The winner of the 5km women’s race, Juliet Mahunye (right) pictured with Paralympic bronze medallist Sheryl James (left). Photo supplied.
Date: 23 September 2021 By:
Both Para-athletes and able-bodied athletes had the opportunity to rub shoulders with the Soutpansberg’s own Paralympic bronze medallist Sheryl James during the IsAbility Sport Club’s fun run the past weekend.
The fun run was hosted in conjunction with the Soutpansberg Athletics Club, with the fun run starting and finishing at the Tourism Information Centre in the town’s tree park.
“The IsAbility Sports Club and Soutpansberg Athletics Club would like to thank all those who pitched up on a cold, rainy morning to support the cause of a healthy lifestyle by participating in the fun run/walk. Fun was had by all! Particular thanks go to Ridgeway College for registering over 50 entrants from amongst their students,” said the organisers. The clubs also thanked the Makhado Municipality for their support in securing the venue and relevant permissions, Emmanuel Christian School for the use of their sound system, equipment and providing volunteers, the Zoutpansberger for advertising the event, Madigra for always being ready to help with water and Sheryl James for sponsoring cash prizes.
The winners of the day were Sam van Heerden (2,5km run for boys), Josh Cronjé (5km run for boys), Bigboy Nefale (5km men’s winner) and Fortune Mahunya (second 5km men’s run), Agnes Jeke (first 2,5km girl), Sharoné van der Nest (second 2,5km girl), Juliet Mahunye (first 5km woman), Shereen Tayob (first 2,5km woman), André Schoeman (first amputee in the 2,5km run) and the Runner of the Day was Dawid Jordaan, who ran 5km for himself and 2,5km for his daughter, who could not be there.