After failing to win the NBS Bank Mount Mulanje Porters’ Race last weekend, the country’s top female runner Tereza Master has vowed to win this Saturday’s Sunbird Ku Chawe Race in Zomba.
The 26-year-old, who had been winning the Porters’ Race for five consecutive times until last year when she failed to participate due to her engagements at the Commonwealth Games in England, did not cross the finish line last weekend after falling ill as she ran down the rough terrains of the mountain, thereby easing the path for Doris Fisher to take the crown.
“I was really frustrated when I failed to complete the Porters Race because apart from taking the glory, I could win K150 000 , which could be used to boost my business. In spite of that, I am now focused on the Ku Chawe Race and I will win it at all cost,” she said.
She was carried for about a 10 km from the mountain by the first-aid team to a tent where she received treatment.
However, the 26-year-old believes she has fully recuperated and will effectively fight for the Ku Chawe Race honours that come with a mouthwatering winner’s purse of about K300 000 ($600).