NRC athletes claim tops spots on various podiums across SA
September 27, 2017  

If there is a race, you can bet an athlete (or three) from the Nedbank Running Club (NRC) will be on the podium at that race! This weekend was no different with athletes from Nedbank Running Clubs across the country making sure they claimed their spots on podiums at various races near and far.

Some highlight races includes the FNB Joburg 10km CityRun, with a massive field of close to 11 000 finishers, and very strong competition amongst the top runners. The Green Dream Team did what they do best and no less than 7 athletes from the NRC placed amongst the top ten runners. Thabang Mosiako won the race in an excellent time of 29:52 while Rhundo Monderwag made sure she represents the NRC women by taking top spot on the podium with a speedy run of 36:41.

Another highlight was the gruelling Legends 68km Ultra marathon, Half Marathon & 10km held in East London. This race boasts over R1 million in prize money and attracted top runners countrywide. Brilliant performances came from Siphiwo Nicholas Ndlela (4:08:33) and Delani Mkhize (4:13:30) who clinched 2nd and 3rd positions with Emma Mathibela (5:23:14) and Monica Kativhu (5:24:31) crossing the line in 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Another mention goes to Ntombesintu Mfunzi, who placed 4th in the Half Marathon finishing in a time of 1:22:08. This gutsy run comes only a week after Ntombesintu placed 13th overall and 3rd South African at the Cape Town Marathon on September 17th.

Another shout out goes to the evergreen Frances van Blerk who definitely knows what the podium looks like after she claimed 1st Grandmasters at the 10km Combat Run in Pretoria.

RESULTS
FNB JOBURG 10KM CITYRUN, JOHANNESBURG, 24 SEPTEMBER

MEN
Open
1. Thabang Mosiako (NRC) – 29:52
5. Lesiba Precious Mashele (NRC) – 30:42
7. Lebenya Nkoka (LES/NRC) – 30:50
9. David Manja (NRC) – 30:55
10. Joel Mmone (NRC) – 31:11

WOMEN
Open
3. Rhudo Monderwa (ZIM/NRC) - 36:41
4. Runtendo Nyahora (ZIM/NRC) – 36:57

MSA MULTISPORT TRIPLE F 10KM, WYNBERG, CAPE TOWN, 24 SEPTEMBER
WOMEN
Open
1. Fortunate Chidzivo (ZIM/NRC) – 36:40
2. Vuyiseka Nkumenge (NRC) – 37:41
3. Bulelwa Simae (NRC) – 37:54 (1st Vet)

Veterans
1. Bulelwa Simae (NRC) – 37:54
2. Busisiwe Matiwane (NRC) – 42:42

Masters
1. Obertina Kanyongo (ZIM/NRC) – 42:14

Grandmasters
2. Charmaine Cupido (NRC) – 47:30


LEGENDS ULTRAMARATHON (68km), HALF MARATHON & 10KM, EAST LONDON, 24 SEPTEMBER
Ultra marathon
MEN
Open
2. Siphiwo Nicholas Ndlela (NRC) – 4:08:33
3. Delani Mkhize (NRC) – 4:13:30

Masters
2. Bhisho Nombewu (NRC) – 6:15:50

Grandmasters
2. Don Charles (NRC) – 6:22:52

WOMEN
Open
2. Emma Mathibela (NRC) – 5:23:14
3. Monica Kativhu (ZIM/NRC) – 5:24:31

Veterans
1. Samukeliso Moyo (ZIM/NRC) – 6:03:24

Masters
1. Jacqueline Buyelwa (NRC) – 6:52:15

HALF MARATHON
MEN
Open
3. Lungile Gongqa (NRC) – 1:08:50

WOMEN
Open
4. Ntombesintu Mfunzi (NRC) – 1:22:08

BOPHELONG HALF MARATHON & 10KM, MAMELODI, PRETORIA, 23 SEPTEMBER
HALF MARATHON
MEN
Veterans
1. Enoch Skosana (NRC) – 79:09

WOMEN
Open
2. Sunette Schoonraad (NRC) – 1:42:04

10KM
MEN
Open
1. Africa Mailola (NRC) – 30:38

PETROSA MARATHON & HALF MARATHON, MOSSEL BAY, 23 September
MARATHON
MEN
2. Dephas Pasimire (ZIM/NRC) – 2:21:04
3. Moses Kurgat (NRC) – 2:21:26
4. Kipchirchir Vincent (NRC) – 2:21:44
8. Mike Fokoroni (ZIM/NRC) – 2:23:32
9. Sithembele Fanekho (NRC) – 2:26:52
10. Modibe Mamabolo (NRC) – 2:28:26

WOMEN
1. Loveness Madziva (NRC) – 2:43:02
2. Tabitha Tsatsa (ZIM/NRC) – 2:49:56
4. Beryl Makokha (NRC) – 3:11:58
7. Busisiwe Matiwane (NRC) – 3:29:16

HALF MARATHON
MEN
2. Lloyd Bosman (NRC) – 1:05:23

WOMEN
2. Fortunate Chidzivo (NRC) – 1:21:37
3. Anna Moeketsi (NRC) – 1:22:19

10KM
WOMEN
1. Vuyiseka Nkumenge (NRC) – 37:54
2. Melissa van Rensburg (NRC) – 38:40

COMBAT RUN, GEROTEK TESTING CENTRE, PRETORIA, 25 SEPTEMBER
10km
MEN
Open
1 Peter Medupe  (Nedbank) 37:12;

Veterans
1 Peter Medupe  (Nedbank) 37:12

Masters
1 Leon Page (Nedbank)

WOMEN
Grandmasters
1. Francis van Blerk (Nedbank) 54:58

HALF MARATHON
MEN
Masters
1. Avril Barkhuysen (Nedbank) 01:39:30;

WOMEN
Open
2. Sunette Schoonraad (Nedbank) 01:44:53

CALTEX SOLE DESTROYER HALF MARATHON, East London, 17 September
MEN
Open
4. Edumisa Mtoli (NRC) – 1:21:41
5. Doran Fritz (NRC) – 1:22:45

VAAL RIVER CITY MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10KM, 17 September
WOMEN
Open
1. Lizzy Babili Ramadimetja (NRC) – 3:15:48

HALF MARATHON
MEN
Open
1. David Manja (NRC) – 1:07:27
2. Sibusiso Nzima (NRC) – 1:08:12
3. Phillimon Tebogo Mathiba (NRC) – 1:08:22

Veterans
1. Tsotang Maine (LES/NRC) – 1:10:36

WOMEN
Open
1. Mamorallo Tjoka (ZIM/NRC) – 1:23:20
2. Andronica Mokgotla (NRC) – 1:26:47
3. Tebogo Masehla (NRC) – 1:29:15

10KM
MEN
Open
1. Pharson Magagane (ZIM/NRC) – 31:08
2. Jacob Malefo (NRC) – 31:27

GRANDMASTERS
1. Madibo Mafobokoala (NRC) – 49:45

WOMEN
Open
3. Rose Jijana (NRC) – 44:36