Capetonians find their fit at Day of Races

2016-09-13 06:00
More than 4 500 runners descended on the Green Point Athletics Stadium to partake in the Cell C Day of Races.

More than 4 500 runners descended on the Green Point Athletics Stadium to partake in the Cell C Day of Races.

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

Just over 4500 runners descended on the Green Point Athletics Stadium to partake in the Cell C Day of Races.

With the event theme being “find your fit”, entrants could choose between six exciting start waves: The Sunflower Fund Run/Walk (untimed wave), pretty fast, pace makers (50 years+), sole mates (pairs), young, fast and free and anything goes.

The seventh and final wave, the elite race, was the source of much excitement. Lebo Phalula took the lead in the women’s elite race clocking an impressive finishing time of 00:17:14.

“I had a nice race,” says Phalula.

“I am really glad that Stillwater Sports has introduced a 5km race. The shorter distances are perfect for the younger generation. Today, instead of running for a position, I was running against time and am happy with my performance. Currently I am working really hard with my coach as my future goal is to break the SA 10km record.”

Fortunate Chidzivo came in second, while Tanith Maxwell finished third.

Elroy Gelant obliterated the field in the men’s elite race completing the 5km route in a lightning fast time of 00:14:03.

“I really enjoyed the race,” says Gelant.

“The turnout was amazing. The event is really good for Cape Town. My goal was to push for time, so that next year we will have a good target to beat. I also wanted to send a message to SA’s elite runners, they must enter next year.” Siboniso Soldaka came in second, while Xolisa Bhatala finished third.

According to Nicol Muller, the winner of the Pretty Fast wave, the Cell C Day of Races is a lovely event.

“This is the ideal event for beginners. It’s relaxed, the vibe at the start is amazing and the event is fun.”

Muller completed the 5km race in 00:22:12 . “I didn’t enter to win, but once the race started I just decided to go. I love running because it is fun and you get to meet new people. I definitely want to come back next year.”


Pretty Fast:

1 Nicol Muller 00:20:12, 2 Thamar Houliston 00:21:14, 3 Zinzan Peterse 00:22:55, 4 Taryn Doidge 00:23:06, 5 CM De Waal 00:23:19, 6 Bianca Marais 00:23:21, 7 Khutjo Konyana 00:23:32, 8 Gabi Toerien 00:23:36, 9 Serron Wilson 00:23:42, 10 Tatiana Krivko 00:23:43

Pace Makers (50 years+)


1 Sierd Van Der Bij 00:19:06, 2 Japie Swanepoel 00:19:19, 3 Garth Van Blerk 00:19:37, 4 Rolf Muller 00:20:19, 5 Aubrey Shoko 00:20:34, 6 Malibongwe Sithelo 00:20:37, 7 Steve Akester 00:21:31, 8 Richard M Wilson 00:21:41, 9 Chris Geils 00:21:45, 10 Scott Hayes 00:22:06


1 Teretha Lourens 00:22:01, 2 Alea Schoeman 00:24:53, 3 Ora Human 00:25:14, 4 Maretha Delport 00:25:51, 5 Zita Brandon 00:25:55, 6 Michele Stuurman 00:27:57, 7 Michele Reid 00:28:03, 8 Natasha Stegeman 00:28:04, 9 Yolandi Combrinck 00:28:27, 10 Dinie Combrinck 00:28:38

Sole Mates (pairs)


1 Paul Harker 00:19:02, 2 Wian Stapelberg 00:19:25, 3 Phil Crossley 00:20:07, 4 Grant Igesund 00:20:21, 5 Dylan Snell 00:20:33, 6 Sechaba Mokobane 00:21:27, 7 Ayanda Mayile 00:21:36, 8 Moleboge Thimothy 00:21:43, 9 Ryno Prinsloo 00:21:46, 10 Zimele Xosa 00:21:55


1 Kathleen Taylor 00:19:51, 2 Mpho Phosa 00:21:32, 3 Joria Ross 00:23:06, 4 Sally Leimer 00:24:33, 5 Jess Lennon 00:24:34, 6 Michelle Sikes 00:24:41, 7 Sunelle Van Zyl-Briers 00:24:42, 8 Anel Botha 00:25:13, 9 Sivuyisiwe Situngu 00:25:24, 10 Salom Merwe 00:25:28

Young, Fast and Free


1 Bronwyn George 00:16:06, 2 Bruzano Britz 00:16:54, 3 Daniel Redelinghuys 00:19:06, 4 Casedy Rudolph 00:19:08, 5 Shamodean Koonthea 00:19:37, 6 Junior Beukes 00:19:47, 7 Estin Everts 00:20:39, 8 Saud Cozyn 00:21:14, 10 Bianno Gomes 00:21:37

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

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:


You won't want to miss...

WATCH: Conor McGregor: Notorious the trailer
Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
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.