Checkout marathon a great success

2016-11-10 06:00
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SCORES of athletes participated in the Checkout Half Marathon and 10km held in Durban at the weekend.

The route took athletes from Kings Park sporting precinct northwards as runners ran along the banks of Umgeni River before heading southwards with the lapping waves of the Indian ocean on their left side.

Runners trekked back to the stadium after a turn around on the promenade. For the 21km runners it was a two lap route.

The 10km saw a superb performance by Nkosikhoma Ntuli from Rockfield AC waltzing to the finish in an incredible time of 33 minutes ahead of Sanele Wayisa from KwaNdengezi Tigers.

Zama Mokoena running for KPMG was the first female ahead of Siphokazi Shangase from Inanda Qadi. Nhlanhla Khanyile and Sue Smith were the leading walkers.

Mawande Hlongwane led the 21km men’s field in an incredible time of 68 minutes 14 seconds ahead of Mziwenkosi Mjaja. Carry-Ann Smith, finishing in a time of 89 minutes, and Michelle De Montille were the leading runners amongst the women.

Nedbank had won the men’s team prize and DHS Old Boys were the winners of the ladies team prize. Seasoned campaigner Oxley Africa and Irene Bo’hmer were the winners in the walker’s category.

Verulam Falcons chairperson Joyce Moonsamy was upbeat and thrilled with the race organisation and commended the Checkout group and the marketing department for a sterling effort in presenting a bumper event.

She complimented her race organisers Amres Moodley and Krish Vadivelu together with the entire Falcon’s team who delivered a superb race. The Checkout group has always been a sponsor of the event for the past 15 years. - Supplied.

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