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Weekly Update from the Runners

What an awesome weekend of running for Old Eds with podiums, pb’s and comrades & oceans qualifiers going down all over the place.

Congrats Tshepiso Teekaey Khati for your win in the 10km event of the Campus Run Series. Your star continues to shine brighter and brighter, keep going champ!

Well done to Kumbirai Chigudu on your pb 4:12 at Vaal, and Andrew Carr for qualifying for oceans – Cape Town here we come for 56 + 2!

A great outing was had by the group that travelled down to East London for the Buffs Marathon. In spite of some challenges with water shortages and blazing heat in the later parts of the race, there were some super results. Firstly well done to Linda Icely for taking 1st place in the grandmaster category and Meryl Rahme for 3rd place in the 50+ category! Then well done to Ezra Sher for a super fast 3:49 improving by 9 minutes on previous best, David Kimmelman for a really strong 4:04 improving by 8 minutes on previous best and Rafi Kotler for 4:21, improving by 6 minutes on previous best.

It’s also important to acknowledge the unhinged lunatics in our group. Greg Bortz took full advantage of his weekend in East London by doing a 46km trail run on the Saturday as a warm up for his 42km on Sunday. Please can someone give Greg a calendar because he seems to think it’s Easter 100 time already.

Club runs this week
Tuesday – 8km Norwood at 05:30
Wednesday – hills or speed tbc
Thursday – 11.3km Zoo lake at 05:30

Good week all!