IRVETTE VAN ZYL FROM NEDBANK RUNNING CLUB GN RUNS TO VICTORY IN DURBAN AT TOTALSPORTS LADIES RACE

The streets of Durban were teaming with activity on Sunday, 20 July 2014 when over 4000 runners and walkers gathered at the Berea Rovers Sports Club to participate in the annual Totalsports Ladies Race.  Irvette Van Zyl (Nedbank Running Club) was the lady to beat, completing the 10km race in an impressive time of 33 minutes 49 seconds.

 

According to Van Zyl, the start was hectic.  This is only my third race this year, having come back after six months of no running due to injuries.  Wanting to prove that I can still run, I think I started the race a little too fast.  I hit a bad patch between 3km and 7kms.  My legs werent responding, and I was just overthinking things.  I felt strong again from 7kms onwards.

 

I am really happy to once again finish under 34 minutes, continues Van Zyl.  I am currently training for a marathon that is taking place in September.  So I have had to be patient, not going too fast too soon.  I am happy to run injury free.  The atmosphere at the Totalsports Ladies Race was really nice.  Womens Day is definitely a big deal.  Its nice to support a good cause and to see so many women standing together.  Rutendo Nyahora (Nedbank Running Club) came in second, while Jenna Challenor (Boxer Athletic Club) finished third.

 

Held in celebration of National Womens Day, the Totalsports Ladies Race supports PinkDrive, a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) that is committed to improving breast cancer awareness, education, and providing and offering services to women across South Africa.  For more information on PinkDrive visit www.pinkdrive.co.za


Irvette Van Zyl (Nedbank Running Club) claimed gold at the 10km Totalsports Ladies Race in Durban on Sunday, 20 July 2014 crossing the finish line at Berea Rovers Sports Club in an impressive time of
33 minutes 49 seconds.



Nedbank Running Club athletes did well at the 2014 Washie 160km race!

Another Washie 100 has come and gone. Well done to our three Nedbank Running Club runners, who powered by 32Gi and FUTURELIFE cruised through this ultimate road race of 161kms from Port Alfred to East London.

Megan Davey, the first lady home and 7th position overall, bounced across the finish line in a remarkable time of 18:29 followed close behind by Justin Sher who finished in a time of 19:19 and 9th position overall and finally Stephen Meijers in 13th position with a time of 20:46.


Washie 100 miler Nedbank team - Justin Sher, Megan Davies, Stephen Meijers



Nedbank Running Club & SpiderTech Announcement
  

SpiderTech, the leading supplier of pre-cut and traditional kinesiology sports tape solutions, is excited and proud to announce its sponsorship and partnership association with the Nedbank Running Club, and all of its club members.

Not only will we be sponsoring the Nedbank "dream team", in supplying them with their product, and working together with their therapists, but will be making our entire product line, available to you the members of the club, through your website at great prices.
 

Watch your newsletters, for interesting articles on specific injuries and how to best attend to them through use of our tape.


Claude Moshiywa using SpiderTech During Comrades 2013 - Photo by Zoon Cronje
  


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.

Finally, as the mornings are becoming darker, please be aware of your visibility to motorists. Start wearing reflective gear or bright visible colours. 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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Thursday, July 10, 2014
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