KNYSNA NEWS - Twenty-one Knysna Marathon Club members will participate in this year's Comrades Ultra-Marathon
on Sunday, June 3.
While some of the runners will be tackling this iconic marathon for the first time, others have completed it 13 times before.
This year's Comrades Marathon, the 90th, will be a 'down run', from Pietermaritzburg's City Hall to Durban's Sahara Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, a distance of 89km. The runners will encounter five major hills which are popularly known as 'the Big Five' - Polly Shortts, Inchanga, Botha's Hill, Fields Hill and Cowie's Hill.
The Knysna Marathon Club runners who will tackle the Comrades are Herman Botha (who has completed 13 Comrades marathons), Martin Britz (13), Leon Brown (9), Marianne Brown (0), Danie Brown (6), Sharon Brown (6), Peter Brown (1), Ad Cole (8), Andy Cox (5), Joan Cuthbert (2), Sebenzile Dayimani (0), Lisl Grobler (8), Greg Hawley (0), Emma Mangali (3), Marlon Mortlock (3), James Ngxale (0), Alfred Nise (11), Margi O'Connor (2), Svelka Sharp (4), Jeffrey Willcocks (8) and Christo Zaayman (0).
The event will be televised on SABC2 on the day, starting at 06:00. For more information on the marathon, visit the website, www.comrades.com.
Knysna Marathon Club’s Comrades runners are (front from left): Marianne Brown, Peter Brown, Svelka Sharp, Sharon Brown, Joan Cuthbert, James Ngxale, Marlon Mortlock and Margi O’Connor. Back: Leon Brown, Herman Botha, Lisl Grobler, Andy Cox, Sebenzile Dayimani, Alfred Nise, Emma Mangali, Jeffrey Willcocks and Christo Zaayman. Absent were Danie Brown,Greg Hawley, Martin Britz and Ad Cole.