Cape Town athlete beats locals for Diva Run win

2017-08-23 06:00
< Visiting athlete from Cape Town, Zintle Xiniwe, won the 10km race in 35.28.Photo: SUPPLIED

< Visiting athlete from Cape Town, Zintle Xiniwe, won the 10km race in 35.28.Photo: SUPPLIED

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THE NMBM Legacy Project 10km Diva Run which started and ended at Kings Beach on Saturday was won by KPMG athlete Zintle Xiniwe in 35:26 with Liziwe Mabona (AMPA) second in 35.51.

Despite improving her time by two minutes, local road-running star Ntombisentu Mfunzi had to be satisfied with a third place finish in 36.18.

Xiniwe, who was visiting Port Elizabeth from Cape Town for the weekend, enjoyed the run.

“I enjoyed the run, but I had to push myself, as I am usually training with men who keep the pace up,” the KPMG athlete, who picked up the R10 000 first prize, said.

Evergreen Margie Saunders won the 60-64 category in 42:08 which would have placed her second in the junior women’s category just over a minute behind the winner Vicky Oelofse.

Megan Dempster (Madibaz) won the 5km Diva run in 19:06.

No Eastern Province records were broken in any of the age categories.

Results:

10km

Senior ladies: Zintle Xiniwe (KPMG) 35:26, Liziwe Mabona (AMPA) 35:51, Ntombisentu Mfunz (Nedbank) 36:18.

Junior ladies: Vicky Oelofse (St Albans) 41:14, Anja Webber (St Albans) 45:34, Nomakhosi Ntliziyo (Madibaz) 49:48.

5km: Megan Dempster (Madibaz) 19:06, Sisanda Mkwegana (Temp) 23:53, Mihadri van Straaten (Temp) 24:04.

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