Trevor Gee fundraiser run also a celebration

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LIONS Club International is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year and as part of the festivities Port Rex Lions will host the Trevor Gee 10 and 5km run/walk tomorrow.

The walk is also to honour Gee, who has been synonymous with all branches of athletics since 1946.

VICTORIOUS VETERAN: Luthando Hejana, left, and Bulelani Mgubo, who were first and second in last year’s Trevor Gee 10km race, with Gee and his wife Nora. This year’s event takes place on Sunday Picture: SUPPLIED

He represented Border on the track at three (4.8Km) and six mile (9.6km) races more times than he cares to remember, he was the Eastern Province marathon champion in 1955 and 1956, the DAC marathon champion and finished third in the Gold Reef Marathon behind two Springboks, Jackie Mekler and Mercer Davies, during this era.

Gee was eighth in his age group at the Third World Veteran Games in Hannover in 1979 in 3:02:28.

He ran his first Comrades in 1986 and the Two Oceans a year later at the age of 65. His times – 8:66 and 4:36 respectively.

“The aim of the Centennial Run is also to raise funds to support charity and this run will assist the Port Rex Lions in its effort to make a difference in the lives of the needy individuals and communities in the East London area,” East London Athletic Club (hosting the race) chairman Graham Reynolds said.

The 10km starts at 7am, and the 5km 15 minutes later at the Beacon Bay Country Club. Enter and register at Sportsmans Warehouse in Retail Park, until Saturday. Inquiries: Barry Adcock on 084-766-6672.

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