THE Transnet men's running team broke Gamble Pharmacy's six-times winning streak and destroyed the course record with a winning time of one hour, six minutes and 16 seconds in the final event of the Investec Night Relay last week.
Merrell's women sealed their 2012 unbeaten status in the women's category with a time of 1:31:40, while Transnet Runners team 1 were the fastest mixed team over the 21km course, in 1:18:07.
The walking category was won by the Walking Divas from the Rhino Group who covered the 12.6km distance in a time of 1:24:48.
"We are delighted with the way the Investec Night Series turned out. It was a resounding success and we believe all those taking part, as well as their supporters, had a great time," Investec regional manager Andy Vogel said.
Adding their support to the event were EP Kings rugby players, who turned the tables to come to support their women's teams – their wives, girlfriends, colleagues and friends who were running and walking to raise awareness for the EP Child and Youth Care Centre, also the official charity of the Kings.
The children's home was the beneficiary of Thursday night's event.
Each month, the organisers of the Investec Night Relay select a charity to benefit from the event.The EP Child and Youth Care Centre is Nelson Mandela Bay's oldest children's home, which cares for more than 100 children, who are placed there as a last resort by the Children's Court.
This is the first year Investec has sponsored the event as naming sponsor. Organised by Zports, the event has been recognised as a key teambuilding event in the business community.
To date, entries have grown from an initial 110 teams to 190 teams from the Nelson Mandela Bay community.