Athletes shine at marathon

2016-03-24 06:00

A CONTINGENT of Checkout Verulam Falcons athletes participated in the Gaterite Challenge over the past weekend.

The refreshing weather conditions was welcomed by marathon runners who had an ardous return to Verulam from Tongaat. Runners were blessed with the race conditions at the weekend.

The rejuvenated Bonginkosi Ngubane led Team Falcons with a fluid sub 4 hour marathon time. He was followed home by Mongi Tshikitsha.

Ashwin Bedesi and Ignatuis Nehore led the 21km runners. Celiwe Ndaba led the walkers in 2 :33.

Nduduzo Shabane ran a splendid 10km in a time of 37 minutes.

He was followed by Farouk Kadwa and Amras Moodley. Mogie Padaychee led the walkers.

The full Falcons results are as follows

01. Bonginkosi Ngubane 3 :51

02. Mongi Tshikitsha 4:10

03. Bala Govender 4 :25

04. Felokwakhe Nxumalo 4 :30

05. Eddie Singh 4 :53

06. Bongiwe Majozi 5 :05

07. Mike Padaychee 5 :13

08. Sanjeev Rupnarian 5 :13

09. Vitasha Ramnarayan 5 :17

10. Bheki Ncube 5 :22

11. Emmanual 5 :22

21km Runner’s Results

01. Ashwin Bedesi 2 :15

02. Ignatuis Nehore 2 :15

03. Val Naidu 2 :35

04. Khalil Cassim 3 :00

05. Savy Govender 3 :30

21km Walker’s Results

01. Celiwe Ndaba 2 :3723

02. Sibongile Gabela 3 :00

03.Veeran Ramnarayan 3 :40

04. Ebrahim Asmal 3 :400

10km runners Results

01. Nduduzo Shabane 0 :37

02. Farouk Kadwa 1 :04

03. Amres Moodley 1: 04

04. Pat Govender 1 :08

05. Nirmala Govender 1 :24

06. Harshada Fakir 1 :25

10km walkers results

01. Mogie Padaychee 1 :37

02. Nikhil Ramnarayan 1 :48

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