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 FOSKOR 21 HALF MARATHON 2018

This year's 25th F21 Half Marathon, which took place on Saturday, 28 July, saw Nedbank running club's Sibusiso Nzima-NEDBANK – 01: 06: 22 and Nedbank running club's female winner, Rutendo Nyahora - (ZIM) – 01: 18: 44 finishing the race with big smiles on their faces as they were crowned the F21 Half Marathon 2018 1st Male and 1st Female winners. The total number of entries through our records is 1 047 athletes.Ba-Phalabo​rwa community saw runners from all over the world filled with energy and excitement to finish the race and they came in numbers to support and cheer the runners. This unique, charity focused race started at 07H00 with the employees, community and contractors relay race, Thirty teams entered the race and only 28 teams participated, the relay race saw 7SAI battalion taking two prizes for 1st and 2nd positions, the 3rd team was Springbok team and the last place winning the skilpad (tortoise) trophy is the team called the Skilpads.

The Springbok and Skilpad were teams from HR training (appy's and learners). the F5 which was launched in 2016 for primary schools from 6 to 15 years, saw eleven schools entries for the race competition and the winning school with most entries was Mabine Primary School with 721 entries and Relebogile High School with 96 entries. Each School received a Computer and a printer. The F10 development race started at 11H00 which caters for learners above 15 years and adults were seen running the 10KM and also walking.

The main race started at Foskor Community Centre at Namakgale (Phalaborwa) into two of the local villages, Majeje and Makhushane and the runners were excited with the friendly supporters along the route. The runners were hydrated at every 3 kilometre water point up to kilometre 18 and another water point was added at kilometre 19.5. The Makhushane traditional dancers and the Military band from Polokwane, entertained the community as people were waiting to see who might walk away with R 42 200 bonus for breaking the records which are still standing at 1:01:55 by Ezael Thlobo in 1997 and Elana Meyer 01:12:19 in 1999.

The event was hosted under the joint banner of the Phalaborwa Road Runners and Foskor Athletics clubs and all entry fees raised were shared between the two clubs with each club receiving a cheque of R20 000.00.

Below are the Foskor Half Marathon 2018 results:

Top 10 Men

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Sibusiso

Nzima

01

:

06

:

22

2

Phillimon

Mathiba

01

:

07

:

13

3

Moketsi

Tseiso Tsunami

01

:

08

:

37

4

Mosa

Nkosi

01

:

09

:

31

5

Berengs

Moqeti

01

:

09

:

57

6

Sithembele

Faneko

01

:

10

:

15

7

Wirimai

Juwawo

01

:

10

:

56

8

Samuel

Segoaba

01

:

11

:

07

9

Peu

Lesisa

01

:

11

:

16

10

Cornelius

Langat

01

:

12

:

44

Category Age 16 - 19 Men

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Given

Mukwevo

01

:

24

:

02

2

Raymond

Lesufi

01

:

24

:

26

3

Khongelani

Shivambu

01

:

26

:

46


Category Age 40 - 49   Men

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Negusa Mekone 

Alemsthu

01

:

13

:

55

2

Moses 

Njuguna

01

:

14

:

29

3

Herbert 

Mokgala

01

:

16

:

49


Category Age 50 - 59   Men

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Elgin Mokale

Mokale

01

:

20

:

33

2

Reckson Nemukula

Nemukula

01

:

21

:

05

3

Nzama Sibisi

Sibisi

01

:

26

:

22


Category Age 60+

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Stephen Seema

Seema

01

:

33

:

45

2

Thompson Mbombi

Mbombi

01

:

35

:

41

3

Bonginkosi Shobede

Shobede

01

:

37

:

01


Category 70+

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Johannes

Masehla

01

:

41

:

46


Top 10 Women

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Rutendo

Nyahora

01

:

18

:

44

2

Lineo

Chaka

01

:

25

:

34

3

Adronica

Makgotlo

01

:

26

:

10

4

Catherine

Skhosana

01

:

27

:

01

5

Tabitha

Tsatsa

01

:

27

:

59

6

Catherine

Malungane

01

:

32

:

14

7

Farida

Zwane

01

:

33

:

07

8

Beryl

Makhokha

01

:

36

:

16

9

Linah

Dlamini Mhlongo

01

:

39

:

33

10

Mamala

Maponya

01

:

41

:

03


Category Age 16 - 19 Women

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Violet Mulaudzi

Muluadzi

01

:

57

:

19

2

Ntanganedzeni

Manngwe

02

:

24

:

10

3

Sedzani

Maluta

02

:

24

:

25


Category Age 40 - 49 Women Veteran

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Tabitha

Tsatsa

01

:

27

:

51

2

Linah

Mhlongo

01

:

39

:

33

3

Mamala

Maponya

01

:

41

:

03


Category Age 50 - 59 Women Master

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Catherine 

Naane

01

:

43

:

55

2

 Sarah 

Mahlangu

01

:

50

:

04

3

Lindiwe 

Shube

02

:

05

:

16


Category Age 60+   Women Grand Master

Position

Name

Surname

Time

1

Adel 

Mathotoka

02

:

12

:

53

2

Sewele 

Maponya

02

:

22

:

22

3

Margaret 

Boshoe

02

:

46

:

23


During the live interview with Munghana Lonene FM, Mr. Abram Ledwaba has congratulated all athletes and issued a vote of thanks to our co-Sponsors Komatsu and LA Crushers, Foskor/Samreu Security. The Department of Roads & Transport Limpopo, SAPS, Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality, Barloworld, Toyota, suppliers, medical personnel, route marshals, helpers, local and provincial authorities, different companies that manned the water points, Limpopo Athletics (LIMA), our local media partners, Phalaborwa Herald and Phalaborwa FM, Capricorn FM, Thobela FM most specifically SABC radio sport, Munghana Lonene FM for maintaining their live coverage hours from the start of the event till the end. Phalaborwa Road Runners, and Foskor Athletics Club.

 

We are looking forward to hosting the 26th annual F21 HALF MARATHON on 27 July 2019