Western Province Cricket Club, Cape Town, South Africa
The Life Healthcare Medical 10 is a 10 kilometre fun-run/walk for health professionals. It started in 1978 - with the idea of showing that they practiced what they preached to their patients about a healthy lifestyle. For the past 12 years the venue has been the Western Province Cricket Club Sports Complex off Avenue de Mist, with the route going round the Common and then a loop up the Bishops Avenue - from where there are usually spectacular views of Devil's Peak reflecting the early morning sunshine. The field usually includes a few ODs such a Bob Baigrie (1974F), Tim Noakes (1966W) and Sydney Cullis (1961F). As it is run on a handicap basis with half a minute allowed for each year of age over 40, the "old toppies" often manage to finish towards the top of the field.
Thanks to multiple sponsors the proceeds are donated to a charity - last year the Paediatric Department at Victoria Hospital was Supported.
This year's event will start at 06h30 on Sunday 25th November and is open to all health professionals.