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Varsity Kudus tough out the heat wave


Varsity Kudus, the Wits Alumni running club, kicked off the 2018 Central Gauteng Athletics calendar with its annual 15km event on 7 January. This year runners faced the hilly route around Westcliff and Parktown in a heat wave – unlike 2017’s downpour.

About 2500 runners set off from Wits campus and managed to get through 30 000 sachets of water and 100 crates of Coke.  

The race has been run since 1980 and is organised entirely by volunteers.

The men’s open race was won by Mbongeni Ngxazozo, from Boxer Athletics Club, in a time of 48:36. The women’s open winner was Rone Reynecke, from RWFC Athletics Club, in a time of 1:04:40.


 Runners in Yale Road await the start of the 2018 Varsity Kudus 15km road race