Early Morning UKZN Fun Runners Liven up Beachfront
Early morning amblers on Durban’s beachfront were surprised recently by the sight of runners of all shapes and sizes, wearing outrageous outfits.
The “odd bods” were from the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science and they were on their annual Fun Run! The weather played ball, ensuring the 300 participants worked up a healthy sweat.
The run was started by “Head Clown”, Professor Kevin Kirkman, and those more seriously competitive folk sprinted off from in front of Ushaka towards the distant Moses Mabhida Stadium. Those more socially inclined folk - who comprised the vast majority - chose a less frenetic pace.
First man home was Chemistry lecturer Mr Ajay Bissessur, who promptly opted to head off for a second lap of the 5km course.
The prize for the first woman home went to Ms June Watson, while Ms Nothando Zungu held her head high as she proudly took the last place prize.
Stiff dress-up competition between the five Schools in the College ensured an eclectic array of outfits with garb ranging from the beautiful to bizarre. The hotly contested prize for the best dressed team went to the College Office Clowns, amid cries of foul play and biased judging from all other competitors. The protests were immediately dismissed as frivolous by the impartial College Office judges!
The Team Spirit prize went to the School of Chemistry and Physics, whose neatly-dressed doctors, nurses and motley assortment of sick, lame and lazy, made for a raucous and enthusiastic show.