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Brand wins entry to Old Mutual Kruger 2 Canyon
Yolandi Brand who works in the Nedbank Treasury Department Preference Share Division will represent the Nedbank Green Dream Team alongside Eric Ngubane at the 2015 Old Mutual Kruger 2 Canyon Stage Race on 3 and 4 October.
Yolandi of the Nedbank Running Club Central Gauteng was the lucky draw winner of a competition in which one lucky Nedbank Athlete would get to run in this prestigious race. The other finalist were:
Yolandi has completed Two Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathons and has run in the African X 3 Day Stage Trail Race in Western Cape.
Speaking from Tanzania where she is currently working, Yolandi said she was looking forward to the event and was slightly nervous, excited nervous.
We have no doubt that Yolandi will have a fantastic run and adventure and wish her the best for her upcoming race.
Yolandi Brand on the Right.
Old Mutual Wild Series introduces Kruger2Canyon Challenge
Wildlands has added a new trail race to their Old Mutual Wild Series, set to take place in the first weekend of October 2015. The race is held within one of South Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, known as the ‘Kruger to Canyons Biosphere’.
Day 1 of the challenge is a 28km route, which takes place in the Blue Canyon Conservancy that lies adjacent to the Kruger National Park. The conservancy is inhabited by all the Big 5, besides buffalo. Measures will be put in place to ensure runner safety, including patrols by rangers on horseback. A comprehensive race plan is also being developed with landowners, rescue crews and medical services.
Day 2 is a 45km long route and a fair bit more challenging than Day 1; participants will be required to climb up the escarpment to one of the most northern tips of the Drakensberg, known as Mariepskop. In contrast to Day 1 whereby runners are in the bushveld, on Day 2 they experience beautiful indigenous forest on the slopes of Mariepskop. The route is on well-established trails that climb over the escarpment and into the Blyde River Canyon, the 3rd largest canyon in the world. There are several tough climbs and a great diversity of vegetation providing a true and honest trail challenge.
“The Old Mutual Wild Series is about providing opportunities for people to experience wild destinations, and our new Kruger2Canyon Challenge epitomises this,” said Dr Andrew Venter, CEO of Wildlands. “The Wild Series is also about raising money for conservation efforts across the country, as well as creating awareness around conservation issues relevant to each area in which these unique events are held. We have partnered with the Kruger2Canyons Biosphere, a local NGO who are doing great work conserving the diversity found in the bushveld, mountains and canyons through which this challenge runs,” said Venter.
To find out more about the Kruger2Canyon Challenge and the Wild Series visit www.wildseries.co.za
Who wants to join a training group with Comrades winner Caroline Wostmann?
Caroline in conjunction with Nedbank Running Club invite any runner who wants to join them on a daily morning run from the HPC premises in Hatfield. The pace will be between 4minutes and 20 seconds and 4 minutes and 15 seconds per kilometre but any one is welcome to start with the group and finish a little bit later.
The idea is to have a regular training group during weekdays Mondays to Thursday for any runner to join in, no matter from which club
When: Mondays to Thursdays
How Late: 6h30 sharp
Distance: 1 hour (if needed you can cut short)
Pace: 4min 20 sec per km but welcome to form a slower group.
Where: HPC Hatfield Pretoria
More info: Nedbank Running Club 012-541 0577
All runners from any club welcome!
Skosana Legend Development Supported by Nedbank Running Club
Nedbank Running Club Supporting the Skosana Legend Development with Futurelife, these young athletes will also be competing under the Nedbank Running Club Gauteng North. They are developed and couched by Enoch Skosana himself
Nedbank Running Club has at its core the objective to identify and develop the future stars of South African athletics. With this in mind the Nedbank Running Club has teamed up with former SA Representative, Enoch Skosana.
Skosana in the past had scintillating duels with SA 10 000m Record Holder Hendrick Ramaala, and former SA 5000m Record Holder, Shadrack Hoff and certainly has the pedigree to look after the future of South Africa's middle and long distance athletes.
The 41 year old has twice represented South Africa, first in the 10 000m in 1999 and at again in 2002 at the World Half Marathon Championships.
Nedbank Running Club CNW Developing the Stars of the Future
The Nedbank Development Running Club in Central North West went on a two week training camp in Madibogo, Vryburg on Friday 26 June. The training camp will be used to sharpen the fitness of the Athletes that will participate in the upcoming South African 21km Championships that is taking place on 25 July in Eastern Province and the Mandela Day Marathon on 30 August in KZN. There are also two new junior athletes training with the group. This is the ideal opportunity for the two Junior athletes to learn from the rest of the team and coach Pio Mpolokeng
Back Row - Lacky Awi Kgotso Kupi; Paki Musi; Thabang Mosiako; Joel Mmone; Velaphi Qwalane; David Manja. Front Row - Letlhogonolo Manja; Mosimanegape Tolomo; Tekoetsile Dintwa; Reuben Mosiane; Chabedi Nyedimane; Reymond Phaladi
Exciting news from our sponsor!
Exciting news from our sponsor!
FUTURE LIFE is now offering our loyal Nedbank Running Club members a special on all their products.
Don’t miss out on this very special and order your supply of FUTURE LIFE direct from our offices-Pleasde note-only full boxes can be ordered.
Click here for the price list-
Mail your oder to firstname.lastname@example.org and include all your details like Which Nedbank Running Club do you belong ,your 2015 license number,tel nr. and delivey adress.
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?”
‘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.
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