It was indeed a day full of excitement, as young and old gathered together to enthusiastically pound the tarmac and get some good exercise. 56-year-old Duduzile Phyllis Mweli said she enjoys running and will always participate in the Spar Ladies’ Challenge, this being her third race. She crossed the finish line in one hour 22 minutes. 15-year-old Luyanda said that when he grows up, he wants to go to the Olympics. DRS official Mr Eneil Meyer had this to say, “Thank you for the overwhelming support of the athletes across the district. It really speaks volumes of their love and interest for athletics, and special thanks to Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality and Public Safety.” He added that he was indeed proud to see the enthusiasm of the youth and ladies who made it to the finish.The top 25 girls, 25 boys and 25 ladies will be representing local municipalities at provincial level in Durban on May 30 and June 7 respectively. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite It was a chilly start to a fantastic, fast-paced race as runners from as far afield as Uitval and St Chad’s got ready for the Youth / Spar Ladies’ Run on Saturday. Local lass Mbongi Ngubane warmed the ladies up with an aerobics session, and uThukela Athletics Association general secretary Mr Sbu Nyamane was on hand to officially start the race.