WORLD AND COURSE RECORDS SHATTERED BY NRC ATHLETES
July 25, 2018  

An athlete from the Nedbank Running Club (NRC) shattered two world records at the Cape Town Festival of Running while another not only won the 100km event of the race, but also blazed to a new course record.

Tim Stones from the NRC in East London set two world records, firstly the World Deaf Road and all-surfaces 50km Record (5:07) and secondly the British Deaf 100km Road and all-surfaces Record (12:58).

“Honoured to have represented Nedbank Running Club East London at the Cape Town Festival of Running 100km on Saturday. I honestly did not feel confident going into this race,” said Stone, who suffered from a hip injury prior the race. “In the end, I pulled off improving my own Deaf World 50km Record by 20minutes, to a all-surfaces record of 5:07. I was battling at 50km, and considered downgrading to a 50km finish, but after a 20-minute rest, I decided to walk the next 5km loop and see how I felt. That led to another loop, then another and, having finished 65km, I knew I had to finish the race. By God's Grace I held on, breaking the 13-hour barrier with a final last push, to finish in 12:58, a new British Deaf 100km all-surfaces record.?I'm sore and tired, but enormously relieved and grateful. What a privilege to have had this opportunity,” wrote Stone on his Facebook page.

At the same event team mate Lehlohonolo Nyombane from the NRC in the Western Province won the 100km event while blazing to a new course record of 7:39:40. “The race was fantastic,” said Nyombane, who struggled around the 85km mark feeling hungry and tired. “But thanks to my teammates I managed to pick up the pace again and moved into second position. I pushed on till I got to first position with about 10km to go,” said Nyombane, who used the recent Comrades Marathon as preparation for the race.

In other races countrywide NRC athletes made their presence known, especially at the Madiba Half Marathon & 10km held in George. NRC athletes took no less than 35 podium positions across the different age categories! That’s what we call a true show of green!

RESULTS

TOTALSPORTS WOMEN'S RACE, 10KM, DURBAN, 22 JULY

Open

9. Zama Mokoena 39:15? ?

 

CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL OF RUNNING HALF MARATHON, CAPE TOWN, 22 JULY

WOMEN

Open

2. Anneline Roffey (NRC) 1:27:48?

Veterans

1. Suzette McIvor (NRC) 1:40:48

Masters

1. Obertina Kanyongo (ZIM/NRC) 1:38:02

Grandmasters

1. Charmaine Cupido (NRC) 1:54:55

 

CAPE TOWN FESTIVAL OF RUNNING 100 KM & 50 KM, CAPE TOWN, 21 JULY

100 km

MEN

Open

1. Lehlohonolo Nyombane (NRC) 7:39:40

 

LONG WALK/RUN TO FREEDOM, PRETORIA, 21 JULY

Half Marathon

MEN

Open

1. Lucky Mtshali (NRC) 1:10:35

WOMEN

Open

1. Charné Bosman (NRC) 1:28:48

Veterans

1. Charné Bosman (NRC) 1:28:48

Grandmasters

1. Frances van Blerk (NRC)

 

MADIBA 21.1KM & 10KM, GEORGE, 21 JULY

Half Marathon

MEN

Open

1. Lloyd Bosman (NRC) 1:07

2. Ettiene Plaatjies (NRC) 1:08

3. John April (NRC) 1:10

4. Gershwill Jacobs (NRC) 1:12

5. Selwyn Matthews (NRC) 1:13

6. Lindile Tokota (NRC) 1:15

Masters

1. Lindile Tokota (NRC) 1:15

Grandmasters

3. Ismael Retief (NRC) 2:05

Walkers

3. Ernst Van Zyl (NRC) 2:28

WOMEN

Open

1. Annatjie Botes (NRC) 1:34

4. Carla Spangenberg (NRC) 1:42

Masters

1. Alison Jordaan (NRC0 1:46

2. Karen Pauw (NRC) 1:58

Grandmasters

1. Annatjie Botes (NRC) 1:34

2. Mariette De Haan (NRC) 1:58

3. Sandy Du Toit (NRC) 2:24

Walkers

1. Liezel Van Wyk (NRC) 2:28:15

2. Jackie Calitz (NRC) 2:28:28

3. Mariana Van Zyl (NRC) 2:38

10km

MEN

Juniors

1. Luther Blaauw (NRC) 33:48

2. Christiaan Lingervelt (NRC) 35:00

Open

1. Francois Maquassa (NRC) 32:17

2. Godwin Heyns (NRC) 32:38

3. Donovan Jantjies (NRC) 33:02

Veterans

2. Booi Salman (NRC) 37:21

Masters

1. Selwyn Losper (NRC) 36:43

2. Anton Chevalier (NRC) 39:32

Walkers

1. Antonio Farner (NRC) 46:53

WOMEN

Juniors

1. Stephany Pedro (NRC) 39:39

2. Candice van Beulen (NRC) 41:31

Open

1. Stephany Pedro (NRC) 39:39

2. Candice van Beulen (NRC) 41:31

3. Anastasia Plaatjies (NRC) 43:01

Veterans

2. Carike Fourie (NRC) 45:26

Masters

2. Aaltjie Nieman (NRC) 59:11

Great Grandmasters

1. Anna-Marie Van Eck (NRC) 1:09

2. Cecelia Swiegers (NRC) 1:13

Walkers

1. Nolene Van Rensburg (NRC) 54:58

2. Louw-Ans Lowes (NRC) 1:11

 

CROSS-COUNTRY, WP LEAGUE MEETING, BELLVILLE, 15 JULY

Sr. Men (10km) ?

3. Siviwe Nkombi (NRC) 33:03 ?

Veteran Men (8km)

1. Mthandazo Qhina ?(NRC) 26:18

2. Vakalisa Kopolo (NRC) 27:33 ??

Master Men (8km) ?

2. Andrew Cooper (NRC) 31:16 ?

Grandmaster Men (8km) ?

2. Robbie Lindsay (NRC) 25:46 ?

Sr. Women (10km)

1. Bulelwa Simae (NRC) 39:58 ??

3. Madele Du Plessis (NRC) 41:37 ?

Sr. Women (4km)

2. Mareli Van Schalkwyk (NRC) 16:12 ??

6. Mandy-Lee Jacobs (NRC) 18:17 ??

9. Annereen Malan (NRC) 20:05 ?

Veteran Women (4km)

2. Bulelwa Simae (NRC) 16:56 ?

3. Sharon Nel (NRC) 17:22 ?

Master Women ?

2. Olga Howard (NRC) 17:20 ?

U.18 ?

3. Kylin Mouton (NRC) 17:02 ? 

 

ISITHUMBA CROSS COUNTRY, KZN, 21 JULY

Sr. Women (10km)

1. Fikile Mbuthuma (NRC) 43.48

5. Hleziphi Ncayiyana (NRC) 54:34