The chilly breeze at Elfindale’s Cross Country League 5 on Sunday 28 July 2019 could easily have been mistaken for the steely resolve some of the runners had, but most of them do turn out to be quite friendly.
Alexa Mesham of VOB continued her good form by taking the Girls u18 run over 4km, crossing the line in 16:45, this time followed home by Gina de Klerk, while consistent Kharnya Francis had to settle for 3rd. Elyas Ayyoub, also of VOB, won a thriller in the Boys u18 race over 6km in a time of 21:50. Johagen Jansen, took 2nd ahead of Edward Jack.
VOB made it 3 wins when Kia Gibbs won the Girls u20 race over 6km in 26:26. Athemba Nqumashe settled for the 2nd spot, while she was once again followed by Caitlyn Schlehmeyer.
Carlo Flink of Itheko was his dominant self again when he won the Boys u20 8km ahead of Oliver Stewart and Mzwamadoda Nonjiko. He stopped the clock at 28:27, testament to the technicality of this particular course.
Andre Afrika showed some good consistency taking another victory in the Senior 10km Beast, in 34:45. Vuyolwethu Mbukushe was 2nd and Raidon Balie 3rd. Boxer’s Vuyiseka Ncumenge took the win in the Women’s race, followed by a fast finishing Nolubabalo Dyonase and Sophie Cope.
The day was closed off by the 4km Dash with Rowaldo Ratz winning ahead of Anthony Timoteus and Sibusiso Magwaza, while Kayla van Graan took the honours in the Women’s race ahead of the Virgill-Lee Afrika and Sharlan Boer.
#WPACC2019 comes to a close with League 6 on Saturday 3 August at Silverstroomstrand, and the team trophies are still being hotly contested.
Preliminary results of League 5 can be downloaded here (The WPACC is aware of some problems in the 4km number of races completed - the points totals are complete for the League 4,5,6 prize money contenders only). Should you have any corrections or queries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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