Wembley Twilight Fun Run kept flame of athletics alive

BY CLEMENT DU PLESSIS NON-RACIAL sport had always been ridiculed for not being up to standard. But this was without...

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May Pinto’s young captaincy run at 16

BY CLEMENT DU PLESSIS MAIN PICTURE: May Pinto, Bernard Adams, Leon Pietersen and Reneé Symonds THESE days there are sports leaders’...

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Street mile runs out of favour in South Africa

THE Sacos-affiliated Western Province Amateur Athletic Union (WPAAU) provided the different forms of athletics to the disenfranchised in the Western...

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‘Mark, the 400’, digs into coaching and expertise

By CLEMENT DU PLESSIS HAVING interviewed many of the unsung heroes of our time in athletics, I have come across...

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Eric Hector pioneered senior schools cross country athletics

By CLEMENT DU PLESSIS RICHARD Rive, together with Harry Hendricks, played a pivotal role in providing athletics to thousands of...

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SASSSA champ Simpson’s talent not fully exploited

O’NEIL SIMPSON (September) of Boland was a highly talented middle-distance athlete. An athlete short in stature, he held the South African...

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Schoolboy Leon Pietersen, 15, breaks two-minute barrier in 800m race

LEON Pietersen started out as a second-string sprinter, only to become the first 15-year-old South African Senior Schools Sports Association...

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