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Background to the Rhodes Run trophies.

Winner’s Trophy
Rhodes Runners Trophy
This trophy was created by sculptor Jim Ngxabazi from the Ikhwezi Lokusa pottery school, Umtata,
which provides sheltered employment for potters in the Umtata area.
 
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Lady Winner’s Trophy
Peter Jooste Memorial Trophy
This trophy was created by sculptor Jim Ngxabazi from the Ikhwezi Lokusa pottery school, Umtata,
which provides sheltered employment for potters in the Umtata area.
Peter Jooste was one of the founders of the event and secured the initial sponsorship
that enabled the event to be established.
 
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King of the Kloof
Founders Trophy
This trophy was created by sculptor Jim Ngxabazi from the Ikhwezi Lokusa pottery school, Umtata,
which provides sheltered employment for potters in the Umtata area.
 
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Queen of the Kloof
Ikhezi Lokusa Trophy
This trophy was created by sculptor Jim Ngxabazi from the Ikhwezi Lokusa pottery school, Umtata,
which provides sheltered employment for potters in the Umtata area.
The trophy is named after the pottery school.
 
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40+ Men
Matthew Wimpey Memorial Trophy
Matthew Wimpey was the son of one of the original organisers of the event, Brian Wimpey.
Matthew died tragically from an asthma attack at the age of 9.
 
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40+ Women 
Evie Raubenheimer Trophy
Evie Raubenheimer has been involved with the event since its second year (1990), and has been
Race Director since 1998.
 
Trophy donated by Danny & Pam Holton, Permanent Numbers 14 & 68.
As at 2016 Danny was one of two remaining ‘Pioneers’ who had completed all 28 events.
 
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50+ Men 
Reinhard le Roux Trophy 
Reinhard le Roux, Perm No 18, one of the founders and was Chairman of the original organising team.  
 
Trophy donated by Sham Singh, Permanent Number 13. 
As at 2016 Sham was one of two remaining ‘Pioneers’ who had completed all 28 events. 
 
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50+ Women 
Raubenheimer Trophy
 
Sham Singh donated this trophy and stipulated that it be named after the family who have been
involved with the event since 1990. 
 
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 60+ Men 
Pioneer Trophy 
This trophy is named in recognition of our Pioneers, the 70 finishers who completed the inaugural event in 1989. 
 
Trophy donated by Sham Singh, Permanent Number 13. 
As at 2016 Sham was one of two remaining ‘Pioneers’ who had completed all 28 events. 
 
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60+ Women
Singh Family Trophy 
Sham and his family have been visitors to the event since its inception. 
 
Trophy donated by Sham Singh, Permanent Number 13. 
As at 2016 Sham was one of two remaining ‘Pioneers’ who had completed all 28 events. 
 
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70+ Men & Women
The Petards Trophy 
'Petard' is from the Norman French Word péter and from the Latin peditum 'to break wind'. In other words, a fart.  
 
Since at 70+ years of age most of these men and ladies are past their youthful primes it is an appropriate trophy
for our ‘old farts’. 
The origin of this particular name for our trophy is the Boxford, Massachusetts, USA based ‘No Name Athletic Club Petards’, of which Rhodes Run Snowflake No 368 Peter Cross is a member. 
 
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Best Feed Station
Chairman’s Award 
This prestigious is voted for by our finishers, who determine which feed station in their view was the best.
 
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:37  

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