Bedfordview Athletics outperformed the competition at the recent Edenvale Marathon on Sunday 11 March and secured wins in both the half and full marathon.
1st Place – Thando Ngcobo – 2:31:31 – This was his first win since high school and a personal best time.
2nd Place – Professor Ncube – 2:35:33 – A cool, focussed runner who is becoming a podium regular.
1st Place – Donald Mashamaite – 1:09:35 – Remember this name, you’ll be hearing it a lot.
2nd Place – Derocious Makhobalo – 1:10:55
3rd Place – Tlou Peu – 1:11:24
4th Place – Lesiba Peu – 1:11:53
3rd Place VET – Jabulani Nkabinde – 1:17:54
1st place GRANDMASTER – Tony Silva – 1:24:16
PERFORMANCE SQUAD – Keeping true to the club’s motto of being a club that cares, Bedfordview Athletics has a permanent squad of selected up and coming athletes that are given the opportunity they would not normally have had to develop their talents and become future sports stars. Comrades champion Ludwick Mamabolo was one such star that was identified, developed and propelled to reach his full potential. Members of the squad receive professional coaching, advice, running kit and entries into races. A recipe that is obviously working well when you see the podiums being secured each weekend.
SEEKING SPONSOR – A sponsor is currently being sought to give the performance squad a boost to gear them up with more kit and essential items such as tracksuits, nutrition supplements and GPS watches. The sponsor will enjoy exposure at race events and through press as the runners keep winning races.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME – Runners of ANY level can join the club and the easiest way to become part of the club is to arrive at a morning run which leaves from Bedfordview Virgin Active top parking lot Tuesdays to Fridays from 5am and 6am on weekends. All you need is a pair of running shoes and a smile. There are four running groups catering for beginners, short distance speedsters and endurance athletes. In addition to the running, there is also a big triathlon section.
So if you are just looking to get out a few times a week to keep fit or lose weight – or have running goals in place like Comrades – there is a place for you at Bedfordview Athletics.
For more information visit their website at – www.bedfordviewathletics.co.za
101 Van Buuren Avenue
Virgin Active Bedfordview
Road Running, Trail Running and Triathlon