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Seen here:  Junior track & field stars in action during the PUMA School of Speed #1 that was held at Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium (Stellenbosch) on Saturday, 26 January 2019.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

PUMA School of Speed #2 set to take Ruimsig by storm

Junior track & field stars will get to follow in the footsteps of the World’s Fastest Man Usain Bolt at the PUMA School of...
With the emphasis on having a good time, the runners got into the swing of things when the SPAR Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run was held in East London on Sunday. With distances of 8km and 4km, the event drew entries of about 2 500. Picture: Mark Andrews

East London Summer Fun Run soars in popularity

The SPAR Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run on Sunday confirmed its immense popularity with the East London community when the number of participants more...
More than 1 000 runners and walkers are expected to take part in the annual SPAR Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run, starting at Orient Pools in East London on November 25. There will be distances of 8km and 4km. Picture: Mark Andrew

Summer Fun Run for the whole family

An occasion the whole family can enjoy is the underlying theme of the SPAR Daily Dispatch Summer Fun Run, which takes place in East...
South African shot put and discus star Ischke Senekal was named Sportswoman of the Year at the Madibaz Sport gala awards evening in Port Elizabeth last week. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Senekal tops off successful year with Madibaz award

Star field athlete Ischke Senekal was honoured with a top award when she was crowned Sportswoman of the Year at the Madibaz Sport gala...
Bestmed Madibaz student-athlete Ischke Senekal continued her outstanding year when she won the shot put gold medal at the African Athletics Championships in Asaba in Nigeria on Sunday. Picture: Henry Marsh Photography

Senekal scoops gold in Nigeria

Nelson Mandela University student athlete Ischke Senekal continued to show she can perform at the highest level when she won the shot put gold...
The podium finishers in the SPAR Women's 10km Challenge at Summerstrand in Port Elizabeth today were (from left) Glenrose Xaba (second), Kesa Molotsane (first) and Patience Murowe (third). Picture: Leon Hugo

Molotsane defends Women’s Challenge title in PE

Defending champion Kesa Molotsane took charge of the race with just under three kilometres left to continue her domination of the SPAR Women's 10km...
Kesa Molotsane, who won the Grand Prix Series last year, will be back to defend her title in the SPAR Women's 10km Challenge in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. The race starts at 7am. Picture: Reg Caldecott

Serious PE test looms for SPAR 10km champ

Bloemfontein runner Kesa Molotsane has been setting the pace in the SPAR Women's 10km Challenge, but she knows she will face a serious test...
At the completion of the SPAR Little Ladies Race at Pollok Beach on Tuesday morning were (back, from left) SPAR EC sponsorship and events manager Alan Stapleton, SPAR sponsorship assistant Debadene Baatjies (front, from left) Jenna Coetzee, Tayla Wilson, Chani Koen, Lieschen Loest and Chelsea Main. Photo: Leon Hugo

Little ladies run for environment on Workers’ Day

Hundreds of young girls did their bit for the environment when they took part in the SPAR Little Ladies' Race at Pollok Beach in...
The annual SPAR Women's 10km Challenge week in Port Elizabeth will kick off with the Little Ladies race over 2.5km at Pollok Beach on Tuesday. Picture: Leon Hugo

SPAR Little Ladies race plays a vital role

Started as an experiment six years ago, the SPAR Little Ladies race has become an integral part of the Women's 10km Challenge in Port...