29 Apr, 2013

Zoo-ming Along

Zoo-ming Along

More than 3500 runners dusted off the winter cobwebs to take on the annual RAM Rockies Avis Van Rental Gerald Fox Memorial Half Marathon & 10km, which started and finished at the Johannesburg Zoo, while the 5km fun run was held within the world famous zoo grounds. The weather played along and a great time was had by all!



1 Sipho Ncube (Nedbank) 1:09:16

2 Isaac Mahlake (Gallopers) 1:16:53

3 Elias Mabane (Nedbank) 1:18:03


1 Kim Laxton (Sunninghill) 1:21:57

2 Jodi Moss (Discovery) 1:31:53

3 Caery Lee Fournier (Temp) 1:34:22


1 Vincent (Temp) 31:43


1 Caroline Wostmann (Breakthru Midrand) 39:32


Race Previews

Dis-Chem Sun City Swim, 20 October

October heralds the start of the open water swimming season – and what better way to kick off the season than with the Dis-Chem Sun City Swim. Held amongst the swaying palms of the magnificent Sun City Resort, this event has a distance and event to suit swimmers of all ages and levels. The day kicks off with a 3km swim (two laps of the dam), followed by four 1.5km age group events, culminating in the 600m fun swim. All entrants get free access to the resort as well as The Valley of the Waves. More information at – entries close 30 September, but late entries will be available on the day.


Dis-Chem Half Marathon, Bedfordview, 13 January

Preparations are underway for the 12th annual Dis-Chem Half Marathon, one of the most popular races in Gauteng, so be sure to diarise the date now, because entries will open in November and you will want to get yours early! Modern Athlete will once again be teaming up with the race to bring you in-depth previews, training programmes and giveaways.

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