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Kalmer gunning for gold at TOTALSPORTS Ladies Race Stellenbosch


Words: Newsport Media | Photo: Cherie Vale

Reigning Totalsports Ladies Race Stellenbosch Champion Rene Kalmer will be hoping for yet another victory on Women’s Day (Saturday, 09 August 2014) when she defends her title at the 2014 event.

“I love the Totalsports Ladies Race,” says Kalmer. “It is a great way to get back into racing mode after the winter months. By taking part in the Stellenbosch race I have a great excuse to travel to Cape Town for the weekend. I can’t think of a better place to spend Women’s Day”.

“I am aiming to improve on my 2013 winning time of 33 minutes 36seconds,” continues Kalmer. “I like the route it is fairly flat and not too challenging. It is a great opportunity to test one's fitness and aim for a good time. There’s no better way to celebrate Women's Day than with thousands of women from all walks of life, but who all share the same love for running. I think my toughest competitor will be Irvette Van Zyl. She had a great race at the Totalsports Ladies Race in Durban. I definitely recommend this event to all women. Running is more than just a workout. It is a way of life”.

Nedbank Running Club athlete, Irvette Van Zyl, will make her Totalsports Ladies Race Stellenbosch debut in August. “I love women’s races,” says Van Zyl. “There is a totally different vibe and feeling. This will be the first time that I partake in the Stellenbosch event. I am really excited and better prepared compared to the Durban event. My main focus will be to take the race as it comes. I really want to improve on my Totalsports Ladies Race Durban time of 33 minutes 49 seconds”.

Date: Saturday, 09 August 2014
Venue: Start ~ Plein Street / Finish ~ Coetzenburg Stadium
Distance: 5km and 10km
Start: 08:00

Entries for the 5km run/walk will still be taken at the following registration points and dates:

· Monday, 04 August 2014 from 12h00 - 18h00: The River Club
· Wednesday, 06 August 2014 from 13h00 - 19h00: Stellenbosch Town Hall

Held in celebration of National Women’s Day, the Totalsports Ladies Race supports PinkDrive, a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering services to women across South Africa. For more information on PinkDrive visit www.pinkdrive.co.za

Entertainment: Alternative pop singer/songwriter and producer, Jimmy Nevis will welcome runners home on the day.

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For more information on the Totalsports Ladies Race Stellenbosch contact (021) 511 – 7130 or visit www.totalsports.co.za.