Steeplechase champ

Ashley “Blokkie” Smith

Eastridge middle-distance runner, Ashley “Blokkie” Smith, 24, on his way to winning the men’s 3000m steeplechase event, at Athletics South Africa’s senior national championships, at Tuks Stadium, at the weekend.

Smith’s latest accolade follows the “Dream Mile” he ran, at Coetzenberg, a few weeks ago when he crossed the finish line in under 4 minutes, to join an exclusive club of runners who achieved a similar victory.

At the time he became the first WP athlete to run a Dream Mile since Ebeneza Felix in 1997.