VW Road Race winner finishes in record time

2015-08-27 06:00
=Frans Melikhaya (in the orange shirt) from Tinarha Athletics Club finished the VW 10km Road Race in a record time of (29:48). On his heels was Mariano Eesou (blue shirt)(29:49) from NMMU Madibaz who finished one second later at 29:49. Here they ran

=Frans Melikhaya (in the orange shirt) from Tinarha Athletics Club finished the VW 10km Road Race in a record time of (29:48). On his heels was Mariano Eesou (blue shirt)(29:49) from NMMU Madibaz who finished one second later at 29:49. Here they ran

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A very successful Volkswagen 10km Road Race was held last Saturday in Uitenhage with the start and finishing points at Brandwag High School.

According to Plaaitjie Damons, Vice-chairperson of the VW Amateur Athletics Club, the male winner Frans Melikhaya from Tinarha Athletics Club, finished in a record time of (29:48).

On his heels was Mariano Eesou (29:49) from NMMU Madibaz and Mzolisi Makhanda (31:17) from Nedbank Athletics Club.

The first female to cross the line was Ntombi Mfunzi from Nedbank Athletics Club (36:05) followed by Ndileka Mvakwendlu (38:25) from Tinarha Athletics Club and in third place was Jamie-Lee Schlemmer (39:07) from Madibaz NMMU.

Robin Clarck (74) from Achilles Amateur Athletics Association was the oldest athlete participating and he finished the road race in a time of 1:12:34 with Orgia Nell (71) being the oldest female participant. She is from Muirite Striders Athletics Club and finished the road race in a time of 1:11:15.

A total of 406 athletes participated in the 10km Road Race.

“We wish to thank all the athletes for participating and also the organising committee and helpers for their hard work,” said Damons

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