Records tumble at Central race

2019-04-09 06:00
Athlone’s Mogamat Shahmieg Allie, president of the Ommiedraai Athletic Club in Kenilworth taking part in Central Athletic Club’s 10km Challenge through the streets of Rondebosch and Claremont on Sunday 7 AprilPHOTO: Rashied IsaAcs

Athlone’s Mogamat Shahmieg Allie, president of the Ommiedraai Athletic Club in Kenilworth taking part in Central Athletic Club’s 10km Challenge through the streets of Rondebosch and Claremont on Sunday 7 AprilPHOTO: Rashied IsaAcs

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More than 2 000 runners put their best foot forward at the fourth annual Central Athletics Club 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run through the streets of Newlands and Rondebosch on Sunday 7 April.

This year the race formed part of Groote Schuur High School’s 60th Anniversary celebrations. The 10km and 5km started outside the iconic Newlands Cricket Stadium and finished on the upper field of Groote Schuur High School. Rabson Chigara from the Itheko Sport Athletic Club in Rondebosch set a new course record in perfect weather conditions when he crossed the finish line in a blistering 29 minutes and 46 seconds.

Chigara’s outstanding time is particularly significant because it’s the first time in a very long time that a runner managed to run a sub 30 minute 10km in the Western Cape. He showed Vuyolwethu Mbukushe (30:53) from the Atlantic Athletic Club a clean pair of heels, with Akhona Makila (31:05) from Sanlam in third place.

“I’m very happy with my form at the moment. Last week I won the Slave Route Challenge half marathon (21.1km) and followed it up with a sub 30 today. I came very close to my PB (personal best) of 29:14. This is a lovely course. It was not only very fast and flat but it’s also very scenic. I really enjoyed myself today,” said Chigara.

In the women’s race, Fortunate Chidzivo (33:53) from the Langa Athletic Club blew away the opposition. Chidzivo also set up a new course record. She beat Lee-Shay Willemse (38:40) from the Velocity Club in Atlantis by a whopping five minutes. Tina Meyer (41:23), who is not affiliated to a club, was third.

Atlantic Athletic Club’s Mbukushe (30:53), Sibusiso Madikizela (31:32), Uathi Ntheta (31:55) and Lukhanyo Nobakada (33:24) won the team prize whilst Pinelands Nancy Will (48:46), Judith Davids (50:05), Lily-Joan Ithier (51:21) and Edwina Solomon (54:50) walked away with the women’s team prize.

Mogamat Shahmieg Allie, president of the Ommiedraai Athletic Club in Kenilworth, described the race as a particularly well planned and executed event.

He said: “Wow! Wow! Wow! What a pleasure? The race was not only very well organised, but the friendly officials and marshals contributed to an awesome atmosphere. Thanks to Central Athletics for making us all feel at home. It was a most enjoyable race.”

More than 2000 runners put their best foot forward at the fourth annual Central Athletics Club 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run through the streets of Newlands and Rondebosch on Sunday 7 April.

This year the race formed part of Groote Schuur High School’s 60th Anniversary celebrations. The 10km and 5km started outside the iconic Newlands Cricket Stadium and finished on the upper field of Groote Schuur High School.

Rabson Chigara from the Itheko Athletics club in Rondebosch set up a new course record in perfect weather conditions when he crossed the finish line in a blistering 29 minutes and 46 seconds.

Chigara’s outstanding time is particularly significant because it’s the first time in a very long time that a runner managed to run a sub 30 minute 10km in the Western Cape. He showed Vuyolwethu Mbukushe (30:53) from the Atlantic Athletic Club a clean pair of heels, with Akhona Makila (31:05) from Sanlam in third place.

“I’m very happy with my form at the moment. Last week I won the Slave Route Challenge half marathon (21.1km) and followed it up with a sub 30 today. I came very close to my PB (personal best) of 29:14. This is a lovely course. It was not only very fast and flat but it’s also very scenic. I really enjoyed myself today,” said Chigara.

In the women’s race, Fortunate Chidzivo (33:53) from the Langa Athletic club blew away the opposition. Chidzivo also set up a new course record. She beat Lee-Shay Willemse (38:40) from the Velocity Club in Atlantis by a whopping five minutes. Tina Meyer (41:23), who is not affiliated to a club, was third.

Atlantic Athletic Club’s Mbukushe (30:53), Sibusiso Madikizela (31:32), Uathi Ntheta (31:55) and Lukhanyo Nobakada (33:24) won the team prize whilst Pinelands Nancy Will (48:46), Judith Davids (50:05), Lily-Joan Ithier (51:21) and Edwina Solomon (54:50) walked away with the women’s team prize.

Mogamat Shahmieg Allie, president of the Ommiedraai Athletic Club in Kenilworth, described the race as a particularly well plan and executed event. He said: “Wow! Wow! Wow! What a pleasure? The race was not only very well organised, but the friendly officials and marshals contributed to an awesome atmosphere. Thanks to Central Athletics for making us all feel at home. It was a most enjoyable race.”

More than 2000 runners put their best foot forward at the fourth annual Central Athletics Club 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run through the streets of Newlands and Rondebosch on Sunday 7 April.

This year the race formed part of Groote Schuur High School’s 60th Anniversary celebrations. The 10km and 5km started outside the iconic Newlands Cricket Stadium and finished on the upper field of Groote Schuur High School.

Rabson Chigara from the Itheko Athletics club in Rondebosch set up a new course record in perfect weather conditions when he crossed the finish line in a blistering 29 minutes and 46 seconds.

Chigara’s outstanding time is particularly significant because it’s the first time in a very long time that a runner managed to run a sub 30 minute 10km in the Western Cape. He showed Vuyolwethu Mbukushe (30:53) from the Atlantic Athletic Club a clean pair of heels, with Akhona Makila (31:05) from Sanlam in third place.

“I’m very happy with my form at the moment. Last week I won the Slave Route Challenge half marathon (21.1km) and followed it up with a sub 30 today. I came very close to my PB (personal best) of 29:14. This is a lovely course. It was not only very fast and flat but it’s also very scenic. I really enjoyed myself today,” said Chigara.

In the women’s race, Fortunate Chidzivo (33:53) from the Langa Athletic club blew away the opposition.

Chidzivo also set up a new course record. She beat Lee-Shay Willemse (38:40) from the Velocity Club in Atlantis by a whopping five minutes.

Tina Meyer (41:23), who is not affiliated to a club, was third.

Atlantic Athletic Club’s Mbukushe (30:53), Sibusiso Madikizela (31:32), Uathi Ntheta (31:55) and Lukhanyo Nobakada (33:24) won the team prize whilst Pinelands Nancy Will (48:46), Judith Davids (50:05), Lily-Joan Ithier (51:21) and Edwina Solomon (54:50) walked away with the women’s team prize.

Mogamat Shahmieg Allie, president of the Ommiedraai Athletic Club in Kenilworth, described the race as a particularly well plan and executed event.

He said: “Wow! Wow! Wow! What a pleasure? The race was not only very well organised, but the friendly officials and marshals contributed to an awesome atmosphere. Thanks to Central Athletics for making us all feel at home. It was a most enjoyable race.”

More than 2000 runners put their best foot forward at the fourth annual Central Athletics Club 10km Challenge and 5km Fun Run through the streets of Newlands and Rondebosch on Sunday 7 April.

This year the race formed part of Groote Schuur High School’s 60th Anniversary celebrations. The 10km and 5km started outside the iconic Newlands Cricket Stadium and finished on the upper field of Groote Schuur High School.

Rabson Chigara from the Itheko Athletics club in Rondebosch set up a new course record in perfect weather conditions when he crossed the finish line in a blistering 29 minutes and 46 seconds.

Chigara’s outstanding time is particularly significant because it’s the first time in a very long time that a runner managed to run a sub 30 minute 10km in the Western Cape. He showed Vuyolwethu Mbukushe (30:53) from the Atlantic Athletic Club a clean pair of heels, with Akhona Makila (31:05) from Sanlam in third place.

“I’m very happy with my form at the moment. Last week I won the Slave Route Challenge half marathon (21.1km) and followed it up with a sub 30 today. I came very close to my PB (personal best) of 29:14. This is a lovely course. It was not only very fast and flat but it’s also very scenic. I really enjoyed myself today,” said Chigara.

In the women’s race, Fortunate Chidzivo (33:53) from the Langa Athletic club blew away the opposition.

Chidzivo also set up a new course record. She beat Lee-Shay Willemse (38:40) from the Velocity Club in Atlantis by a whopping five minutes.

Tina Meyer (41:23), who is not affiliated to a club, was third.

Atlantic Athletic Club’s Mbukushe (30:53), Sibusiso Madikizela (31:32), Uathi Ntheta (31:55) and Lukhanyo Nobakada (33:24) won the team prize whilst Pinelands Nancy Will (48:46), Judith Davids (50:05), Lily-Joan Ithier (51:21) and Edwina Solomon (54:50) walked away with the women’s team prize.

Mogamat Shahmieg Allie, president of the Ommiedraai Athletic Club in Kenilworth, described the race as a particularly well plan and executed event.

He said: “Wow! Wow! Wow! What a pleasure? The race was not only very well organised, but the friendly officials and marshals contributed to an awesome atmosphere. Thanks to Central Athletics for making us all feel at home. It was a most enjoyable race.”

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