GBS Mutual Bank event gets its logo-legs!


The GBS Mutual Bank Mountain Drive Half Marathon was announced last month as an all Grahamstown affair, with GBS Mutual Bank being named as the sponsor, and has just released their official event logo and branding. The race, which is set to take place on August 25, is being hosted this year by the Rotary Club of Grahamstown Sunset, and looks to bring athletes back to Grahamstown in what is a family-orientated fun day.

The Saints & Sinners Multipart Club are going to be providing  technical expertise and using its national network to bring runners back to the city with a vibrant, professionally run race.  Local service and networking organisations will be approached to  support and assist with the event. Schools are also being approached to assist, with Graeme College providing the start-finish venue.

As community media partner, Grocott’s Mail will keep our readers updated on the event both in our print edition and our digital platforms. Look out for Grocott’s Sport‘s special three-month training programme, starting from next week in our print edition, to get you to the finish to the best of your ability.

This training programme will be an intensive twelve-week programme, designed to train runners of all differing abilities to be able to run the 21km GBS Mutual Bank Mountain Drive Half Marathon and feel healthy and strong in the process.


GBS Mountain Drive training programme – Week 1

With twelve weeks to go before the GBS Mutual Bank Mountain Drive Half Marathon, here is the first week of Grocott’s Mail’s twelve week training programme, created by Terri-Lynn Penney:

Monday easy 6km jog
Tuesday Speed session
10min warm up
2 x 2min at race pace
2 x 2min easy in between 2 x 1min fast
2 x 1min easy
10min cool down

Wednesday easy 6km jog
Thursday 6km over a hilly course abit faster up the hills
Friday rest
Saturday 8km easy
Sunday Rest /Cross Train

Terri-Lynn Penney is a local triathlete, having great success around the province, nationally and internationally. Having recently completed her 13th Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, Grocott’s Mail asked Penney for her go-to training programme for a 21km. With the GBS Mutual Bank Mountain Drive Half Marathon just 12 weeks away, Grocott’s Mail is ready to see our readers reach the finish line.

Penney is a personal trainer and bootcamp instructor, for more information please contact her at 083 504 7940.

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