Nakale fun run a success

10 August 2020 | Sports

The seventh event in the annual Tangeni Nakale Athletics Kids Fun Run was hailed a success on Saturday morning after more than 85 kids participated.
The event, which was initiated in March 2015 by Tangeni Nakale, a former long-distance athlete, is usually held in Okuryangava informal settlement in the capital and is aimed at encouraging young people to participate in sport, while also providing a platform for promising athletes to be identified.
On Saturday young athletes between the ages of seven and 17 competed in the 3 and 5km run at an open space along Gaddafi Street.
Nakale said that he was happy to see athletes from the community participating in the last fun run of the year despite the Covid-19 pandemic. “We are happy that we managed to observe all the rules put in place by the sport commission with regards to hosting of sports events. Credit should be given to our loyal sponsors Marathon Sugar who are always there and assisting us with what is needed in hosting our events.”
The 3km run saw Erastus Kambala, Michael Paulus and Elia Shimbilinga ending first, second and third respectively in the boy’s category, while in the girl’s category Magreth Eixas, Leezandre Eixas and Emma Eixas from Lidar Community Foundation centre finished on the podium in that order.
The eighth edition of the Tangeni Nakale Athletics Kids Fun Run is scheduled for 6 March 2021. – Nampa

Similar News

 

Namibia ready for Eilat!

3 days ago - 27 October 2020 | Sports

The world watched on Sunday and Monday, as the Namibian Esports team took on the team from South Africa online in the Southern Africa Region...

Hot hockey on the cards

3 days ago - 27 October 2020 | Sports

The Namibia National Inline Hockey (NIIHA) team trials where held last weekend and while the temperature outside was hot, the action inside was on fire!This...

Aiming for top cycling honours

3 days ago - 27 October 2020 | Sports

The Nedbank Desert Dash is the principle for every cyclist, and this year, the Namibia Cleaning Chemical Solutions (NCCS) Cymot Pro Cycling team says the...

Table Tennis rules the roost

4 days ago - 25 October 2020 | Sports

After seven months of no competition, the Namibia Table Tennis Association (NTTA hosted the annual Windhoek Open at the Wanderers Sports Club last weekend.Due to...

NIIHA trails this weekend

1 week ago - 22 October 2020 | Sports

The Namibia Inline Hockey Association (NIIHA) hosts national time trials for junior and senior men and women at the show grounds in Windhoek from 23...

Keeping cyclists’ wheels rolling

1 week ago - 22 October 2020 | Sports

The RMB Elite Cycling team received cycling gear as part of an overall sponsorship of N$230 000. RMB Namibia has been part of the after-school...

Schools MTB league on a roll

2 weeks ago - 16 October 2020 | Sports

The FNB Schools MTB league continues at the Kleine Kuppe gate of IJG Trails this afternoon at 14:30. Pictured here is action from last week,...

Powering pedals

2 weeks ago - 14 October 2020 | Sports

FNB Namibia’s commercial division handed over a sponsorship of N$12 000 towards the Etameko Cycling Club and its monthly cycling events for amateur cyclists. At...

Desert Dash on a roll

2 weeks ago - 12 October 2020 | Sports

The 2020 edition of the Nedbank Desert Dash was officially launched this afternoon in Windhoek. Known as the longest single-stage mountain bike race in the...

Blue waters beckon

3 weeks ago - 08 October 2020 | Sports

The first instalment of the Bank Windhoek Long Course Gala for the year takes place at the Olympia swimming pool in Windhoek this coming weekend,...

Latest News

Grieving parents sue health ministry...

1 day - 29 October 2020 | Health

Windhoek • [email protected] pair of grieving parents is suing the health ministry for between N$2 million and N$3 million for breach of duties and gross...

NBL celebrates a centenary

1 day - 29 October 2020 | Business

“We are officially 100 years old today and what an adventurous journey it has been for our business!” says an excited Marco Wenk, managing director...

Breast cancer: Early detection saves...

1 day - 29 October 2020 | Opinion

Windhoek • Marjolize ScholtzOctober is breast cancer awareness month and this year it is celebrated under the theme ‘Give Hope. Save Lives.”So far, 2020 has...

Walking the talk

1 day - 28 October 2020 | Society

It began as an invitation for a group of friends to take a casual walk in support of breast cancer awareness last week. But it...

Namibia ready for Eilat!

3 days ago - 27 October 2020 | Sports

The world watched on Sunday and Monday, as the Namibian Esports team took on the team from South Africa online in the Southern Africa Region...

Hot hockey on the cards

3 days ago - 27 October 2020 | Sports

The Namibia National Inline Hockey (NIIHA) team trials where held last weekend and while the temperature outside was hot, the action inside was on fire!This...

Micro grant for Gobabis foundation

3 days ago - 27 October 2020 | Society

The Light for the Children Foundation in Gobabis received N$180 000 from the German embassy's micro project fund to implement safety measures at its school...

Aiming for top cycling honours

3 days ago - 27 October 2020 | Sports

The Nedbank Desert Dash is the principle for every cyclist, and this year, the Namibia Cleaning Chemical Solutions (NCCS) Cymot Pro Cycling team says the...

Purchasing property for the parents

3 days ago - 27 October 2020 | Life Style

It is not uncommon for those who find themselves in a better financial position than that of their parents, to purchase a property on their...

Load More