Records tumble

2018-05-01 06:00
Winner of the women’s race with a new record for the 10km, Zintle Xiniwe of KPMG (35:07).PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

Winner of the women’s race with a new record for the 10km, Zintle Xiniwe of KPMG (35:07).PHOTO: Rashied Isaacs

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The third annual Casaurina Nantes Freedom to Run race was held in the streets of Bridgetown and Silvertown on Friday 27 April.

The event catered for distances in the 5km walk, 10km run and 10km league walk and recorded just over 3000 participants.

The fast and flat route saw many of the WPA club runners recording personal bests, but the day belonged to the winners, Zintle Xiniwe (KPMG) who won the women’s 10km in a time of 35:07, with men’s winner Siboniso Soldaka (CPUT) completing the 10km race in 30:00, both taking 12 seconds off the course record for the 10km.

Their efforts were rewarded with an extra bonus of R1000, which the title sponsor of the race, Casaurina Wellness Centre, made available to attract the elite runners to the event.

Soldaka was happy with his achievement.

“I enjoyed today’s race, and the weather conditions made it easy for me to break the record. I shall definitely be back next year to defend my title,” he says.

The race also introduced a new-look route for all distances, taking the participants into the heart of the community and passing the iconic Athlone Stadium, with many local residents coming out to cheer on the runners. Shireen September of Itheko AC was one of the participants who raved about the new route. “Fantastic route, friendly marshals and safe all round. Well done, Nantes,” says September.

Race director Leon Hendricks was relieved after months of planning paid off.

“We pulled off a great event and received excellent support from the other clubs who all came out in their numbers. However, I feel we can still improve, so planning for the next race will start in earnest,” he adds.

The third annual Casaurina Nantes Freedom to Run race was held in the streets of Bridgetown and Silvertown on Friday 27 April. The event catered for distances in the 5km walk, 10km run and 10km league walk and recorded just over 3000 participants.

The fast and flat route saw many of the WPA club runners recording personal bests, but the day belonged to the winners, Zintle Xiniwe (KPMG) who won the women’s 10km in a time of 35:07, with men’s winner Siboniso Soldaka (CPUT) completing the 10km race in 30:00, both taking 12 seconds off the course record for the 10km.

Their efforts were rewarded with an extra bonus of R1000, which the title sponsor of the race, Casaurina Wellness Centre, made available to attract the elite runners to the event.

Soldaka was happy with his achievement.

“I enjoyed today’s race, and the weather conditions made it easy for me to break the record. I shall definitely be back next year to defend my title,” he says.

The race also introduced a new-look route for all distances, taking the participants into the heart of the community and passing the iconic Athlone Stadium, with many local residents coming out to cheer on the runners. Shireen September of Itheko AC was one of the participants who raved about the new route. “Fantastic route, friendly marshals and safe all round. Well done, Nantes,” says September.

Race director Leon Hendricks was relieved after months of planning paid off.

“We pulled off a great event and received excellent support from the other clubs who all came out in their numbers. However, I feel we can still improve, so planning for the next race will start in earnest,” he adds.

The third annual Casaurina Nantes Freedom to Run race was held in the streets of Bridgetown and Silvertown on Friday 27 April.

The event catered for distances in the 5km walk, 10km run and 10km league walk and recorded just over 3000 participants.

The fast and flat route saw many of the WPA club runners recording personal bests, but the day belonged to the winners, Zintle Xiniwe (KPMG) who won the women’s 10km in a time of 35:07, with men’s winner Siboniso Soldaka (CPUT) completing the 10km race in 30:00, both taking 12 seconds off the course record for the 10km.

Their efforts were rewarded with an extra bonus of R1000, which the title sponsor of the race, Casaurina Wellness Centre, made available to attract the elite runners to the event.

Soldaka was happy with his achievement.

“I enjoyed today’s race, and the weather conditions made it easy for me to break the record. I shall definitely be back next year to defend my title,” he says.

The race also introduced a new-look route for all distances, taking the participants into the heart of the community and passing the iconic Athlone Stadium, with many local residents coming out to cheer on the runners. Shireen September of Itheko AC was one of the participants who raved about the new route. “Fantastic route, friendly marshals and safe all round. Well done, Nantes,” says September.

Race director Leon Hendricks was relieved after months of planning paid off.

“We pulled off a great event and received excellent support from the other clubs who all came out in their numbers. However, I feel we can still improve, so planning for the next race will start in earnest,” he adds.

The third annual Casaurina Nantes Freedom to Run race was held in the streets of Bridgetown and Silvertown on Friday 27 April.

The event catered for distances in the 5km walk, 10km run and 10km league walk and recorded just over 3000 participants.

The fast and flat route saw many of the WPA club runners recording personal bests, but the day belonged to the winners, Zintle Xiniwe (KPMG) who won the women’s 10km in a time of 35:07, with men’s winner Siboniso Soldaka (CPUT) completing the 10km race in 30:00, both taking 12 seconds off the course record for the 10km.

Their efforts were rewarded with an extra bonus of R1000, which the title sponsor of the race, Casaurina Wellness Centre, made available to attract the elite runners to the event.

Soldaka was happy with his achievement.

“I enjoyed today’s race, and the weather conditions made it easy for me to break the record. I shall definitely be back next year to defend my title,” he says.

The race also introduced a new-look route for all distances, taking the participants into the heart of the community and passing the iconic Athlone Stadium, with many local residents coming out to cheer on the runners. Shireen September of Itheko AC was one of the participants who raved about the new route. “Fantastic route, friendly marshals and safe all round. Well done, Nantes,” says September.

Race director Leon Hendricks was relieved after months of planning paid off.

“We pulled off a great event and received excellent support from the other clubs who all came out in their numbers. However, I feel we can still improve, so planning for the next race will start in earnest.”

The third annual Casaurina Nantes Freedom to Run race was held in the streets of Bridgetown and Silvertown on Friday 27 April. The event catered for distances in the 5km walk, 10km run and 10km league walk and recorded just over 3000 participants.

The fast and flat route saw many of the WPA club runners recording personal bests, but the day belonged to the winners, Zintle Xiniwe (KPMG) who won the women’s 10km in a time of 35:07, with men’s winner Siboniso Soldaka (CPUT) completing the 10km race in 30:00, both taking 12 seconds off the course record for the 10km.

Their efforts were rewarded with an extra bonus of R1000, which the title sponsor of the race, Casaurina Wellness Centre, made available to attract the elite runners to the event.

Soldaka was happy with his achievement.

“I enjoyed today’s race, and the weather conditions made it easy for me to break the record. I shall definitely be back next year to defend my title,” he says.

The race also introduced a new-look route for all distances, taking the participants into the heart of the community and passing the iconic Athlone Stadium, with many local residents coming out to cheer on the runners. Shireen September of Itheko AC was one of the participants who raved about the new route. “Fantastic route, friendly marshals and safe all round. Well done, Nantes,” says September.

Race director Leon Hendricks was relieved after months of planning paid off.

“We pulled off a great event and received excellent support from the other clubs who all came out in their numbers. However, I feel we can still improve, so planning for the next race will start in earnest,” he adds.

The third annual Casaurina Nantes Freedom to Run race was held in the streets of Bridgetown and Silvertown on Friday 27 April.

The event catered for distances in the 5km walk, 10km run and 10km league walk and recorded just over 3000 participants.

The fast and flat route saw many of the WPA club runners recording personal bests, but the day belonged to the winners, Zintle Xiniwe (KPMG) who won the women’s 10km in a time of 35:07, with men’s winner Siboniso Soldaka (CPUT) completing the 10km race in 30:00, both taking 12 seconds off the course record for the 10km.

Their efforts were rewarded with an extra bonus of R1000, which the title sponsor of the race, Casaurina Wellness Centre, made available to attract the elite runners to the event.

Soldaka was happy with his achievement.

“I enjoyed today’s race, and the weather conditions made it easy for me to break the record. I shall definitely be back next year to defend my title,” he says.

The race also introduced a new-look route for all distances, taking the participants into the heart of the community and passing the iconic Athlone Stadium, with many local residents coming out to cheer on the runners. Shireen September of Itheko AC was one of the participants who raved about the new route. “Fantastic route, friendly marshals and safe all round. Well done, Nantes,” says September.

Race director Leon Hendricks was relieved after months of planning paid off.

“We pulled off a great event and received excellent support from the other clubs who all came out in their numbers. However, I feel we can still improve, so planning for the next race will start in earnest.”

The third annual Casaurina Nantes Freedom to Run race was held in the streets of Bridgetown and Silvertown on Friday 27 April.

The event catered for distances in the 5km walk, 10km run and 10km league walk and recorded just over 3000 participants.

The fast and flat route saw many of the WPA club runners recording personal bests, but the day belonged to the winners, Zintle Xiniwe (KPMG) who won the women’s 10km in a time of 35:07, with men’s winner Siboniso Soldaka (CPUT) completing the 10km race in 30:00, both taking 12 seconds off the course record for the 10km.

Their efforts were rewarded with an extra bonus of R1000, which the title sponsor of the race, Casaurina Wellness Centre, made available to attract the elite runners to the event.

Soldaka was happy with his achievement.

“I enjoyed today’s race, and the weather conditions made it easy for me to break the record. I shall definitely be back next year to defend my title,” he says.

The race also introduced a new-look route for all distances, taking the participants into the heart of the community and passing the iconic Athlone Stadium, with many local residents coming out to cheer on the runners. Shireen September of Itheko AC was one of the participants who raved about the new route. “Fantastic route, friendly marshals and safe all round. Well done, Nantes,” says September.

Race director Leon Hendricks was relieved after months of planning paid off.

“We pulled off a great event and received excellent support from the other clubs who all came out in their numbers. However, I feel we can still improve, so planning for the next race will start in earnest,” he adds.

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