The 2013 Jive Slave Route Challenge proved to be a big hit with runners, judging by the big, tired smiles from runners entering the finish straight on the Grand Parade.
This year saw an increase in the number of runners for the 21km Slave Route Challenge, the 10km run and Big Walk.
Runners were again lucky enough to run through the Castle of Good Hope, one of the oldest historical monuments in South Africa.
Runners were also able to enjoy the sights and early morning sounds of Cape Town as they ran past landmarks such as the Jewish Museum, the Company Gardens and Parliament as well as St George’s Cathedral. The route also saw them tackle the big climb into Bo Kaap (and Koeksister Hill), a descent into Somerset Road and and an early morning glimpse of Cape Town Stadium before making their way to the V&A Waterfront and then heading back towards the CBD via Adderley Street and the finish on the Grand Parade.
Itheko not only hosted the race but they managed to win some of the big prizes too. The club took top honours in the men’s and women’s 21km race and bagged the team prize too.
Itheko’s Lusaseni Tom won the 21km race, pipping clubmate Lindikhaya Mthangayi at the finish line. Nedbank’s Sityole Diko finished in third place.
Itheko’s Nomvuyisi Seti won the women’s 21km race with Nedbank’s Candyce Hall in second and Charissa Steyn placing third.
Itheko also won the 21km men’s team prize.
Itheko won the team prize in the 10km race and the club’s Nkosinathi Sotyana placing third overall in the race.
Slave Route Challenge 21km:
Itheko’s Nabeelah Orrie placed third in women’s junior section with a time 2.42.06 while Itheko’s Aleyda Philander finished second in the women 40-49 category.
Slave Route Challenge 10km:
Itheko’s Graham Katzen won the men’s 40-49 category.
Itheko’s Patricia Adams placed third in the women’s 40-49 category.