Thousands participate in Century City Sports Festival

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Date 05 April 2017
Author Liesel

Running in Century City colours, three times Comrades winner, Vladimir Kotov, was the first Masters over 50 home in the 10km Century City Express over the weekend in a time of 33:47. Running with him are Babalo Hambi  of Itheko and Morne Kammies of San

Thousands of sports men and women participated in the fifth annual Century City Sports Festival held over the past weekend with the signature event of the three day festival - the 10km Century City Express -  attracting around 1600 runners.

The winner of the 10km Century City Express was Nkosinathi Madyo of Nedbank in a time of 30 minutes five seconds. Nkozinathi  came second in 2012. Second home this year was Lindikhaya Mathangayi  of Itheko in a time of 30:51 followed by Mathandaso Qhiwa of Nedbank in a time of 31:01 in third place.

The first woman home was Zintle Xiniwe of Max Elite in a time of 34 minutes 35 seconds. Zintle also won in 2012 but this year bettered her time by 1:75.  She was followed by Bulelwa Simae of Nedbank in a time of 35:44 and Ulrica Stander of New Balance in a time of 36:49.

Three times Comrades Winner, Vladimir Kotov, who runs in Century City colours, was the first Masters over 50 runner home in a time of 33:47.

The Century City Sports Festival is aimed at both teams and individual participants and provides both participatory and spectator sports including a 2,5km FunRun/Walk, Touch Rugby tournaments,  Five-a-side Corporate Soccer competitions,  a Criterium Road Circuit Cycling races, Junior and Senior Canoe Races, Western Province Trials for Canoe Polo, Stand Up Paddling, a Dragon Boat Regatta and an under 11 six-a-side Cricket tournament.

See full festival results and photographs elsewhere on this website