CSi Irene Farm Race
Saturday, 27 October 2018
Fun For The Whole Family
Please bring the whole family to join Irene Athletics Club and 4000 enthusiasts to run/walk along the tranquil streets of Southdowns, the Irene Dairy Farm and the scenic Irene Golf Course. Farm animals can be seen along the route. There just is not any other race like this!
The CSi Irene Farm Race is the third and final leg of the 2018 Irene Triple Challenge. With a new sponsor CSi on board the future of this race is looking bright and exciting with a number of features and events for the whole family this year.
We really want to make this event and entire day a fun family outing for the entire family and have introduced a 1km kids run to accommodate even the youngest of athletes.
Unique Fact: Since 1994, the 21.1km & 10km races have been attracting a large number of entrants. The 2012 event saw a record number of 5,500 finishers.
Irene Spring Race
Saturday, 29 September 2018
What a fantastic event! It was one of those races where just about everything went right.
There was a big field with 4,100 finishers in the 3 distances!
Thank you to each and every Irene member who contributed towards the success of the race,
you were awesome and made us proud. The contribution you made to our sport was
Our next race coming up is the CSi Irene Farm Race on 27 October. Remember to diarise it!
Race results can be obtained from www.raceresults.co.za
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
Entries for the 2019 Comrades Marathon opened 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.