By: Sharon Troll and Kim Flack
Last year walking with Michael’s group he started “briefing” us on something called time trial league, but we soon forgot about it until we found ourselves at the walkers meeting late last year and offered to walk if they were needing numbers. It was a bit of a decision to make whether we should register as a runner or walker, but we are so glad we joined in with the walkers – it’s been a wonderful year with amazing people! Big thanks to you Michael – your enthusiasm is infectious! Well done to us all.
We’ve already received next year’s fixtures and we would like everyone to come join in on the 2019 fun, whether you are a runner or a walker, fast or slow. Looking forward to seeing you there.
By: Magdalena Tomlinson
Magdalena Tomlinson of Stella Athletic Club competed at the KZN Senior and Masters Track and Field Athletic Championships held at Kings Park Stadium on 23 and 24 February 2018. In the women age 75 category she won Gold in the 200metres Sprint event. In the 800 metres event she broke the SA Record by 25 seconds. This record had stood for over 15 years. The President of KZN Athletics, Mr Sello Mokoena, presented her with the Gold Medal.
A newspaper clipping below from the Rising Sun newspaper on Magdalena’s achievement
by Amanda Botes
Two of Stella’s top athletes for Comrades 2017, Khanyisa Nkinkqa and Nkosinathi Ngcongo, with Prodigal Khumalo, Comrades 2017 Gold Medalist, and Derek McMaster, Stella AC Chairperson.
Stella Athletics Club hosted its Annual Awards and Dinner on Saturday 15 July 2017. The event was a great success with over 100 members and their families attending. Awards were given out to members that completed Comrades and Two Oceans in 2015, 2016, and 2017. The Chairman’s Award for the best performing and most consistent athlete was Nkosinathi Ngcongo who has achieved 10 consecutive silver Comrades medals in Stella colours. Stella was extremely privileged to have Prodigal Khumalo, who finished in the top ten for Comrades 2017, presenting the awards to the athletes. Special awards were also given to Sue Sherriff, Lorraine Spencer and Louise Hucklesby for their dedication and contribution to the club. A great evening was had by all. If you missed the event you can view all the photos on the Stella Facebook Page. A big thank you to Peter de Groot for capturing all of the moments on camera!