Record numbers take to the bush and beach

Winner of the 16km race Thulani Mdletshe on the beach section

THERE were great celebrations at the Mtunzini Athletic Club on Sunday as they marked the 10th running of the Seacom Zini Bush Run.

The weather gods were kind to the organisors, who could not have asked for better running conditions.

Nicolas Westman pulls off some funky moves as Amanda Harrison watches and 16km walker Penelope Biyela crosses the bridge
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Of a total of 674 participants who finished the race, 606 were runners while the remaining 68 participated in the walking race.

Athletes interviewed after the race were all very complimentary of the organisation and marshals and most said they would definitely be back for number eleven next year.

Manene Mthethwa feeling comfortable as he starts the beach section on the 16km run

Results

Run

16km Male

Overall – 1 Thulani Mdletshe (00:59:33); 2 Sphesihle Nene (01:01:29); 3 Sibongithemba Ntshangase (01:02:12)

Junior – 1 Bryan Roestof (1:29:34)

Open – 1 Thulani Mdletshe (00:59:33); 2 Sphesihle Nene (01:01:29); 3 Sibongithemba Ntshangase (01:02:12)

35-39 – 1 Alex Mathaba (01:04:51); 2 Bongani Mathunjwa (01:09:12); 3 Vusi Dlamini (01:09:13)

40-49 – 1 Simon Mkhonza (01:02:49); 2 July Ndlovu (01:04:03); 3 Langa Mthandeni (01:09:25)

50-59 – 1 Wayne Scott (01:10:01); 2 Collin Geel (01:21:44); 3 Mike Sutton (01:23:35)

60+ – 1 Bongani Ndlovu (01:26:43); 2 Sigurd Rudner (01:27:18); 3 Lindsay Rogerson (01:35:56)

Welile Mdunge ready to take on the loose sand

16km Female

Overall – 1 Melanie van Rooyen (01:14:01); 2 Amy Burger (01:17:19); 3 Teneal Featherby (01:19:04)

Open – 1 Amy Burger (01:17:19); 2 Kerry-Ann Walton (01:21:59); 3 Lelanie le Roux (01:29:22)

35-39 – 1 Melanie van Rooyen (01:14:01); 2 Teneal Featherby (01:19:04); 3 Dawn Nunes (01:20:47)

40-49 – 1 Geraldine von Fintel (01:19:41); 2 Lisa Muchna (01:20:50); 3 Izelle Geyser (01:26:35)

50-59 – 1 Michelle Sims (01:22:31); 2 Marty Wardley (01:44:50); 3 Carol Page (01:46:12)

60+ – 1 Pamela Rasmussen (01:40:17); 2 Avril Aikins (01:45:04); 3 Clare Mangan (01:59:13)

Nozipho Mngomezulu, Nonhlanhla Ndunakazi and Suriakumarie Konar lead a ‘bus’ off the beach

10km Male

Overall – 1 Thabani SHoyisa (00:38:31); 2 Sibongiseni Khuzuayo (00:39:41); 3 Halalisani Mdletshe (00:40:32)

Junior – 1 Halalisani Mdletshe (00:40:32); 2 Njabulo Mathenjwa (00:44:54); 3 Nkosivumile Mgijima (00:55:28)

Open – 1 Thabani Shoyisa (00:38:31); 2 Sibongiseni Khuzwayo (00:39:41); 3 Wandile Buthelezi (00:41:06)

35-39 – 1 Rohan Abbot (00:43:56); 2 Py Shandu (00:45:40); 3 Jaco le Roux (00:48:36)

40-49 – 1 Thokozani Sibiya (00:43:43); 2 Linda Magwaza (00:44:24); 3 Senzo Ngcamu (00:49:24)

50-59 – 1 Themba Meryckhu (00:52:40); 2 Michael Richards (01:04:51); 3 Marc Goudge (01:08:09)

60+ – 1 Dave Lawrie (01:05:11); 2 Craig Lawrie (01:10:07); 3 Philip van Gass (01:10:43)

Sanette van Wyk 3km into the race

10km Female

Overall – 1 Zanele Ngobese (00:49:45); 2 Jenny du Pisanie (00:50:36); 3 Snothile Mthiyane (00:54:08)

Junior – 1 Megan Lombard (01:01:46); 2 Bongiwe Nkosi (01:02:29); 3 Kayla Hinchliffe (01:08:15)

Open – 1 Zanele Ngobese (00:49:45); 2 Snothile Mthiyane (00:54:08); 3 Diabel Sharp (00:54:10)

35-39 – 1 Jenny du Pisanie (00:50:36); 2 Nomcebo Mthethwa (01:02:47); 3 Deliwe Hlatshwayo (01:03:36)

40-49 – 1 Kate Brading (00:58:44); 2 Micayla Pedlar (01:01:44); 3 Hannelie Kotze (01:02:11)

50-59 – 1 Shea Franks (00:57:37); 2 Dianna Southgate (01:11:41); 3 Lomie Ballack (01:15:54)

60+ – 1 Seth Mc Farlane (01:27:49); 2 Cindy Taylor (01:28:22); 3 Roz Fraser (01:29:27)

Walk

16km Male

Overall – 1 Lindikuhle Ntombela (01:44:40); 2 Andile Ximba (01:59:46); 3 Ian Abrams (02:10:15)

Open- 1 Lindikuhle Ntombela (01:44:40); 2 Andile Ximba (01:59:46); 3 Duane Fishwick (02:52:12)

40-49 – 1 Michael Mostert (02:36:16)

60+ – 1 Ian Abrams (02:10:15); 2 Alfie Muller (02:17:49); 3 Reginald Groves (02:34:24)

Steve Untiedt gives the 10km walk a thumbs up



16km Female

Overall – 1 Yvonne Irmsher (01:59:20); 2 Penelope Biyela (02:09:42); 3 Vuyisile Ndlovu (02:17:12)

Open – 1 Penelope Biyela (02:09:42); 2 Michelle Bruton (02:52:16)

35-39 – 1 Vuyisile Ndlovu (02:17:12)

50-59 – 1 Yvonne Irmsher (01:59:20); 2 Zetta Muller (02:19:37); 3 Lesley Shaw (02:25:12)

60+ – 1 Juanita Sutton (02:31:02); Jenny Abrams (02:40:04); Desmay Brionette (02:46:45)

Alex Hathorn and Courtney Myburgh enjoying their 10km run

10km Male

Overall – 1 Bradley Sander (1:05:23); 2 Alan Lewis (1:16:49); 3 Gideon Coetzer (1:25:30)

Junior – 1 Gideon Coetzer (1:25:30); 2 Will Rhodes (1:27:27)

Open – 1 Malusi Madonsela (1:35:15); 2 Terry Knowles (1:55:38)

35-39 – 1 Quinton Herbst (1:41:02)

50-59 – 1 Bradley Sander (1:05:23); 2 Alan Lewis (1:16:49); 3 Rodney Currie (1:38:51)

60+ – Paul Brown (1:50:45); 2 Ian Worsnip (1:54:45)

Liza Haveman finished the 10km walk in a time of 1:29:00 giving her first place in the female junior category

10km Female

Overall – 1 Sharon Fuchs (1:17:24); 2 Isabelle Sander (1:17:24); 3 Ruth Rhodes (1:27:28)

Junior – 1 Liza Havemann (1:29:00)

Open – 1 Corlee Herbst (1:41:04); 2 Nompumelelo Nsele (1:46:17); 3 Esmarelda Stuart (1:48:36)

35-39 – 1 Chantal Trystman (1:38:28); 2 Ann de Fortier (1:47:45)

40-49 – 1 Ruth Rhodes (1:27:28); 2 Nokothula Ntuli (1:35:14); 3 Marian Currie (1:38:53)

50-59 – 1 Sharon Fuchs (1:17:24); 2 Isabelle Sander (1:17:24); 3 Jean Makhoba (1:29:59)

60+ – 1 Berty Teich (1:46:36)

Pinky Ngwenya enjoying the Raphia Monument

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Larry Bentley
Journalist / Editor: Agri Eco

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