km road race (including a 5km fun run/walk). Once again the 21.1km forms part of the second leg of the Irene Triple Challenge and was also selected as the AGN 21km championships.
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 a medal for their efforts for what is sure to become a very popular event for young and old alike.
Walkers and wheelchair athletes are all welcome and there are prizes for wheelchair athletes.
2017 membership registrations at Irene Athletics Club are still open!
Please vist our membership page for all the relevant details regarding the easy to follow on-line registration process.
Make sure that you don’t miss out on your T-shirt.
Running Tip of the Month
Slow down your breathing
Breathing is the No. 1 thing that beginners and intermediate runners do wrong. It may be counterintuitive, but most distance runners are breathing too much. By trying to bring in so much oxygen so quickly, you’re not getting rid of all the CO2 in your lungs. As a result, you’re starving your lungs of oxygen—the exact opposite of what you want. Slow down your breathing, relax a little, and you might find running is much easier. Next time you're out running, concentrate on exhaling longer.
Zinikele - It takes all of you!
Congratulations to all the Comrades finishers. You made us all proud. Well done to Alfred Matema with his silver medal. Alfred was the first Irene member to finish with Nadine Breytenbach the first Irene lady.
Hats off to Keith Reynolds who finished his 30th Comrades to receive his triple green number, the first in our club’s history. Congratulations to Danie Cornelissen and Aletha van den Bergh who both received their double green numbers after completing their 20th race.
Well done to Gerhard Koekemoer, Juan Koekemoer, Theuns Strecker and Louis Visser who did their 10th race to receive their permanent numbers.
Irene Triple Challenge 2017
This is the 6th edition of the Irene Triple Challenge!
Complete all 3 races in 2017 and receive a Triple Challenge T-shirt and a special SHIELD to fit all 3 race medals!
THE FOLLOWING DISTANCES ONLY
15 Feb 10km Spar Lantern Night Race ✔
30 Sep 21.1km Clover Irene Spring Race
29 Oct 21.1km King Price Irene Farm Race