The Nine Girls And Boy Who Raised Zim’s Flag in Cape Town (Updated)

We’ve been alerted that there are more Zimbabwean students who ran in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. The two we had missed are St John’s College students, James Harrison and James Fleming. Their names and links to result certificate have been added to the table at the bottom of this page.

Ten students – nine girls and a boy – from Peterhouse and Chisipite took part in the famous Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon over the weekend representing their schools and Zimbabwe.

The Peterhouse team with the Zimbabwean flag after the race

Leanne Fayd’herbe, Lorna Doorman, Megan Shaxson, Julia Moores and Farai Mbofana made up the Peterhouse team and was coached by Stu Saint. The Chisipite Senior School team was composed of Arabella Schneeburger, Lauren Kageler, Tyler Horsley, Megan Dickens, Holly Garnet, Hannah Craig and Nicole Wallace. The team was accompanied by members of staff – Lorraine Hill and Susan Mahachi – who also competed in the Marathon.

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon started in 1970 with 26 runners and has grown since then to include runners from all over the world. Dubbed the most beautiful marathon in the world the event takes place every Easter weekend in Cape Town.

The Chisipite Senior School team with their finishers medals aftere the race

All the Zimbabwean students took part in the half marathon – 21km – and they all crossed the finishing line. Marathon running is a growing sport in Zimbabwean schools as more and more student athletes are starting to take part in professionally organised events. On the local scene we had a number of school teams take part in the Old Mutual Roger Brackley Marathon.

More schools are expected to take part in the Econet sponsored Victoria Falls marathon that takes place on the 29th of June this year. If you ask me, being Zimbabwean I’ll tell you, “the Victoria Falls marathon is the most beautiful marathon in the world.”

Name School Result Certificate Link
Lorna Doorman Peterhouse Girls Result
Julia Moores Peterhouse Girls Result
Arabella Schneeburger Chisipite Senior Result
Nicole Wallace Chisipite Senior Result
Leanne Fayd’Herbe Peterhouse Girls Result
Farai Mbofana Peterhouse Boys Result
Holly Garnet Chisipite Senior Result
Hannah Craig Chisipite Senior Result
Lauren Kageler Chisipite Senior Result
Megan Shaxson Peterhouse Girls Result
James Fleming St John’s College Result
James Harrison St John’s College Result