ENDING THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE
December 12, 2017  

Athletes from the Nedbank Running Club (NRC) made sure they ended the year on a high note with fantastic results all around at various races countrywide.

Many NRC athletes took at least the first two positions at races held this past weekend, while others not only placed in their respective categories, but also placed very well overall.

A special shout out goes toe Melissa van Rensburg and Carla Spangenberg who both won their categories at Die Vlakte Marathon, Half Marathon & 10.4km, and also finished fourth overall in the half marathon and 10.4km respectively. Great running from these two women.

Special mention goes to Mthandazo Qhina who placed 4th at the Bottelary AC Half Marathon in Somerset West. He was also first Veteran home in a time of 1:10:01. His performance came only a couple of days after he placed 3rd overall and 1st Veteran at the Metroplitan 10km in Belville by crossing the line in 33:34.

NRC Junior Anele Voorman as always did not disappoint with his first Junior position and 4th place overall at the Bay West 10km in Port Elizabeth. He crossed the line in a time of 38:15.

More great results were achieved at the Bottelary AC Half Marathon & 10km in Somerset West, with no less than 16 NRC athletes placing within the Top Ten of their respective categories. And to top this off another 19 NRC athletes placed within the Top Ten of their respective categories at the Bay West Mall 10km in Port Elizabeth.

Last shout out goes to 2016 Comrades Champion Charne Bosman who won the women’s race at the RAC Tough One 32km in Johannesburg on 26 November. She broke the tape in a time of 2:17:05.

Needless to say, podiums were covered in green…again.

RESULTS

BOTTELARY AC HALF MARATHON & 10 KM, SOMERSET WEST, 10 DECEMBER

Half marathon

MEN

Open

3. Lloyd Bosman (NRC SWD) 1:08:43

4. Mthandazo Qhina (NRC) 1:10:01 (1st vet)

Veterans

1. Mthandazo Qhina (NRC) 1:10:01

2. Vakalisa Kopolo (NRC) 1:13:59

WOMEN

Open

1. Fortunate Chidzivo (NRC/ZIM) 1:19:40?

3. Ivy Gongqa (NRC) 1:31:39?

4. Obertina Kanyongo (NRC/ZIM/) 1:34:11 (1st mast)

5. Ursula Frans (NRC) 1:38:08 (1st vet)

Veterans

1. Ursula Frans (NRC) 1:38:08

Masters

1. Obertina Kanyongo (NRC/ZIM) 1:34:11

2. Olga Howard (NRC) 1:38:30

10 km

MEN?

Veterans

3. Sihle Mapukata (NRC) 37:17

Grandmasters

2. Sam Kotze (NRC) 51:11

WOMEN

Open

 1. Vuyiseka Nkumenge (NRC) 39:01

Veterans

1. Busisiwe Matiwane (NRC) 45:18

Grandmasters

1. Charmaine Cupido (NRC) 52:03

 

ILLOVO SUGAR 15 KM CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE, DURBAN, 10 DECEMBER

WOMEN

Open

3. Danielle Adlam (NRC) 66:39

 

BAY WEST MALL 10 KM, PORT ELIZABETH, 9 DECEMBER

MEN

Open

2  Brendon Effenaar (NRC) 35:31

3  Sandile ?Ngunuza (NRC) 37:33

4  Anele Voorman (NRC) 38:15 (1st Junior)

6  Melikhaya Kepe (NRC) 39:11 (1st Vet)

10  Mutekile Rasmeni (NRC) 40:30

40-44

1. Melikhaya Kepe (NRC) 39:11 ??

3. Michael Prince (NRC) 44:37 ?

50-54

2. Mutekile ?Rasmeni (NRC) 40:30?

55-59

1. Jan Van Eeden (NRC) 52:52

60-64 ?

2. Sam Erasmus (NRC) 54:11 ??

65-69?

2. Eddie Eades (NRC) 51:26 ?

70-74?

2. David O’Reilly (NRC) 59:58 ?

3. Andre Fourie (NRC) 1:00:56 ?

75+

1. Tamsanqa Jusayi (NRC) 52:45

Juniors

1. Anele Voorman (NRC) 38:15 ??

3. Tawfeeq Vyver (NRC) 49:24 ?

WOMEN

45-49

1. Grizelda Pietersen (NRC) 50:24 ?

70-74

1. Ronelle Steyn (NRC) 1:06:00 ??

75+?

1. Dorothy Hart (NRC) 1:33:12

 

TAALMONUMENT AANDWEDLOOP, PAARL, 6 DECEMBER

MEN

Open

3. Thembelani Zola (NRC) 40:13 ?

 

METROPOLITAN 10 KM, BELLVILLE, 6 DECEMBER

MEN

Open

3. Mthandazo ?Qhina (NRC) 33:34

Veterans

1.  Mthandazo ?Qhina (NRC) 33:34

3.  Vakalisa Kopolo  (NRC) 36:10

Grandmasters

2. Robbie Lindsay (NRC) 44:15 ?

WOMEN

Open

2. Fortunate Chidzivo (NRC/ZIM) 40:18 ?

4. Ivy Gongqa (NRC) 44:12 ?

Veterans

1. Busisiwe Matiwane (NRC) 47:02

Masters

3. Olga Howard (NRC) 47:43 ?

 

RAC TOUGH ONE 32 KM, JOHANNESBURG, 26 NOVEMBER

MEN

Open

5. Collen Mailola (NRC AGN) 1:54:17

7. P. Phakwago (NRC) 1:55:43?

10. Chami Mailola (NRC AGN) 1:56:48

WOMEN

Open

1. Charné Bosman (NRC AGN) 2:17:05

 

DIE VLAKTE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10.4 KM, HEIDELBERG TO WITSAND, 25 NOVEMBER

Marathon

MEN

Grandmasters

1. Louis van der Vyver (NRC) 3:15:33

WOMEN

Open

3. Anel van Wyk (NRC) 3:21:10 ?

Masters

1. Una Saaiman (NRC) 4:11:20

Half marathon

MEN

Open

1. Lloyd Bosman (NRC) 1:06:31 ?

WOMEN

Open

1. Melissa van Rensburg (NRC) 1:24:58 ?

Grandmasters

1. Saundra Visser (NRC) 2:22:11

10 km  

WOMEN

Open

1. Carla Spangenberg (NRC) 41:59