Hibiscus Coast Marathon widely supported

2017-05-11 06:02
PHOTOS: Precious GumedeRepresenting Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Speaker Doctor Njoko and deputy mayor Ronnie Nair.

PHOTOS: Precious GumedeRepresenting Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Speaker Doctor Njoko and deputy mayor Ronnie Nair.

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HUNDREDS of athletes participated in the Hibiscus Coast Marathon hosted by South Coast Striders on Monday, May 1.

The event consisted of a 10km walk and 10km, 25km and 50km runs all of which began at the Ugu Sport and Leisure Centre.

Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Speaker Doctor Njoko and deputy mayor Cllr Ronnie Nair were among the participants.

Striders spokesperson Kim Jones said the marathon was a huge success and was the last Comrades qualifier before the cut-off date of May 2.

“The event saw a huge increase in numbers over the three distances, which did present some issues, but which happens in an event of this nature. The total number of participants was 760, with 290 competing in the 50km event,” said Jones.

Some athletes came from Kenya.

Jones thanked all the sponsors involved.

“We thank Ray Nkonyeni Municipality and the mayor, Cynthia Mqwebu, who handed out the prize money at the prize giving, South Coast Tourism, South Coast Fever, Michael Freys Fresh Meat, Harbourview Spar, Shelly Beach Super Spar, Gayridge Chicken Farm, John Sheekey Packaging, municipal protection services and Medevac. A big thank you to the sponsors of water tables for doing a sterling job,” said Jones.

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