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Two Oceans Ultra Marathon results 2011

Posted on Apr 23, 2011 under Race results, Two Oceans Marathon | No Comment

The 2011 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon was won by George Ntshiliza from the Eastern Cape, who completed the 56km race in 03:08. Second place went to Motlhokoa Nkabutlane (Lesotho), while Tsokang Maine (Lesotho) finished third to complete the world’s most beautiful marathon podium.

The women’s event was won by Oleysa Nurgalieva (Russia), with her twin sister Elena, in second place and Mamorollo Tjoka (Lesotho) claiming third prize.

Mens Ultra Marathon results (56 km)

NameAgeCountryClubUltrasHalfsRace NoTime
GEORGE NTSHILIZA31South AfricaNEDBANK RUNNING CLUB EASTERN CAPE362577503:08:31
MOTLHOKOA NKHABUTLANE25LesothoMR PRICE VAAL TRIANGLE12597703:08:50
TSOTANG MAINE36LesothoTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB352405503:09:20
MOEKETSI MOSUHLI29LesothoMR PRICE RC INTERNATIONAL212627503:09:41
STEPHEN MUZHINGI35ZimbabweFORMULA 1 ATHLETIC CLUB53017503:09:46
LEBOHANG MAHLOANE28South AfricaTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB112405303:10:49
MIKE FOKORONI34ZimbabweMR PRICE RC INTERNATIONAL213020103:11:25
HENRY MOYO38MalawiNEDBANK RC INTERNATIONAL43015203:11:32
PETER MUTHUBI29South AfricaTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB52071103:12:47
VUSI MALOBOLA27South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG12675103:12:55
LEBOHANG MONYELE30South AfricaTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB12368203:13:14
MABHUTILE LEBOPO35LesothoMR PRICE RC INTERNATIONAL333019403:13:59
TEBOHO SELLO32LesothoMR PRICE RC INTERNATIONAL343019603:14:44
BONGUMUSA MTHEMBU27South AfricaMR PRICE RC INTERNATIONAL22626103:14:53
THABO NKUNA32South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG92643803:15:55
MICHAEL PAPI MAZIBUKO24South AfricaTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB12465103:15:58
MZWANELE MAPHEKULA34South AfricaRUN WALK FOR LIFE EP72171203:16:17
MODIBE MAMABOLO34South AfricaMR PRICE CENTRAL GAUTENG72625603:16:33
MICHAEL WARDIAN37United States of AmericaNEDBANK RC INTERNATIONAL14020403:16:36
LUCAS NONYANA31South AfricaTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB82071203:16:47
MTHANDAZO QHINA33South AfricaRCS GUGULETU ATHLETIC CLUB22528703:17:34
COLLEN MAKAZA30ZimbabweNEDBANK RC INTERNATIONAL23003303:20:15
SAMSON KIPLAGAT TENAI31KenyaFORMULA 1 ATHLETIC CLUB13017303:21:02
STANLEY KOECH26Kenya13020703:21:32
PETER TAAZIRIPA38South AfricaTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB12528303:23:20
OLEKSANDRE HOLOVNYTSKYY35UkraineFORMULA 1 ATHLETIC CLUB14050503:23:20
SAMUEL BOLO33South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG622643603:23:23
TAPIWA CHINGADAYI35ZimbabweFORMULA 1 ATHLETIC CLUB23017603:23:51
MILA PASIYA31South AfricaNEDBANK RUNNING CLUB EASTERN CAPE252548503:24:48
LEBENYA NKOKA28LesothoMR PRICE RC INTERNATIONAL253019503:24:59
STEVEN DIKOBO29South AfricaTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB112527903:25:09
JABULANE NHLAPHO32South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG22643903:25:13
BRIGHTON CHIPERE38ZimbabweNEDBANK RC INTERNATIONAL12158603:25:30
VUSI SOKHELA33South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG11364703:25:38
MALEFETSANE TUMI43Lesotho23020803:25:40
MKHONZENI BASI36South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG52643703:25:44
ERIC NGUBANE29South AfricaMR PRICE KWAZULU-NATAL42109703:27:24
LEPHETESANG ADORA30Lesotho13008503:28:17
SEPITLE PHALADI29South AfricaMR PRICE CENTRAL GAUTENG22282603:28:34
VELANI LUSASENI27South AfricaADIDAS ATHLETIC CLUB WP222576903:28:37
MORAPALLA MOSOEUNYANE26South AfricaTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB12368103:28:42
PIETER KOOPMAN36South AfricaMATIES STELLENBOSCH ATHLETICS CLUB512486503:28:59
GODFREY SESENYAMOTSE36South AfricaMR PRICE CENTRAL GAUTENG712668203:29:45
DONALD MATHIPA31South AfricaNEDBANK RUNNING CLUB CENTRAL GAUTENG12536803:30:08
PETER RAMATHOKGA30South AfricaBidvest Athletic Club22681703:30:46
SIMON MPHOLO36South AfricaBidvest Athletic Club112673003:30:50
LINDOKUHLE MDLOVU32South AfricaKATLEHONG ATHLETIC CLUB412488403:30:50
ELIAS MABANE42South AfricaBidvest Athletic Club22555703:31:26
LUYANDA MAPOYI25South AfricaNEW BALANCE KHAYELITSHA22674103:31:33
ALBERT MATHIDI27South AfricaNEDBANK RUNNING CLUB GAUTENG NORTH12089803:31:42

Womens Ultra Marathon results (56 km)

NameAgeCountryClubUltrasHalfsRace NoTime
OLESYA NURGALIEVA35RussiaMR PRICE RC INTERNATIONAL7364803:33:58
ELENA NURGALIEVA35RussiaMR PRICE RC INTERNATIONAL8364403:37:54
MAMORALLO TJOKA26LesothoTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB242368603:42:12
SIMONA STAICU39HungaryNEDBANK RC INTERNATIONAL54020203:43:00
NINA PODNEBESNOVA31RussiaNEDBANK RC INTERNATIONAL14025803:43:56
ELIZABETH HAWKER35United KingdomNEDBANK RC INTERNATIONAL14045503:46:46
SAMUKELISO MOYO37ZimbabweMR PRICE KWAZULU-NATAL422627103:50:49
FARWA MENTOOR37South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG101303003:52:06
RIANA VAN NIEKERK34South AfricaMR PRICE CENTRAL GAUTENG42625703:53:55
JOANNA THOMAS42South AfricaACSIS VOB62045003:54:55
MADINA BIKTAGIROVA46RussiaNEDBANK RC INTERNATIONAL34050003:59:21
SUZETTE BOTHA39South AfricaESKOM GIJIMAS KWAZULU NATAL512303803:59:43
KERRY KOEN35South AfricaNEDBANK RUNNING CLUB KWAZULU NATAL52035604:05:20
PAULINA NJEYA33South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG232643504:06:29
JOYCE MAKWARELLA29South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG22662804:08:02
ANGELINE MOLABA28South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG412679004:11:50
WINIA JANSE VAN RENSBURG33South AfricaTUKS ATHLETIC CLUB22181404:12:29
SARAH SCOTT28South AfricaCOLLEGIANS HARRIERS512370404:13:53
URSULA FRANS42South AfricaADIDAS ATHLETIC CLUB WP912374004:14:19
MARINA MYSHLANOVA44RussiaMR PRICE RC INTERNATIONAL14052204:15:18
LINDSAY VAN ASWEGEN42South AfricaTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB32405604:17:30
MICHELLE KELLOCK40South AfricaBEDFORDVIEW COUNTRY CLUB42485404:19:25
CARIEN VISSER43South AfricaTUKS ATHLETIC CLUB42130904:20:46
MARI BRUWER48South AfricaARCELORMITTAL AVT32152804:24:15
KUTLWANO RAMABOA34South AfricaWEST COAST ATHLETIC CLUB212573304:24:57
LINDA SMART44South AfricaDAINFERN COUNTRY CLUB RUNNING CLUB101002004:25:20
JILL OLIPHANT39South AfricaRAND ATHLETIC CLUB52212004:26:20
HELGA MATHEE36South AfricaNEDBANK RUNNING CLUB SWD422552704:27:15
ERINA DU TOIT38South AfricaLICHTENBURG MARATHONKLUB101010304:27:46
JANE MUDAU48South AfricaBONITAS RUNNING CLUB CG72672104:27:52
MOYRA SHEARD37South AfricaCELTIC HARRIERS1011017604:29:11
ANNATJIE BOTES53South AfricaNEDBANK RUNNING CLUB SWD512208404:30:09
MELANY PORTER35South AfricaPINELANDS ATHLETIC CLUB322115904:31:33
MONICA NEULING35South AfricaBOKSBURG ATHLETIC CLUB72126904:31:50
RENATA DREYER27South AfricaSUNNINGHILL STRIDERS262215304:32:51
MICHELLE DREYER32South AfricaPAARL ATHLETIC CLUB22252304:33:31
BELINDA WAGHORN37South AfricaTOYOTA ATHLETIC CLUB712522704:34:06
JULIA JANSEN VAN RENSBURG28South AfricaACSIS VOB412249504:34:45
SUE HARRISBERG51South AfricaRAND ATHLETIC CLUB141283504:35:25
SALLY JOHNSTON45United Kingdom34004704:37:32
JENE BANFIELD40South AfricaRUN WALK FOR LIFE EP22131804:37:38
LISL GROBLER34South AfricaKNYSNA MARATHON CLUB92075804:38:00
MARIA BRAUN53Germany34005404:38:48
CANDYCE HALL27South AfricaHOUT BAY HARRIERS62032704:38:49
SUZETTE VERMAAK42South Africa24031104:39:57
CAROLE MESSHAM32South AfricaATC RUNNING112246304:40:24
ESTIE GROBLER31South AfricaMR PRICE CENTRAL GAUTENG212605904:41:58
LIANNE REY44South AfricaRAND ATHLETIC CLUB101016904:42:45
LESEGO HLAKO29South AfricaWONDERPARK ATHLETICS CLUB22128004:42:57
CHRISTINE CLAASEN46South AfricaACHILLES AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASS82076004:43:20

Go for your Run! Two Oceans Marathon 2011 is on!

Posted on Apr 22, 2011 under Two Oceans Marathon | No Comment

Hopefully you’ve done all your training and are ready to do your best – Two Oceans Marathon in on! The excitement is there and the weather forecast for Cape Town looks like we’ll have perfect running weather with sunny and mild temperatures between 13-24 °C.

The expo hall where you went for registration was busy the last two days:

two oceans marathon expo hall

Have you picked up your Goodie bag? Did you find the same stuff as I did?

goodie-bag-two-oceans-marathon

I wish all runners all the best!

UNOGWAJA 2011 – The cycle journey to Comrades

Posted on Apr 01, 2011 under Comrades Marathon | 1 Comment

UNOGWAJA 2011Set to kick off on the 19th of May 2011, the UNOGWAJA 2011 will follow in the footsteps of war veteran Phil Masterton-Smith where four young men will attempt the ultimate journey of courage and endurance by cycling from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg and the following day running the Comrades marathon.

Endorsed by the Comrades, the UNOGWAJA 2011 journey will consist of a ten-day cycle totaling 1,730km’s on the saddle and the following day running the world’s ultimate marathon, the Comrades. This epic biathlon will be done in aid of the Amabeadibeadi charities (the collaboration of official Comrades charities).

The UNOGWAJA 2011 was created to commemorate war soldier and Comrades winner Phil Masterton Smith (also known as UNOGWAJA – meaning the hare) who in 1933 could not afford the train fare from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg to take part in the Comrades. He then put himself in the history books by cycling a distance of 1,730km to get to Pietermaritzburg and then raced the Comrades and placed 10th. This ultimate story of passion, will power and triumph is why the UNOGWAJA 2011 was created.

The UNOGWAJA team- John McInroy, Paul Blake, WP van Zyl and Lourens van Zyl were joined through Red Sock Friday, an organization that shares its origin, like Comrades in the aftermath of a World War and is a global community of people who share a common passion for life and positive energy.

“When WP van Zyl shared the story about Phil Masterton-Smith with us we just knew we had to take it on. We got involved with the PinkDrive and realized that doing this for charity would be a perfect fit and in the same breath gave us the motivation we needed” said John McInroy, from redsockfriday

The Amabeadibeadi is collaboration of the five official Comrades charities that all serve to benefit from Comrades and the UNOGWAJA 2011, namely the Community Chest, Wildlands Trust, Sports Trust, PinkDrive and Starfish.

“We were approached by John to get involved and be the official charity for the UNOGWAJA, we felt that this is such a unique and inspirational journey and we should use the opportunity to collaborate with all the other Amabeadibeadi charities. With the support of the Comrades and the five Amabeadibeadi charities the message of UNOGWAJA will now be shared and used to inspire all taking part in the Comrades. ”said Noelene Kotschan from the PinkDrive

“Just as the charities have collaborated, so have the sponsors who each have played an integral role in making the dream of UNOGWAJA come to life. The team has received top of the range bicycles from KTM, running shoes from New Balance and support crew vehicles & fuel from Avis.” Added Kotschan

“The history and traditions that surround the Comrades Marathon are part of what makes Comrades the biggest and the best Ultra Marathon in the world. We are very excited to support this challenge for that benefit our Official Amabeadibeadi Charities, and at the same time retrace a part of the race history. Good luck to all the participants – we applaud them and wish them a safe journey to the start of the Ultimate Human Race .” commented Gary Boshoff CEO of Comrades

The UNOGWAJA team will be running in the colours of the Natal Carbineers, the same colours that Masterton-Smith wore in 1931 when at the age of nineteen became the youngest ever Comrades winner and is the same division that Masterton-Smith died fighting under in the Western Desert in 1942.

Team UNOGWAJA have received training and nutritional guidance from the Sports Science Institute of South Africa who have put their weight behind their efforts and put them on a rigorous exercise and nutritional programme to ensure they are at their physical peak for the challenge.

The journey will start in Cape Town on the 19th of May and the team along with their Avis sponsored support vehicles will visit various towns on route until they arrive in Pietermaritzburg at Comrades House on the 28th May.

“We are doing a callout to the communities in each of the towns that we pass through to come and show us support. We are also going to use this project to uplift these communities by giving local businesses a platform to get involved.” concluded McInroy.

You can sms “redsock” to 40021 to donate R20 to the UNOGWAJA. Alternatively you can also donate into the giant donation can that will be traveling with the team. Corporate companies or individuals can “share” a memory and sponsor a kilometer that the team travels.

Daily video diary updates will be blogged via RedSockFriday.com and pinkdrive.co.za.

Their Journey will follow the following route:

Wed 18 May:     Cape Town

Thurs 19 May:    Stellenbosch

Fri 20 May:          Montagu

Sat 21 May:         Oudtshoorn

Sun 22 May:       Klipplaat

Mon 23 May:     Cradock

Tues 24 May:     Lady Frere

Wed 25 May:     Maclear

Thurs 26 May:    Kokstad

Fri 27 May:          PMB

Sat 28 May:         Durban

Sun 29 May:       Durban