Three 5150 races in South Africa in 2018 and three wins for Annah Watkinson. The 36-year-old CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) was unstoppable in Bela Bela (4 August), Ekhurleni (21 October) and in Nelson Mandela Bay (25 November). The win in Nelson Mandela Bay capped an eventful year for Annah. Over and above the three 5150 victories, Annah was also on the top rung of the podium at the Miway Life Durban Ultra in March and…"Three from three for Annah Watkinson"
Charne Bosman ended off another solid racing year with a win at the City Lodge RAC Tough one, crossing the line in 2:10.13 – her best ever, prompting the 43-year-old Nedbank Runner to take to social media. “Happy with my win at the Tough One 32km this morning. Did not expect to run my fastest time ever on this course. Thanks for a well organised race and keeping us safe on the road! Thx to…"RAC Tough One caps solid year for Bosman"
FinishTime will be found wherever there are events to cover, be it in the middle of the Bush, your suburbs or in the townships, no venue is to far or too difficult to get to, epitomizing the work ethic of crew and the company. One of the most scenic races is the Harrismith Mountain Race held on 20 October. On the same day, FinishTime were busy timing the Dischem Sun City Swim. While a…"From scenery to the heart of Tembisa"
Imagine taking on the best in the country and not only beating them, but destroying them less than 4 months after giving birth? Well this is what 31-year-old Irvette van Zyl did at the Spar Ladies Final on 7 October. Irvette (who later also be first South African at the FNB Durban 10km CITYSURFRUN) is clearly loving her running again and seems to be even stronger than before the birth of her second son…"Irvette van Zyl – Wonder Mom"
Xolani Luvuno caught the imagination of South Africans when they saw a one-legged man “running” the Comrades Marathon on crutches. Xolani is not an unfamiliar sight in Gauteng. When he crossed the line as the last man on the route of the MiWay Wally Hayward Marathon on 1 May in 5:22.30, the support he received on the finish line was as rapturous, if not more so, than that of the winner. Xolani then took on…"The remarkable story of Xolani Luvuno"
On the same day as the FNB Durban 10km CITYSURFRUN, FinishTime had their vans and crew out in Cape Town and timed just under 15 000 runners over the half marathon and 10km. The race originated in the early 90’s as a half marathon only and was originally a race to beat the noonday gun on Signal Hill in Cape Town which goes off every day at 12:00 noon. In fact, Cape Townians will…"Outsurance Gun Run hits 15 000 entries"
The final of the FNB Run Your City Series took place in Durban on 14 October and had assembled a stellar field, both local and international to run against some 7000 runners who were out for fun. For the first time, there were timing splits at 3km, 5km, 7.11km, 7.21km (the Puma 100m sprint) and 9km. The Puma 100m sprint is part of the series for runners to see how fast they can cover a…"Records galore in Durban"
1 September is officially the first day of Spring and Spring brings in Spring Marathon Season with Finisthime recording no less than 15 events in the month. From Triathlons, to Mountain Races to the only IAAF Gold Label event on the continent, the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, Finishtime will once again ensure that results will be accurate, easily accessible and in the case of Cape Town Marathon, once again will have Live 5km splits, taking…"Spring Marathon Season"
History was made at the Mandela Day Marathon, when FinishTime introduced for the first time Live 5km split timing for the 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon, timing a total of 17 500 runners across all three races. Being able to provide the 5km timing splits is yet another innovation of FinishTime and means that those who are not able to watch the race unfold live on Television, can now follow how the race unpacks at…"Mandela Day Marathon"