Irvette Van Zyl claimed victory at the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN in Bree Street, Cape Town on Sunday, 15 May 2016.
Whilst most expected that, Van Zyl had been battling with the flu for close on a week and almost withdrew after 4 kilometres in. “It was hard. I felt really bad and wanted to just stop.”
Van Zyl hung on though and despite feeling out of sorts went into the lead after 7 kilometres and was never headed.
“When Lebogang went through the first 2 kilometres in 6 minutes I was hanging on as best I could. I do not know how I was able to just stick it out. I am very surprised by the win.”
Van Zyl was originally planning on chasing the SA Best time of Elana Meyer (38 minutes 39 seconds), but having just recovered from flu she set her sights on the win instead crossing the finish line in 39 minutes 40 seconds.
EVENT INFORMATION: FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN
Date: Sunday, 15 May 2016
Start Venue: Woodbridge Island, c/o R27 and Loxton Road, Milnerton (Cape Town)
Finish Venue: FNB Building, Portside c/o Mechau and Bree Streets (Cape Town, CBD)
“We are incredibly excited to be part of this race which boasts the best athletes from South Africa, Africa and around the world as well as ordinary citizens from all walks of life. We hope and trust that all participants were inspired by the running excellence on display and enjoyed the race,” adds Stephan Claassen, FNB Business Provincial Head.
Charity Support: When entering online, runners could choose to support either or both of the FNB Cape Town ONERUN Charities: The Cape Of Good Hope SPCA and Die Burger Kersfonds.
Facebook: Ctown12 / CapeofGoodHopeSPCA
Twitter: @CTown12 / @SPCACape
Instagram: CapeTown_12 / CapeSPCA
For more information on: Die Burger Kersfonds email firstname.lastname@example.org, Cape Of Good Hope SPCA visit www.spca-ct.co.za, FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN visit www.thecapetown12.com
About the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN sponsorship:
FNB Business sponsors the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN race. The sponsorship forms part of the Bank’s ongoing strategy to support national and community events that have the potential to grow and inspire. The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through sporting disciplines that advance our commitment to building, enduring and rewarding relationships across communities in which we operate.
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ON BEHALF OF: FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN a Stillwater Sports Event