Litsha race delivers good results

2015-09-03 06:00

Sinethemba Zuma, Mtobisi Sihluku, Zikhona Mangconyana, Phumeza Ngxumza and Mlamli Dwayi of Old Mutual at the finish of the Khayelitsha 10km race on Sunday morning. 


Sinethemba Zuma, Mtobisi Sihluku, Zikhona Mangconyana, Phumeza Ngxumza and Mlamli Dwayi of Old Mutual at the finish of the Khayelitsha 10km race on Sunday morning. PHOTOs: vooxson

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Despite a public relations nightmare caused by thieves who smashed into eight parked cars at the Mandela Park Stadium during the Khayelitsha 10km Race Against Crime, organisers are adamant it was a huge success.

Khayelitsha Athletics Club vice chairman Nelson Tshambo said they were alerted by runners who found their cars damaged.

“It’s major setback but we are happy most of the runners understand that it’s not the club’s fault.

“We have reported the matter to the police and they are following serious leads,” said Tshamno.

He said the race was generally a success and he heaped praises on sponsors who made the event a possibility.

Zone Fitness, Sasko, Old Mutual, City Vision, Silulo Ulutho, Eyodidi Funeral Service and Jive all playe d a role in ensuring that the race was a success,

Club secretary Nomfundo Nkohla said the race would be “bigger and bolder next year”.

“We will be sitting in the next coming days to plot a way forward to ensure we deliver a perfect race next year,” she said.

Most of the runners took to social media sympathsising with the organisers.

Tasmyn Oberholster said the event was extremely well organised, registration was a breeze, plenty marshalls, four water stations and police and traffic control were within eyesight the whole route.

“And yes once again a few cars were broken into, this is not the clubs fault it happens at every race. Well done guys, see you next year,” she said.

Hansie Louw said the running community creates the possibility of a transformed society.

“I experienced the kisses of a good, good Father just being there,” he said.

In the men’s race Siboniso Sodlaka of CPUT came first on 31 minutes :12 seconds, Akhona Makila of K-Way VOB was 31 minutes 36 seconds while Sibusios Mbukushe of Itheko was on 31 minutes, 41 seconds.

Tshambo revealed that next the prizes for the would be increased.

“We want to make this race one of the most competitive in the flat routes,” he said

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