Nedbank running club development athlete Reatlegile Mosweu has developed into a star of the future, ever since joining the Nedbank running club development team back in 2018. With his latest showing over cross country, national colors now look possible.
Under the watchful eye of coach Adam ‘Attie’ Maroko in Kagiso Extension 12, Mosweu finishes up another set of fast speedwork. The 16-year-old may have a bay face and is a very humble and quiet athlete, but don’t let that fool you. Once the racing flats are on, running is where he makes his presence felt.
After finishing 2nd at the Central Gauteng cross country champs over the weekend, Mosweu now sets his sights on the upcoming South African cross country trials which take place on 23 January in Potchefstroom. The aim for this event will be to finish in the top 3 for not only a podium finish but be selected to represent South Africa.
After finishing 3rd in last years South African cross country championships, Mosweu shows that running on these surfaces suits him. In 2019 he also added Central Gauteng school’s cross country champion and Central Gauteng athletics cross country champion to his list of ever growing awards.
“Reatlegile is a very special athlete,” says Siyaya Khoza from the Nedbank running club Soweto. “He attends one of the schools with special educational needs which also saw him take the title over 800m and 1500m for SA schools with special educational needs and is one of the hardest working athletes you will meet.”
With the coronavirus affecting the World, many competitions were either cancelled or postponed, and under strict lockdown rules, club time trials couldn’t even take place due to groups not being allowed. “Since lockdown started, we changed our time trials to virtual ones where athlete would run the distance from where they live. Reatlegile was one of the athletes that have been consistent with these and that put in the hard work to show that it pays.”
Come 23 January, all eyes will be on Mosweu. The Nedbank running club wish Mosweu all the best and are proud to support this growing talent.