frontPagePicThe aim of Benoni Harriers Athletics Club is to provide its members with a springboard to the world of athletics and running. Based in Rynfield, Benoni Harriers Club is the best way to meet people, find team mates, learn stuff and generally to just get involved in athletics.

As club evenings are open to everyone, whether you're a member or not, you are welcome to pop in and chat to us in an informal manner. 

The club runs from Old Bens Clubhouse on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thrusday evenings from 6:15PM (18h15). Please contact Dawie du Toit on 0794175589 or Johan Wessels on 060 973 7556 for further details re club runs

ReResepile Khotlesepile Khotle (31), of Benoni Harriers Athletics Club, won the Komatsu 21km on Sunday, October 4, in Kempton Park.

He added this to his victories at the Loskop 21km and Zoo Lake 21km races earlier in the year.

The Daveyton runner joined the club this year and is part of the development programme.

He does not have a full time job and does the odd casual work, running to his jobs on a daily basis.

If you would like to assist him contact Anthea du Toit on 079 417 5599.

Stacy Tarr (15) is excelling as a junior runner at Benoni Harriers Athletic Club

Talented Stacy Tarr, in her South African Christian Schools national jacket, with the medals she has won at recent running events.
Talented Stacy Tarr, in her South African Christian Schools national jacket, with the medals she has won at recent running events.

The Kempton Park resident and pupil at Maranatha Christian School, started at Harriers in January and has rapidly blossomed under the watchful coaching eye of club running captain Dawie du Toit.

On Saturday, August 1, Tarr placed first in the u-15 cross-country event in Ermelo and was issued with her South African Christian Schools national colours.

On Saturday, August 29, the young runner qualified for a national entry after placing first in both the 800m and 1 500m events.

A fortnight later, on September 12, the promising athlete participated in the invitational athletics event at the University of Pretoria, where she again stormed home to first position in both events in the u-15 age group.

She will take part in the South African Christian Schools national event on September 25 and 26.

“When I run I let all my problems out and feel free,” she told the City Times.

“I love running for Benoni Harriers.

“They are extremely positive at the club and always motivate and encourage me to do better.”

The youngster’s running dreams are to one day represent South Africa at the Olympics and to finish the Comrades Marathon.

She offered this advice to those who would like to take up the sport: “You have to start somewhere and once you start running you’ll never stop.”

  • Benoni Harriers Athletics Club has recently appointed a coach who will train juniors at the club.

He is finalising a training programme for 800m and 1 500m junior runners and all youngsters are welcome to become a part of the club (juniors at Benoni Harriers do not pay membership fees).

Any interested parties can contact du Toit on 079 417 5589.

  • Benoni Harriers runners train on Mondays to Thursdays, at 6.15pm, from Old Bens Sports Grounds.

Author - Logan Green. From Benoni City Times

YearPosRace NoFirst NameLast NameGun TimeGenderGen PosStatusMedals
2013 68 51707 Mosongo Mokoatsi 06:44:33 Male 66 Finished 2
2013 238 48673 Fanie Mphuthi 07:22:27 Male 228 Finished 6
2013 633 51527 Philimon Mbokazi 08:04:56 Male 612 Finished 9
2013 873 42621 Ronald Malapane 08:24:05 Male 837 Finished 6
2013 1635 41528 Solomon Mngomezulu 08:58:01 Male 1547 Finished 7
2013 3701 33080 Armstrong Khoza 10:15:13 Male 3327 Finished 11
2013 4612 57184 Keven Williams 10:38:03 Male 4049 Finished 3
2013 6145 31976 Narish Nana 11:01:50 Male 5245 Finished 8
2013 6906 54074 Johan Venter 11:23:35 Male 5797 Finished 4
2013 6990 23400 James Reid 11:25:03 Male 5860 Finished 24
2013 7539 32790 Silvester Aidan 11:34:26 Male 6248 Finished 14
2013 8689 24659 Cassim Mahomed 11:48:03 Male 7100 Finished 1
2013 8769 43262 Kishore Magan 11:48:55 Male 7161 Finished 14
2013 8790 41703 Dawie Du Toit 11:49:05 Male 7179 Finished 14
2013 9248 7202 Derek Anderson 11:53:09 Male 7524 Finished 15
2013 9446 47831 Lucky Maluleka 11:54:37 Male 7683 Finished 2

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