Seen here: Glenrose Xaba in action on the day. Xaba was accompanied by Team Spur’s two-time Swiss Mountain Bike Marathon Champion Ariane Lüthi on the mountain bike. Photo Credit: David Tarpey
Glenrose Xaba claimed gold at the 2nd annual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN on Sunday, 24 September 2017.
Xaba came into the race as the form athlete and did not disappoint. The diminutive 22-year-old broke away on the climb and was never headed. Xaba crossed the line in 35:39. Nolene Conrad had a solid race to finish in second (36:12) with Rudo Mhonderwa finishing third (36:40).
“This was a tough race, but I knew after winning the Cross Country Titles (Xaba is both the 10km and 4km National Champion) that I was strong and that I could deal with the hills,” said Xaba.
Themba Mabizela: FNB Business Provincial Head for Gauteng South and Central says, “Congratulations to all the top performing winners for their endurance and consistency throughout the race. A special thank you to every Joburger who took part in the race as each one of you made this a special event. It is satisfying to be a part of something that seems to grow from strength to strength each year. We hope that the race continues in its positive uptake and that more and more of the people who work, live and play in Joburg participate in the coming years.”
The 2nd annual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN started at FNB Bank City Johannesburg and finished at Mary Fitzgerald Square Newtown. In celebration of Heritage Day, iconic landmarks featured on route included: the Nelson Mandela Bridge, FNB Bank City, Constitution Hill, Mary Fitzgerald Square, Wits University, Neighbourgoods Market and Ellis Park Stadium to mention just a few.
Charity Support: When entering online, runners could choose to support either or all three of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN Charities: the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, the Johannesburg SPCA and/or the Reach For A Dream Foundation.
Official hashtag: #J10krun
NEXT UP: The “Run Your City Series” heads to Durban for the inaugural FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN.
Iconic landmarks to look out for on the FNB Durban 10K CITYSURFRUN route will include: the Moses Mabhida Stadium, City Hall and the Durban Railway Station to mention just a few.
Sunday, 8 October 2017
Masabalala Yengwa Street, in front of Moses Mabhida Stadium
Beachfront Precinct adjacent to Moses Mabhida Stadium
About the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN sponsorship:
FNB Business is proud to be the title sponsor of the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN. This sponsorship forms part of our ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle and family involvement. Road running is an inclusive sport that allows us to engage with a larger audience and support a sporting disciplines that advance our commitment to building, enduring and rewarding relationships with communities we are a part of.
We believe in supporting a race that encourages people to run and know their city; a race that strives to re-invent how people perceive and experience the city centre. The FNB Bank City buildings are well-known and iconic buildings in the Johannesburg CBD and the precinct was recently revamped in 2015 with three lifestyle concepts of Work, Eat & Play in mind. For many years it has been viewed as traditional banking headquarters; however the revamp has positively changed the experience of the precinct.
Sponsoring the FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN is aligned to our belief in the importance of rejuvenating and reviving the city centre so it remains relevant and an important part of Johannesburg’s Heritage.
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