Runners honour a legend

The winners of the 21km Germiston Callies Harriers Fred Morrison Race were Shadrack Hoff (Mr Price Maxed, second, left), Derocious Makhobalo (Nedbank, first) and Charles Soza (Nedbank, third). The men all agreed they had a good run. Makhobalo finished the race in 1:10:39.

Enthusiastic runners of all levels of fitness took to the streets of the city on Sunday morning in the Germiston Callies Harriers Fred Morrison Race.

Runners could take on the 21km, 10km or 5km (fun run) races and the race saw 1 900 athletes participate.

The fun run served as a fund-raising initiative for Care Bear Gauteng Place of Safety and R6 470 was raised for the organisation.

The atmosphere was full of fun and camaraderie as serious runners and those just looking for a bit of exercise all tackled the course together.

The race honours Fred Morrison, who is known as the “Father of Callies”, who was a top runner and contemporary of Wally Hayward and Jackie Mekler.

He was chairman of Callies for many years.

Les Black from Germiston Callies Harriers said they were happy with the turnout at the race and the way the event ran.

“Entries increased from last year’s race so it is good to see that improvement,” he said.



Callies traverse the long Comrades road

Athletes put to the test


The race results were as follows:

• 21km race:

Men’s open: 1. Derocious Makhobalo (1:10:39); 2. Shadrack Hoff (1:10:52); 3. Charles Soza (1:10:58).

Veteran men: 1. Shadrack Hoff (1:10:52); 2. Phillip Phakwayo (1:14:53); 3. Jabu Nkabinde (1:15:22).

Master men: 1. Dieter Stapel (1:30:12).

Grandmaster men: 1. Frans Makuka (1:27:52).

Women’s open: 1. Andronica Mokgotna (1:26:31); 2. Mpho Mabuza (1:32:06); 3. Angela Temlett (1:34:17).

Veteran women: 1. Angeline Latten (1:38:37); 2. Barbara Luckmeyer (1:39:21); 3. Belinda Waghin (1:43:60).

Master women: 1. Debbie Compten (1:50:26).

Grandmaster women: 1. Jennifer Kingsley (2:02:40).

• 10km race:

Men’s open: 1. Thabo Motoung (32:20); 2. Paulos Radebe (32:53); 3. Thabang Mafa (33.30).

Veteran men: 1. Hansome Siwela (35:51); 2. Masala Mbengeni (36.28); 3. Ian MacDonald (37:59).

Master men: 1. George Mooi (35:15).

Grandmaster men: 1. Marius Carstens (41.28).

Junior men: 1. Nathan Amos (51.38).

Women’s open: 1. Kim Laxton (39.20); 2. Fericia Zwane (41:51); 3. Zanale Maisa (41:53).

Veteran women: 1. Maralise Vermaak (43:28); 2. Helen Ibbotson (45:45); 3. Nomasanto Skhosana (46:44).

Master women: 1. Julie Sochier (44:27).

Grandmaster women: Sonja Laxton (50:21).

Junior women: Tylo Cumberlered (46:17).

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Melissa Hart

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