Schlumpf wins 15km Challenge

By her own standards it was another disappointing run for EPA 15km champion Ntombesintu Mfunzi on Saturday.

The Nedbank runner, who finished second in the Woodlands Dairy 15km a fortnight ago, had to settle for second place once again when she finished behind Fabiene Schlumpf in the 26th running of the Bluewater Bay 15km Challenge.

There were no surprises in the men’s category as Melikhaya Frans (Tinarha) came in first in 47:04, with Amos Nyongo (Madibaz) 15 seconds behind.

Veteran Margie Saunders (61) continues to surprise, her time of 1:05:39 placing her seventh among the women.

This would have placed her fourth among the junior men. TWO records were set at the weekly Hobie Beach parkrun on Saturday.

For the second time in two weeks the attendance record was broken when 603 participants completed the 5km course along the beach.

The local parkrun is part of an international event and started on August 10 2013.

Since then 4 282 different runners have taken part.

Amy Muller, 8, became the youngest participant to complete 50 runs.

Werner de Lange, who heads the log in the annual points competition, also completed his 50th run.

Michael Kingston was first past the post in 18:01 – his seventh win in 18 appearances – with NMMU student Munro Ferreira second.

Selene Scherrer won the women’s category, beating her sibling Chiara into second place. Both were credited with the same time: 19:41.

– Mogan Segadavan

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