Nedbank Running Club Bloemfontein development news
Last year was our first year in establishing a development structure for young upcoming athletes in the Nedbank Running club in Bloemfontein that and we are sure that in the very near future will contributes in growing and taking the Nedbank running club brand to greater heights and continue to be trend setters in the running world.
We had our junior athletes such as Velaphi Qwalane, Xolisa Madi, Puleng Matlosa, and Rethabile Jabane finishing in podium positions in Bloemfontein races throughout the year. We had 8 junior athletes getting provincial colours as they represented Free State province in the SA cross Country championship in George last year. Velaphi Qwalane and Xolisa Madi also represented Free State and Nedbank at the SA half marathon championship in Pretoria.
Also three of our development athletes made it to the SA school cross country championship held in Pretoria last year 13/12/2014 representing Free State and Nedbank. They all made it in the top 10. Puleng Matlosa finish position 5 in Girls 16 (4km) 00:15:04, Rethabile Jabane Girls 17 (4km)00:16:52 position 9 and Xolisa Madi Boys 19 position 9 (8km) 00:25:15.
We had our elite athlete Chabeli Nyedimane also doing well getting podium finish in local races throughout the year and also representing Free State team at the SA half marathon championship in Pretoria last year and making it to the podium finish in team prices. He finished the year with his best time in 10km 29:17 at the Heroes marathon on 16/12/2014.
Thank you for the continuing support towards this athletes to be able to perform to their best level and contribute in helping Nedbank setting the benchmark that will be difficult to follow by any other club.
Kind regards Leonard (Development Coach at Nedbank RC Bloemfontein)
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Nedbank athlete, Renier Grobler tops in Dubai Marathon. 23 January 2015
Nedank Green Dream Team athlete, Running Renier Grobler clocked an incredible fast marathon time in the Dubai Marathon when he ran a personal best time of 2 hours 24 minutes and 38 seconds.
Renier got his eyes yet again on the Comrades marathon later this year and we expect him to be right up there with the leaders coming 31 May 2015.
Comrades Marathon Road Shows in Gauteng
The Comrades Marathon’s annual series of road shows are about to start!
The shows all start at 19h00 and last about 2 hours. There is no entry fee.
ROAD SHOW DATES AND VENUES IN THE CENTRAL GAUTENG/PRETORIA REGION as follows:
Wednesday, 11 February KHOSA Athletics Club, Krugersdorp
Thursday, 12 February Sunninghill Striders, Nedbank Head Office, Rivonia Road, Sandton
Presenters will be Lindsey Parry, official Comrades coach and one of the most highly respected athletics and triathlon coaches in South Africa, and Ian Laxton !
Road show content includes:
Generic race information;
Extensive audio-visual content aiming at motivating runners, and especially novices, to train and be as prepared as possible to perform at their best;
Statistical information that will help runners to select the best training programme for themselves;
Warnings about important risk factors such as running with flu, using pain medication and how to avoid injuries and illnesses before the race;
General training principles for ultradistance runners of all abilities;
Specific training programmes aimed at achieving specific Comrades medals;
Injuries and illnesses;
Reasons for failure in Comrades;
Race charities and the Race4charity seeding batch.
There will be opportunities to interact with the presenters and discuss specific issues.
We encourage all Nedbank Running Club Members to attend!
Nedbank Running Club in Soweto news-20 January 2015
We kicked of the 2015 running season with a bang!
We had over 45 development track and field athletes taking part at the CGA track and field season this past Saturday. The first meeting was held at Ruimsig Stadium. Our athletes performed very well and by the look of things, a great season for our athletes lies ahead. We did have new and existing athletes who represented us in their Green Nedbank Running Club colours.
The most notable performance was from Cornelia Joubert by winning both the 1500m (4:24) and 3000m in the senior women races. It is great to see a Marathoner making such a transition between the distances.
The Nedbank 9 and 10 year old kids had an opportunity to show off that the future is bright in our development as they were running well in the 600m and 1200m events respectively.
This Saturday we will be running Track and field at the Boksburg Stadium and the seniors will be competing in the Johnson Crane races as the 10km serves as the CGA Champs.