Sunday, 5th November 2023

The Western Province Cricket Club Running Section proudly hosted the prestigious Landmark 21km Race on Sunday, 5th November 2023, and we’re thrilled to share the heartwarming feedback from our club members about this remarkable event.

With an impressive turnout of 1,225 finishers in the half marathon and a substantial attendance in the fun run—though not officially timed—we can confidently say that this year’s race was a resounding success. We’re grateful that the event ran smoothly without encountering any major issues, thanks to the dedication and hard work of everyone involved.

A special acknowledgment goes out to our dedicated race committee, who collaborated tirelessly with Top Events to bring this race to fruition. Without their collective effort, this event would not have been possible.

Our heartfelt gratitude extends to the marshals whose early morning commitment was instrumental in ensuring the safety and success of the race. Your invaluable support truly made the event a reality.

We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to our esteemed sponsors: Princeton, Falke, and Axxess. Additionally, a special mention goes to Sportmans Warehouse and Peninsula Beverages, our steadfast sponsors for 20 years. To express our appreciation, they were honored with a double laurel blue number, symbolizing their enduring support.

Start Of Race

Start Of Fun Run

Men’s Results:

The men’s race showcased exceptional talent, with Andrew Dick from Zimbabwe’s AAC club securing the top spot with a remarkable time of 1:07:31. He was closely followed by Edward Jack from Langa, finishing in 1:08:19, and Aubrey Kotze from Eerste coming in at 1:08:28. The competition was fierce, and the top finishers truly pushed their limits.

The veterans’ category featured outstanding performances, with Mthandazo Qhina (Ned) leading the pack in 1:14:54. Siyabonga Sakwe (Ned) secured the second position with a time of 1:15:37, followed by Oscar Coetzee (Itheko) at 1:18:50.

In the masters’ category, John September (Itheko) claimed the first position with a time of 1:21:30, closely followed by Roger Dickson (VOB) at 1:21:34 and Hansley Weaver (Ned) with a time of 1:24:23.

The grandmasters category showcased exceptional resilience, with Steven Motau (Gugs) finishing first in 1:30:21, followed by Eric Coetzee (Bell) at 1:32:03 and Paul Cieverts (Pine) with a time of 1:36:00.

Great Grandmasters:
Neville Frieslich (FH) displayed remarkable endurance and claimed the top spot in the great grandmasters category with a time of 1:51:56, followed by Brian Rothman (Brack) at 2:11:36, and Brian Merryweather (Edge) at 2:12:16.

Women’s Results:

The women’s division saw equally impressive performances, with Zintle Xiniwe (Ned) securing the first position with a time of 1:22:47. Ebeth Marais (32Gi SWD) was a close second, finishing in 1:22:55, followed by Nicola Wills (ATC) at 1:30:49.

In the veterans’ category, Elmé Middlemost (Ned) took the top position with a time of 1:32:48. Tanya Posthumus-Fox (Ned) secured the second position in 1:36:46, and Marlize Vienings (Edge) finished third with a time of 1:38:21.

The masters’ category witnessed a remarkable performance by Obertina Kanyongo (ZIM/Ned), who claimed first place in 1:38:17. Ursula Frans (Ned) secured the second position with a time of 1:39:21, followed by Lynn Davis (AAC) at 1:45:06.

Dee Smale (GBR/VOB) led the grandmasters category with a time of 1:44:36, followed by Griet Zakarian (Melk) at 1:53:19 and Dawn Saunders (Held) with a time of 1:58:39.

Great Grandmasters:
Nancy Will (Pine) showcased remarkable dedication and finished first in the great grandmasters category with a time of 1:58:48, followed by Pixie Sparg (Celtic) at 2:27:12 and Helen du Plessis (Brack) at 2:29:53.

At our core, we are committed to giving back to the community. This year, through the generosity and participation of all involved, we raised funds and collected toys for Maitland Cottage Hospital, our chosen charity. We are delighted to announce that we’ve handed over a cheque of R12,000.00, and very soon, we’ll be delivering the collected soft toys to bring smiles to the children there.
The Western Province Cricket Club Running Section extends its deepest gratitude to everyone who contributed, participated, sponsored, volunteered, or supported in any way to make this event a grand success. Your dedication and enthusiasm embody the spirit of our club, and we eagerly anticipate more such uplifting events in the future. Thank you for being an integral part of our community and for making a meaningful difference.