KDAC athletes to tackle Comrades Marathon

2015-05-27 06:00
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The KwaDukuza Athlteic Club quartet of Danny Sewmungal, Dippy Moodley, Jay Ramnath and Jaibalan Soobramoney have been training hard in  preparation for Sunday’s up run Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.

Photo: supplied The KwaDukuza Athlteic Club quartet of Danny Sewmungal, Dippy Moodley, Jay Ramnath and Jaibalan Soobramoney have been training hard in preparation for Sunday’s up run Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg.

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TEN KwaDukuza Athletic Club (KDAC) athletes will tackle the 90th edition of the Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, 31 May.

Veteran campaigner, Dippy Moodley, who has completed 20 Comrades Marathons will spearhead KDAC’S campaign on Sunday. Other KDAC athletes that will come under starter’s orders at the Durban City Hall in the early hours of Sunday are Danny Sewmungal, Jay Ramnath, Jaibalan Soobramoney, Leon Moodliar, Vijesh Mahadeo, Yathin Narothum, Philani, Pradeev Dhora and Thulani Zungu.

The up run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg is known for the big five hills - Cowies Hill, Fields Hill, Botha’s Hill, Inchanga and Polly Shortts. The first three hills are all run in the first 40km with Inchanga taking you to the 50km mark and Polly Shortts with a little over 10km to go.

The up-run is an enormous challenge and it is important that these athletes are physically prepared for the challenge and in so doing also prepare psychologically for the gruelling 89km race.

More than 22 000 athletes will tackle Sunday’s race with entrants hailing from more than 50 countries. During the race on Sunday an athlete must also reach five cut-off points in specified times to complete the race.

The spirit of the Comrades Marathon is said to be embodied by attributes of camaraderie, selflessness, dedication, perseverance and the spirit of ubuntu.

The Stanger Weekly team wishes the 10 KDAC every success in their endeavour to conquer Sunday’s Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg!

Meanwhile, KDAC hosted their annual President’s run on Saturday, May 23 at the Stanger Manor car park flaunting the new silks of the club through the streets of Manor before arriving at the president’s home for snacks and refreshments.

Members of KDAC were indebted to their President, Danny Sewmungal and his family for his kind generosity (tokens of appreciation) and refreshments.

All members of KDAC are urged to attend the Comrades pasta evening on Friday, May 29 at Sewmungal’s residence at 6pm

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