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Gamble Pharmacy unbeaten in the Town Lodge Business Night Relay this season

Aug 29, 2018
Gamble Pharmacy unbeaten in the Town Lodge Business Night Relay this season

With four wins in four months and a new course record, this winter's Town Lodge Business Night Relay was certainly another memorable one for the boys from the Gamble Pharmacy Corporate team.

Untouchable this season and rewriting the record books with their 55 minutes and 23 seconds blitzing of the course record at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium last season, the team came out on Tuesday night as confident as ever and walk away with the gold medals once again in a time of 57 minutes 20 seconds.

"Despite the blustery and cold conditions on the evening, it was a great end to the season with 69 teams taking part this month, " said Series organiser Mike Zoetmulder from Zsports Events NPC.

"It's been a well supported winter for the Town Lodge Business Night Relay with teams loving the uniqueness of running within the iconic stadium in a safe and secure environment and one wonders whether we should be considering running the Series throughout summer as well."

Another exceptional performance on the evening was the breaking of the Ladies course record with Team Investec flying through in 1 hour 15 minutes to set the new benchmark as they were pushed the whole way by the ladies from SPAR DC and the Teambos 'F' team.

In the Men's, SPAR DC Men took silver and the 'B' team from Teambos taking the bronze. In the popular Mixed teams category, with 31 teams entered, Gamble Pharmacy won in 1 hour 3 minutes from the Up & Running team and Teambos 'A' side.

With no fewer than 15 teams taking part in the walking category, it was the unbeaten trio representing Concord Cranes Group that stomped to victory in 1 hour 11 minutes to crown an undefeated season for themselves. The walkers from 3 Furious were 2nd and LEAD 2 placed 3rd on the evening. 

The Town Lodge Business Night Relay is a unique event to Nelson Mandela Bay taking place on the last Tuesday evening during winter with teams of 5 runners or 3 walkers each completing a 3.5km lap within the stadium precinct.

Full results from the Series is available on www.nightrelay.co.za. Next up for the teams will be the Mandela Bay Development Agency hosted Urban Run charity obstacle race through the City Centre on Sunday 9th September.

SUMMARY RESULTS

Town Lodge Business Night Relay
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium

Round 4 - Tuesday 28th August 2018


Men Teams
1 Gamble Corporate (0:57:20); 2 SPAR 3 (1:11:28); 3 teambosbef*k B (1:12:00); 4 LEAD 1 (1:13:25); 5 Uitenhage HS (1:14:23); 6 teambosbef*k C (1:16:51); 7 PwC Accruals (1:20:26); 8 Rooftop 2 (1:20:58); 9 teambosbef*k D (1:25:10); 10 Mazars Slowpokes (1:25:22); 11 PWH Mens (1:26:02); 12 UHS Boyz 2 (1:31:11); 

Ladies Teams
1 Investec (1:15:38); 2 SPAR 1 (1:19:02); 3 teambosbef*k F (1:26:07); 4 SWATT (1:37:50); 5 Team Varsity College (1:38:48); 6 Rooftop Ladies (1:40:50); 7 Team UHS Girls (1:42:39); 8 Mazars Girls on the Run (1:49:49); 9 PWH ladies (1:50:26); 10 UHS Divas (1:55:51); 

Mixed Teams
1 Gamble Social Mix (1:03:45); 2 Up and Running (1:08:13); 3 teambosbef*k A (1:09:25); 4 Rooftop 1 (1:12:58); 5 CruSuipers (1:14:44); 6 SEESA WARRIORS (1:21:21); 7 Callies Striders (1:24:58); 8 5 Fast (1:25:19); 9 ReSound (1:26:43); 10 Woodridge Mixed 2 (1:27:14); 11 MEADOW GROUP RACERS (1:28:22); 12 PKF 1 (1:29:27); 13 PLU CONNECTIONS (1:30:08); 14 Woodridge Mixed 1 (1:31:39); 15 Dude have you seen my batton (1:32:22); 16 MEADOW GROUP FLYERS (1:32:30); 17 City Lodge Port Elizabeth Allstars (1:34:04); 18 Rooftop 3 (1:34:34); 19 teambosbef*k E (1:34:36); 20 Algoa FM (1:36:43); 21 Brand It 2 (1:36:50); 22 Town Lodge Cool runnings (1:37:08); 23 eta College PE RUN TEAM 1 (1:37:51); 24 Brandcrafters (1:38:08); 25 BLACK SHEEP (1:38:23); 26 PAGDENS 1 (1:41:56); 27 LEAD 3 (1:42:39); 28 Varsity College Students (1:43:44); 29 LexisNexis (1:46:41); 30 Solid Gold (1:47:16); 31 Brand it 1 (1:49:01); 

Walking Teams
1 Concord Cranes Group (1:11:52); 2 3 Furious (1:17:21); 3 LEAD 2 (1:19:16); 4 eta College PE WALK TEAM 01 (1:22:26); 5 Rooftop Walkers (1:22:57); 6 eta College PE WALK TEAM 02 (1:26:34); 7 Gibson Avengers (1:26:36); 8 BLACK SHEEP LADIES (1:29:52); 9 Mazars Super M (1:30:02); 10 Town Lodge Moon Walkers (1:30:41); 11 GOLD RUSH (1:33:14); 12 PwC Striders (1:34:32); 13 The Adventurous (1:41:13); 14 Pwh Walkers (1:43:47); 15 UHS Teachers (1:51:27); 

Image: Town Lodge Port Elizabeth Assistant General Manager Marais Meyer hands over the floating trophy to the record breaking ladies relay team from Investec at the Town Lodge Business Night Relay on Tuesday evening.