Welcome return to form for Nedbank running club’s Juan Van Deventer
October 3, 2019  

Former Olympic 1500m finalist now turned road runner Juan Van Deventer from the Nedbank running green dream team so a welcome return back to the roads after a lengthy injury that saw him miss out on his debut Comrades Marathon earlier this year.

The strong athlete finished 2nd in the undulating Irene Spring Half Marathon in a time of 1:08:37. The Nedbank running club look forward to his progress and makes the start line of next years Comrades Marathon. Speaking of the Comrades Marathon, the CMA announced next years theme as well as entry details at the launch of the 2020 Comrades Marathon in Johannesburg.

 

Iphupo Lami – Dare to dream, is the theme for next years event. The entry cap has been increased from 25,000 to 27,500 entries making the event without a doubt the biggest ultra-marathon in the World. Of the 27,500-entry allocation, 7,000 entries are reserved exclusively for novice entrants and 2,500 entries are reserved exclusively for international entrants. Entries open on 28 October 2019 and the Nedbank running club encourage all athletes to please enter as soon as the entries open to avoid missing out on an entry after this years record breaking entries finished quickly.

 

Over in Cape Town, Tanith Maxwell continues to find great form again after an injury plagued 2019. The multiple national representative athlete won the Goodwood Harriers 10km in 36:58.

 

The Nedbank green dream team now look forward to this weekends Spar Ladies race in Johannesburg which marks the final of the Grand prix series. With 2 Nedbank running club athletes occupying 1st and 2nd in the series (Helalia Johannes & Tadu Nare), the team looks forward to a humdinger final with Irvette Van Zyl also on the comeback who is currently 4th on the log.

 

 

Constantia Valley Grape Run Half Marathon & 14 km

 

Half marathon

MEN

 

Masters:

3. Mandlenkosi Ngqunge (Nedbank RC) 1:39:40

 

WOMEN

 

14 km

MEN

 

Veterans:

1. Vakalisa Kopolo (Nedbank RC) 50:37

 

WOMEN

3. Obertina Kanyongo (Nedbank RC Zim) 61:57 (Also 1st mast)

 

 

 

 

 

Irene Spring Half Marathon & 10 km

 

Half marathon

MEN

2. Juan van Deventer (Nedbank RC) 68:37

 

Veterans:

2. Lympson Maifo (Nedbank RC) 76:06

3. Solie Makgetlaneng (Nedbank RC) 79:33

 

Masters:

2. Vernon le Roux (Nedbank RC) 91:46

 

10 km

MEN

 

G'masters:

2. Daniel Mosthwene (Nedbank RC) 48:25

 

WOMEN

 

G'masters:

1. Frances van Blerk (Nedbank RC) 56:07

 

Goodwood Harriers 10 km Challenge

 

MEN

 

Veterans:

2. Vakalisa Kopolo (Nedbank RC) 33:24

 

G/g'masters:

1. Henry Cleophas (Nedbank RC) 49:02

 

Juniors:

2. Justice Kanyongo (Nedbank RC Zim) 35:49

 

WOMEN

1. Tanith Maxwell (Nedbank RC) 36:58 (Also 1st vet)

2. Jeanetta Kohler (Nedbank RC) 39:19

 

G’masters:

1. Charmaine Cupido (Nedbank RC) 51:13

 

Algoa Park Run with a Purpose 10 km

 

MEN

2. George Ntshiliza (Nedbank RC) 33:25

 

Veteran:

1. George Ntshiliza (Nedbank RC) 33:25

3. Denys Wolmarans (Nedbank RC) 40:39

 

Grandmaster:

1. Sam Erasmus (Nedbank RC) 47:14

3. Johan Barnard (Nedbank RC) 53:10

 

Great Grandmaster:

1. David O'Reilly (Nedbank RC) 58:06

2. Andre Fourie (Nedbank RC) 1:02:59

 

WOMEN

1. Kelly Van Vliet (Nedbank RC) 38:03

10. Martie Van Schalkwyk (Nedbank RC) 53:30

 

Masters:

2. Marchelle Deyzel (Nedbank RC) 1:01:52

3. Genevieve Laycock (Nedbank RC) 1:07:28

 

80+:

1 Dorothy Hart (Nedbank RC) 1:27:00

 

Bophelong Half Marathon & 10 km

 

Half marathon

 

Veterans:

1. Solice Makgetlaneng (Nedbank RC) 81:36

 

G/g'masters:

1. Pele Tshikundamalema (Nedbank RC) 1:47:46

 

WOMEN

1. Sunette Schoonraad (Nedbank RC) 1:41:19

 

Nantes AC Unity Race

 

MEN

 

Veterans:

1. Mthandazo Qhina (Nedbank RC) 32:50

3. Vakalisa Kopolo (Nedbank RC) 33:19

 

G/g'masters:

1. Henry Cleophas (Nedbank RC) 48:41

 

WOMEN

 

Veterans:

1. Tanith Maxwell (Nedbank RC) 37:56

 

Masters:

1. Obertina Kanyongo (Nedbank RC Zim) 41:07

 

G’masters:

3. Charmaine Cupido (Nedbank RC) 52:33

 

Nautical Half Marathon

 

MEN

1. Gift Chigomarawa (Nedbank RC Zim) 1:11:38

2. Rodney Prins (Nedbank RC) 1:12:16

4. Anele Maliza (Nedbank RC) 1:16:23

5. Mila Pasiya (Nedbank RC) 1:18:41

9. George Ntshiliza (Nedbank RC) 1:25:42

 

Veteran:

1. Anele Maliza (Nedbank RC) 1:16:23

2. Mila Pasiya (Nedbank RC) 1:18:41

3. George Ntshiliza (Nedbank RC) 1:25:42

 

Grandmaster

3. Sam Erasmus (Nedbank RC) 1:56:50

 

Great Grandmaster:

3. Andre Fourie (Nedbank RC) 2:31:12

 

WOMEN

1. Kelly Van Vliet (Nedbank RC) 1:28:53

2. Margie Saunders (Nedbank RC) 1:41:56

 

 

MSA Multisport Triple F 10 km

 

MEN

 

Veterans:

2. Vakalisa Kopolo (Nedbank RC) 33:08

 

Juniors

3. Justice Kanyongo (Nedbank RC Zim) 36:05

 

WOMEN

 

Masters:

1. Obertina Kanyongo (Nedbank RC Zim) 41:32

 

G’masters:

3. Charmaine Cupido (Nedbank RC) 51:04.