Verulam athletes in Hope Challenge

2016-12-01 06:00
Photo: supplied Falcon members at the Hope Challenge, (from left) Celiwe Ndaba, Eddie Singh, Veeran Ramnarayan, Nikhil Ramnarayan and Vitasha Ramnarayan.

Photo: supplied Falcon members at the Hope Challenge, (from left) Celiwe Ndaba, Eddie Singh, Veeran Ramnarayan, Nikhil Ramnarayan and Vitasha Ramnarayan.

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A CONTINGENT of enthusiastic Checkout Verulam Falcons athletes participated in the Hope Challenge organised by eThekwini AC over the past weekend.

The run attracted a large field of runners as they assembled outside the Curries Fountain stadium in Durban.

It was a great opportunity for runners to assemble and soak up the atmosphere of the now forgotten, yet historical and legendry, stadium.

Participants were greeted with perfect weather conditions however, as they set off in banter the smiles soon disappeared as the two-lap route was not for the feint-hearted.

Participants had to negotiate rolling hills and steep descends circling the Musgrave and Morningside suburbs. The route was so tough that many who aspired to complete the 21km quietly slipped out after the first lap and completed the 10km.

However, complaints seized once one crossed the finish line after the difficult race.

Checkout Verulam Falcons walkers had lots to cheer about - Eddie Singh and Celiwe Ndaba both finished with podium finishing times and were extremely excited to having being placed over such a challenging course.

Meanwhile, locally Falcons members participated in the third leg of the Asmals Hypersave Series as part of the 2016/17 calendar.

The full Falcons results are as follows:

10km results

Eddie Singh 1:20

Celiwe Ndaba 1:20

Veeran Ramnarayan 1:44

Nikhil Ramnarayan 2:05

21km Results

Vitasha Ramnarayan 2:34

3rd leg Asmals Hypersave Series results

21km results

Bala Govender 2:05

Logan Pillai 2:10

Yunus Doba 2:19

Val Naidoo 2:25

Cindeera Padavattan 2:25

15km runners results

Ashwin Bedesi 1:38

Amras Moodley 1:38

Dawood Norath 1:45

Farouk Kadwa 1:45

Abdul Haq Essack 1:50

KB Chain 1:53

Joyce Moonsamy 2:07

Shiela Persadh 2:07

Christie Ruthnam 2:10

Khalil Cassim 2:12

Harshada Fakir 2:15

Krish Vadivelu 2:15

Rakesh Gayadin 2:15

Maureen Gordon 2:20

Suzy Ruthnam 2:20

Pat Govender 2:22

Preggie Moodley 2:22

15km walkers results

Thembisile Mkhize 2:00

Omash Nundlal 2:15

Romilla Nundlal 2:15

10km runners results

Ismail Adam 1:30

Saliq Adam 1:30

Zakir Adam 1:30

Khalid Ballim 1:30

Savy Govender 1:33

Mogie Padaychee 1:33

Ganash Naidoo 1:40

Ahmed Kadwa 1:46

Fawzia Kadwa 1:55

Zaida Adam 1:55

5km results

Vincent Reddy 0:45

Vishana Deodutt 0:55

Mona Moodley 0:55

Dushaan Deodutt 0:55

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