Update posted by Madikwe Mambas On Jun 08, 2017

A very big thanks to all the donors for all your support! It was an adventure for the Madikwe Mambas to travel to Durban to run the 2017 Comrades 86.73km up-run to Pietermaritzburg.

The Madikwe Mambas participants were 10 runners and our 3 supporters who set off from Madikwe at 3am on Friday; arriving in Durban 11.5 hours later at 2:30pm to collect our race numbers at the Durban Expo. Then we drove to Umhlanga Rocks and relaxed enjoying the view of the sea. Some of our team have never seen a sea before! We explored Umhlanga whilst discussing our Sunday ultra-marathon, where nervousness came, but we supported each other (I personally have ran comrades marathon 6 times but it is not something you used to it).

The big day on Sunday came and we arrived at 5am and went to our different seeding as comrades marathon is attended by more than 18,000 people from all over the world. The race started at 5:30am in the morning as the cut off time to finish is 12 hours.

We ran all the way to Pietermaritzburg and it was a bit warm and all our experienced runners finish their Comrades marathon. Only one guy couldn’t finish as it was his first Comrades marathon, and at halfway he missed the cut-off time; but now he got an idea of the race and he will train more to prepare for next year.

Madikwe Mambas Race Times:

Spenser Moraope 8:25:37

Julius Nikani 8:25:52

Lesley Chifumbi 8:40:04

Elias Dire 8:58:16

Isaac Mokawane 9:27:43

Tertius Mokoma 9:44:19

Bethuel Kosietsile 9:57:36

Colin Lombard 11:20:43

Frank Botlhole 11:39:47

Phakamile Xanda 6:04:50 (completing 42.7km)

I would like to thank all the donors for their support and thanks to all who donated already, we still asking for more donations because without your support we won’t be able to uplift our local community, we got lots of projects coming this year, and we still need more donations. We proud to have Madikwe Mambas that was sponsored by Vance and our donors to make a huge different to our local communities.

Best wishes,

Bethuel (chairperson of Madikwe Mambas)

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Congratulations Mambas from Mark, Cathy, Clare and Jackson Parsells

Cathy Parsells

Backed On Jun 14, 2017 Amount Hidden


Congrats MM's


Backed with $100.00 On Jun 13, 2017


Best of luck to all & cant wait to join you in 2019

Georgie & Tucks Tuckers

Backed with $250.00 On Jun 01, 2017


Congrats to Bethuel and Vincent -- with all the rest of the Mambas -- on this awesome challenge! You are in our thoughts and prayers! Best wishes, The Fishers

Tom Fisher

Backed with $250.00 On May 29, 2017


Wishing you the best of luck, Bet & Vincent!

Chris & Marybeth Cashman

Backed with $50.00 On May 29, 2017


John and Margo Newtown

Backed with $250.00 On May 29, 2017


Thank you, Mambas!!

Debra Hall

Backed with $25.00 On May 29, 2017


Go Mambas!!

Colin & Penny Lombard

Backed with $100.00 On May 24, 2017

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