Challenge for athletes

2016-03-10 06:00

A BAND of Checkout Verulam Falcons athletes took on the undulating Stella 25km in sizzling heat over the past weekend.

The double lap course circling the southern suburb of Glenwood is a punishing course with several climbs and energy sapping stretches.

The extreme heat compounded matters as runners laboured through the course.

Team Falcons were led by a rejuvenated Logan Pillai who steamed through in under six minutes a kilometre. He was followed home by Yunus Doba.

Meanwhile more than 30 Falcons members at home participated in the 13th leg of the Asmal Hyper Save Series. KB Chain and Ari Perumal led the 15km runners with walking maestro Eddie Singh leading the walkers.

The full Falcons results are as follows

Stella 25km

01. Logan Pillai 2:29

02. Yunus Doba 2 :36

03. Bala Govender 2 :47

04. Cindeera Padavattan 2 :51

05. VitashaRamnarayan 3:10

10km Walker’s Results

01. Veeran Ramnarayan 1 44

Asmal Hyper Save Series Results

01. KB Chain 1 :02

02. Ari Perumal 1 :23

03. Felokwakhe Nxumalo 1 :30

04. Sibongile Gabela 1 :35

05. Ningi Mbele 1 :35

06. Ashwin Bedesi 1 :35

07. Sagren Reddy 1 :39

08. Sophie Ismail 1 :40

09. Val Naidu 1 :43

10. Bilaal Moya 1 :45

11. Dawood Norath 1 :45

12. Khalil Cassim 1 :48

13. Abdul Haq Essack 1 :50

14. Shiela Persadh 1 :56

15. Mary Jane Ntombela 1 :58

16. Preggie Moodley 1 :58

17. Krish Vadivelu 2 :20

18. Rakesh Gayadin 2 :25

19. Danny Govender 2 :25

15km Walker’s Results

01. Eddie Singh 1 :48

02. Ebrahim Asmal 2 :25

10km Runner’s Results

01. Daisy Moodley 1:20

02. Farouk Kadwa 1 :33

03. Savy Govender 1:40

04. Maureen Gordon 1 :40

10km Walker’s Results

01. Khalid Ballim 1 :34

02. Ahmed Kadwa 1 :36

03. Mogie Padaychee 1 :39

04. Premi Reddy 1 :39

05. Sivaji Moonsamy 1 :45

06. Steve Munsamy 1 :45

5km Results

01. Fathima Khan 1 :00

02. Rowena Maharaj 1 :00

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