Scores of local runners took part in the Comrades Ultra Marathon on 4 June.
As far as can be determined from the official Comrades results, Secunda Marathon Club’s Wiehan van der Berg is the local runner with the best race time this year.
He completed the up-race of 86,73km from Durban to Pietermaritzburg in a time of 7:18:55. This result earned him a silver medal.
Secunda Marathon Club runners who obtained Bill Rowan medals, are Dirk van den Heever (7:35:51), Natasha Malan (8:09:23), Colin Louw (8:33:34) and Emrie van den Heever (8:54:19).
The club’s bronze medalists are Shaun Stander, Razvan Vlad, Pieter de Necker, Sboniso Innocent Dube, David Swanepoel, Deon Smit, Meintjie Jansen, Leoni Burger, Shaun Erasmus, Shantel Strydom, Liaan Kritzinger, Martin Fourie, Jacques Burger, Jolene Carstens and Ian Hogg. (10:57:23).
The club’s also has 10 runners who received Vic Clapham medals.
Sasol Marathon Club’s top runner for this year is Absalom Bafana Mthimunye who completed the race in a time of 8:21:45 to receive a Bill Rowan medal.
Other club members who also obtained Bill Rowan medals are: Vusumuzi Mnguni (8:38:21), Shellboy Mavuso (8:38:25), Siphamandla Sibisi (8:39:40), Helena Joubert (8:40:30) and Xolani Matangari (8:47:56).
Sasol’s bronze medalists are Ntwanano Nobela, Andrew Mabale, Oupa Mwale, Samuel Mofokeng, Khayalami Sithole, Michal Müller, Sbongakonke Ngidi, Nkosana Maduna, Matome Ramaotswa, July Mavuso, Uyanda Funani, Sibusiso Masiteng, Charles Masekoameng, Tebogo Morata, Lawrance Matsapola, Sicelinhlanhla Dlamini, Paulus Matsimane, Thabang Mokone, Mxolisi Shirindza,Mojalefa Mosikili, Maretha Steyn,Shadrack Maseko, Christian Goosen and Mzwakhe Khanyile.
17 Sasol runners recieved the Vic Clapham medal.
Bethal Marathon Club honours Johannes Sibande as their best runner. He completed the 2017 Comrades in 8:20:21 for which he received a Bill Rowan medal.
Jan Mabizela and Heinrich Lotz are bronze medalists and Bengani Fannie Mahlangu, Mrietjie Lombard and Corne Ras received Vic Clapham medals.

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