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15 August 2019
Kit - Nedbank Running Club

With Nedbank’s confirmation that the Contract will be renewed for the next 3 years until end 2022, don’t hesitate to order Kit from your local Nedbank Running Club

All the below Kit are currently available to order except for certain small sizes in the vest but we can order them locally. We also have the very popular Boxer shorts available in sizes XS - L and Womans 3/4 tights in small and Medium

Place your order now not be disappointed later

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We will include a few old logo Kit items that can be used for training with the Kit orders received from each Club

Spar Grand Prix


The top elite runners will all line up for the fifth race in this year’s SPAR Grand Prix series – the Maritzburg SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge in the Kwa-Zulu Natal capital on Sunday.
With only two races to go, log leader, Namibian sensation Helalia Johannes (Nedbank RC) has the SPAR Grand Prix virtually sewn up.  She won the first four races, all in record time, and has accumulated 120 points – 15 more than her nearest rival, Tadu Nare of Ethiopia (Nedbank RC).

Grand Prix coordinator Ian Laxton believes Johannes will try to wrap up her Grand Prix victory this weekend.
“I believe she will go very fast this weekend and try to wrap things up,” said Laxton.

“She has earned bonus points in all four races so far, so she has a substantial lead.  She is running the Marathon at the World Championships in Qatar in September, and if she has enough of a lead, she can miss the Joburg race on October 6,” said Laxton.

“It will be all about her and her tactics.”

Johannes said after winning the Tshwane race on August 3 that while she was committed to running in Maritzburg, it was too soon to say whether she would run in Joburg.  She said her focus was now on the marathon at the world championships.  

Triple SPAR Grand Prix winner, Irvette  van Zyl (Nedbank RC), who missed the Tshwane race because of surgery to repair an ongoing nerve problem in her left leg, has confirmed that she will run on Sunday.

“Don’t expect any fireworks from me.  I am just going to try to get some Grand Prix points,” said Van Zyl.
Laxton said the Maritzburg race was different from any of the others because it was a hilly route.

He said he believed the route would suit a runner like Rutendo Nyahora (Nedbank RC), who came third in the Tshwane race earlier this month.

“Another one to look out for is Glenrose Xaba (Boxer), who is improving steadily, after being a bit flat earlier this year.”
Xaba, who was fifth in the Tshwane race, won the SPAR Grand Prix title in 2018.  

Race coordinator Brad Glasspool said the Maritzburg race changed the dynamics of the SPAR Grand Prix.
“It is very hilly and some runners prefer a flatter route, while others like the hills,” said Glasspool.

In 2018, there was confusion when several of the leading runners took the wrong route in the Maritzburg race, but Glasspool said steps had been taken to prevent this from happening again.

“We have extra marshalls as well as experienced runners at strategic points on the route, and they will intervene if any of the runners try to go the wrong way,” he said.

Glasspool said its association with the SPAR Grand Prix had raised the he profile of the Maritzburg race.  This is the third year that the Maritzburg race has counted towards the Grand Prix.

“The top 11 runners on the Grand Prix log have all entered the race,” he said.

“The SPAR Grand Prix has done wonders for women’s road running in South Africa.”
Comrades Marathon

2019 The Comrades Marathon The “up” run

The 94th Comrades Marathon took place on 9 June 2019 with the theme “SIZONQOBA”: together we triumph. The 86.83 km ultramarathon, dubbed as the “ultimate human race” started at the Durban City Hall and finished at the Scottsville racecourse in Pietermaritzburg.

Interesting statistics
This year’s approximately 25 000 entries surpassed all previous years’ entries including the 2000 millennium year. The entries were filled within six days of the closing date in November 2018! On race day, approximately 21 625 runners were qualified to hit the road whilst the balance of the entries either did not qualify or withdrew for other reasons

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Tail-end Charlie

Fokoroni leads Nedbank running club to victory and domination

With a 40+ age category tag on his vest, Mike Fokoroni from the Nedbank running club in Zimbabwe showed the youngers a clean pair of heals in the Prince Mangosuthu 52km ultra marathon over the weekend, picking up over R100 000 in prize money to boot.
Run from Nqutu to Dundee, the Nedbank running club was dominant in this year’s addition with yet another clean sweep of the podium. “I was very disappointed in my performances this year, especially with the Comrades so I came here today to prove a point that I am not done,” said the 43-year-old Fokoroni. Behind him, team mates Peter Muthubi and Mholi Jali rounded up the podium with the first 3 finishes finishing in less than a minute, showing how fierce the battle up front was for the R100 000 victors prize.

“I always say age is just a number and my days are not done yet. It is still my dream to win Comrades one day.” With fellow countryman Marko Mambo getting yet another Comrades gold this year at 48 years old, one would not bet against Fokoroni’s ambition to win Comrades.

Over in Cape Town, Annie Bothma continued her welcome return to racing by defending her title in the Totalsports 10km women’s race. The tiny Bothma who hails from Sea Point took victory in 34:52, finishing over 2 minutes ahead of the 2nd placed finisher.

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Johannes leads the Nedbank Running Club at Spar Ladies 10km

Star Nedbank green dream team athlete Helalia Johannes from Namibia showed yet again how World class she is as she led home 4 other Nedbank ladies into the top 10 at the Spar Ladies 10km in Pretoria and broke yet another record.

Literally leading from start to finish, the slim Johannes had no challenge, barely a week after her 2nd place finish in the World class Bogota Half Marathon. Crossing the line in 32:39, Johannes smashed the course record and it was an amazing time on its own given the altitude. Behind her, Nedbank teammates Teshome Nare and Rutendo Nyahora battled it out to close the podium and make it a clean sweep for the Nedbank green dream team with Nare getting the better of Nyahora to finish 2nd in 34:13.

“I’m very happy with my run today and also to extend my lead on the Spar Grand Prix table,” said a softly spoken Johannes after the race. “My form is good, and I feel strong so I’m looking to continue this in the season.” Johannes will be a big name to watch in the upcoming World Championships which will be held in Doha where she will take part in the marathon.

Over in Cape Town, Tanith Maxwell continues to show form on her return from injury earlier this year taking victory in the Curro Half Marathon in 1:24:41, on her build up to the World 50km championships next month

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