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26 April 2018
Nedbank Running Club

No Stopping the Green Dream Team!

Outstanding performances came from several athletes from the Nedbank Running Club (NRC), but performance of the week has to go to 2016 Comrades champion Charné Bosman, who stormed to victory in a record time at the 2018 Forever Resorts Loskop 50km.

Bosman delivered an absolutely outstanding performance by winning the race in 3:21:50, the fastest time ever by a South African veteran. It places her sixth on the all-time list, with the 13th fastest time. She beat the second lady and defending champion Ann Ashworth by over seven minutes (3:28:25). NRC teammate Jennifer Koech placed 3rd lady overall (3:31).

The men’s race saw Collin Parura storming to a second place podium position (2:54) while Khubulani Zondo placed 3rd Veteran.

In the Eastern Cape the 41st edition of the Bruintjieshoogte 50km saw some excellent performances by NRC athletes. Third place position in the Men Open race belonged to Sandile Ngunuza with Luvuyo Stephen taking first in the Veterans race. George Ntshiliza clinched 2nd podium position in the 25km men’s race while Lesley Koeseba took 3rd in the 10km event.

Another race where the podiums got painted green was the Groot Brakrivier 10km where NRC athletes took 16 podium positions! All three podium positions in the men’s open race belonged to NRC (Lloyd Bosman, Godwin Heyns, Donovan Jantjies) while several age groupers clinched podium positions in their respective categories.

Back in Cape Town another six podium positions belonged to NRC athletes at the Central Athletics 10km Challenge. NRC athletes took 1st and 3rd positions in both the men’s and women’s races. Vakalisa Kopolo was crowned the men’s winner with teammate Bulelwa Simae the women’s winner.

Nedbank Running Club members enjoying themselves after the Loskop Marathon at the Hospitality Marquee hosted by the Nedbank Running Club LVCC


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Join the Fitness mag team and Biogen for an all-out fit fest! We kick off with a stretch and activation session, followed by calorie busting Brazilian Booty Blast presented by Planet Fitness – and finish strong with the metabolism boosting HIIT workout presented by MetaFit. Rest sessions to fuel up sponsored by Biogen, and a world of fitness pop-up shops to browse. Plus you’ll leave with a filled goodie bag thanks to Biogen and our other partners. Tickets: R240 p/person - But you get 40% off that!  Just use the BiogenNRC voucher code when visiting; to book!

Venue: Royal Elephant Hotel, Bondev Park, Willem Botha St & Wierda Road, Centurion. Registration 8:10 - 8:50am (Event starts promptly at 9:00am - finished by 11:30).


Comrades 2018

Qualifying for #Comrades2018

The D-day for submission of all qualifying criteria to the Comrades Marathon Entries Team is Wednesday, 2 May 2018. Runners can login to their profile on the Comrades Marathon website at and update their details personally or call the office on 033 897 8650 for assistance from the team.

James says, “Qualifying races must be completed between 27 August 2017 and 2 May 2018 within the stipulated qualifying standards and the details thereof submitted to CMA by no later than 2 May 2018.”

James adds, “Even if you have already run your qualifier but have not yet submitted your details due to you planning to improve on your time, please submit it anyway and update it later with your new or improved time.”

Any qualifying races that are timed by ChampionChip will have the results automatically uploaded to the runner’s entry profile.

Qualifying races must be ASA technically compliant and appear on the national or provincial fixtures list. International Comrades athletes are reminded that qualifying races outside the borders of South Africa must similarly be compliant with their host country’s national federation requirements.

Note: The 93rd Comrades Marathon will be a Down Run, starting at the Pietermaritzburg City Hall and finishing 12 hours later at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Sunday, 10 June 2018.

Looking Ahead