Mr Price duo dominate annual PDAC 25 km race

2011-02-01 00:00

KELVIN Pangiso was the dominant factor in the annual PDAC 25 km race from waterfall down to Pinetown. Pangiso, who has proven to be a serious contender in the Old Mutual Two Oceans, ran with his Mr Price colleague Samuel Pazanga for much of the first half before easing away for victory in one hour, 15 minutes and 51 seconds.

Pazanga held onto second spot around 800 m off the pace, with the Bluff Meats Formula One speedster Munyarazi Jara filling the final podium spot.

In one of the most competitive ladies races of recent times Cary Ann Smith diced with Eskom’s Suzette Botha for virtually the whole of the race.

Eventually Smith triumphed and her time at the line was an impressive 1:36:44 to Botha’s 1:37:03.

The strongly built Boxer junior, Loveness Madzina, was consistent in her drive towards Lahee Park to finish third in 1:39:17.

The hilly final five kilometre sting in the tail caught many of the almost 1 500 runners by surprise with many of the age group awards changing hands on this final run in.

Good news for runners who missed out on the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half marathon entries as 20 additional entries have been put up for auction commencing Thursday this week.

The 20 entries will be used to raise money for the Bob’s For Good Charity which is the initiative of Bob Skinstadt and puts local under-privileged children into school shoes.

The half marathon filled 13 500 places in less than two months this year. This gives one runner a day the opportunity not only to be accepted into the race, but a special A seeding on the day and other perks including a R1 500 kit voucher from Puma. The minimum bid is R900, but it can be sure to raise some meaningful money for the cause.

A similar initiative will be put in place once the limited entries for the two trail runs have closed.

Entries for the two trail runs are now open and five auctioned entries will commence on Monday 7, February.

More information on all Two Oceans events on www.oldmutual.co.za

As runners enter the season of seeding marathons for Comrades its worth remembering that the CMA are also offering charity places this year which will see those paying R5 000 taking up a place just behind the C seeded runners on the Durban start line.

There are only 1 000 places available and the runner must already have entered Comrades to be able to stake a claim for this place. More details on the Comrades and Pink Drive websites.

MEN:

1 Kelvin Pangiso MrPrice 1:15:51, 2 Samuel Pazanga Mr Price 1;18:35, 3 Munyarazi Jara Bluff Meats Formula One 1:20:53

35-39: 1 Sandile Makhaya Mr Price 1:24:05, 2 Nicholas Mjadu Nedbank1:28:59, 3 Bongani Hlengwa Nedbank 1:30:02

40-49: 1 Petros Sosibo Nedbank 1:31:05, 2 Willie Majombozi Boxer 1:31:53, 3 Herbert Mazongolo Toyota 1:32:21

50-59: Richard Dlamini Toyota 1:37:29

60: Roger McCarrol RWFL 2:00:31

Walker: 1 Nhlanhla Khanele RWFL 2:12:48, 2 Professor Cele Toti 2:38:04, Dave Flood AN 2;39:58

 

LADIES:

1 Cary- Ann Smith Nedbank 1:36:44, 2 Suzette Botha Eskom 1:37:03, 3 Loveness Madzina Boxer (Junior) 1:39:17

35-39: Suzette Botha Eskom 1:37:03, 2 Kerry Koen Nedbank 1:37:49, 3 Janene Carey Boxer 1:49:21

40-49: 1 Sandy de Beer SANDF 1:54:09, 2 Janine Engels PDAC 1:55:05, 3 Mary Mwelase Boxer 2:01:05

50-59: Sandy Fismer HiltonH 1:58:20

60: Elaine Greenblatt Rocky Road Run 2:03:59

Walker: 1 Khetwie Memela Boxer 2:47:18, 2. Cecily FraserHighway 3:00:11, 3 Antoinette Gibbs Highway 3:03:58

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