Congratulations to Nedbank Running Club Athletes of the Soweto Club that have been included to represent their province in SA 21km Championships

It is with great pleasure to announce that 10 Nedbank Soweto Running Club athletes have been selected to represent CGA at the SA 21km Championships to be held in Port Elizabeth on the 25 July 2015.

 

The athletes are:

Philemon Mathiba

Sibusiso Nzima

Xolisa Tyali

Folavio Sehohle

Derocious Makhobalo

Simon Mpholo

Zongamele Dyubeni

Cornelia Joubert

Africa Mailola (Nedbank AGN)

Mapaseka Makhanya (Nedbank AGN)

 

Abram Khumalo of the Nedbank Running Club Soweto will also be participating in the Championships, representing the Nedbank Running Club

 


Nedbank Green Dream Team athlete, Mthandazo Qhina, showing great form

 

Mthandazo Qhina Showing great form so early after his disappointing Comrades Marathon by repeating his win of last year in the Dave Spence Memorial 10km in a time of 30min 31sec on Youth Day, then going on to win the Avbob Eersterivier 15km on Saturday in a fast time of 45:27. Mthandazo Qhina is preparing for the Cape Town Marathon on 20 September 2015.


 


Nedbank Development Running Club Soweto’s Liza Kellerman in SA Team to World Youth Champs

It is with great pleasure to announce that one of the Nedbank Running Club Soweto Development athletes has made the final team to represent South Africa in the up and coming World Youth Champs in Cali-Colombia.

 

The 16 year old Liza Kellerman was a gold medalist in the recent African Youth Champs in

Mauritius in the 800m. She will run in the same discipline in Colombia. She is coached by Hein Mare who also coaches our Nedbank Green Dream Team athlete Cornelia Joubert in Randfontein.



CROSS-COUNTRY DISTANCES NOW 10 KM

Both senior men and women will in future run 10 km at the World Cross-country Championships. This was one of the rule changes approved at the recent IAAF Council meeting.

 

The distances "should be approximately" 10 km, the IAAF said in a statement. Distances for the junior men and women will remain at 8 km and 6 km repectively. In the past the distances for the seniors were 12 km and 8 km respectively.

 

While the world body said dthe rule change will take effect on 1 November, the Athletics South Africa (ASA) Cross-country Commission has decided that it should be implemented with immediate effect. Thus it will apply at the SA Championships on 12 September, and provinces have been requested to implement the new rule at their league meetings and provincial championships, said Pieter de Jager, Technical Manager of ASA.

Report by: Riël Hauman
Distance Running Results

 



Race Report from Nedbank Elite Athlete, Ellie Greenwood on her Comrades 2015
Visit her blog here
 


Safety comes first

You only have to take a step out your front door each morning to see just how many runners are out there pounding the pavements each morning. It is a truly awesome site to see. It's the new year with new goals, and we're all are turning over kilometre after kilometre preparing for our 2015 race or fitness schedule. We are however, 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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