Community gets local runner into the race

Lungelo Ndlovu hopes to add a medal from the FNB Joburg 10k City Run to his collection. Photo: Amy Ingram

Lungelo Ndlovu has been given a helping hand by the community.

Members of the community have recognised he is a skilled runner and have donated money to fund his talent. The funds raised by fellow runner, Ellah Ndlovu, have been used to enter Lungelo into the FNB Joburg 10km City Run, which takes place on 24 September.

A local business has also sponsored new running shoes. Since the donations have been coming in, Lungelo feels he is already a champion and is filled with hope for his dream to participate in large scale events, such as the Comrades. “My time has already improved,” he said.

Lungelo started running about five years ago. Once he realised he was a gifted runner, he started to take his training and diet seriously. He now completes 5km park runs in 17 minutes and recently completed The King’s School West Rand/ Clearwater 10km race in 35 minutes.

Ellah explained the main thing now is to continue to enter him into races. She is also going to approach local clubs to see if Lungelo can be enrolled into a mentorship programme.

To donate to, or sponsor, Lungelo, contact Ellah Ndlovu on 072 774 5170.

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Amy Ingram
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