10km offers new challenges

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THE 10th annual Trevor Gee 10km, hosted by the East London Athletics Club, will take a new route this year on October 16.

The race, which was previously run in the Cambridge/Amalinda area, where the club is situated, will now start and end at the Beacon Bay Country Club.

The route goes through Nahoon Valley, into Abbotsford and across some hilly sections to Dorchester Heights and back to the country club.

Recently named after the athletic club’s faithful president and founder, Trevor Gee, the new route will bring about different challenges for all athletes.

DIFFERENT ROUTE: The  Trevor   Gee  10km, hosted by the East London Athletic Club, will be run on a different route this year, starting and ending at the Beacon Bay Country Club. Pictured is the start of the last 10km race from the East London Athletic Club in Cambridge
DIFFERENT ROUTE: The Trevor Gee 10km, hosted by the East London Athletic Club, will be run on a different route this year, starting and ending at the Beacon Bay Country Club. Pictured is the start of the last 10km race from the East London Athletic Club in Cambridge

Club chairman Graham Reynolds said they had changed the race day to Sunday in order to challenge regular Parkrunners to a longer course.

“The course is new and different and not many races can be proud to honour their president who served the club for all these years,” Reynolds said.

The route includes an easy start and finish, with a challenging, hilly 4km section in the middle.

The organisers anticipate more than 300 entries this year.

The first 250 race T-shirts will be given away on the day, with the balance to be ordered and collected from the club at a later stage. Lucky draws and prizes will be up for grabs too.

The entry fee is R60, plus R15 for a temporary licence. Entries can be done at Total Sports in Vincent Park and Sportsman’s Warehouse in Beacon Bay until 12 noon on October 15. Runners can also enter on the day between 5.30am and 6.30am at the club, at no extra charge. The race begins at 6.30am.

Inquiries: Graham, on 082-448-0727.

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