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De Waal agonisingly misses target in Colgate Race

Local club pleased with virtual race outcome

Team Vitality up-and-coming runner Cayde de Waal came desperately close in making this year’s Colgate Race the perfect race when he ran just 45 seconds slower than his target time.

Having aimed to run sub-17 minutes in the 5km distance, de Waal clocked 17:44 minutes instead. It would have been his first time running below the 17-minute mark.

The popular Colgate Road Race, which was again hosted by the Boksburg Athletic Club, followed the trend for 2020 and joined the growing list of virtual races, with athletes given the option to complete the 32km, 15km or 5km run.

The original race, which was scheduled to take place in May, was forced to be cancelled due to the pandemic and for all 2020 entrants, entry fees will be deferred to the 2021 Colgate Road Race.

The 41st edition of the annual race took place on October 18.

The virtual race offered runners the chance to ‘compete’ by measuring their own runs and submitting the timing details to results.finishtime.co.za
According to Boksburg Athletic Club secretary Caronn Harris, the overall event proved successful under the circumstances.

“Yes, definitely,” she said when quizzed on the success level of the virtual race. “Considering that it was on the same day as the Sanlam Virtual Marathon, we had just over 1 500 entrants.”

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