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One of South Africa's top runners, Irvette van Zyl has been closely involved with the SPAR Women's Challenge

Women’s Challenge rises to become top PE running race

From a race which nearly didn't happen to the biggest event on the Nelson Mandela Bay roadrunning calendar – that is the path the...

Women’s Challenge team-building option for schools, corporates

Corporates and schools in Nelson Mandela Bay have a golden opportunity to engage in some team-building when the SPAR Women's Challenge takes place in...
Women keen to take part in the SPAR Women's Challenge in Port Elizabeth

Incentive for runners to enter SPAR Women’s Challenge

With the race taking place almost six weeks earlier this year there is plenty of incentive for exercise enthusiasts to waste no time in...
Ready to take on the SPAR Women's Challenge

SPAR Women’s Challenge changes lives

Take a chance on exercise and it may change your life is the message from SPAR Eastern Cape sponsorship and events manager Alan Stapleton...
Field athlete Ischke Senekal was named the Sportswoman of the Year at the Madibaz Sport annual awards gala function this month. Photo: Henry Marsh Photography

Belief a common thread in Senekal’s success

Belief in her own ability has played a major role in cementing Ischke Senekal's status as one of South Africa's finest field athletes. And...
Long-distance runner Mariano Eesou was named the male athlete of the year at the Bestmed Madibaz Athletics Club awards function recently. Photo: Supplied

Hard work pays dividends for Madibaz athlete

Joy at receiving recognition for the hard work he has put into his career is the underlying feeling for runner Mariano Eesou after he...
Almost 2 500 participants enjoyed the vibe of the occasion when the SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run was held in East London on Sunday. Photo: Mark Andrews

Plenty of fun as East Londoners celebrate arrival of spring

Almost 2 500 participants welcomed the arrival of spring in appropriate fashion when the SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run was held in East London...
The East London community is gearing up for the SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run which will start and finish at the Orient Beach pools on September 8. There will be 4km and 8km distances. Photo: Mark Andrews

East London community primed for a run full of fun

The East London community is primed for another entertaining day of exercise when the SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run takes place in the city...
Seen here (from left to right):  Jenna Challenor, Glenrose Xaba and Annie Bothma.

Totalsports Women’s Race attracts a stellar field across three cities

Taking place across three cities (Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town) on Friday 09 August 2019 (National Women’s Day) the Totalsports Women’s Race has attracted...
University Sport South Africa's Lesego Mpshe competes in the women's team half-marathon event at the World Student Games in Napoli, Italy, earlier this month. The SA team won the bronze medal. Photo: Supplied

SA squad shine at World Student Games

South Africa's younger generation of sportsmen and women showed their ability to compete at an international level by surpassing expectations at the World Student...