Heritage Day race attracts a large field despite bad weather

While bad weather may have kept some runners in bed, close to a thousand runners gathered at the starting line for Nantes Athletic Club’s Heritage Day10km race, in Athlone, on Sunday. Pictured are some of the runners who took part.

Itheko’s Josh Loyson used Sunday’s Heritage Day 10km race as his final run in Cape Town before moving to Port Elizabeth due to work commitments. Picture: Fuad Esack

Atlantic Athletic Club’s Betha Sitariko was first to cross the finish line in the women’s race at Sunday’s Nantes Heritage Day 10km run in Athlone, finishing in 37min07sec. Nedbank runner Kobie Griffiths finished second in 38min.48sec and Khayelitsha’s Pamela Moyikwa came home third in 39min.25sec. The men’s race was won by Nebank’s Bruce-Lynn Damons in 29.45sec followed by Tyme Bank Langa Athletic Club’s Ashley “Blokkie” Smith and teammate Rayden Balie, in second and third place respectively.

Itheko’s Nazmie Barodien on his way to the finish line. Picture: Fuad Esack
Itheko’s Ronia Madanha looking comfortable during Sunday’s 10km run in Athlone.
Pinelands Athletic Club’s Kanakana Mushanganyisi soldiers on towards the finish line in Sunday’s 10km Heritage Day race in Athlone. Picture: Fuad Esack
Where there’s a will, there’s a way for Pinelands’ Nancy Will, seen here in Blossom Street in Bridgetown, during Sunday’s 10km run in Athlone. Picture: Fuad Esack
Pinelands runner Renata Gensicke en route to the finish at Vangate sports complex. Picture: Fuad Esack
Khayelitsha Athletic Club chairman, Lubabalo Badi, cruising down Bridgetown’s Blossom Street on his way to the finish line at Vangate sports complex. Picture: Fuad Esack
Khayelitsha’s Lundi Mpongo aka Bawo uJwarha leads the Ommiedraa Friends bus en route to the finish line. Picture: Fuad Esack