Exciting, first Greytown fire tower descent

2016-05-11 06:00
 It was fun run all round, no matter the age.

It was fun run all round, no matter the age.

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THE first Greytown fire tower descent went off exceedingly well, despite the misty drizzly weather on Sunday, which actually turned out to be great running conditions. Some 92 runners (and walkers) thoroughly enjoyed the superbly marked out route done by Andrew Mason and Andrew Merson.

Sponsored by Racefood, which provided all the nutritional sustenance and fantastic prizes, the event attracted all walkers and runners and everyone who entered – from 10 years old to 70-plus - completed the race.

Runners were transported by a labour lorry from the start of the 16km run at the Beehive, while the 30km runners were pointed to the top of the mountain and told to run, following Deon Bruss on the lead motorbike. A big thanks to the Greytown trail running ladies and gents who pulled together to make this event a huge success.

There were two distances - 16km and 30km. The 30km winner was local speedster Kwenza Ngubane (2:19.47), second Bheki Mhlengethwa (2:36.33) and third Bhekizitha Ngubane (2:52.50), There was one lady - Madida Hlobisile (3:06.59).

The 16km was won by Racefood athlete Owen Bengo (1:08), second Siyabonga Dlamini (1:10) and third Vusi Mseleku (1:16)

Ladies - first Monique Nel (1:28), second Thuli Moti (1:40); and third Marike Pretorius (1:41).

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