Mountain Drive 21km 2011

Run/Walk For Life Athletics Club, Grahamstown was well represented at the Mountain Drive half marathon which took place in Grahamstown. With 22 members in the Run/Walk For Life colours, a number of grand performances were achieved by all club members.  Mzwanele Maphekula was 6th overall in 1.14.17, while Jene Banfield was the women's winner in 1:37:22.

Run/Walk For Life Athletics Club members Jene Banfield, far left. and Mzwanele Maphekula seen during the Mountain Drive half-marathon.

RWFL Gtown members results at Mountain Drive

Well done to all members who took part in the Mountain Drive half-marathon on Saturday. The club had 22 members finishing the race with some great performances along the way. Mzwanele was sixth overall, Jene was the women's winner and first in the 40-44 age category, Julie was seventh women and third 40-44, Sally – eighth women and first 45-49, Malibongwe – seventh in the 35 to 39 age category, Welcome – second 40-44, Joubert – eighth 40-44, Juanita – eighth 35-39, Karren second 45-49 and Zelda – sixth 50-54.
Saturday's was the biggest Run/Walk For Life field at the Mountain Drive since the clubs inception in 2007. Last year saw 15 members taking part.

Well done to those members who achieved their personal best - PB (these are PB's while running for Run/Walk For Life so not necessary the members all time PB).
Well done to the programme members, Joubert, Natasha, Amy, Danika and Thomas on finishing the tough 21km.

Mountain Drive half marathon members' results:

6. Mzwanele Maphekula 1.14.17
21. Sabatha Simangweni 1.23.10
25. Rooi Rikhotso 1.25.09 (PB)
28. Malibongwe Mbelu 1.26.22
32. Velisile Jela 1.29.46
38. Mlamli Klaas 1.32.04
55. Jene Banfield 1.37.22 (PB by 4mins)
68. Lionel Blaauw 1.40.46
77. Johan Gerber 1.42.22
84. Joubert Retief 1.43.02
89. Philippe Doubell 1.45.27
106. Julie Walker 1.48.22
114. Sally Price-Smith 1.50.35 (PB by 10mins)
115. John Van Onselen 1.50.36 (PB)
136. Karen Meyer 1.59.52 (PB by 8mins)
220. Natasha Agnew 2:29:40
186. Juanita Fuller 2.16.19
227. Amy Taylor 2.31.56 (PB by 14 mins)
230. Zelda Van Onselen 2.33.39
231. Hendrien Coetzee 2.33.40
234. Danika Marquis 2.35.40
235. Thomas Shone 2:35:41

Run/Walk For Life members at the Mountain Drive 21km:

All photos taken by Stephen Penney - telephone 082 468 8384 or e-mail:

General photos from Mountain Drive 21km:

 All photos taken by Stephen Penney - telephone 082 468 8384 or e-mail: