There are only 2 days to go until the Comrades Marathon 2017 and we are very proud to announce that we have a record number of six staff members taking part in the event this year. They are Mr Mdumiseni Zondi (Landscaper), Mr Sanele Malunga (Landscaper), Mr Thumelani “Derek” Mweli (Security), Mrs Sarah Cole-Edwardes (Head of Marketing), Mrs Naomi Hardman (Business Manager) and Mr Siyazi “Innocent” Ndebele (Maintenance Supervisor).
Mr Mweli, Mrs Hardman and Mrs Cole-Edwardes are all first-time runners, and they are all feeling nervous, yet excited for Sunday. Mr Ndebele has completed 8 Comrades Marathons, and Mr Zondi has completed 11! Mr Malunga will be running his second Comrades Marathon on Sunday and is aiming for a silver medal, as last year he missed it by 42 seconds!
Four of our staff members’ spouses are also taking part in the race this year. They are Mrs Lyndal Robertson’s husband, Richard; Mrs Simone Zartmann’s husband, Mark; Mr Dean Tyson’s wife, Kate and Mrs Kim Haigh’s husband, Barry. Mrs Haigh’s son, Ryan, is also running!
If you would like to track our inspiring staff members’ progress on the day, please see their race numbers below. We also welcome you to join us on Sunday at St John’s D.S.G. to support all the runners, who will be running right past our school in Harwin Road.
To track the Comrades Marathon runners, you can download the Comrades Marathon App or the UltimateLIVE App from your phones App Store.
- Mr Mdumiseni Zondi: 36521
- Mr Sanele Malunga: 32713
- Mr Derek Mweli: 40293
- Mrs Sarah Cole-Edwardes: 37595
- Mrs Naomi Hardman: 35393
- Mr Innocent Ndebele: 14733
We would like to wish all our staff and parents running on Sunday everything of the best for “The Ultimate Human Race”.