If you are running in the SPAR Women’s Joburg 10km Challenge at Marks Park on Sunday October 7, keep your eyes open for a small woman with fluffy white hair. You will probably see her from the back, because despite being 87 years old, she runs pretty fast.
She is Deirdre Larkin, who took up running at the ripe old age of 78 and now holds the world record for the half marathon in her age
Team South Africa certainly flew the flag high at the IAU 100km World Champs in Croatia by bagging three medals; both the men's and women's teams secured silver medals in the team competition while three-times Comrades champ Bongmusa Mthembu lead the onslaught by finishing 3rd overall in the men’s individual race.
Mthembu, who led the race with a little more than 10km remai
The founder of parkrun Paul Sinton-Hewitt is an extraordinary man. Not only was he responsible for starting the now worldwide phenomenon called parkrun, but he is known for going about everything he does in a very ethical way. His newest venture is the launching of a sports clothing brand that does not exclude anyone. And more astonishingly, with all of the profit going to parkrun. Read his thoughts on this below