Green podiums countrywide
December 5, 2017  

A bit more of a quiet weekend on the running calendar, but nevertheless still some sterling performances from the athletes from the Nedbank Running Clubs countrywide.

The evergreen Ntombesintu Mfunzi (NRC) put in another great performance at the  Aspen Pharmacare 10 km held in Port Elizabeth. Mfunzi raced to a 37:10 first place finish. She was joined by teammates Melikhaya Kepe, George Ntshiliza and Gift Chigomarawa who all ran around the 2:30 marathon time.

The Nedbank flag flew high at the Lesotho High Altitude Marathon, known as one of the toughest marathons. Lebenya Nkoka and Ramolefi Motsieloa finished first and second respectively while Mamorallo Tjoka and Thato Sesheme did it for the ladies by finishing first and third respectively. In the half marathon of the same event the NRC had another two podium placings.

Talk about just seeing green on the podium!

RESULTS

BMG STAINBANK CUP 15 KM, DURBAN, 3 DECEMBER

MEN
Open
3. Sithembele Fanekho (NRC) 51:34

35-39
2. Cebo Mkhize (NRC) 59:30

ASPEN PHARMACARE PORT ELIZABETH CITY MARATHON & 10 KM PORT ELIZABETH, 2 DECEMBER

Marathon
MEN
Open
1. Melikhaya Kepe (NRC) 2:29:41  
2. George Ntshiliza (NRC) 2:32:02 PE
3. Gift Chigomarawa (NRC/ZIM) 2:33:00
 
10km
WOMEN
1. Ntombesintu Mfunzi (NRC) 37:10


MAPUNGUBWE HALF MARATHON & 10KM, POLOKWANE, 2 DECEMBER

Half Marathon
MEN
Open
2. Precious Mashele (NRC) 68:42
3. Sibusiso Nzima (NRC) 69:42
6. Ludwick Mamabolo (NRC) 73:02 (1st vet)
7 Jacob Malefo (NRC) 73:16
 
Veterans
1. Ludwick Mamabolo (NRC) 73:02

WOMEN
Open
1. Rutendo Nyahora (NRC/ZIM) 86:32

10 km
MEN
Open
3. Pharson Magagane (NRC) 31:05


LESOTHO HIGH ALTITUDE MARATHON, LESOTHO, 2 DECEMBER
 
Marathon
MEN
Open
1. Lebenya Nkoka (NRC) 02:30:36
2. Ramolefi Motsieloa (NRC) 02:33:00
10. Teboho Lejaha (NRC) 02:39:26
 
WOMEN
Open
1. Mamorallo Tjoka (NRC) 03:17:00
3. Thato Sesheme (NRC) 03:25:12
 
Half Marathon
MEN
Open
3. Namakoe Nkhasi (NRC) 01:12:29
4. Teboho Noosi (NRC) 01:12:58
6. Kabelo Lesia (NRC) 01:14:21
 
WOMEN
Open
3. Mokudubete Makatisi (NRC) 01:26:02

HEROES MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 10KM, MTHATHA TO QUNU, 3 DECEMBER
 
Half Marathon
WOMEN
40-49
3. Hleziphi Ncayiyana (NRC) 1.56
 
Marathon
WOMEN
Open
4. Loveness Madziva (NRC) 3.03