Team Carbineers dominate Sunday’s Cavanagh races

2011-04-26 00:00

WITH the dust settled following George Ntshiliza’s storming 3:08:31 finish in the 42nd Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon, it’s possible to consider the KZN athletes’ performances.

The first KZN-based athlete was Bluff Meats Formula One’s Stephen Muzhingi in fifth position in 3:09:46. Muzhingi was followed by Mr Price’s Bongmusa Mthembu in 14th in 3:14:53, while club colleague, Enoch Ngubane placed fourth in the 40-49 age group in 3:35:30

Eloi de Oliveira was third in the 50-59 age group in 3:52:50, only three minutes behind Zimbabwean Themba Phulu, who took the honours in 3:47:22.

Michael Langa dominated the 60-69 age group with a 4:34:04 finish, and Zabalaza’s Petros Shumi was sixth in the category in 4:52:43.

Hillcrest Villagers’ Fred Medlock was second in the 70-plus age group, taking an impressive 5:40:03.

In the ladies’ race Zimbabwean Samukeliso Moyo was the first runner registered in the KZN province. The Zimbabwean was seventh overall in 3:50:49 and Suzette Botha of the Eskom Gijima club was 12th overall in 3:59:43.

In the half-marathon, it was Lusapho April of East London that stood atop the podium for his 63min:58sec win, followed by Xolisa Tyali and Tsotsane Kgosi in 64:35.

The best of the KZN stable came from 12th-placed Lucky Mohale 1:08:20.

In the ladies’s event, Namibian Helalis Johannes won in 71:58; Irvette van Blerk was second and Zintle Xiniwe third. Danielle Adlam earned an impressive eighth in 81:06 followed by Cary-Ann Smith in 10th in 81:23. Janine Carey filled 14th while the ever-green Grace de Oliviera secured second in her 40-49 age group in 87:03.

In KwaZulu-Natal this Easter weekend it was Ntuthuko Maseko who was the run-away victor in the Liquorland 52 km Ultra marathon from Pioneer School in Vryheid.

Impressively Maseko was the only runner to break the three-hour barrier by 39 seconds. Host club’s Bongani Msimungo came second and Mr Price’s Khulekani Ngubane third in 3:13:18.

Toyota’s Winile Mnisi took the honours in the ladies’ race with Patricia Dammon and Karen Gouws fighting to fill the lower podium steps. The Forest Hills athlete had a 500 m advantage at the line, which she crossed in four hours 10 minutes and six seconds to Gouws’s 4:22:07.

The associated half-marathon and 10 km attracted reasonable fields, with Sipho Nyembe from the Dannhauser club the winner in 1:09:41, and Sipho Qwabe dominant in the 10 km which he completed in 34min:44sec.

Natal Carbineers made their presence felt in Sunday’s Cavanagh races around Wagendrift Dam.

Mdumsani Zondi recorded a useful 3:43:58 and second-placed Siphiwe Mhlanza held off Vultures Zakhe Monyaung by 31 seconds.

Umthinzini’s Nicola McMurry destroyed the Carbineers’ run when she won the ladies ultra distance in 4:27:57, but the experienced Erica Walker fought on gamely to earn second and first 40-49 in 4:35;10. Nonsikelo Mbambo added a third and set up the club for the ladies team prize.

THE LIQUORLAND EASTER ULTRA MARATHON 50KM, 21,1 & 10KM

50KM:

Men:

1.Ntuthuko Maseko Nedbank A C2:59:21

2.Bongani Msimungo Vryheid A C3:08:50

3.Khulekani Ngubane Mr Price A C3:13:18

35 to 39:Bongani Ngobese Mr Price A C3:51:34

40 to 49: Reginald Ngobese Gauteng Striders 3:24:47

50 to 59:Roy Singh Umhlathuze A C4:25:04

MEN 60+ Louis Liebenberg Boksburg A C4:24:36

Ladies

1.Winile Mnisi Toyota A C4:10:46

2.Patricia Damman Forest Hills A C4:20:06

3.Karen Gouws Newcastle Harr4:22:07

40 to 49: Ann Erasmus Newcastle Harr4:42:26

LADIES 60+ Georgina Tasseron Vryheid A C5:46:08

HALF MARATHON:

Men

1.Sipho M Nyembe Dannhauser A C1:09:41

2.Justice Nkosi Lancaster Striders1:12:56

3.Wandile Nxumalo Toyota A C1:16::00

Ladies

1.Phumzile Maphcelala Nedbank A C1:48:01

2.Shelly Geel Richards Bay A C1:54:49

3.Laurney Swanepoel Vryheid A C1:55:47

WALK MEN Ntozahle Hlatswayo eDumbe A C2:04:30

Ladies Elsa Grundlingh Newcastle Harriers2:48:40

10KM

Men

1.Sipho Qwabe Abaqulasi A C34:44

2.Sibusiso Maphalala Mr Price A C35:13

3.Sifso Gina Mr Price A C35:26

Ladies

1.Hialinka KrugelI ND49:44

2.Cherelyn Martins IND50:55

3.Nomthadazo Zulu Nongoma A C53:53

CAVANAGH ULTRA MARATHON 52KM

Men:

1.Mdumsani Zondi Natal CarbC3:43:58

2.Siphiwe Mhlanza Natal Carb3:48:28

3.Zakhle Moyaung Vultures A C3:48:59

40to49:Sibongile Maluleka Nedbank A C4:00:17

50to59: Kenneth Tulk RAC4:51:26

Team: NATAL CARBINEERS

Ladies

1.Nicola Mc Murry Umtenzini A C4:27:57

2. Erica Walker Natal Carb4:35:10

3.Nonsikelo Mbambo Natal Carb4:45:03

40to49: Erica Walker Natal Carb4:35:10

Team NATAL CARBINEERS

HALF MARATHON

Men:

1.Sazi Ndaba Boxer A C1:20:08

2.Bernard Phatsani Nedbank A C1:20:40

3.Zakhile Gumede LAC1:29:39

Ladies

1.Nontobeko Molizela LAC1:53:14

2.Tholakele Kubheko LAC2:06:37

2.Zinhle Mkhwanzani LAC2:26:27

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