Nobi sets new record for Kenton 30-Miler

The start of the Kenton 100-Miler at midnight on Friday April 14. Picture: BRIAN HENDRY
Vuyisani Nobi kept his title as 30-Mile champion. He complete the race in 4 hours and 56 minutes – a new record. Pictre: BRIAN HENDRY

It was an atmospheric start for entrants in the Kenton 100 Miler who set off from Jerry’s on the Dune at midnight on Friday April 14. They have 36 hours to complete 10 circuits of the tough circular 10-mile loop which includes beach, dunes, river causeways, stairs, road and trail.

Tobie Reynecke, who completed his 100th 100-Miler in Kenton last year, is one of those participating, . Expect the first 100-Milers in some time tomorrow (Sunday) morning, overlapping with the 8am start of the 10-mile event. The cut-off for the 100-Miler is lunchtime on Sunday.

Meanwhile reigning 30-mile champion Vuyisani Nobi keeps his title. The 30-Milers set off at 4am this morning. Nobe completed the course in 4 hours and 56 minutes – a new record for the Kenton event.

Jerry’s on the Dune is the race base where prizegiving will take place on Sunday afternoon and provides a sociable spectator point during the race.

Updates to follow.

* An earlier version said Mark Crandon was participating – he didn’t and remained in his organising role. Crandon had the idea to do a 100 Miler in Kenton and he and Shona Bell brought the event to life in 2020. This year (2024) was the fourth edition of the Kenton 100 Miler.
* The spelling of Vuyisani Nobi’s surname has also been corrected.