Nedbank Running Club serious about Mandela Day Marathon.
The Nedbank Running Club in Durban is looking forward to the Mandela day Marathon on the 31st August 2014. They took their athletes on a route test on Saturday where they covered 34km from Mbali to Mpophomeni.
This will be the 2nd year that this Marathon take place and we are expecting a strong presence from Nedbank Running Club.
Nedbank Running Club athlete, Getachew Bekele won this tough marathon last year.
We are expecting a strong challenge for overall victory by fellow Nedbank athletes in the likes of Zongamele Dyubeni, Charles Soza, Kgosi Tsotsane Collin Parura and Abate Astatke Kibret
Comrades champion of 2012, Ludwick Mamabolo will also be testing his fitness coming 31st August
The Nedbank Running Club woman’s athletes to look out for are Cathrine Skosana, NeTawapo Bhiri, Shitaye Gemechu Debellu and Sisay Measso Arsedi
The 21km race will be contested by Nedbank Running Club`s Coolboy Ngamole, Joel Mmone and Irvette van Zyl.
In the 10km race David Manja and Xolisa Tyali will line up.
Nedbank RC Durban athletes training on the Mandela Day Marathon route.
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 & 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