And Comrades 2018 is officially over and many folk will now take a well-deserved rest. Well done again to all runners - whether you achieved your goal or not! And a huge thank you to all our sponsors for the Comrades shirts (Fourie Stott , www.topjocks.co.za - Dave Ward and VR Sports) and to all the road-side supporters - you do make it extra special for the runners.
Here is the Westville AC list of Comrades Awards winners. Congrats to you all on some awesome results!
1st Man Thandekile Sotubhu 07:04:23
2nd Man (Novice) David Khabo 07:17:31
1st Lady Sarah Wilson 08:16:54
2nd Lady Sarah Eksteen 08:26:53
1st Vet - Man Thandekile Sotubhu 07:04:23
1st Vet - Lady Sarah Eksteen 08:26:53
1st Master (Tied) Cliff Robbertze 08:36:43
Trevor Hart-Jones 08:36:43
1st Bill Rowan Sifiso Vumisa 08:15:02
1st Bronze (Novice) Annemie Taljaard 09:12:11
1st Vic Clapham Jacob Twala 11:05:35
1st Novice David Khabo 07:17:31
Last Finisher Debbie Haswell 11:56:41
Oldest Finisher Clyde Walker 10:15:51
On behalf of the committee and all Westville members, I would like to wish all the Westville runners taking part in the Comrades Marathon all the very best. The training is over and now it is time to go out and enjoy the vibe and experience of the world’s greatest human race.
To the supporters that will be along the way and at the club tent near Norfolk Terrace Bus Stop (opposite Getfit and Toyota Westville) we the runners thank you all, you have no idea how much the cheers from the side of the road help in keeping us moving towards Durban.
An appeal to all the Westville runners, please use the bins along the route… let us not throw litter on the ground and ruin the beautiful scenery that we are privileged to run through. #teamwestville
For those interested, Comrades pace charts are available at the various links below. It was generated by a Pace Chart Calculator that have been used by the WP/KZN/Gauteng Pace Setters around the country for the past 1-3 years. There are various options, 8 different pace charts per time. You select the most appropriate one for you. The half way time per chart for your target finish is probably going to be the best guide to aid you in this selection. Otherwise ask experienced runners to guide you. There are pace charts for at least every 15 min. The hour ones is replaced by a 55 to give you a 5 minutes buffer for that magical target. If the sheet looks a bit busy, just remember: Each individual pace chart has a red boundary.
In true Comrades tradition the charts are counting backwards. The half way point on the chart is at 45 km. The time at Drummond is lower on the chart in yellow. The distance is 90.183, so I have decided to make the start delay the time period from your starting position up to the 90 km marker, which should be 183 m after the start.
Times between 11 and 12 hours
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Attention Comrades runners - with 29 days left until a little jog from PMB to Durbs, please check your running kit and come to the club this TUESDAY (18H15 to 19H15) to buy new kit if required. Please do not leave this until the last minute as stocks are limited and manufacturers are extremely busy this time of year.