An uphill battle won

by Lauren vd Vyver

On Saturday 9 August, the Rhodes Athletics Club participated in the PG Glass Mountain Drive half marathon. The scenic race started at the Albany Sports Club and a grueling and windy 21 kilometers followed. With vertical routes up a mountain, the wind seemed to be the only obstacle of the day. This was according to Warrick Smith, media officer of the Athletics Club and participant in the race. “It was very windy which made the race interesting, but I used it to my advantage to push everyone chasing me,” he said, following his impressive eleventh place finish. The Rhodes athletes ran well and, overall, the club finished with good results. The stimulating surroundings and uphill climb should pull in many more enthusiastic long distance runners in the future.


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