A week of Girl Power
October 4, 2017  

Another week and another set of great results from the Green Dream Team, who seem to just go from strength to strength as weeks pass.

Though the men from the Nedbank Running Club (NRC) were as speedy as always, this week has to be dedicated to the speedy women from the Nedbank Running Clubs countrywide. Some of the leading ladies even featured on podiums two days in a row, making the Green Dream Team as proud as can be.

Some of the female athletes who deserve mention include Obertina Kanyongo, Busisiwe Matiwane and Charmaine Cupido. Kanyongo finished first Master lady (1:41:44) at the Constantia Valley Grape Run Half Marathon after placing first (40:41) the previous day at the Goodwood Harriers 10km Challenge. Team mate Matiwane finished second overall and 1st Vet (62:59) in the 14km event at the Constantia Valley Grape Run, also only a day after she won the Veterans 10km race at the Goodwood Harriers. Cupido made it three in a row for the girls with her Grandmasters win in the 14km race at the Constantia Valley Grape Run, also only a day after she featured in 2nd Grandmaster position at the Goodwood race. You go girls!

At the Ethekwini Township to Township Marathon & Half Marathon the NRC women continued their power week with no less than three team prizes, while Loveness Madziva won the women’s marathon in a time of 2:52:06.
 
And not to leave the men out, they certainly did not disappoint, with Derocious Makhobalo winning the ever-popular Irene Half Marathon in a time of 67:33. Alfred Mantsi claimed first prize in the Masters division with Sam Ndala finishing 2nd in the Grandmasters division.

Last mention has to go to another leading lady who is no stranger to podiums. Frances van Blerk clinched first position in the Grandmasters division finishing the Clover Irene Half Marathon in a time of 1:52:38.

RESULTS
Laingsburg Karoo Ultra 80km, 30 September

80km
MEN
Open
1. Lucas Nonyana (Nedbank AGN) - 5:31:17
2. Anele Ndzuta (Nedbank WP) - 6:05:51

ETHEKWINI TOWNSHIP-TO-TOWNSHIP MARATHON & HALF MARATHON, UMLAZI, 1 October

Marathon
MEN
Open
8. Thulani Duma (NRC) – 2:29:29

Veterans
2. Mbongeni Sosibo (NRC) – 2:38:41
3. Khubulani Zondo (NRC CGA) – 2:40:00

Masters
2. Dan Mothibe (NRC AGN) – 3:12:30

WOMEN
Open
1. Loveness Madziva (ZIM/NRC) – 2:52:06
2. Jennifer Koech (KEN/NRC AGN) – 3:06:31
4. Fikile Mbuthuma (NRC) – 3:12:34
6. Zama Mokoena (NRC) – 3:21:24

Masters
3. Khetiwe Memela (NRC) – 4:36:22

Team prizes
WOMEN
Open
1st Team
Fikile Mbuthuma - 3:12:32
Zama Mokoena - 3:21:24
Precious Duma - 3:35:45
2nd Team
Nonkululeko Mbambo - 3:55:15
Silindile Nzama - 4:06:30
Nontobeko Mlotha - 4:07:21
Veterans
1st Team
Hleziphi Ncayiyana - 3:58:43
Lind Cele - 4:31:49
Khethiwe Memela - 4:36:22
 
MEN
Open
2nd Team
Thulani Duma - 2:29:29
Eric Ngubane - 2:35:11
Walter Mjwara - 2:46:32
Veterans
2nd Team
Mbongeni Sosibo - 2:38:41
Richard Dlamini - 2:43:14
Maxwell Ngwazi - 2:53:00
 
CONSTANTIA VALLEY GRAPE RUN, HALF MARATHON & 14KM, CONSTANTIA, 1 October

Half Marathon
MEN
Open
2. Siviwe Nkombi (NRC) – 72:59

Veterans
1. Sihle Mapukata (NRC) – 83:17

WOMEN
Open
1. Anneline Roffey (NRC) – 97:48

Masters
1. Obertina Kanyongo (ZIM/NRC) – 1:41:44

14KM
MEN
Veterans
1. Vakalisa Kopola (NRC) – 46:40

WOMEN
Open
2. Busisiwe Matiwane (NRC) – 62:59

Veterans
1. Busisiwe Matiwane (NRC) – 62:59

Grandmasters
1. Charmaine Cupido (NRC) – 78:27

GOODWOOD HARRIERS 10KM CHALLENGE, GOODWOOD, 30 September

MEN
Open
2. Mthandazo Qhina (NRC) – 31:11

Veterans
1. Mthandazo Qhina (NRC) – 31:11

WOMEN
Veterans
1. Busisiwe Matiwane (NRC) – 40:41
2. Ursula Frans (NRC) – 47:45

Masters
1. Obertina Kanyongo (ZIM/NRC) – 40:41
3. Olga Howard (NRC) – 43:43

Grandmasters
2. Charmaine Cupido (NRC) – 48:44

CLOVER IRENE HALF MARATHON & 10KM, PRETORIA, (INCORPORATING THE GAUTENG NORTH HALF MARATHON CHAMPS), 30 September

Half Marathon
MEN
Open
1. Derocious Makhobalo (NRC) – 67:33

Masters
1. Alfred Mantsi (NRC) – 83:42

Grandmasters
2. Sam Ndala (NRC) – 96:56

WOMEN
Grandmasters
1. Frances van Blerk (NRC) – 1:52:38

10KM
Open
3. Lucky Mtshali (NRC) – 32:14

Gauteng North Championships
MEN
40-44
2. Sekgwane Moloele (NRC) – 83:20

50-54
1. Alfred Mantji (NRC) – 84:10

60-64
1. Sam Ndala (NRC) – 96:56

WOMEN
60-64
1 Frances van Blerk (NRC) – 1:52:38

LADYSMITH NIGHT RACE (HALF MARATHON), LADYSMITH, 30 September

MEN
50-59
1. Bethuel Mlambo (NRC) – 1:30:11

COMBAT RUN HALF MARATHON & 10KM, PRETORIA, 25 September

Half Marathon
MEN
Masters
1. Avril Barkhuysen (NRC) – 1:39:30

WOMEN
Open
2. Sunette Schoonraad (NRC) – 1:44:53

10KM
MEN
Open
1. Peter Medupe (NRC) – 37:12 (1st Veteran)

Masters
1. Leon Page (NRC)

WOMEN
Grandmasters
1. Frances van Blerk (NRC) – 54:58

BOPHELONG HALF MARATHON & 10KM, MAMELODI, PRETORIA, 23 September

10km
MEN
Open
1. Africa Mailola (NRC) - 30:38
 
Half Marathon
MEN
Veterans
1. Enoch Skosana (NRC) - 79:09
 
WOMEN
Open
2 Sunette Schoonraad (NRC) - 1:42:04

THE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL TRAIL RUN (9 & 5KM), GEORGE, 30 September

9KM
MEN
Open
1. Lloyd Bosman (NRC) – 28:22
5. Francois Maquassa (NRC) – 31:47
6. Ross Welsh (NRC) – 32:21
10. Daniel Stevens (NRC) – 38:28

Grandmasters
1. Louis van der Vyver (NRC) - 40:54

 


WOMEN
Veterans
3. Wendy Lee Cronje (NRC) – 48:27

Masters
3. Michelle Jansen van Vuuren (NRC) – 51:20