Athletic gran lives a healthy life

2016-11-17 06:01
 Photo: supplied Gonum Moodley and Gran master Joy Rajkumar

Photo: supplied Gonum Moodley and Gran master Joy Rajkumar

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THE Tongaat Panthers Athletics Club’s glamorous granny Gonum Moodley celebrated her 70th birthday with her Panthers family after completing the 12km route at the penultimate leg of the Thinnys League Challenge for 2016 at the weekend.

When asked what keeps her looking so good, she said: “Age is just a number. Exercise, a healthy diet and my Sunday morning walks with my club members keeps me ‘young’.”

Club members agree that Moodley is an inspiration to all young women in the community.

The club also salutes other members Loga Naidoo, Joy Rajkumar and Pushpa Pillay who are also in their 70s.

Their determination and commitment to sport is overwhelming.

The last and final leg of the Thinnys League Challenge for 2016 will take place on Sunday 20 November at 5.30am.

Also flying the Panthers flag high was athlete Patrick Ludongo who took part in the Soweto Marathon and completed in an excellent time of 3.28 recently.

While most members continued their training, the mother and son duo Brandon Naidoo and Kogie Naidoo together with Selvie Naidoo braved the rain in Durban and participated in the Checkout 10km race at the King’s Park Stadium last.

Members and well wishers of the club are reminded that the Panther’s annual presentation function takes place on 25 November at 6.30pm at The Hot Shots Nite Club in Arbee Drive.

Tickets are now on sale at R50 and are available from Bugwan’s Extension or from the club secretary.

- Supplied.

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