Plumbing fun run

A hugely successful inaugural World Plumbing Day Fun Run and Cycle Ride was held by IOPSA Gauteng on 11 March 2017.

World Plumbing Day

World Plumbing Day is an international event, which recognises the importance of plumbing.

We will publish the full photo gallery of the fun run in the next issue of Plumbing Africa, including the prize-giving ceremony.

Ludwig Vorndran and Istelle Moster finished first and second in the cycle race, respectively. Tshepo Maapda finished first in the fun run. Second place in the fun run went to Paballo Mbauhalelo. The IOPSA registration desk for the Fun Run and Cycle Ride.

Below are the times that participants finished in the respective categories.

Fun run

  1. Tshepo Maapda: 22.00
  2. Paballo Mbauhalelo: 22.15
  3. Lesiba Mailula: 25.57
  4. John Mbwende: 26.35
  5. Vuyo Jantjies: 28.40
  6. Peggy Mashiane: 31.10
  7. Justin Smith: 33.20
  8. Tiaan Pretorius: 38.37
  9. Gert Timms: 38.40
  10. Daninsa Maseko and Tristan van Rooyen: 39.15.

Cycle challenge

  1. Ludwig Vorndran: 45.06
  2. Istelle Moster: 45.58
  3. Lea Smith: 50.33
  4. Robyn Smith: 50.35.

Message from the executive director

Thank you to the following people for your contribution to the Gauteng SWATe (save water and the earth) challenge, a World Plumbing Day event.

  • Rory Macnamara – Plumbing Africa (photos, floating trophies, and medals)
  • Candice Moodley – EWSETA (competitor gifts, hampers, and main sponsor)
  • Ryder Rollinson – Gauteng chairperson
  • Robert Winn and Jessica – marshalls
  • Steve Brown – marshall and awards presenter
  • Mark Brown – marshall
  • Belinda Brown – marshall
  • Bianca Brown – registration, packs, and IOPSA stand
  • Kaela Bell – event coordinator
  • Michelle van Rensburg – registration, packs, and IOPSA stand
  • Dawie du Plessis – marshall
  • Cindy du Plessis – registration, packs, and IOPSA stand
  • Lou-Ann Macnamara – registration, packs, and IOPSA stand
  • Maureen Rollinson – registration, packs, and IOPSA stand
  • Brittany Marillier – registration, packs, and IOPSA stand
  • Mark Macnamara – photos.

A big thank you to Kaela for putting this all together — we are looking forward to next year. 

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