The Sport, Arts and Culture Relief Fund beneficiaries list has been released and women in sport feature prominently. We spoke to some of them about the impact of the support in these uncertain times.
Irvette van Blerk
Zimbabwe’s Rutendo Nyahora won the 20th running of the Port Elizabeth SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge, warning her competitors of her intention to win each of the races in the 2013 calendar
24-year-old Cornelia Joubert says she looks up to Olympic marathon runner, Rene Kalmer, and hopes to one day emulate her. Joubert was speaking after becoming South Africa’s youngest ever marathon champion when she won the SA Marathon Championships earlier this month.
Irvette van Blerk has won the Johannesburg SPAR 10Km Challenge on Sunday morning, ending in second place in the 2012 Grand Prix series behind her teammate Rene Kalmer, who withdrew for injury.
Rene Kalmer and Irvette van Blerk ready for SPAR 10Km Challenge on Sunday. Kalmer is going for a clean sweep of titles, while van Blerk is hoping to win her fourth Johannesburg title.
The Johannesburg SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge was launched in gorgeous Spring weather at the scenic Buitengeluk in Fourways. Guests included veteran runner Sonja Laxton, who will be running her 76th SPAR 10km Challenge and Rene Kalmer, the poster girl of road running, who is going for five wins out of five this year.
Star SA distance runner Rene Kalmer has pole position to grab her third 2012 SPAR Grand Prix title at the Women’s 10km Challenge at Supersport Park on Saturday afternoon
More than 50 women athletes make the cut in SASCOC’s initial London 2012 Team SA announcement
The friendly city Spar 10km Women’s Challenge beckons with defending champion Irvette Van Blerk’s 2011 Grand Prix trophy likely to be reclaimed by Rene Kalmer
Two Oceans 21km champ René Kalmer talks about her win, the upcoming defence of her 5000m title in PE, and the busy period leading up to the 2012 London Olympic Games