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Results September Races – South Africa

by on October 24, 2014

September was one crazy month with races almost every weekend across South Africa. A 3 month build up in organising athletes travel, visas, invitations, accommodations and schedules is all now in the past.

I can sit back now and reflect that we did not have it all our own way, and yes there were some setbacks in some arrangements, but when you have +-25 athletes going to be traveling in and out of SA from 4 different countries over a 5 week period there are bound to be some technical issues. In the end I can say that I am really pleased with the results and achievements from the athletes that attended the races.


Mandela Day Marathon and 10km

Munya Jari – won 2 hot spots in Marathon
Firegent Ayalew – 3rd 10km Ladies
Gauteng Marathon – 07 September 2014

Fayera Dadi – 2nd Men Marathon
Melly Kennedy – 5th Men Marathon
Florence Jepkosgei – 1st Ladies Marathon – New Record
Woldemichael Anaylum – 6th Ladies Marathon – on debut
Aurellia Rutto – 12th Ladies Marathon – on debut
Cape Town Marathon and 10km – 21 September

Ghirmay Tukabo – 6th Men 10km
Melka Mulu – 6th Ladies Marathon – On debut
Aurelia Rutto – 4th Ladies 10km
Petro SA Marathon and 21.1km – Mossel Bay

David Barmasai Tumo – 1st Men Marathon – New Record
Sufa Chala – 2nd Men Marathon – Also under record time
Munya Jari – 4th Men Marathon – Setting a new PB by 8 minutes
Ghirmay Tukabo – 6th Men Marathon
Aurellia Rutto – 6th Ladies marathon – New PB
Firegenet Ayalew – 3rd Ladies 21.1km
Benard Koech – Jnr Category 21.1km
Ethkweni Marathon / Township to Township – Durban

Melly Kennedy – 1st Men Marathon
Legends Marathon 68km and 21.1km

Stephen Muzhingi – DNF 68km Men
Benard Koech – 1st Jnr 21.1km
Aurellia Rutto – 3rd Ladies 21.1km
Firegenet Ayalew – 2nd Ladies 21.1km
Ghirmay Tukabo – 5th Men 21.1km

All in all a decent month and I can say that I am very pleased for the athletes as each one achieved and improved in their own way. As they say “Rome was not built in a day” so we will continue to grow and improve each and every time we race.

A major thank you goes out to

Cuan Walker: of Ma1xed Elite for assisting with footwear and providing Accommodation for the athletes at some of the races.

Adidas SA – Phil Venter and Adrian De Souza – For their continued support for providing footwear and kit for asthletes

Intercape: For providing internal luxury coach transfers around SA for the athletes

32GI: Mark Wolff for his constant advice on supplementation and product support

BarlowWorld Ford PMB: For providing necessary vehicles for us

Craig Jordan: For supporting Firegenet and Assisting us

Gashem Travel and Tours: For providing necessary international travel for Ethiopian Athletes

Mashel Travel and Tours: For providing necessary international travel for Kenyan Athletes


A selection of photos from the races. More to follow…….


Ghirmay warming up before CT 10km

Ghirmay warming up before CT 10km

Firegent & Melka Mulu

Firegent & Melka Mulu

Cape Town 10km Start

Cape Town 10km Start

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