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Kimberley Harriers celebrate successful 2023

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The event was an evening filled with celebration, camaraderie, and recognition of outstanding achievements within the club.

Anel Viljoen v/d Nest was announced the Sportswoman for the 2023 year. Picture: Supplied

The Kimberley Harriers, a prominent club in the Kimberley running community, recently marked the culmination of their 2023 running season with a vibrant year-end function and awards ceremony.

The event was an evening filled with celebration, camaraderie, and recognition of outstanding achievements within the club.

Members and supporters of the Kimberley Harriers were in high spirits as they gathered to reminisce about the year’s accomplishments and honour the dedication and hard work of their fellow runners. The atmosphere buzzed with excitement as accolades were bestowed upon the top achievers who demonstrated commitment throughout the season.

The awards ceremony saw a series of prestigious honours presented to individuals who excelled in various categories, including Best Male and Female Athletes.

Each recipient was commended for their perseverance, sportsmanship, and contributions to the club’s ongoing success.

The event was not just a platform for recognising individual accomplishments but also served as an opportunity for the Kimberley Harriers community to come together, strengthen bonds, and reflect on the collective strides – pun intended – made throughout the year. Members shared stories, laughter, and aspirations for the upcoming running season.

As the evening drew to a close, there was a palpable sense of anticipation and enthusiasm for what the future holds for the Kimberley Harriers. The camaraderie and spirit displayed during the event served as a testament to the club’s tight-knit community and its commitment to fostering a love for running and athletic excellence.

With the conclusion of their year-end function and awards ceremony, the Kimberley Harriers have now set their sights on the upcoming year, inspired and motivated to continue their legacy of success in the running world.

Kimberley Harriers Awards 2023 season

Best Male Marathon Runner (42.2 km): Silas Mokwa

Best Female Marathon Runner (42.2 km): Anel Viljoen v/d Nest

Best Male Half Marathon (21,1 km): Cameron Sebolai

Best Female Half Marathon (21 km): Melissa du Plessis

Best Male 10km: Ali Isaac Husain

Best Female 10km: Anel Viljoen v/d Nest

Best Male Trail Runner: Hannes Hattingh

Best Female Trail Runner: Monique Hugo

Best Male Time Trial Runner (4km): Silas Mokwa

Best Female Time Trial Runner (4km): Juanita Brink

Best Male Time Trial Runner (8km): Franklin Mangal

Best Female Time Trial Runner 8km: Anel Viljoen v/d Nest

Best Comrades 90km Male Runner 2023: Simon Majahé

Best Comrades 90km Female Runner 2023: Anel Viljoen v/d Nest

Most Improved Female Runner: Farieda Abrahams

Most Improved Male Runner: Heinrich Salome

Joseph Molefi Trophies

First Male Kimberley Harrier Finisher Diamond Marathon: Glyn Fly Phiri

First Female Kimberley Harrier Finisher Diamond Marathon: Shannon Parker

Sportsman of 2023: Silas Mokwa

Sportswoman of 2023: Anel Viljoen v/d Nest

Silas Mokwa was announced best sportsman of the year for 2023. Picture: Supplied

Time Trial results for Kimberley Harriers run that took place on Tuesday, December 5 are:

4km: Vince Simons 17:57, Monique Hugo 23:07, David Janse van Vuuren 23:25, Ria Janse Van Vuuren 25:11, Rob van de Nest 25:34, Farieda Abrahams 30:00.

The Club also took the opportunity of reminding runners of the Magersfontein Trail Run taking place on Saturday, December 9 ((((tomorrow)))) at 6am.

Manual entries and race tag collection are taking place at DuToitspan Primary School on Friday ((((today)))), December 8 between 4.30pm and 7pm.

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