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Train wins 5th edition of the record breaking Train Race

Aug 20, 2018
Train wins 5th edition of the record breaking Train Race

With a record breaking 223 teams taking part this year, it was the Train that crossed the line first in a time of 1 hour and 46 minutes, just 3 minutes ahead of the first running team, the Gamble Socials.

Teams were well supported along the route with over 100 volunteers from CHOC, Bluewater Bay Neighbourhood Watch I-Patrol and Despatch Sector Policing lining the route and hundreds of locals coming out in support of the race as it passed through Port Elizabeth, Swartkops, Azalea Park, Despatch and Uitenhage.

The first corporate team home was Klinicare Pharmacy in 2 hours followed by Gamble Pharmacy a minute later and SPAR Eastern Cape another minute behind them. Certainly the performance of the day came from the youngsters from Gamble Social who blitzed home in 1 hour 49 minutes to win the social category. In the well contested clubs category it was Transnet Warriors in first place from Despatch Ac Men and the Macheen Team in 3rd.

The Framesby Ysters won the High School category from Bergsig with Daniel Pienaar in 3rd place whilst Laerskool Handhaaf won the Primary schools category ahead of Summerwood Primary and Laerskool Sonop. 

In the individual category it was Bernhard Kapp who won in a time of 2hrs 31min ahead of Darryl Bagley  (2:36) and last year's champion Bruce Gie (2:40) whilst Lauren Smith won the ladies individual title in a time of 3hrs and 3 min.

Full results on www.trainrace.co.za whilst pictures from the event are on the Medihelp Train Race Facebook page. 

SUMMARY RESULTS

2018 Medihelp Nelson Mandela Bay Train Race
Sunday 19th August 2018

Train

1  Train (1hr 46min)
Corporate Teams
1 Klinicare Pharmacy (2:00); 2 Gamble Pharmacy Corporate (2:01); 3 Spar Corporate (2:02); 4 Asics (2:05); 5 Rooftop Sole Train (2:21); 6 Axalta Plascon (2:34); 7 Eveready One (2:35); 8 Faurecia Fcm Pe (2:37); 9 Team Tobys (2:37); 10 Kemach Jcb  Algoa Nissan (2:42); 11 Tigers (2:43); 12 Design Harriers (2:44); 13 Lead 2 (2:45); 14 Durr Mekaar (2:47); 15 Goodyear Cool Runnings (2:48); 16 Billabong (2:48); 17 Bdo (2:50); 18 Alpha Omega (2:51); 19 Durr Fas (2:52); 20 Kroschu 1 (2:52); 21 Linde And Wiemann (2:52); 22 Kelston Team 1 (2:53); 23 Joubert Galpin Searle Attorneys (2:54); 24 Tigersteam (2:54); 25 Moore Stephens (2:55); 26 Sarah Baartman District Municipality (2:56); 27 Goodyear Capacitors (2:57); 28 Contitech Team A (2:57); 29 Kelston Team 2 (2:58); 30 Paarlcoldset Team (2:59); 31 About It - Khayalethu Youth Centre (2:59); 32 Handhaaf Onnies (2:59); 33 Hutz Medical (3:00); 34 Snowtigers (3:02); 35 Dirk Ellis Vw (3:02); 36 The Athletic Team (3:04); 37 Algoa Fm (3:04); 38 Blu Smooth (3:05); 39 City Lodge Hotel Group (3:06); 40 Itts Team Blue (3:08); 41 Vwalltrack (3:08); 42 Mazars Three (3:10); 43 Goodyear Train Treaders (3:10); 44 Ibhayi All Stars (3:10); 45 Town Lodge Pe Express (3:11); 46 Mazars Two (3:11); 47 Itts Team Red (3:11); 48 The4Rings (3:13); 49 Lead 1 (3:13); 50 Compass Cowboys (3:13); 51 Advanced Cooling (3:14); 52 Bidfood (3:14); 53 Lions (3:15); 54 Eveready Two (3:16); 55 Handhaaf Studente (3:16); 56 Bridge Street Brewery (3:17); 57 Solid Gold (3:19); 58 Supercare Warriors (3:20); 59 Durr Projects (3:23); 60 Goodyear Still Kicking (3:24); 61 Contitech Team F (3:24); 62 Durr Kings (3:25); 63 Bonzai School (3:25); 64 Contitech Team D (3:28); 65 Goodyear Eagles (3:30); 66 Score Energy Striders (3:31); 67 Contitech Team B (3:35); 68 Vwallspace (3:37); 69 Mazars Partners (3:37); 70 Qseries (3:37); 71 Vwkidz (3:37); 72 Vwtwo70 (3:38); 73  (3:42); 74 Axalta Plascon 2 (3:42); 75 S4 (3:43); 76 Vwarteon (3:43); 77 Team Hilux (3:46); 78 Blc Hot Footers (3:47); 79 Despatch Prep School (3:47); 80 Kroschu 2 (3:50); 81 Vwmaxx (3:53); 82 Amobia Communications (3:53); 83 Contitech Team E (3:53); 84 Contitech Team C (3:57); 85 Penmark Hospitality (4:01); 86 Algoa Toyota Port Elizabeth (4:02); 87 Fresenius Kabi (4:03); 88 Manas 2018 (4:15); 89 Durr Destroyers (4:21); 90 Penmark Warehousing (4:34); 91 Pa Alliance (4:36); 

Social Teams
1 Gamble Social (1:49); 2 The Pharaohs (2:05); 3 Teambosbefok Msp (2:08); 4 Dc Social Team (2:15); 5 Super Troopers (2:20); 6 Teambosbefok Ffs (2:27); 7 Cool Red Racing (2:27); 8 Percians (2:28); 9 Dc Fantastic Social (2:30); 10 Team Tiere (2:34); 11 Huffs And Puffs (2:41); 12 Train Catchers (2:41); 13 Team Beerlievers (2:44); 14 Abaquluzi (2:46); 15 Lo Co Motion (2:46); 16 Teambosbefok X Rated (2:50); 17 Bru And Co (2:50); 18 Train Chasers (2:50); 19 Run Track Mind (2:51); 20 The Quick And The Dead (2:51); 21 Cool Runnings (2:52); 22 Friends4Eva (2:53); 23 Farkinfast (2:54); 24 Kwaai Ertjies (2:55); 25 Montessori Movers (2:57); 26 Root Runners (2:57); 27 Hardly Trained (3:02); 28 League Of Extraordinary Breathers (3:03); 29 Fitness Freaks (3:03); 30 We Got The Runs (3:05); 31 Run4Fun (3:05); 32 The Green Machines (3:07); 33 Spongebob Funpants (3:10); 34 Huff N Puffs (3:10); 35 The Train Wrecks (3:13); 36 Cool Runners (3:13); 37 Up And Running (3:15); 38 Fomo (3:16); 39 Graaffreinet Ladies (3:17); 40 Fun Runners (3:17); 41 Thirst Place (3:18); 42 Watch This Space (3:18); 43 Sole Mates (3:24); 44 Old Strokes (3:28); 45 Verkenner Snr (3:30); 46 Relay Racers 24 (3:32); 47 Runaway Patients (3:33); 48 Beauties And Beasts (3:33); 49 Mighty Eagles (3:33); 50 Racing Pigeons (3:33); 51 Amazing Amateurs (3:35); 52 Got The Runs (3:35); 53 Moving Moms (3:35); 54 Pace Makers (3:42); 55 Runforfun (3:44); 56 The Huffers And Puffers (3:51); 57 Spartens (4:07); 58 Shinkansen (4:16); 59 Smurfies (4:19); 60 Blade Runners (4:23); 

Club Teams
1 Transnet Warriors (2:00); 2 Despatch Ac Men (2:08); 3 Macheen Team 1 (2:15); 4 St Albans Athletics Club (2:25); 5 Muirite Striders (2:30); 6 Charlo Darkside (2:32); 7 Despatch Ac Ladies (2:38); 8 Pecm Ghost Squad (2:38); 9 Despatch Bootcamp Team 6 (2:43); 10 Macheens Team 2 (2:46); 11 Despatch Bootcamp Team 9 (2:48); 12 Despatch Ac 8 (2:49); 13 Crusaders Blazers (2:49); 14 Infinity 2 (2:50); 15 Despatch Ac 7 (2:50); 16 Pecm Viper Section (2:51); 17 Crusaders Amazers (2:51); 18 Run4Christ Men (2:52); 19 Crusaders Abraders (2:53); 20 Varsity College Sports Club A (2:55); 21 Despatch Bootcamp Team 7 (2:56); 22 Charlo Secret Six (2:56); 23 Crusaders Raiders (2:56); 24 Despatch Ac 5 (2:58); 25 Despatch Ac 3 (2:58); 26 Varsity College Sports Club 1 (3:01); 27 Charlo Mixed Doubles (3:02); 28 Crusaders Paraders (3:04); 29 Despatch Bootcamp Team 2 (3:08); 30 Race Of Faith (3:09); 31 Charlo Super Six (3:09); 32 Crusaders Invaderz (3:09); 33 Despatch Ac 6 (3:09); 34 Despatch Bootcamp Team 1 (3:13); 35 Infinity 1 (3:16); 36 Charlo Penguins (3:16); 37 Run4Christ Ladies (3:16); 38 Chalo Chardonnay (3:18); 39 Despatch Bootcamp Team 8 (3:18); 40 Despatch Ac 4 (3:23); 41 Macheen Team 3 (3:25); 42 Artworks For Youth (3:26); 43 Hearts Hockey Team Fusion (3:27); 44 Despatch Bootcamp Team 4 (3:31); 45 Despatch Bootcamp Team 5 (3:34); 46 Macheen Team 4 (3:38); 47 Hemiola (3:40); 48 Despatch Bootcamp Team 3 (3:42); 49 Run4Christ Mixed (3:48); 

High Schools
1 Framesby Ysters (2:15); 2 Bergsig (2:19); 3 Daniel Pienaar (2:33); 4 Teacherless (2:39); 5 Uitenhage High Boyz (2:59); 6 Uitenhage High Divas (3:41); 

Primary Schools
1 Laerskool Handhaaf (2:34); 2 Summerwood Primary (2:39); 3 Laerskool Sonop (2:58); 4 Swartkops Primary Team 1 (3:06); 5 Verkenner Jnr (3:16); 6 Swartkops Primary Team 2 (3:16); 7 Sisonke (3:24); 

Individual
1 Bernhard Kapp (2:31); 2 Darryl Bagley (2:36); 3 Bruce Gie (2:40); 4 Brendan Dryden (2:48); 5 Lauren Smith (3:03)-First lady;6 Tiaan Conradie (3:24); 7 Kobus Vosloo (3:32); 8 Jan Le Roux (4:11); 

Image: Individual winner of the 2018 Medihelp Train Race, 27 year old Bernhard Kapp from Newton Park finishing in a time of 2 hours 31 minutes.