This past weekend saw the resumption of road races in certain parts of the Country and the Nedbank running club athletes certainly were back to their winning ways, with overall titles and podium finishes.
On Saturday, the Nedbank running club development squad based in Klerksdorp took part in the Zebra Zamba 10km. Green dream team athlete Joel Mmone took overall victory in a time of 31:19, with teammate Bakang Kgokong finishing 3rd in 32:27. Kgokong was also the first junior home.
In the women’s race, ultra-marathoner Deanne Horn stepped down in distance and took victory in a time of 37:13. This race was a sharpener ahead of this weekends Sky Run.
Over in Kruisrivier near Oudtshoorn, the Redstone trail event took place offering runners an option of either an 11km or 20km distance on the trails. Nedbank running club was represented in both events with overall victories coming from Francois Maquassa victorious in the 11km and teammate Patrick van der Ross crossing the line first in the 20km.
On Sunday in Alberton, the Alberton athletics club hosted Central Gauteng’s first official road race since lockdown was imposed in March, with the Alberton 10km. Comrades winner Gerda Steyn took an easy victory, covering the distance in 34:23 which also was a new course record.
“It was such a fun morning out on the streets of Alberton,” said Steyn. “I’m satisfied with my time and the new course record as it has taken a bit longer than usual to recover after running London Marathon but todays race definitely ignited the spark to the flame again and I am looking forward to working on the next goal.
Teammate Chrizell Roberts finished 6th in 38:42, also recovering from the recent Cape Town Marathon which was staged as an elite only event in 3 Cities.
The Nedbank running club congratulate everyone who took part over the past weekend and look forward to many more green podiums!