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The Don Lock Memorial Road Race has always been an 8km event (formally 5 miler) and the shortest official race on the Road Running Calendar in the Western Cape, making it easily accessible to both registered athletes and fun runners / walkers alike.
In 2014, Celtic Harriers will be introducing a 15km road race option for those runners seeking a slightly longer race route.
The race started way back in 1960 by club member Alex Jones after his good friend Don Lock, also a Celtic member, was tragically killed in a motor car accident. This event is held between the Rondebosch Common – where it originally used to start and finish, and Imam Haron (formerly Lansdowne) Road in Claremont and is still held over the same course for all these years.
The first nine years were won by the Police athlete Willie Olivier, while the most wins scored by a woman belongs to Elana Meyer who also holds the women’s record at 25 minutes 35 seconds. The men’s record is 22 minutes 51 secs held by John September.
Among the male winners include Stellenbosch athlete, De Villiers Lamprecht, the first South African to run a sub 4 minute mile in South Africa while club mate Danie Malan held the world 1000 m record for many years. Other top women runners who have won this race include Monica Drögemoller, Isavelle Roche-Kelly and Juliet Prowse.
All participants will receive a race memorabilia giveaway as well as a FREE Modern Athlete.