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The 26th PWC Kosmos 3-in-1 Road Race Results

Kosmos 3-in-1 2018 Road Race Results

The 26th PWC Kosmos 3-in-1 was held on 10 March 2018 at Lake Umuzi, Mpumalanga. It was once again a wonderful team effort and we would like to thank all the sponsors:

PwC, Jetline, Action Photo, Modern Athlete, Zinplex, Sanitech, Garbie, The Bulletin, Mediclinic, Zinmag Sport, Run Clean and Coca Cola.

This race is renowned for it’s amazing water points and every year all the businesses go to such lengths to decorate their stalls and create a vibe for the runners to catch their breath, get hydrated and gain the strength to carry on.
Congratulations to Laerskool Secunda that came first in the judging of the waterpoints, Proconics that was second and Rawson that was third.

The other waterpoints were:

  • Nicolette Brooks of Dance
  • Minuteman Press
  • Kenako Glass Brokers
  • Hotel @ Secunda
  • Ricky B
  • Stone Décor
  • AMT Placements
  • Iemas
  • Kumatsu
  • AES Seal
  • Total Pit Stop
  • Forms Media
  • KPMG
  • RAW Marketing
  • Clicks
  • Latter Rain Ministries
  • Graceland Casino
  • PwC

The day started out cold and over casted skies which was perfect weather for the 42.2km that started at 6:00.

Results for the 42.2km

Males Top 3:

  • Paul Gerrard – 2:31:12
  • Koketjo Gumbo – 2:38:12
  • Jabulani Maabane – 2:46:08

Females Top 3:

  • Melinda Jansen van Vuuren – 3:11:14
  • Natasha Malan – 3:14:37
  • Buiswe Vilakazi – 3:29:13

The 21.1km as well as the fun run started at 13:00 and 13:15 respectively. The sun came out and it was a hot South African day.

Results for the 21.1km

Males Top 3:

  • Jabulane Khoza – 1:13:07
  • Maseko Ntuthko – 1:13:11
  • Lebohang Matimo – 1:14:13

Females Top 3:

  • Wendy Msenzane – 1:34:38
  • Helena Joubert – 1:34:50
  • Linah Mhlongo – 1:38:27

The 10km set off in the highveld sunset at 17:00 with the earth cooling off and making it a wonderful run.

Results for 10km

Male Top 3:

  • Katleho Moloi – 32:29
  • Peter Medupe – 32:50
  • Bonginkosi Maseko – 33:13

Females Top 3:

  • Glenrose Xaba 37:15
  • Annika Prinsloo – 41:19
  • Michelle Parkes – 42:59

The overall 3-in-1 winners (73.3km) are:

  • Paul Gerrard 4:42:32
  • Melinda Jansen van Vuuren 5:48:11

The total entries for 2018 were:

  • 3-in-1 entrants: 1955
  • 42km entrants: 2245
  • 21km entrants: 2456
  • 10 km entrants: 2716

For more results go to Finishtime.co.za.

Thank you to each and every one that attended this event and made it a huge success. 2019

Kosmos 3-in-1 Marathon will be on 9 March 2019. Be sure to go check out the blog about the Cosmos 3-in-1 MTB race which will be on 24 March 2018. Keep an eye on the website for information about the Rainbow Race 5km on 29 September 2018 as well as the 10km and 21km on 6 October 2018.

Rolin Booysen

About Rolin Booysen

Rolin Booysen is an enthusiastic marketer at Lake Umuzi, Mpumalanga. She graduated with a B.Com Marketing Management degree from the University of Pretoria. She loves planning events and enjoyed being part of events such as Aardklop, KKNK, Skouspel and Umuzi Week of Festivals, to name a few.In her free time she enjoys outdoor activities, jogging, fishing and hiking.

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One thought on “The 26th PWC Kosmos 3-in-1 Road Race Results

  1. Hi Rolin, Lake Umuzi is a great venue to hold a marathon. I attended this year’s event and thoroughly enjoyed it. You might enjoy my blog report here: http://runningmann.co.za/2018/03/18/kosmos-marathon/

    Look forward to returning for another run!

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