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Busy time for Irvette

Back from setting a personal best time in the New York City half-marathon in the United States, national 10km and half-marathon champion Irvette van Blerk has already mapped out her next schedule of races.

She ran 70min 56sec to place ninth in the prestigious US┬á event, run in near freezing conditions. “I was very cold and stiff for much of the early stages and also pretty stiff afterwards but now I’m recovered and ready for national track championships and the Spar ladies’ race coming up,” said Van Blerk.

“These are my two next races and hopefully I can have two good races,” said the West Rand athlete. She’ll run the 5000m at the Yellow Pages SA track and field championships in Durban next Saturday and the very next day is the Spar women’s 10km road race in Cape Town.

The rest of April sees her running the Two Oceans half-marathon on Easter Saturday and then the Foskor half-marathon in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal.

In May she’ll be defending her SA 10km title in Johannesburg and then also run the Spar women’s 10km in Port Elizabeth.