Century City Athletic Club star athlete set to shine at Mauritius Marathon
In the wake of Bianca Beavitt’s storming success at the Berg River Marathon thus far, we have another star athlete also part of the Century City family that we’d like to wish well. Tanya Posthumus-Fox, a member of the Century City Athletic club and sponsored by the Century City Property Owners’ association leaves Cape Town today to embark on a mammoth challenge in the form of the 6th annual Mauritius Marathon, during which she will be competing in the grueling 21km half this coming Sunday 19 July.
She has following a strict training programme during winter - which continues to include waking at 4:30am to do track sessions with her coach. Mauritius will be a challenge due to the change in conditions. While temperatures are not as high as in summer, the humidity will certainly play a role.
In addition, water stops will be every 5km instead of every 3 as is the case in SA and the race itself includes a fairly steep hill towards the end of the race.
Tanya has a personal best of 90 minutes for a half marathon and will be aiming, as always, to improve on that.
Good luck Tanya! We’re behind you all the way!