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Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium hosts successful start to Night Relay

May 15, 2019
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium hosts successful start to Night Relay

Night Relay returns to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 

Port Elizabeth - Nelson Mandela Bay's unique Town Lodge Business Night Relay got off to a great start on Tuesday evening at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium with just under 75 teams taking part in the monthly winter corporate relay event.

Defending champions, Gamble Pharmacy, got off to a slow start but soon got back into the lead to blitz through the 5 laps of the 3.5km course to see their 5th runner cross the finish time for a combined time of 1 hour and 1 minute ahead of SPAR Eastern Cape's Men's Team and the BBF Imports team.

Winners of the most popular Mixed teams category was TeamBBF Alpha with Puma Crusaders in 2nd and Rooftop Runners in 3rd. Friedman Scheckter Crusaders Ladies won the all Women's Team category ahead of the SPAR EC Club ladies and the Varsity College girls. 

"We created this event to offer local companies, sporting groups and schools the opportunity to come together on a monthly basis during the quieter winter months to network and build great teamwork in the unique setting of our iconic stadium, and we are very happy with the start to this year's Series hosted by the Town Lodge." said Series owner Mike Zoetmulder of Zsports Events NPC.

The Series also offers a fantastic training opportunity for companies wanting to take part in the upcoming Train Race in August whilst offering over R10,000 in lucky draw prizes are up for grabs each race night with category winners scooping the floating trophies and top 3 teams in each category receiving medals. Feature lucky draw prizes include the accommodation voucher from the City Lodge Hotels Group, the R500 Caltex Fuel voucher and the sought after R1,000 cash lucky draw as presented by Series MC, Gareth Burley.

The Town Lodge Business Night Relay takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of the month during May, June, July and August with entries already open for the next round on the 11th June. Running teams are to comprise of 5 runners whilst working teams are for 3 walkers with each team member having to complete a 3.5km loop within the stadium precinct.

Further information, results and photographs are available on the website www.zsports.co.za/nightrelay.

2019 Town Lodge Business Night Relay Results

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Tuesday 14th May 2019 - Round 1


Mixed Running Teams
1 Teambbf Alpha (1:08:47); 2 Puma Crusaders (1:11:56); 3 Rooftop Runners (1:14:44); 4 Teambbf Bravo (1:17:08); 5 Spar Mixed Team (1:20:27); 6 Plu (1:20:37); 7 Meadow Group Racers (1:21:17); 8 Woodridge 2 (1:24:41); 9 Pwc Auditaurs (1:29:32); 10 Kael Consulting (1:29:46); 11 Teambbf Charlie (1:29:47); 12 Deloitte (1:30:14); 13 Woodridge 1 (1:30:20); 14 Eta College Run Team 2 (1:30:33); 15 Rooftop Racers (1:30:56); 16 Shuffles Bachelors (1:31:16); 17 Eta College Run Team 3 (1:32:00); 18 Pwc Excelerators (1:33:04); 19 City Lodge Night Race Ninjas (1:33:06); 20 Techni (1:33:51); 21 Lead Runners (1:34:04); 22 Teambbf Delta (1:34:38); 23 Pkf 3 Running (1:35:11); 24 City Lodge Panthers (1:35:13); 25 Varsity College 4 (1:35:27); 26 Rooftop Relay (1:36:12); 27 Bridgestone Runners (1:38:22); 28 Bride Of Shuffles (1:39:04); 29 Auxilium Risk Solutions Team 1 (1:39:47); 30 Pkf Running Team 5 (1:40:39); 31 Eta College Run Team 1 (1:40:51); 32 Pkf 1  Running (1:43:22); 33 Mazars Warriors (1:43:34); 34 Team Rni (1:43:47); 35 That Was Not 3Km (1:44:25); 36 Mazars Champions (1:47:18); 37 Axxess Sal (1:49:00); 38 Varsity College 3 (1:50:22); 39 Axxess Dev (1:50:55); 40 Galloping Tortoises (1:55:03); 

Men's Running Teams
1 Gamble A (1:01:09); 2 Spar Mens Team (1:02:53); 3 Bbf Imports (1:05:51); 4 Gamble B (1:06:57); 5 Varsity College 2 (1:14:52); 6 Die Hard Artwork For Youth (1:18:25); 7 The Darters Artworks For Youth (1:35:04); 8 Pw Harvey 2 (1:40:55); 9 Baby Road Runners (1:42:00); 10 Motor Vehicle Spares (1:42:46); 

Women's Running Teams
1 Friedman Scheckter Crusaders Ladies (1:29:56); 2 Spar Ec Club (1:33:08); 3 Varsity College 5 (1:41:09); 4 Varsity College 1 (1:41:39); 5 Pw Harvey 1 (1:55:03); 

Walking Running Teams
1 Eta College Walk Team 1 (1:22:30); 2 Eta College Walk Team 2 (1:24:22); 3 The Hares Artworks For Youth (1:24:23); 4 The Tortoises Artwork For Youth (1:27:40); 5 Pw Harvey Walkers 1 (1:28:17); 6 Pw Harvey Walkers 2 (1:32:35); 7 Walkie Talkies (1:33:48); 8 Lead Walkers (1:35:17); 9 Pkf Walking 6 (1:36:18); 10 Axxess Roka Swazi (1:36:23); 11 Axxess  Alpha Walkers (1:36:26); 12 Road Lodge Wonder Women (1:37:10); 13 Bridgestone Walkers (1:37:15); 14 Pkf 2 Walking (1:37:47); 15 Team Rni (1:37:53); 16 Auxilium Risk Solutions Team 2 (1:38:41); 17 Pkf Walking 7 (1:40:41); 18 Pkf 4 Walking (1:44:24); 

Image: The young team from Gamble Pharmacy romp home to another win the the Town Lodge Business Night Relay on Tuesday evening.

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