The Nedbank Running Club and athletes supports the UNITE4MANDELA race.

 

Nedbank Running Club and top Green Dream Team athletes including Bruce Fordyce-9 times Comrades winner and Bongmusa Mthembu-2014 Comrades Champion will be lining up on the 22nd of November 2014 at the Union Buildings to unite and show their support for the Nelson Mandela Sport & Culture day.

We urge all runners to come and support this race and join in the festivities on the day!

Please click here to entry form.

Please click here for the media document.

For more info visit www.unite4mandela.co.za




Eric Ngubane surprise win at the 100km. Ultra-Trail in Cape Town

Eric Ngubane from the Nedbank Running Club in KZN Durban won the 100km. Ultra-Trail race in Cape Town on Saturday in a time of 10h41 minutes and 15 seconds. He beat second placed runner, Andrew Hagen with more than an hour.

He was very happy for his win in this tough trail race and was all smiles at the finish.

Eric who`s best Comrades position was 19th in 2009 with a best time of 5 hours and 53 minutes has the following to say.

“I would like to qualify for the World trail running Championships next year. I am going to specialise in trail races from now on as it seems that I can beat the best trail runners in South Africa. I would like to be seen as the best trail runner in South Africa. This was a beautiful race but very tough and I will be resting for 3 weeks before I will slowly start to run again”

The world renowned Ironman-Raynard Tissink was 4th in the race and it looks like we will see Raynard in the Comrades marathon soon. South African cycling star of the 90`s Jock Green finished 3rd.

Results: CAPE TOWN ULTRA TRAIL 100KM.

1 ERIC NGUBANE 10:41:15      

2 ANDREW HAGEN 11:45:26

3 JOCK GREEN 11:47:59

4 RAYNARD TISSINK 12:08:17

5 NEIL QUAYLE 12:31:06 


 

Pride in Tyres: Berg Op-Berg 21.1km Half Marathon  25/10/2014

The Nedbank Bloemfontein Achilles Running Club dominated the toughest half marathon in Bloemfontein on Saturday 26 October 2014. We all know that any race that includes Naval hill is a killer let alone doing a double lap on it.

Nedbank Bloemfontein Achilles elite runner Chabeli Nyedimane made the race look easy as he won the senior male open 21.1km in a time of 1:08:20, in the female category Paulina Njeya won 21.1km in a time of 1:23:18.

Tiisetso Mothata (Nedbank Achilles Development athlete) won the boys junior category 21.1km in a time of 1:24:47

10km 2nd Velaphi Qwalane 36:49 (Nedbank Bloem Achilles Junior Development athlete)

5km  1st Steven Makhetha  16:30 (Nedbank Bloem Achilles junior Development athlete)

 

 




Online entries for the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon open at 10am on Wednesday, 29 October 2014.


The opening of entries has been moved from the originally anticipated date of 15 October in order to make further changes to the online entry system to increase safety measures and counteract increasing instances of internet fraud. 

The 46th Ultra Marathon will take place on Easter Saturday, 4 April 2015, and the entry limit of 11 000 runners is once again expected to be reached.

To qualify for participation in the Ultra Marathon, runners must have completed at least one full marathon (42.2km) after 1 July 2014 in under five hours.  However, runners do not have to pre-qualify to enter and can submit their qualifying times at a later stage. 

South African Ultra Marathon entrants are also required to belong to a registered running club and have a valid running licence.  No temporary licences will be issued to Ultra Marathon runners.


                             


Road Safety

It’s that crazy time of year again when endurance junkies are turning over kilometre after kilometre preparing for their 2014 race or fitness schedule. We are constantly reminded by the sobering news that a runner, cyclist, triathlete or sporting enthusiast has been found unconscious or fatally knocked-down while out doing what they love best. These are followed by queries as to whether anyone knows the person or more importantly, knows how to contact the family urgently. At large events this can be mayhem and in remote areas critical.

As road safety is a cause pertinent to us all, we chatted to Patrick Baransky; Nedbank Sponsorship Manager, on the need for safety ID bracelets.

“I’m always amazed by the lack of contact details sports enthusiasts carry on their person. Could a Good Samaritan assist you should they come to your assistance and you can’t speak for yourselves? What about your training partners, do they even know your chronic medical conditions, allergies or next-of-kin contact details?”

To help

MAKE SAFETY HAPPEN

Nedbank have negotiated a 20% discount on purchases made through the www.iceid.co.za website.

Please use NEDBANK as a discount coupon code. There is a Nedbank green silicone strap that is available! Most products can store four to six lines of key details.    

Should you want an even cheaper alternative, try dog-tags with key contact and medical details, and keep on your person or tied to shoes.

For safety purposes, those exercising alone should not use music for company, or if you insist, have the music turned down low, and only in one ear - this way you can still hear the things around you.

Safe training!

Nedbank Running Club  








 

   

 
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NEDBANK BLOEMFONTEIN ACHILLES HOST SCI MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM RACE
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Supplied by Clubs Admin
Race flyer and entry form attached...
FULL STORY - NEDBANK BLOEMFONTEIN ACHILLES HOST SCI MARATHON, 10KM & 5KM RACE
ULTRA TRAIL CAPE TOWN
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Newspaper article on the Ultra Trail Cape Town...
FULL STORY - ULTRA TRAIL CAPE TOWN
2014 SPIRIT OF COMRADES AWARDS
Monday, October 27, 2014
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The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) rewarded some amazing individuals for showcasing the spirit of Comrades at its annual awards gala in Durban on Friday, 24 October 2014...
FULL STORY - 2014 SPIRIT OF COMRADES AWARDS
ELB EXTREME ROAD CHALLENGE
Thursday, October 16, 2014
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Runners(majority Nedbank members) vs Cyclists – They did it for St Vincent School for the Deaf The Challenge : 503 km in 50 Hours!...
FULL STORY - ELB EXTREME ROAD CHALLENGE
CHARNE BOSMAN INTERVIEW ON SABC
Friday, October 3, 2014
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Charne is interview on SABC about the Soweto Marathon...
FULL STORY - CHARNE BOSMAN INTERVIEW ON SABC