AGM: Monday 21 March 2017 – Annual Whalers Prize-giving for performances in 2016

Time Trials:

In 2016 there were 52 Thursdays (every Thursday of the year) when time trials were held where members of the club and visitors competed – either walking or running one of the three distances – 3, 5 or 8 kms.

2016: Most athletes at a time trial: 45 on 14 April 2016, and the fewest were 14 on 30 June 2016.

 

2016: Time trial attendance figures have decreased by about 0.068% actually only 1 time trial less than 2015. There were 1470 individual time trials; 194 walks & 1276 runs; an average of 28.239 people per Thursday.

 

193 different athletes took part in the time trials during 2016.    82 of the 133 registered Whalers athletes and social members took part in the time trials. 111 Visitors/Non-Members ran time trials. (10 less than in 2015)   Roughly 80.88% of the individual time trials were done by Registered Whalers (& social members) and they completed 82.36% of the distance.  

A Total distance of 7320km was covered (Roughly the air distance from Cape Town to  Asunción, capital of Paraguay, in 40367min4 sec, or 672h47min4 seconds or 28 days 47min  4 sec@ an average speed of  just over 5:30/km.  (3sec/km slower than in 2015)

Runners completed 90.7% of the total distance – 1276 runs over 6639km in  23 days 21h40:40 (or 34420:40, or 573h40min40sec), @ an average speed of 5:11/km, (exactly the same average pace as in 2015)

They walked 9.3 % of the total distance, 194 walks over 681km in 4days 3h6:24 (or 5946min24sec, or 99h6min24sec)@ an average speed of 8:43/km.

While the runners maintained the exact same average speed of 5min11 overall,  the walkers slowed down considerably, on average 22 seconds/km slower than in the previous year, 2015.

However, like the previous year, the 8km seems to be the distance with the fastest average speed: 4:26, even 11 seconds faster per km compared to 2015. At 5:24, there was also a 2sec/km improvement in the average speed for the 5km run.   I still don’t know whether the best athletes are running the longer distances or whether the slower runners are running the shorter distances more often.

With 3.11% of the total distance, Sign Mawunda covered the most distance in the time trials: 293km in 39 time trials,17h42:58, or 1062min58 sec, average speed:3min37 per Km.

Time Trials     Distance % of total Time Average Average in 2016
    # Km Distance Min:sec min/km min/km
Walks 3km 146 438 5.98 3874:13 8:50 8:27
5km 47 235 3.21 2006:14 8:32 8:15
  8km 1 8 0.11 65:57 8:14 8:06
TOTAL Walked 194 681 9.3 5946:24 8:43 8:21
Runs 3km 220 660 9.02 3920:46 5:56 5:35
5km 823 4115 56.2 22234:23 5:24 5:26
8km 233 1864 25.5 8265:31 4:26 4:37
TOTAL Ran 1276 6639 90.7 34420:40 5:11 5:11
Grand Total 1470 7320 40367:04 05:30 5:27

 

The following certificates were awarded:

  1. Most Time Trials attended: (49 time trials) Les Hanna 241 Arlene Ehrenberg was second with 214km in 47 time trials.

 

The fastest time of the year in each distance in the male and female categories.

2. 3km Run Gentleman Sign Mawunda   9:09 1min10 sec faster than 2015 course best  Fastest time in 10 years since 8:34CR
3. 3km Run Lady Louise Erasmus 12:18  
4. 3km Walk Gentleman Richard Sharp 21.24 35 sec faster than 2015 course best
5. 3km Walk Lady Carien Gooding 22:20  
6. 5km Run Gentleman Jimmy Bonjesi 16.20 15 sec faster than in 2015,  a new course record, 3 secs faster than 16:23 set in 2005
7. 5km Run Lady Louise Erasmus 21:58  
8. 5km Walk Gentleman Abel Erasmus 39:46  
9. 5km Walk Lady Ehrenberg Arlene 39:46  
10. 8km Run Gentleman Jimmy Bonjesi 26.47 5 sec faster than last year (only 4 seconds from the CR that was set in 2007)
11. 8km Run Lady Anzel du Plessis 36:11  
12. 8km Walk Lady Ehrenberg Arlene 65:57  

 

13-16. Qualification for Boland Colours for T&F in 2016: Norman Hough, Leo Benning, Nick Erasmus & Zelda Erasmus.

MEN

  1. Norman Hough (69)     shot put         82.64%,      high jump  78.58%,     heavy weight   71.34%
  2. Leo Benning      (83)     high jump      78.34%,      heavy weight  66.26%      discus  49.91%
  3. Nick Erasmus    (66)    shot put         65.69%,      discus              57.51%,     heavy weight  57.33%

WOMEN

  1. Zelda Erasmus   (63)   high jump   75%,  shot put  66.45%,  heavy weight  60.26%

 

  1. Track & Field Athlete of the year: Norman Hough.

 

  1. 1st Female whaler in the Whale Half Marathon 1.42.37 Annmarie Steyn
  2. 1st Whaler in the Whale Half Marathon: 1.13:44 Jimmy Bonjesi (an improvement of 5:29 on his previous time)

 

20- 30. Best Road Race performances:

Junior Female Athlete Michelle Blom 61.94%  for 49:44 in the Napier 10km
Senior Male athlete Jimmy Bonjesi 81.80%  for 1:13:44 in the Whale Half
Senior Female athlete Anneline Hugo 64.11%  for 46:40 in the Onrus 10km
Veteran Male athlete Mark Kavanagh 71.74%  for 1:25:53 in the Gun Run
Veteran Female athlete Sarah Gordon 76.19%  for 4:49:42 in the Two Oceans 56km
Masters Male athlete Frank Gillion 78.41%  for 1:29:57 in the Whale Half
Masters Female athlete Carina Vd Merwe 70.08%  for 5:29:00 in the Two Oceans 56km
Grand Master Male athlete Dave Wright 69.23%  for 1:49:03 in the Cape Peninsula 21km
Grand Master Female athlete Christine Hibberd 72.91%  for 51:35 in the Onrus 10km
Great Grand Master Male athlete Roelof Van Weele 72:31%  for 1:53:17 in the Cape Peninsula 21km faster
Great Grand Master Female athlete Thea Kruger 70.29%  for 3:00:51  in the 27 For Freedom 27km race

 

31-37. Fastest Times in the respective race distances:

Male Jimmy Bonjesi 10km 33:47 Onrus 10km  (2 minutes Faster)
    21.1 km 1:13:44 Whale Half
  Sign Mawunda 42.2 km 2:58:34 Peninsula Marathon
  Mlandeli Mkhohlakali 56 km 4:34:54 Two Oceans Marathon
  Louw Davey 89 km 10:14:40 Comrades Marathon
Female Annmarie Steyn 10 km 44:30 Onrus 10km
  Sarah Gordon 21.1 km 1:35:22 Gun Run 21km more than 5min Faster
    42.2 km 3:22:43 Peninsula Marathon
    56 km 4:49:32 Two Oceans Marathon
  Ansa Verster 89 11:02:36 Comrades

 

  1. Best Female Road Runner of 2016 (based on average percentage – age graded performance – of 3 best races):

Sarah Gordon 75.29%

  1. Best Male Road Runner of 2016 (based on average percentage – age graded performance – of 3 best races):

Jimmy Bonjesi (38 years old) 79.69%

 

 

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