2016 Nelson Mandela Bay Train Race – Machine bests Man this year
The annual Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Train Race again delivered great fun and thrills for local families and running teams.
The race kicked off at 9am on Sunday, with 150 teams signed up to race the train from the Port Elizabeth Train Station to the Uitenhage Train Station in the hopes of beating the machine.
However, it was not to be so as this year, the winner was Metrorail and Prasa, as the train made it to the station about 6 minutes before the first team did, in a time of 1:43:28.
Last year, Gamble Pharmacy managed to beat the train and came first, but this year the train was just a little bit faster and landed them in second place, to a time of 1:49:08.
Teams for the train race are made up of five runners, and one Mountain Bike Cyclist, with the route divided into six stages to cover a distance of 38km.
Through this event, the organisers draw attention to the needs of those living within the communities along the route and would like to highlight the fantastic work that the non-profit organisation; Love Story, are doing to assist such communities.
There were five different categories for teams, such as Schools, Athletics Clubs, Social Teams, Corporate and Individual.
1st – Swartkops Primary School
2nd – Uitenhage High School
1st – Despatch Athletics Club
2nd – Vukani Chiefs Club
3rd – Spar Athletics Club
1st – The Pharmacy Runners
2nd – The Super Troopers
3rd – Red Steam Runners
1st – Gamble Pharmacy
2nd – Spar EC
3rd – Tobies
1st – Bruce Gee
2nd – Robertus Martuis
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