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Bronze for U23 action cricket team The KwaZulu–Natal Midlands U23 mixed cricket team recently brought home bronze in the action cricket in­ ter–provincial tournament in Nelspruit. The team showed unbelievable courage and determination during the tourna­ ment, winning the bronze by one run on the last ball of their final against Eastern Gauteng. Ryan Sclanders was best overall player and was named as an all star player at prize giving. Pic­ tured are the team (back, from left) Mishaan Maharaj, Ramon Pienaar, Chase Strachan, Suvir Sivenanan, Kyle Barkley (vice captain) and (front from left) Ryan Sclanders, Jesse Van Wyk, Gareth Gardner (captain), Jannetta Hunt (manager) and Gareth Rall. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

100 Capital Classic to be held this weekend THENatalCarbineerswillbehostingthe100 Capital Classic on 20 and 21 September. The 161 km circuit foot race will begin in the tar courtyard outside the Drill Hall of the carbineers and will walk, or run, along the city streets and return to the starting block inthecourtyard.Thedesignatedrouteistwo mileslongandwillberepeateduntilthepar­ ticipants reach their goal of 100, 50 or 20 miles. The race begins at 7pm on 20 September andthecutofftimeforalleventswillbe7pm on 21 September. There will be entertainment at the Car­

bineers Drill Hall to help keep everyone mo­ tivated. Secure parking will be available on Parade Ground within the venue. Route: Start: Tar courtyard outside the Drill Hall Exit the gate and proceed around Geere Street, (which will be closed from Chief Al­ bertLuthulitoMillarStreetfromFridaynoon till Saturday midnight) Left into Miller Street, (which will be cut in half at Bulwer Street and accessed from each end) Right into Bulwer Street, (which will be one way from Millar Street to Boshoff Street)

RightintoBoshoffStreet,acrosstheriver and up Surrey Road (the lane nearest Mer­ chiston and Woodburn Rugby Stadium will be designated runners only) Right at Woodhouse Road. (Woodhouse Road will be closed to traffic from Surrey Road traffic lights to New England Road. ResidentswillhavecontrolledaccessatNew England Road.) Then Right at Alan Paton Avenue and across the river to turn Right at Geere Street and Right into the gates and around the courtyard to complete a lap of two miles.

Entries pour in for

2014 Comrades

>> Over 5000 entries have already been received for the ultra–marathon


HE 2014 Comrades Marathon entry process is upon us. The 89th edition of the world’s leading ultra–marathon is all set to showcase South Africa’s, and the world’s, ultra-runners once again come 1 June 2014. Over 5000 entries havealreadybeenreceived. Being a ‘downrun’, the traditional gunfire goes off outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall at 5.30am and again 12 hours later at The Sahara–Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban, to signal the end of the 89km road–running challenge. Prospective entrants have until 30 November 2013, or as soon as the cap of 18000 entries has been reached, to get their entries in. No entries will be

accepted after this. With its 2014 campaign, ‘Hard Is What Makes It Great’, Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) race director, Johan Van Staden has advised runners to train hard and prepare themselves well for next year’s race. “This past race has been a wake– up call for many runners. The Comrades Marathon is tough and demands adequate training,” he said. Van Staden encouraged all South African Comrades runners to enter by 30 September to be eligible for the early bird entry fee of R320. “It is our South African athletes who have catapulted the Comrades Marathon onto its premier status on the

road–running scene, hence, the early bird entry fee for our local runners,” he said. ThenewincreasedentryfeeofR350 will kick in on 1 October 2013 until the entry process is closed. The entry requirements, which are clearly indicated on the entry form, must be adhered to at all times or runners risk losing their place at the start. Entries may be effected as follows: • Online via the Comrades Marathon website:; • By posting the completed entry form with proof of payment to the CMA Office at P.O. Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209. • By handing in the completed entry form together with payment at the CMA office in Pietermaritzburg. Please note that runners may enter before running a qualifying race (minimum qualifying distance of 42.2km). Qualifying details must be submitted to the CMA by 6 May 2014. – Supplied.

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