No slowing down in December
December 12, 2018  

It may be the festive season but that isn’t stopping Nedbank Running Club athletes from dominating races around the Country.
In Pretoria, the Mandela Remembrance run took part with a big field fulling the Jacaranda clad streets. Nedbank Running Club Green Dream team ladies were there in full force with athletes taking the first 3 positions in the half marathon and 1st and 2nd with Rutendo Nyahora and Deanne Horn in the 10km. Charne Bosman ran her fastest half marathon time in the last 5 years with her 3rd place overall and 1st vet with a fast 1:19:13.
 
In Cape Town, Annie Bothma who is setting the running scene alight continued her amazing form taking victory in the Avbob 15km in a very fast 52:38. Not only was it a new pb by over 2 mins, but this was the fastest time by a South African for 2018. “I’m really happy with the way my run went, going very consistent throughout,” an elated Bothma said after the race. “It also did surprise me a bit because right now in my training block I am doing a lot of mileage and not much speed so my strength is really good right now but I was not so sure about the speed.”
 
The next big focus for some of the Nedbank Running Club Green Dream Team runners will be in the Umtata Heroes Marathon this Sunday. With R50 000 up for grabs, we are set to see some great racing.
 
Illovo Sugar 15 km Christmas Challenge
WOMEN
2. Zama Mokoena Nedbank AC 63:16
Avbob 15 km
MEN
Veterans:
1. Mthandazo Qhina Nedbank RC 48:35
2. Vakalisa Kopolo Nedbank RC 50:27
Juniors:
1. Shiraz Shakeel Nedbank RC 60:27
WOMEN
1. Annie Bothma Nedbank RC 52:38 (New South African lead time for 2018)
G’masters
1. Olga Howard Nedbank RC 67:31
Bay West Mall 10 km
MEN
1. Gift Chigomarawa Nedbank RC Zim 32:50
Veterans:
3. Richard Mazungula Nedbank RC 43:47

Masters:
1. Sithembiso Yozo Nedbank RC  37:46
G’masters:
1. Clifford Hicken Nedbank RC  45:40
2. Nelson Mgubasi Nedbank RC  46:49
GG’masters:
3. Andre Fourie Nedbank RC 1:00:53
WOMEN
3. Sharon Gouws (1st vet) Nedbank RC 46:27
Veterans:
3. Marissa Black Nedbank RC 53:29
45-49:
1. Sharon Gouws Nedbank RC 46:27
2. Toegeda Vyver Nedbank RC 49:10
3. Christel Smith Nedbank RC 52:43
Masters:
3. Buyelwa Kobokana Nedbank RC 51:46
GG’masters:
1. Ronelle Steyn Nedbank RC 1:06:30
75+:
1. Dorothy Hart Nedbank RC 1:33:01
 
Aspen Pharmacare Port Elizabeth City Marathon & 10km
Marathon
MEN
1. Gift Chigomorawa Nedbank RC Zim 2:28:13
Masters:
2. Mzukisi Klaas Nedbank RC 3:04:04
G’masters:
3. Clifford Hicken Nedbank RC 3:37:04
G/g'masters:
3. David O'Reilly Nedbank RC 5:10:25
WOMEN
G’masters:
2. Toekie Steenkamp Nedbank RC 4:43:46

10 km
WOMEN
G/g'masters:
2. Ronelle Steyn Nedbank RC 67:19
 
Phoenix AC 10 km
MEN
Veterans:
1. Mthandazo Qhina Nedbank RC 32:14
3. Vakalisa Kopolo Nedbank RC 33:00
Masters:
1. Andrew Cooper Nedbank RC 35:40
WOMEN
1. Annie Bothma Nedbank RC 34:44
3. Vuyiseka Nkumenge Nedbank RC 38:00
Masters:
1. Obertina Kanyongo Nedbank RC Zim 41:21
G’masters:
1. Olga Howard Nedbank RC 44:12