Several novice runners successfully completed their first 10 km race after being inspired by #RunWithLeila
#RunWithLeila is a Claudius run recently launched by Jacarandas Leila Gani which takes place on Monday and Thursday evenings from the Al Asr School.
Several runners started off by running short distances and in a few weeks attempted the Tom Jenkins 10 km and successfully completed.
Tom Jenkins hosted by Arcadia Running Club with Discovery Vitality took place this morning in Pretoria.
The event still has the traditional floating trophies for the largest, jolliest and fastest busses.
A spokesperson for the Jacaranda Athletic Club said, "JAC had a great turnout today taking part of the festivities and we were pleased to welcome the novices who undertook their first 10km challenge. The club has reached new heights with the largest membership ever recorded since inception."
The #RunWithLeila Claudius run has been so successful that over 50 runners join weekly and in a short space of time moved on to conquer bigger distances.
Several athletes have already expressed interest in entering the Two Oceans Marathon and half marathon in Cape Town next year which will take place over the Easter weekend.
If you want to attempt the Two Oceans, members of JAC are offering support and guidance. Contact them on Instagram @jacarandathleticlub
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