With the 5th annual Cliff Path Night Run and the 1st under the FinGlobal name, locals and visitors once again took part in this unique event in the beautiful town of Hermanus.
On Wednesday, 4 October, participants had the option to enter the 6 km race from The Marine Hotel or the 10 km race which started at the New Harbour. With headlamp or torch, the participants, young and old, gathered at the start lines and enjoyed a leisurely stroll or a brisk run with both races finishing at Grotto beach.
With a time of 24 minutes the 1st runner to cross the finish line for the Mens 6 km race was Adam Lawson Smith. Etienne Barnard (26 minutes) and James Barnard (27 minutes) followed to take 2nd and 3rd place. The Ladies 6 km winner, Jean-Marie Redelinghuis finished in 25 minutes with Melanie Joubert two minutes later, taking 2nd place. Bernice de Wet and Tania Pretorius Nel did a combined effort and shared 3rd place in 29 minutes.
The Mens 10 km results:
- 1st place – Pieter Calitz (38 minutes)
- 2nd place – Sean Privett (39 minutes)
- 3rd place – Justin Swart (39 minutes)
The Ladies 10km winners also finished with impressive times:
- 1st place – Corli Leonard (46 minutes)
- 2nd place – Lena Stanger (48 minutes)
- 3rd place – Leanne McConnell (49 minutes)
Unique to Hermanus, each participant received a beautiful whale tail medal and some lucky entrants also received a variety of lucky draw prizes.
As part of the FinGlobal charitable sponsorships, we have donated a portion of this year’s entry funds towards the Just Care building project in Mount Pleasant.
Congratulations to the winners and well done to everyone who participated. A special thank you to Hermanus Adventures and all who assisted in making the 2017 Cliff Path Night Run another memorable event.
Event photos can be seen below or on our Facebook page: