Falcons shine in Sydenham

2016-02-11 06:00
Verulam Falcons Athletic Club members Cindeera Padavattan,  Farouk Kadwa,  Yunus Doba and Val Naidu.

Verulam Falcons Athletic Club members Cindeera Padavattan,  Farouk Kadwa,  Yunus Doba and Val Naidu.

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A CONTINGENT of Checkout Verulam Falcons members participated in the hugely popular Sydenham 32km and 16km races at the weekend.

The Sydenham route has historically proven be a tough undulating course circling Overport, Sydenham and Westville.

The 32km runners were taken through the leafy suburbs of Westville which saw runners face a barrage of climbs with the tree lined streets providing much needed shade sheltering runners from the extreme sun.

Sophie Ismail showed class and confidence as she completed the longest race in four years in a comfortable time of 3:21.

She was followed by Bheki Ncube.

The 16km runners were led by Cindeera Padavattan and Yunus Doba who ran in tandem throughout the race and finished in 1:39.

Walking maestro Eddie Singh led the walkers in a time of 1:55 and Celiwe Ndaba finished seven minutes later.

The full Falcons results were:

In the 32km event: Sophie Ismail 3:21, Bheki Ncube 3:40 and Vitasha Ramnarayan 3:40

In the 16km runner event: Cindeera Padavattan 1:39, Yunus Doba 1:39, Farouk Kadwa 1:42, Val Naidu 1:44, Dawood Norath 2:00 and Khalil Cassim 2:15.

In the 16km walkers event: Eddie Singh 1:55, Celiwe Ndaba 2:06, Bongani Ndaba 2:21 and Ebrahim Asmal 2:50.

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