Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
2 minute read
28 May 2022
7:00 am

Local distance runners set to take flight on SA’s roads

Wesley Botton

Elite runners will turn out at the Spar Grand Prix this weekend and the SA Half-Marathon Championships next week.

Irvette van Zyl (right) leads Tadu Nare, Tayla Kavanagh and Glenrose Xaba during last year's Spar Grand Prix 10km race in Gqeberha. Picture: Reg Caldecott/Gallo Images

Last week we had a look at some of the quality and depth in South African road running which promises to lift the sport to new heights, and over the next couple of weeks we'll have a chance to see some of the country's top athletes take full flight.In Gqeberha this morning, a real battle is expected at the first leg of the Spar Grand Prix women's 10km series. While international athletes are likely to take centre stage, all eyes will be on Tayla Kavanagh as she looks to take another big step forward in the early stages of her...