U’hage runners unbeaten in night relay

2015-09-03 06:00

It was a night of records at the final of the 2015 Town Lodge Business Night Relay last Thursday evening at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Both the Men’s and Ladies’ relay team course records were broken on the evening with the Gamble Pharmacy Men’s team from Uitenhage going unbeaten for the second year running after claiming the 17.5km course record in a blistering time of 57 minutes and 22 seconds.

In the well represented ladies’ category, it was the girls from Charlo Athletics Club that set the new mark crossing the finish line in a time of 1 hour 18 minutes and 47 seconds. Another impressive milestone on the evening was the Still Dreaming walking team of Andre Pienaar, John Gardiner and JC Stevens who wrapped up the season with their 7th consecutive win, remaining unbeaten over the past two years.

The Town Lodge Business Night Relay is a fun winter-based monthly team building initiative of local non-profit events company, Zsports Events NPC, and is considered unique to Port Elizabeth given the exciting 3.5km route within the stadium and grounds of the iconic Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Four categories of entry are contested during the Series with Gamble Pharmacy winning the Men’s Category from Charlo AC and SPAR Eastern Cape on the evening. The most popular category is the Mixed teams category which saw the same companies/clubs taking the top three positions (Gamble Pharmacy, Charlo Speedsters and SPAR Eastern Cape). In the ladies category it was Charlo Speedsters from PW Harvey and Herbert Hurd Primary School parents/teachers whilst in the walking category it was the Still Dreaming team from Artwork for Youth and Afriboom Night Walkers.

Full results from the Series are available on the website www.BusinessNightRelay.co.za with pictures available on their facebook page

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