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2018 - Race Results

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2018 - Results
2017 - Results
2016 - Results
2015 - Results
2013 - Results
2012 - All Results
Teams Results 2010 (Male, Female 7 Mixed)
Individual Female Results 2010
Individual Male Results 2010

24th Annual Walk!

It is time for the 24th annual Vlam Panelbeaters Blood Buddy Memel to Newcastle Walk and Run.

Last year the 24th annual event was dominated by woman.

The event will take place on the 9th of August 2018.

Individual Runners and Walkers will take on the 51,2 km run or walk, while the relay teams of 5 can enter to walk 10,24 km each.

Businesses and organisation promote this event to boost Team Building and camaraderie between employees.

Make sure you enter before 31 July 2018.

Woman Dominate - 2017 - Memel to Newcastle Run/Walk

Woman Dominate Vlam Panelbeaters Blood Buddy Memel to Newcastle

The Annual Vlam Panelbeaters Blood Buddy Memel to Newcastle Event was a huge success. More than 1400 athletes took to the Memel Road to either run or walk Province to Province Event.

The organisers of the event, Champ Marketing & Events are very proud of the event and congratulate the athlete in taking part in the Event.

The event started 30 minutes later than planned in Memel due to Safety Reasons. The mist was very dangerous, and the organisers in conjunction with the event Safety Officer decided to rather start the event at 6:30 am and not 6 am

Woman dominated the event on Woman's Day. Ladies from all over South Africa flocked to Memel to take part in the event. A very special lady was Runner No 061, Thembi Ngweyna (63) who completed the event in 7 hours 56 minutes and came first in the Grand Master (Age 60 + ) category. She became a hero when a photo of Thembi went viral on Facebook.

The cold winters morning turned into a very hot summers day, and the organisers needed to buy in more water for the event at a local store. The more than 7000 water sachets were just not enuff for the athletes, while Coca – Cola ‘s 1600 litres of Coke was a rescue for many. A big thank you must go out to the Ncandu 86 Round Table for ensuring that all Water Tables had water, coke and flags on the road.

The first person to cross the finish line was runner number 088, Basil Mazibuko in a time of 3 hours and 36 minutes. The first lady was Jo Claassen in a time of 5 hours and 13 minutes.

Our first Walker back in Newcastle was Greatermin Twala in a time of 6 Hours 15 Minutes.

The new finished point seems to be a huge success, and the organisers decided to keep the finish point at Treetops for the years to come. The atmosphere at the finish was electrifying, and every body had a great time.

A salute goes out to the 22 Watertables and Traffic Officials for the great job they have done on the road. The event was a safe and awesome team building event.

We can look forward to 9th August 2018!


Two Oceans Marathon Qualifier

The Vlam Panelbeaters BLood Buddy Memel to Newcastle Event, can unfortunately not be a Comrades Qualifier.

Although KZN Athletics sanctions the event, it falls outside the Comrades MArathon Window period to qualify. The Comrades Marathon window period opens on the 1st September every year. The Blood Buddy Memel to Event takes place on the 9th August.

It is a Qualifier for the Old Mutual Two Oceans in Cape Town.

Pre - Entry Information

Entry Forms & Proof of Payment to be send to
Fax : 086 630 1246
Match Unicus Trading CC
Bank: FNB
ACC : 62297501043
Branch Code : 270324
REF : Individual / Team Name


08 August 2018 16:00 - 19:00
Tree Tops @ The Pines
Cnr of HJ van Eck and Allen Street, Newcastle


51.2km - Run
51.2km - Walk
Relay : 5 X 10.24km Run/Walk
START : 6H00 START : 6H15 START : 6H30
START : Memel Church
FINISH : Tree Tops @ The Pines
START : Memel Church
FINISH : Tree Tops @ The Pines
START : Memel Church
FINISH : Tree Tops @ The Pines
Every 3 - 3.5 Km
51.2 km Individual
5 X 10km Relay
51.2 km Run
18 Years (younger participants to be accompanied by adults) TBA

Team Relay Colours

51.20 km 40.96 km 30.72 km 20.48 km 10.24 km
Yellow Blue Grey Pink Green


Book your Water Table Today !!

Businesses which would like to book a water table can download the application form below. Please complete and email the application form to Champ Marketing at info@champ.co.za
Price per water table is only R500.00
This is a great team building event for your business and perfect for making sure your brand is visible to many supporters, spectators and competitors.
Be part of the goodie bags. Contact Champ Marketing today !

For more Information :

Champ Marketing : info@champ.co.za - 082 923 0078 - 083 375 5883