The event was held at the Kingspark sport complex on the 9th of June where scores of young people competed for the cash prizes as well as the titles.
The President of KwaZulu-Natal Athletics Sello Mokoena presented the winners with their trophies and cheques on stage, starting with the girl’s top 10 race which was followed by the boy’s top 10 and later the provincial 10km race.
The girl’s top 10 race was won by Ntombomzi Tywalana who walked away with R2000. 00.
Nonhlanhla Ggcina came second and won herself R1 700.00 and Silindile Gwarha came third and received R1 500. 00.
The boy’s top 10 race was won by Lebohang Mahlwane who walked away with R2000.00. Sibonelo Mazeka came in second and won himself R1 700.00 and Masondo Sanele came in third and received R1 500.00.
An elated Tywalana said that she is excited about winning the race. Asked what advice she would give to anyone who wants to enter the race next year, the 19-year- old stressed on the importance of having people or someone to help you train instead of training alone. She also expressed her gratitude to the KZN Academy of Sports for helping her win the race.
“At the academy, I trained with people who have more experience and speed than me which I think helped me to win,” she said.
Mahlwane (18) who is from Free State bagged the 1st position in the boy’s race. He thanked his coach and said that he will definitely come back next year to take the first position again.