Despite her run of success in the SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge, Kesa Molotsane is preparing for a stiff examination in the Port Elizabeth race on Saturday.
The Bloemfontein runner won the opening event in Cape Town in March, continuing her good form after being crowned the Grand Prix Series champion last year.
Molotsane said she knew she would be up against strong opposition on PE’s coastal course.
“It’s very difficult because there are so many talented ladies out there. Every race has its own challenge and anyone can win.
“I believe the current group of runners are the best South Africa has ever had and we can be proud of the level of competition in the country.”
Competing for the first time in PE last year, Molotsane said she had not had much time to assess the route, but was looking forward to racing along the coast.
“Everything happened so fast on the day that I didn’t even learn much about the route, because before you realised it was all done,” she said.
Molotsane said the Women’s Challenge had become a big part of her annual programme.
“The Women’s Challenge is very important to females in South Africa and the initiatives that have been introduced through the races made me want to be part of it.”
SPAR EC’s drive this year is to promote their Plastic Bag campaign, aimed at encouraging consumers to become environmentally aware and to reduce the use of plastic bags.
The 10km race gets under way at the Pollok Beach start venue at 7am, followed by the 5km at 8am.