2007 Gun Run Locals play second fiddle

2007 Gun Run - Locals play second fiddle.

06 Sep 2007


Road athletes of local clubs played second fiddle to visiting athletes from Central Gauteng in last Sunday morning's OUTsurance 94.5 Kfm Gun Run half-marathon and 10 km event in Green Point. 

In the half-marathon, which was won in 64:38 by the visiting Mr Price athlete Enoch Skosana of Central Gauteng, the first local athlete across the line was Sibusiso Mbingeleli of Mr Price (WP). Mbingeleli completed the course in 66:58. Last year's winner, Avukile Ntongana, also of Mr Price, this year filled 5th spot in 69:09, with Nelson Charlie (VOB) 6th in 69:16. Winner in 2005, Lindikhaya Mthangayi (Mr Pr), finished 8th in 70:51, with Christopher Ncipha (Edgem) 9th in 70:56. First junior in 72:28 was Sipho Phala of VOB. 

The women's race was also won by a visitor, Moleboheng Matata of Mr Price (SG). Matata (79:29) edged out Bulelwa Mtshagi (MP Celt, 79:46) by 17 seconds. Hard on Mtshagi's heels was Nomvuyisi Seti (Mr Pr, 3rd in 79:47). Mtshagi's club mate Busisiwe Matiwane filled 10th spot in 94:12. They were members of the winning MP Celtics women's team. 

In the 10 km race Zolile Bhitane (28:35) and his twin brother Zolani (28:36) crossed the line within one second of each other. Winner in 32:32 of the women's race was Zintle Xiniwe (MP Celt), with her club mate Thozama April 3rd in 33:49.