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Overview
Our highlight is the hosting of the Annual Old Eds 21 and 10 km races which are held in August, and attract an entry of over 3000 runners.

In addition to these events, we have introduced a 5km fun run which is hosted by the King Edwards Preparatory School.
2017
Old Eds Road Race with Vitality
The 2017 Old Eds Road Race is proud to be part of the Discovery Vitality Run Series. The Old Eds Race which is taking place on Sunday, 6 August 2017, will be the first race in a four race series. The race day will include distances for all, a 21km/10km and 5km. Each distance will be included in all the other 3 events in the series. The other races are Wanderers, Rockies and Randburg Harriers. 

More information can be found at Discovery Vitality Run Series Website .

5km

The 5km event is hosted together with King Edward VII Preparatory School. We are grateful to the following sponsors for their contributions :
T3 Plastic Packaging
2016
For full details on this years race, see the Feature article on the Home page of our web site.
2015
2015 Results


2014
Please go to the main article for the race report and winners.

Full the full results please go to Championchip timed results
2013
The Old Eds Running Club along with Morningside Country Club Road Runners (MCC) are hosting the 2013 Road Race.

Click on the following link for the Morningside Country Club Road Runners website: MCC 



2012
Not the best of conditions but runners proved once again to be hardy lot as almost 2500 lined up for the Old Eds HFPA 21 and 10 km races. This year there was the added attraction of a 10 km walk, which although with not too many entries, the comments received afterwards bode well for a large increase next year.

Also the fact that it was a long weekend with last Thursday being a Public Holiday, and the cold weather, the field was around the numbers expected in view of the conditions.

Richard McEvoy fired the starters gun at 08; 00 sharp to set the runners off, and as it was so cold it was not surprising that the runners set off at a very good pace. The various attires lead credence to the very low temperatures, and there were some rather “strange” running outfits being worn.

In the mens 21 km race, it was a comfortable mornings work for Nkopane Seqhobqne (Gauteng Striders) as he finished in a time of 68; 47 over a minute ahead of Nedbank’s Shadrack Hoff, with his fellow Strider Siyabonga Makhaluza a further 22 seconds adrift. Nkopane controlled the race from the front and his ease of victory belied the conditions. He was only some three minutes behind the winning times of the past few years, and this is testimony to his ability to counter all conditions.

The ladies race went to Mr Price’s Charne Bosman in 1; 19; 58, an even more comfortable win as Charne was almost one and a half minutes ahead of Mpho Mabuza from Giyani Gallopers. Annah Wilkinson (RAC) was third, but well behind the first two finishers.

In the mens 10 km race the finish was keenly contested with Sibisiso Madikaza (Lydiard AC) having to hold off the charging Odwa Uhuru Tunyiswa (Nedbank) as they sprinted down the final stretch of road before running onto the Alan Lawson Oval for a lap to the tape. The winning time was 31; 59 with Odwa a mere three seconds behind. Paulos Radebe (ELIM AC) was well down on the leaders finishing in 33; 13.

It looked like a close run race in the ladies, but Michelle Williams (Nedbank) saw off the challenge of her team mate Olga Firsova to win in a time of 39; 09 just over half a minute ahead, with Caroline Wostmann (Breakthru) third in 40; 36.

Both Bruce Fordyce and Sonia Laxton, who have been almost “ever present” since the inception of the race once again took part, with Sonia winning the ladies Masters 10 km in 47; 06.

In the 10km walk, Lebogang Shange won the mens event in a very creditable time of 46; 38, whilst Lesley van Buuren (Wanderers) took the honours in the ladies with a time of 48; 05. Both of them were walking at under five minutes a kilometre which takes some doing.

Once again the race was exceptional well organized by the athletics section led by Greg Bortz, and they are to be congratulated in once again ensuring that the race remained one of the most popular and efficiently run races in Gauteng.

Also we must pay tribute to Morningside Country Club who assisted us in so many ways to ensure its success, and none more so than being instrumental in securing the sponsorship from HFPA.

Charne Bosman Ladies 21km Winner                                             
 
Nkopane Seqhobane Mens 21km Winner


Bruce Fordyce took part in 21km Race                                                   
 


Great Event enjoyed by all!

 Click on link for further images from 2012 Road Race: Road Race 2012 Images
2011


Evergreen Sonja Laxton winner of the Master Womens 10km race




Twins Lebogang and Lebo, first and second in the 10km race with race organizer Anne Pratt.




Thank goodness it was a sunny day.




Were would we be without volunteers?




"I thought I asked for a Castle!"



Is that chap in the blue shorts cheating?!




Encouragement from the next generation of Old Eds members




We may not have been quick, but we made it.
 
Sponsors
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Downloads
2017 Old Eds Road Race Flyer

Old Eds Road Race Route.pdf
Old Eds Road Race Route Elevation.pdf

Old Eds Road Race 5km route.pdf

 
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