The first race of the new year saw Itheko runners turn out in their numbers, with many runners attempting the Bay to Bay 30km for the first time.
The 30km route saw participants run from Camps Bay to Hout Bay and back to Camps Bay again. The long ascents and long descents on Victoria Road tested many a runner on the day but strong minds, grit and determination saw them all cross the line, despite the wobbly legs.
There was also quite a large Itheko presence for the 15km run which saw participants run from Hout Bay to Camps Bay, tackling the infamous Suikerbossie along the way.
Race results saw three Itheko runners place in the top 20 overall with Wanda Roro finishing third on his return to the club. Graham Katzen placed 12th overall and Siviwe Nkombi finished 18th.
Fortunate Chidzivo placed third in the women’s catergory.
A number of Itheko athletes also set personal bests in the race with Shaheem Hendricks, Neezaam Mohamed, Rholda and Ashraf Orrie, Ismail Mohamed, Thaabit Semaar and Francois Marais just a few of the members who clocked in under three hours.
Well done, though, to all the runners who completed both the 30km and 15km races. You’ve mastered one of the tougher races on the calendar.