Bridle Drift Half Marathon run at weekend
In the colours of Ama Raven a refreshing newcomer to local road running, Anele Dlamini won the extremely tough Bridle Drift Half Marathon, hosted by Real Gijimas on Sunday.
He started conservatively tracking the winner of the first two races on the 2020 calendar, Yanga Malusi of Zwelonke. The two men ran a highly competitive race, with Dlamini coming out on top, overcoming not only his opponent but the tough hills of Mdantsane as well.
Dlamini won in 70:08 with Malusi second 32 seconds adrift. Luthando Hejana of Old Mutual was a fairly distant third in 73:26.
The women's race was another close affair between Easy Equities Born 2 Run's Caryn Lategan and Andrea Ranger, for much of the race. Lategan broke away on the final hills to win in 91:28 and was followed by her club mate and friend, Ranger in 92:04.
Stephanie Smith of Massmart completed the podium finishes some way off in 95:22.