WITH the province's top runners taking part in the SA Half-marathon Championships in East London, East Cape Sports Academy athletes dominated the SuperSpar 10km race in Despatch on Saturday.
Siyabulelo Mtsha won the men's race, and Vuyiseka Faneka and Thabisa Sirhayi finished second and third among the women.
Amos Nyongo, who finished second in the 10km, won the inaugural Despatch Street Mile in a dash to the tape in 4:36, one second ahead of Zolani Naqaqa with Malusi Yanga a further second behind.
Gwengwe Khonzeni won the women's race in 5:55.
DESPITE the ice cold wind 222 runners turned up for the Hobie Beach Parkrun, including 67 first-timers.
Seventy personal best times were recorded.
Mariano Essau, who finished 10th in 65:37, was the highest placed EP athlete at the SA Half-Marathon championships in East London on Saturday. – Mogan Segadavan