Team VAC supports Mandela Challenge

Verulam Athletic Club concluded a weekend double with the Saturday challenge and Sunday’s Mandela Challenge hosted by Phoenix Villagers.

Run in cold conditions and part of the Phoenix Sport Festival, the 10km provided a useful opportunity for runners and walkers to sample a combination of trail running and road running in the 10km.

Vukani Maphumulo dusted off his recent ailment and posted a credible 38 minute finish, easily capturing first position in the 35+ male category.

Fifteen-year-old Beauty Msomi from Siphesihle Secondary School in her novice attempt in VAC colours was ecstatic in her third position podium finish in the junior female category in 1: 15.

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Grandmaster, Jace Moodley, another recently joined VAC member, eased through in a pleasant 1: 16 finish. Krish Naidoo and Velvan Nair completed sub one hour 51 minutes and 55 minutes finishes respectively, while Anand Naidoo  was edged by Pravin Sewnarain and Anita Sewnarain in 1: 01 and 1: 03 respectively.

VAC veteran walkers, Ronnie Rangasamy and Smiley Naidoo posted a 1: 20 and 1: 22 finish continuing with their walking challenge ahead of Dolly Shamlall in 1: 23 and a returning Cynthia Zondi in 1: 25 after a two year injury absence.

Pam Zwane followed through in an improved 1: 26 ahead of Shirley Narainsamy and Beena Maharaj in 1: 29.  Mother and daughter, Pam and Tharushka Sookoo eased through in a credible 1: 31 while ever improving Hemlall Shamlall posted a 1: 35, improving with every race.

Anand Naicker, Brenda Peters and Dasen Naidoo enjoyed the banter while cruising through the Gandhi Park, enjoying the trail walk in 1: 41. Ameetha Singh and Dolly Moodley completed the team VAC finishers in a memorable first 10km Mandela Challenge hosted by Phoenix Villagers. The challenge was well enjoyed by all participants.


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