TWK Assegaai 3-in-1 Marathon 2020
An ariel view of the participants at the starting line

On Saturday, 22 February the Assegaai Marathon Club, hosted their annual 3-in-1 marathon.

A staggering 601 people entered the marathon and they could choose between running a distance of 42.2km, 21.1km or 10km.

The results were as follows:

Male – 10km:

  1. Kathlego Moloy – 32:37
  2. Msawenkosi Buthelezi – 33:28
  3. Philani Nkhwanazi – 34:22

Female – 10km:

  1. Hloniphile Msezane – 45:32
  2. Amanda Vergottini – 50:49
  3. Kidi Maria Dhora – 53:02

Male – 21.2km:

  1. Bonginkosi Simelane – 1:10:08
  2. Sihle Khumalo – 1:15:23
  3. Lindelani Ximba – 1:18:45

Female – 21.2km:

  1. Marlene Bean – 1:39:28
  2. Jo Claassen – 1:44:15
  3. Lizelle van Rooyen – 1:57:13

Male – 42.2km:

  1. Bongani Msimango – 02:44:56
  2. Justice Nkosi – 02:45:09
  3. Zama Dlamini – 02:46:36

Female – 42.2km:

  1. Winile Mnisi – 3:26:32
  2. Laiken Pretorius – 3:36:47
  3. Zinhidile Dlamini – 3:41:55

The participants came from all over South Africa, including running clubs from the Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal. Residents of The Kingdom of Eswatini also participated.

It was a hot and humid day but, thanks to all the waterpoints along the way, runners were well hydrated and supported. Thanks to all the businesses who manned a station on the day. In first place was Charka, second was the Mkhondo SAPS and in third place TWK.

A special thank you to TWK for sponsoring the medals, water bottles, marshall shirts, the finisher arch and gazebos.

All-in-all it was a successful event and the Assegaai Marathon Club members look forward to an even bigger turnout next year.