Festival of Running at promenade

Hewat Athletic Club hosted its 23rd annual Festival of Running at the weekend, at the Sea Point Promenade. The two-day running festival featured two ultra marathons, 100km and 50km on Saturday and, the popular half marathon a day later, on Sunday. Those interested in short distance running were not left out with the 5kmx5 relay perfect for the whole family affair, friends and colleagues.

Itheko Athletic Club Ashraf Orrie, centre, and Spartan Harriers’ Dorian Esau, third from left, bringing home a group of 21km runners in under 2 hours. Picture: ABPhotoZA
The rain could not dampen the spirit of the runners at the start of the 21km race. Picture: ABPhotoZA
From left, Itheko’s Faik Sedick, Nantes Athletic Club’s Russel Hanning and Natalie Visagie, and Midas runner Mary Campher taking it easy on their way to the finish line in Saturday’s 50km run. Picture: ABPhotoZA
Pinelands Athletic Club’s Sandra Swartz, left, and Edgemead’s Wendy Jansen gives Saturday’s 50km race the thumbs up. Picture: ABPhotoZA