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Road Running News – Let’s face it! This leap year has already leapt past January into February. February holds the promise of inter alia the Assegaai 3-in-1 (and fun run) on 20 February and an extra day on 29 February.

Come to think of it, should we not devote 29 February (which comes around only every fourth year) to those who can celebrate their actual birthdays only once in a cycle of four years? Op Satedag, 30 Januarie, kon die Assegaaiers hulle vanjaar vir die eerste keer behoorlik laat geld en wel tydens die jaarlikse Volks-rustwedlope oor 10, 21.1, 32 en 42.2km.

Muzi Khumalo (03:33:56), Jan van Vreden (03:36:49), Laiken Pretorius (03:36:50), Sheldon Hallis (03:43:58), Johan Greeff (03:50:21) en Werner Peters (03:50:22) het die marathon kafgedraf en bewys dat die plaaslike lang-asems op koers is na nog puik vertonings. Richard Nhlabathi (02:12:38), Marius Schoeman (02:59:07) en Maureen Visser (03:35:31) was ons verteenwoordigers op die 32km wedloop. Ná hulle tye, oor 21.1 km, van onderskeidelik 01:55:28, 02:15:32, 02:32:54, 02:18:01 en 02:53:52 sal die vertonings van Mario Gonzalez, Gerhard en Esmarie Oosthuizen, Leo Stucky en Hermien Marais tydens die komende Assegaai halfmarathon verseker met belangstelling dopgehou word.

Leana Aslett (00:51:31) en die twee ou stappers, te wete Chris Robbertse (01:17:41) en Barry van Rensburg (01:34:05), het hulleself op 10km se vars lug trakteer. Leana was the sixth lady over 10 kilometres and Richard finished fourth in the 32 kilometre race. The performance of the day was, however Laiken’s first place in the ladies’ race over 42.2 kilometres. She will no doubt start the Assegaai Marathon as hot favourite to add another title to her increasingly impressive CV. Laat waai, Assegaai!

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Laiken (Smith) Pretorius, winner of the ladies’ race over 42.2 kilometres