NEDBANK RC ATHLETES OFF TO CAA X-COUNTRY CHAMPS IN ALGERIA
February 6, 2018  

Two athletes from the Nedbank Running Club (NRC) have been included in the ASA Team to the 2018 CAA African Cross Country Champs on 17 March in Algeria.

David Manja, who recently won the Dis-Chem Half Marathon in Bedfordview, and Thabang Mosiako, top 5 finisher at last year’s Two Oceans Half Marathon, will both be travelling to Chlef, Algeria, to compete at the CAA African Cross Country Champs.

Both athletes are experienced cross-country runners and both have been training with the Nedbank Development Running Club since their teens. They train under the watchful eye of former running great and Northwest training Manager Pio Mpolokeng.

Both men have been working very hard since December and have focused on specific races and finishing times. Manja recently blitzed to a 1:08:44 victory at the Dis-Chem Half Marathon. This follows his victory late last year at the Soweto Half Marathon. Teammate Mosiako boasts a 10km PB of 29:29 and recently ran a speedy 8:05.83 in a 3 000m event in Potchefstroom.

Manja and Mosiako both competed in the World Cross Country Champs in Uganda in March 2017 as part of the South African national team. Manja was the first South African man home, taking 34th place.

Below the full list of the ASA team to the 2018 CAA Cross Country Championships

Junior Men

Junior Women

1. Pakiso

Mthembu

AFS

1. Prudence

Sekgadiso

AGN

2. Dais

Malebane

AGN

2. Carmie

Prinsloo

AGN

3. Ngconde

Matwebo

AFS

3. Nicole

Louw

AFS

4. Tumi

Lephotho

CGA

4. Tyler

Beling

AFS

5. Katleho

Moloi

AMPU

5. Casey

Bosman

CGA

6. Maxime

Chaumeton

CGA

6. Simonay

Weitsz

CGA

 

Senior Men

Senior Women

1. Thabang

Mosiako

ACNW

1. Kesa

Molotsane

AFS

2. Precious

Mashele

CGA

2. Glenrose

Xaba

AGN

3. Kabelo

Seboko

CGA

3.

   

4. Ryan

Mphahlele

CGA

4.

   

5. David

Manja

ACNW

5.

   

6. Milton

Kekana

USSA

6.