On the very cold Saturday morning the 19 th of August, the runners that entered the Rotary GTR 2017 race took to the road. With the temperature starting at 2° on Saturday morning, the challenge of loving running and running for charity was tested.

We were amazed with the runners and the water point sponsors, being out there in the cold with their high spirits. We could not ask for better people to share the day with, said Chantal Bekker, Rotary GTR Chairman.

We changed the relay run to a team run this year and it proved to be a good change as the companies ’s staff could enjoy the race together from start to finish encouraging one another.

As this race is in aid of Charity we are dependent on volunteers and sponsorships. We are privileged to have the volunteers and the sponsors that support us year after year, said Bekker.

32KM – Male

Position Name Club Time
1st Graham Malinga Corrobrick 2h:01m
2nd Vusi Nkosi Anglo 2h:11m
3rd Sibusiso Nalela  Anglo 2h:14m

32KM – Female

Position Name Club Time
1st Candice Mahlare Sinninghill 2h:55m
2nd Setilda Heiberg Midac 2h:57m
3rd Puselelo Lesito  Anglo 2h:58m

15KM – Male

Position Name Club Time
1st Jacques Keulder Midac 56m:55s
2nd Pholane Moseka Eskom 57m:46s
3rd Themba Nkosi Private 58m:38s

15KM – Female

Position Name Club Time
1st Anishia Freyer Private 1h:10m:29s
2nd Lizelle Bekker Vitality 1h:17m
3rd Inge Brewis Midac 1h:19m

4.9KM – Male

Position Name Club Time
1st Stefan Mellet Private 22m:15s
2nd Jaco van Aarde MMK 22m:16s
3rd Richard Sibiya Private 23m:25s

4.9KM – Female

Position Name Club
1st Ivy Ndlovu Private
2nd Christa van Rensburg Private
3rd Ihante Kruger

4.9KM – Teams – Overall

Position Name Time
1st Exxaro 15m:00
2nd Virgin Active 16m:00
3rd Izwelenthu 18m:00

4.9KM – Teams – Primary Schools

Position Name Time
1st Klippies (Laerskool Klipfontein) 17m:00
2nd Kanonkop Laerskool 18m:00
3rd Dennies (Dennesig Laerskool) 21m:00

4.9KM – Teams – High Schools

Position Name Time
1st WH De Klerk Skool 17m:00
2nd WH De Klerk Skool 17m:00
3rd Eastdene Combined School 18m:00

We would like to thank each and every person that took part in this year’s Rotary GTR 2017 race. This day would not be possible without you. We would also like to thank all our sponsors and volunteers for their hard work and commitment to the largest Charity Race in Mpumalanga.