Exxaro Half Marathon 2012

April 24th, 2012

Exxaro Half Marathon 2012
By : Nomcebo Mthethwa

I like running races for Umhlathuze AC, I find it very challenging.  I really enjoyed the Exxaro Half Marathon 2012 because the route is part cross country, and the weather was perfect.  I lead the women’s race from start to finish and found that was really challenging, I didn’t have any difficulties on the road so that made it easy and fun for me.

Last year I won the Exxaro Half Marathon in a time of 1h42 and this year I improved my time to finish in a time of 1h35.  That makes me really happy, because I believe the success of each runner is not about position.  It is to be able to finish the race before the cut of time and to be able to finish it before the time that you set for yourself.

April 24th 2012 Exxro half

Nomcebo off to a good start at last years Exxaro


The weekend before the Exxaro Half Marathon 2012 I ran the Two Oceans half marathon where I finished in a time of 1h37, I wanted to keep that record because I finished my previous Two Oceans Half Marathon in 1h40, and I beat that time too.
I am hoping next year to also do well if I will be doing the Exxaro Half Marathon 2012.
Nomcebo finished the Exxaro Half Marathon 2012 in 29th place overall and won the Ladies Event.  Even though she races mostly half marathons, she finished the November 2011 Soweto Marathon in 3:35:09, finishing in the lower 5th of the field.