Top runner, Cathrine Malungane of Transnet once again shone this past Saturday at the annual Bestmed Athletics Club Eersterus (ACE) Race, when she completed the 21.1km Women’s Open in 01:28:31. This year’s successful race recorded a number of 3480 participants on Saturday, 16 January 2016 at Eersterus
Alongside Malungane, Vincent Kipchirchir of Nedbank took the trophy for the 21,1km Men’s Open at a time of 01:10:35. Also taking trophies home were top runner Stephen Mokoka of Transnet, winner of the 10km Men’s Open at a time of 30:52 and Kataza Shipalane of Transnet, winner of the 10km Women’s Open at a time of 37:33.
“The Bestmed Ace Race has become such a large and memorable event in the Eersterus community and surrounding areas,” says Sasja La Grange, Bestmed’s Marketing and Communications Manager. “We are pleased by the year-on-year growth and success. Our aim to encourage healthy living has become a reality and we will continue to reinforce this through our Preventative Care programme.”
Professional and fun runners from the local community and neighbouring areas participated in the 5, 10 and 21.1km event races held at the Eersterus Stadium. The race is the single biggest event hosted in Eersterus and has become a highlight on the community’s calendar. “I would like to thank everyone involved for a fantastic and well organised event, especially the support of the Eersterus community. This is one of the best races I have taken part in. See you again next year,” said one of the participants.
“Bestmed looks forward to continuing its title sponsorship of this event and we would like to congratulate all the winners, participants and the community for their support,” concludes La Grange.