Although it is the height of summer here in the madhouse that is Trump’s America, and not withstanding that there are umpteen Major League Baseball games daily, two other “sports” issues made the headlines this past week.
Former Springboks, national coaches and rugby specialists will be giving back to young players by offering up their expertise these July holidays at the Investec International Rugby Academy’s high performance Players’ and Coaches Courses in Pietermaritzburg.
Once a casual bricklayer in Pietermaritzburg, Comrades champion Bongmusa Mthembu has shown his merit by winning the gruelling marathon for the second time. Now a professional runner, Mthembu, from Bulwer in the Midlands, strode home in comfort, much like when he won the down run to Durban in 2014. Completing the race in 5:35:34, he…
One of Epworth’s top canoeists, Grade 10 Caitlin Mackenzie, has been selected to represent South Africa at the 2017 Junior and U23 Sprint Kayaking World Championships
Comrades Marathon runners and supporters have been urged to contribute to charitable fundraising by purchasing their personalised Comrades ICE ID Bracelet.
The Community Chests of Durban and Pietermaritzburg are one of the Comrades Marathon Official Charities for 2017 and are allowed to raise funds through the Comrades Marathon.
Congratulations to Epworth High School divers.
Mary-Lynn Cotton, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School has been selected to represent the Kwa-Zulu Natal Primary Schools Tennis Team, competing at the National Tennis Tournament in Bloemfontein early April. Mary-Lynn is ranked 3rd in the KZN A Team.
Roads affected during the KZN Summer series cycling event , Sat 25 March and Sun 26 March
Matric pupil, Hamish Lovemore from Hilton College was placed 4th overall and 1st in the U18 category, in the two-day Drak Challenge canoe marathon in Underberg, which was held recently.
Maritzburg College staff (in red) continued their run of success, when they recently beat the 2017 prefects (in white), by 10 runs in the annual staff vs prefects cricket match.