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Monday 26 June 2023

Breaking news! Pmb subject librarian on the run


By Rosemary Kuhn

On June 11 at 5.30 am Simon (Mhlukanisi) Shezi, a subject librarian from the Life Sciences library in Pietermaritzburg ran his first ever Comrades Marathon and as part of the UKZN team. He maintained an even pace and arrived at the finish line in a time of 10:33:25. As a mature entrant to this race (Simon is enjoying the fabulous 50’s) he showed us it is never too late to prove that age is just a number!

Congratulations Simon, we are very proud of you. Said Simon of his race, “I enjoyed it, I will do it again next year.”

Well done also to Eric (Mbangiseni) Mchunu from the Pmb subject librarian unit, main library, who once again was a volunteer at a watering station at Kloof and was lucky enough to recognize Simon amongst the throngs of runners and give him some moral support (see pic below). At that stage Simon was comfortable and looking forward to reaching the end. 

                                                            Simon and Eric in Kloof


As for the rest (well, some) of us …..armchair enthusiasts, no running required!


  1. Nicely captioned...

  2. Nonhlanhla Ngcobo17 October 2023 at 12:41

    Well done Simon. Running the Comrades Marathon is no easy feat. We're super proud of you!