NDF dominates corporate relay challenge

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A record number of 612 athletes, representing 153 teams of four members each, ran and walked for welfare in the 3rd edition of the annual Bank Windhoek corporate challenge relay in aid of welfare, in Windhoek last weekend. There were 23 teams more than last year.

Bank Windhoek and G4S teamed up as prinicipal sponsors of the event aimed at raising funds for welfare organizations, while it encourages teamwork and a healthy lifestyle among staff members and other participants.

The relay consisted of a 20km route that wound its way around the Trustco United sports club field, with each team member running or walking a 5km distance.

The NDF athletics club were the biggest winners, with all their three teams winning gold in the men’s, mixed and female run, while the NDF 1 team was the overall winner of the relay. They clocked a time of 1 hour, 13 minutes and 53 seconds, breaking last year’s record by Namibia Construction of 1 hour, 27 minutes and 34 seconds. The men in camouflage uniform also won the men’s run.

Second overall winner went to NDF 3, who finished in 1 hour, 17 minutes and 13 seconds, in the process tumbling last year’s record.

The soldiers also won the mixed run. NDF 2 ended in 4th place overall and also broke last year’s record in a time of 1 hour, 20 minutes and 25 seconds while they claimed first palce in the women’s run.

Rene Kids Juniors finished in 3rd place overall and 1st in the schools run clocking a time of 1 hour, 19 minutes and 25 seconds, tumbling last year’s record.

Namibia Construction teams dominated the bottom half of the top 10, coming in 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th position overall. In the veteran’s run, ‘Hou Bene Hou’ ended 1st and 24th overall.

Results in the run categories read as follows:

Overall Winners of the rPelay
1. NDF 1
2. NDF 3
3. Rene Kids Juniors, Rene Kids Centre
Men
1. NDF 1
2. City Concrete 6, Namibia Construction
3. City Concrete 4, Namibia Construction
Women
1. NDF 2
2. Joseph & Snyman 1
3. Koeksisters
Schools
1. Rene Kids Juniors
2. Eros Girls 1
3. Eros Girls 2
Mixed
1. NDF 3
2. Team SGA, SGA Chartered Accountants
3. We Deliver More, Nampost
In the walk categories, the overall winner was team CIC 3 of CIC, who walked in a time of 1 hour, 55 minutes and 29 seconds, followed by Bank Windhoek’s Rehoboth Branch and MTC’s The Mannettis.
Below are the full results:
Men’s walk category
1. CIC 3, CIC
2. Bank Windhoek Rehoboth Branch
3. Forever 21, Jacobs Engineering Consulting CC
Women’s walk
1. Golden Runners, Adrian & Meyer
2. Cheetahz, Bank Windhoek
3. CIC 4, CIC.
Mixed walk
1. The Mannettis, MTC
2. Orange For Change, Orange IT Solutions
3. We Deliver More, Nampost

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