Judge is on the run

2019-04-24 06:02
Judge Mahube Molemela displaying her Two Oceans half marathon medal.

Judge Mahube Molemela displaying her Two Oceans half marathon medal.

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Judge Mahube Molemela has proven she is not only gutsy in court but also on the sporting arena after finishing the Two Oceans half marathon on Saturday (20/04) in Cape Town.

Molemela, also serving as the Central University of Technology’s chancellor, is proud to complete the race.

It was the first time she participated in the event.

Molemela’s achievement translates into pain and joy.

She endured the pain of running with an injured knee, but it was all joy for her when she reached the finishing line and got her medal for completing the half marathon in the Mother City.

Two weeks before the race she sustained a knee injury.

Her determination however drove her to risk running with an injured knee, wearing a knee brace.

Completing the marathon was a realisation of a new year resolution.

“I knew I could finish the half marathon but just couldn’t find the time to train for it.

“In November, completing the 2019 Two Oceans half marathon became my New Year’s resolution. I started training for it on 1 January,” said Molemela.

She had her ability tested during the course but prove to be gutsy.

“The race was quite challenging, especially the Southern Cross uphill, which seemed to go on forever,” said Molemela.

Her mission was not a lone assignment, but a family affair, given she was supported by spouse Sello and their youngest son, Moeletsi.

Family support was according to Molemela the best experience of the race – inspiring her at the miracle age of 50 to parti­cipate in sport.

“I am proud of my progress and wish to thank my family, particularly my husband and our son Moeletsi who were there every step of the way for support,” said Molemela.

She had unfinished business in the Two Oceans half marathon after she pulled out in 2015.

Molemela said she then had to withdrew months before the race as she was not physically ready.

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