Nedbank Runified Breaking Barriers 50km race opens to age groupers.
January 12, 2022  

After World record setting runs last year, the Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50km returns to Nelson Mandela Bay on 6 March 2022, bigger and better. The elite only invitational event received a boost with the announcement that qualifying age groupers are now welcome to enter the event with the aim of setting new World Bests from age groups 35 all the way to 65.

“Last year’s event was a huge success where not only World records were set in the men’s and women’s race, but numerous Continental records and age group bests,” said Nick Bester, National team manager of the Nedbank running club and race director of the event. “We are now excited to announce that besides the elite athletes, we are welcoming qualifying age group athletes.”

Another first for the event was the announcement that World Athletics (WA) who govern the sport around the World, have awarded a WA label to the event, the first ever ultra-marathon in the World to be awarded this honor. “Through the hard work of the team putting all this together, it’s amazing that in only our 2nd year, we are continuing to create history with the awarding of this label to the event,” said Bester.

Nedbank Breaking Barriers 50km has secured a 3 year sponsorship from the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality which underscores the high benchmark for road running that this event has set.

The event will be limited to a field of 200 entries only, and Bester encourages athletes to submit their entries to be accepted into the event which will also be broadcast live on both SABC and SuperSport. “Our entries are filling up but we want to encourage the age groupers who qualify, to take this opportunity on our fast course and be part of an event that continues to set records.

Elite and age group athletes that wants to be part of this unique Nedbank Runified 50km race need to send us their running resume to the NB Sport race office nbsport@lantic.net  or nickb@lantic.net so that we can send them an invite and voucher to enter online at easyreg.co.za website.

Office tel nr. 012-5410577

The 50km records that will be the aim for many come 6 March currently stand as per below:

 

WBP/Mixed

Current

02:59:54

Linden,Des

USA

26.07.1986

Dorena Lake

USA

 

 

WBP Women

Current

03:04:24

Van Zyl, Irvette

RSA

05.07.1987

Port Elisabeth

RSA

 

 

Africa

Current

03:04:24

Van Zyl, Irvette

RSA

05.07.1987

Port Elisabeth

RSA

 

 

Asia

Initial

03:18:34

Yoshida, Kaori

JAP

04.08.1981

Yubetsu

JAP

 

 

Europe

Current

03:07:20

Dixon, Alyson

GBR

24.09.1978

Brasov

ROU

 

 

North America

Initial

03:13:51

Klecker, Janis

USA

18.07.1960

Tallahassee, FL

USA

 

 

Oceania

Initial

03:19:12

Fairweather, Jackie

AUS

11.10.1967

Canberra

AUS

 

 

South America

Initial

03:26:11

Wandscheer, Ilaine

BRA

26.12.1978

Rio Grande

BRA

 

 

35

Current

03:10:27

Stelmach, Dominika

POL

28.02.1982

Port Elisabeth

RSA

 

 

40

Current

03:07:20

Dixon, Alyson

GBR

24.09.1978

Brasov

ROU

 

 

45

Current

03:24:04

Bosman, Charne

RSA

06.11.1975

Port Elisabeth

RSA

 

 

50

Current

03:41:57

Petrie, Lavina

GBR

13.09.1943

Canberra

AUS

 

 

55

                  Current

  

3:56:52                  Laws, Meghan

   USA

16.04.1961

Phoenix

       USA

 

 

60

Current

04:12:55

Will, Nancy

RSA

02.10.1952

Cape Town

RSA

 

 

65

Current

04:38:22

Young, Shirley

AUS

24.12.1929

East Burwood

AUS

 

 

 

 

WBP

Current

2:42:07

Negasa, KetemaBekele

ETH

07.10.1986

Port Elisabeth

RSA

Africa

Current

2:42:07

Negasa, KetemaBekele

ETH

07.10.1986

Port Elisabeth

RSA

Asia

Current

2:51:27

Kazami, Nao

JAP

09.04.1983

Brasov

ROU

Europe

Current

2:47:42

Arrospide Garro, Iraitz

ESP

05.08.1988

Brasov

ROU

North America

Initial

2:43:45

Cox, Josh

USA

09.08.1975

Tempe

USA

Oceania

Initial

2:50:11

Martelletti, Paul

NZL

01.08.1979

Boddington

GBR

 

South America

Initial

2:48:05

Pereira da Silva, Jose

BRA

05.07.1974

Rio Grande

BRA

35

Current

2.42.14

Makhele, Jonas

RSA

10.12.1981

Port Elisabeth

RSA

40

Current

2:48:39

Thys, Gert

RSA

12.11.1971

Cape Town

RSA

45

Current

2.55.00

Moshiywa, Claude

RSA

10.10.1974

Port Elisabeth

RSA

50

Current

2:58:18

Kotov, Vladimir

BLR

21.02.1958

Cape Town

RSA

55

Current

3:17:26

Perkins, Otho

USA

08.03.1930

Worthington

USA

60

Current

3.06.28

Hughes, Tomas Edward

IRL

08.01.1960

Lisburn

GBR

65

Current

3:34:18

Shaw, John

AUS

03.06.1953

Wangaratt

AUS