AGM: Monday 21 March 2017 – Annual Whalers Prize-giving for performances in 2016
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|
The following certificates were awarded:
- 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|
|4.||3km||Walk||Gentleman||Richard Sharp||21.24||35 sec faster than 2015 course best|
|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|
|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|
13-16. Qualification for Boland Colours for T&F in 2016: Norman Hough, Leo Benning, Nick Erasmus & Zelda Erasmus.
- Norman Hough (69) shot put 82.64%, high jump 78.58%, heavy weight 71.34%
- Leo Benning (83) high jump 78.34%, heavy weight 66.26% discus 49.91%
- Nick Erasmus (66) shot put 65.69%, discus 57.51%, heavy weight 57.33%
- Zelda Erasmus (63) high jump 75%, shot put 66.45%, heavy weight 60.26%
- Track & Field Athlete of the year: Norman Hough.
- 1st Female whaler in the Whale Half Marathon 1.42.37 Annmarie Steyn
- 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|
- Best Female Road Runner of 2016 (based on average percentage – age graded performance – of 3 best races):
Sarah Gordon 75.29%
- Best Male Road Runner of 2016 (based on average percentage – age graded performance – of 3 best races):
Jimmy Bonjesi (38 years old) 79.69%