Capetonians find their fit at Day of Races

2016-09-13 06:00
More than 4 500 runners descended on the Green Point Athletics Stadium to partake in the Cell C Day of Races.

More than 4 500 runners descended on the Green Point Athletics Stadium to partake in the Cell C Day of Races.

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Just over 4500 runners descended on the Green Point Athletics Stadium to partake in the Cell C Day of Races.

With the event theme being “find your fit”, entrants could choose between six exciting start waves: The Sunflower Fund Run/Walk (untimed wave), pretty fast, pace makers (50 years+), sole mates (pairs), young, fast and free and anything goes.

The seventh and final wave, the elite race, was the source of much excitement. Lebo Phalula took the lead in the women’s elite race clocking an impressive finishing time of 00:17:14.

“I had a nice race,” says Phalula.

“I am really glad that Stillwater Sports has introduced a 5km race. The shorter distances are perfect for the younger generation. Today, instead of running for a position, I was running against time and am happy with my performance. Currently I am working really hard with my coach as my future goal is to break the SA 10km record.”

Fortunate Chidzivo came in second, while Tanith Maxwell finished third.

Elroy Gelant obliterated the field in the men’s elite race completing the 5km route in a lightning fast time of 00:14:03.

“I really enjoyed the race,” says Gelant.

“The turnout was amazing. The event is really good for Cape Town. My goal was to push for time, so that next year we will have a good target to beat. I also wanted to send a message to SA’s elite runners, they must enter next year.” Siboniso Soldaka came in second, while Xolisa Bhatala finished third.

According to Nicol Muller, the winner of the Pretty Fast wave, the Cell C Day of Races is a lovely event.

“This is the ideal event for beginners. It’s relaxed, the vibe at the start is amazing and the event is fun.”

Muller completed the 5km race in 00:22:12 . “I didn’t enter to win, but once the race started I just decided to go. I love running because it is fun and you get to meet new people. I definitely want to come back next year.”


Pretty Fast:

1 Nicol Muller 00:20:12, 2 Thamar Houliston 00:21:14, 3 Zinzan Peterse 00:22:55, 4 Taryn Doidge 00:23:06, 5 CM De Waal 00:23:19, 6 Bianca Marais 00:23:21, 7 Khutjo Konyana 00:23:32, 8 Gabi Toerien 00:23:36, 9 Serron Wilson 00:23:42, 10 Tatiana Krivko 00:23:43

Pace Makers (50 years+)


1 Sierd Van Der Bij 00:19:06, 2 Japie Swanepoel 00:19:19, 3 Garth Van Blerk 00:19:37, 4 Rolf Muller 00:20:19, 5 Aubrey Shoko 00:20:34, 6 Malibongwe Sithelo 00:20:37, 7 Steve Akester 00:21:31, 8 Richard M Wilson 00:21:41, 9 Chris Geils 00:21:45, 10 Scott Hayes 00:22:06


1 Teretha Lourens 00:22:01, 2 Alea Schoeman 00:24:53, 3 Ora Human 00:25:14, 4 Maretha Delport 00:25:51, 5 Zita Brandon 00:25:55, 6 Michele Stuurman 00:27:57, 7 Michele Reid 00:28:03, 8 Natasha Stegeman 00:28:04, 9 Yolandi Combrinck 00:28:27, 10 Dinie Combrinck 00:28:38

Sole Mates (pairs)


1 Paul Harker 00:19:02, 2 Wian Stapelberg 00:19:25, 3 Phil Crossley 00:20:07, 4 Grant Igesund 00:20:21, 5 Dylan Snell 00:20:33, 6 Sechaba Mokobane 00:21:27, 7 Ayanda Mayile 00:21:36, 8 Moleboge Thimothy 00:21:43, 9 Ryno Prinsloo 00:21:46, 10 Zimele Xosa 00:21:55


1 Kathleen Taylor 00:19:51, 2 Mpho Phosa 00:21:32, 3 Joria Ross 00:23:06, 4 Sally Leimer 00:24:33, 5 Jess Lennon 00:24:34, 6 Michelle Sikes 00:24:41, 7 Sunelle Van Zyl-Briers 00:24:42, 8 Anel Botha 00:25:13, 9 Sivuyisiwe Situngu 00:25:24, 10 Salom Merwe 00:25:28

Young, Fast and Free


1 Bronwyn George 00:16:06, 2 Bruzano Britz 00:16:54, 3 Daniel Redelinghuys 00:19:06, 4 Casedy Rudolph 00:19:08, 5 Shamodean Koonthea 00:19:37, 6 Junior Beukes 00:19:47, 7 Estin Everts 00:20:39, 8 Saud Cozyn 00:21:14, 10 Bianno Gomes 00:21:37

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