SA athletes shine from Sudtirol to the south coast

2009-07-14 00:00

THE South African Youth team returns from the World Youth Championships in Sudtirol, Italy, this morning with one silver and one bronze medal which placed them 24 on the overall standings. Kenya led the medals table with six gold seven silver and one bronze.

Despite opening with a no-jump, Stefan Brits took silver in the long jump with a third round leap of 7,57 metres, while Frans Schutte set a new personal best with 20,37 metres to earn the bronze medal in the 5kg shot put.

Mr Price’s Professor Mollen won the annual Sardine Run, going away in a relatively slow 68 minutes nine seconds from Formula One Bluff Meats Shinairai Budza and Nedbanks Mthembeni on the newer tougher route from Uvongo through to Ramsgate and back to Douglas Mitchell Park.

Jenna Challenor’s was set to win the ladies’ race from the gun, but her one hour 29 minutes and one second time is a clear indication off the challenge of the new course when compared with her 76:43 race in the previous week’s Nedbank SA half-marathon championships.

With the previous Sardine races held on an undulating course along the old south coast road known to produce some reasonable times, many of those who made the trip down to the race were disappointed with the new variation.

Saturday’s tough but scenic Meadow Meats Vyrheid Game Park 15km was won by Boxer’s Bongani Msimango, who took the tape in 57 minutes 56 seconds.

Simphiwe Shongwe led from gun in the ladies’ race to break the tape in one hour 25 minutes and 18 seconds, with Ann Ross a distant second.

The run for Frankie Cawdry hosted by Natal Carbineers recently raised over R10 000, some of which came from a competition for a New Balance hamper, which was won by Jean Dearman of Hillcrest Villagers.

MEN: 1 Proffesor Mollen MrP 68:09, 2 Shingirai Budza F1 69:30, 3 Mthembeni Nzama Ned 69:34

35to39: Shingirai Budza F1 69:30, 2 Mthembeni Nzama Ned 69:34

40to49: Mibrab Malinga Toyota 78:55

50to59: Jeremiah Ngwenya Boxer 85:56

60+: Michael Langa AN 90:49

LADIES: 1 Jenna Challenor Boxer 89:01, 2 Maritjie Montgomery Bashewa 92:25, 3 Iris Ndlovu Boxer 95:03

35to39: Marie Mthembu Boxer 98:47

40 to 49 Maritjie Montgomery Bashewa 92:25

50 to 59 Sheree Kirsten PDAC 1:50:26

60+ Lien Botha Toti 2:05:03

Meadow Meats Vryheid 15km Game Park

Men: Bongani Msimango Boxer 57:56, 2 Clement Nkosi MrP 58:49, 3 Nkosinathi Zungu Nongoma 59:15.

35-39 Justice Nkosi Umqulusi 61:45

40-49 Xolani Mazibuko Biggarsberg 64:06

50-59 Michael Zikalala Eskom 80:59

60+ At Swanepoel NH 1:51:02

Team: Umqulusi

Ladies: 1 Simphiwe Shongwe eDumbe 85:18, 2 Ann Ross IND 92:02, 3 Jeanine Smit IND

35-39 Ann Ross IND 92:02,

40-49 Carin Franszen VAC 95:32

50-59 Cathy de Beer VAC 1:42:48

60+ Cathy Blake Biggersber 2:02:09

Team Vryheid

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