TPAC runners qualify for Comrades Marathon

2016-02-18 06:00
Participants from the weekend’s training at Victoria Primary School.x

Participants from the weekend’s training at Victoria Primary School.x

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THREE runners from the Tongaat Panthers Athletic Club battled the scorching heat on Sunday to complete the Nosa Hillcrest Marathon and qualify for the 2016 Comrades Marathon.

The trio were Naren Rajkumar, Shyam Naidoo and Nickie Pillai.

More club members will be taking part in the next qualifier this weekend - the Maritzburg Marathon.

While some runners took part in Hillcrest Marathon, club training went ahead from Victoria Primary School as normal.

Members enjoyed the spirit of Valentine’s Day and headed towards Westbrook beach and participated in the 20km, 15km 12km and 10km training run/walk.

At the finish they were treated to a Valentine’s breakfast and presented with a gift.

The fourth leg of the TPAC Thinny’s League Challenge also takes place on Sunday.

Weekends results:

In the Hillcrest Marathon: Naren­ Rajkumar 4.28, Shyam Naidoo 4.43 and Nickie Pillai 4.56. In the 21.1km: Sajida Abdool 1.56.59.

In the club’s 20km run: Devan Reddy 2.09, Andile 2.27 and Behr 2.50. In the club’s 15km run: Pushpa Pillay 1.55, Brandon Naidoo 1.59, Derrick Pillay 1.59, Viresh Rampurtab 2.05, Rajen Naidoo 2.09 and Bugwan Lekha 2.15.

In the club’s 12km run: Chris Naidoo 1.50, Lajeeth Maharaj 2.00, Roy Rajkumar 2.09, Kogie Naidoo 2.28 and Selvie Naidoo 2.28.

In the 10km run: Kem Maharaj 1.22 and Babes Sithaldeen 1.22.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.