THE Checkout Verulam Falcons AC hosted their 21st Annual Banquet and Awards Evening recently. Members received awards in recognition of their efforts and outstanding performances for the 2018 athletic year. Eddie Singh and Celiwe Ndaba, who dominated the KZNA walking arena, were named the walkers of the year. Nkosinathi Jila and Judy Reddy won the runners of the year awards . The duo were the club’s fastest runners and first male and female home at Comrades 2018. Cindy Padavattan won the sportsperson of the year award in the administration category. She was awarded for her dedication and excellence in the administration duties of the club. Singh won sportsperson of year in the athletics category due to his strong podium finishes at the KZNA races, commitment to club activities, and pastoral care of the other members. The Westville Illovo Christmas Challenge took place on Sunday, hosting over 2 600 athletics in a highly festive atmosphere. Ningi Ntombela led the team home, followed by Yunus Doba and Ntokozo Ndlovu. Eddie Singh was the first Falcons walker in. Celiwe Ndaba and Ebrahim Asmal also completed the arduous 15 km walk. — Supplied.