National 10,000m Outdoor Track Champions for South Africa

Men (71 runnings)
10,000 m
16 Apr 2016   Stellenbosch           27:57.50  Stephen Mokoka-7
17 Apr 2015   Stellenbosch           28:15.56  Stephen Mokoka-6
11 Apr 2014   Pretoria               29:40.33  Vuyisile Tshoba
12 Apr 2013   Stellenbosch           28:22.30  Stephen Mokoka-5
13 Apr 2012   Port Elizabeth         27:40.73  Stephen Mokoka-4
10 Apr 2011   Durban                 28:06.65  Stephen Mokoka-3
20 Mar 2010   Durban                 28:18.54  Stephen Mokoka-2
13 Mar 2009   Stellenbosch           28:52.22  Stephen Mokoka
14 Mar 2008   Stellenbosch           28:53.04  Hendrick Ramaala-5
16 Mar 2007   Durban                 28:57.78  Coolboy Ngamole-2
10 Feb 2006   Port Elizabeth         28:52.67  Alexander Motone
15 Apr 2005   Durban                 28:55.61  Coolboy Ngamole
16 Apr 2004   Durban                 28:48.86  Gert Thys
25 Apr 2003   Port Elizabeth         28:47.77  Elias Modise
23 Mar 2002   Durban                 28:53.6   Abner Chipu
02 Mar 2001   Durban                 28:13.89  Hendrick Ramaala-4
03 Mar 2000   Stellenbosch           28:48.28  Hendrick Ramaala-3
05 Mar 1999   Durban                 28:30.42  Hendrick Ramaala-2
06 Mar 1998   Germiston              29:45.21  Tsunake Kalamore
07 Mar 1997   Potchefstoom           29:17.15  Patrick Kaotsane
19 Apr 1996   Cape Town              28:24.44  Xolile Yawa-9
28 Apr 1995   Durban                 28:41.81  Hendrick Ramaala
06 May 1994   Secunda                29:01.59  Xolile Yawa-8
23 Apr 1993   Bellville              28:53.73  Abel Lekgari
10 Apr 1992   Bloemfontein           28:45.14  Xolile Yawa-7
19 Apr 1991   Pretoria               28:34.52  Matthews Motshwarateu (BOT)
20 Apr 1990   Germiston              28:53.32  Xolile Yawa-6
21 Apr 1989   Durban                 28:18.04  Xolile Yawa-5
15 Apr 1988   Bloemfontein           28:44.3   Xolile Yawa-4
10 Apr 1987   Stellenbosch           28:01.85  Xolile Yawa-3
11 Apr 1986   Germiston              29:10.76  Xolile Yawa-2
12 Apr 1985   Potchefstoom           28:39.51  Xolile Yawa
13 Apr 1984   Durban                 28:42.79  Stephens Morake
15 Apr 1983   Bloemfontein           29:14.14  Jan Olyn
16 Apr 1982   Stellenbosch           28:40.9   Ewald Bonzet-2
10 Apr 1981   Pretoria               29:19.53  Ernest Seleke
11 Apr 1980   Port Elizabeth         28:00.72  Matthews Batswadi-3
27 Apr 1979   Potchefstoom           28:58.2   Matthews Batswadi-2
07 Apr 1978   Germiston              28:46.8   Matthews Batswadi
15 Apr 1977   Cape Town              29:01.2   George Mosweu-3
02 Apr 1976   Bloemfontein           29:18.0   Mike Tagg (ENG)
29 Mar 1975   Cape Town              28:16.4   Franco Fava (ITA)
27 Apr 1974   Pretoria               29:00.38  Andries Krogmann-5
       ....   only segregated championships were held (see below)
6 miles
03 Apr 1961   Paarl                  30:28.4   Marthinus Wild
18 Apr 1960   Bloemfontein           30:37.4   Stephanus Steyn
30 Mar 1959   Durban                 31:04.6   Wilhelm Olivier
07 Apr 1958   Pretoria               30:33.2   Jan Barnard-3
22 Apr 1957   Queenstown             31:00.2   Mercer Davies
02 Apr 1956   Bloemfontein           30:57.4   Jan Barnard-2
11 Apr 1955   Pretoria               30:23.4   Jan Barnard
19 Apr 1954   Johannesburg           31:00.9   John Roberts
06 Apr 1953   Salisbury ZIM          32:22.7   Chick Allin
29 Mar 1952   Cape Town              30:40.0   Sydney Luyt-3
26 Mar 1951   Pretoria               31:55.7   Sydney Luyt-2
10 Apr 1950   Kimberley              32:03.2   M Prinsloo
18 Apr 1948   Queenstown             31:38.9   Sydney Luyt
29 Mar 1948   Port Elizabeth         31:25.8   Herbert Parkin
07 Apr 1947   Bulawayo ZIM           33:58.1   Tony Nel
22 Apr 1946   Kimberley              32:18.9   E Artus
       ....   not held
25 Mar 1940   Durban                 31:37.4   Jackie Gibson
10 Apr 1939   Krugersdorp            31:37.6   Arthur Hampton


Segregated Championships- Whites
10,000 m
18 Mar 1977   Bloemfontein           28:59.2   Andries Krogmann-7
18 Mar 1976   Pretoria               29:39.4   Willie Farrell
18 Apr 1975   Johannesburg           30:09.6   Andries Krogmann-6
13 Apr 1974   Port Elizabeth         28:50.4   Ewald Bonzet
21 Apr 1973   Potchefstoom           29:21.8   Andries Krogmann-4
03 Apr 1972   Cape Town              29:56.6   Andries Krogmann-3
12 Apr 1971   Pretoria               29:56.8   Andries Krogmann-2
30 Mar 1970   Pretoria               30:34.2   Andries Krogmann
07 Apr 1969   Port Elizabeth         28:56.8   Rex Maddaford (NZL)
15 Apr 1968   Johannesburg           30:29.6   Denis Morrison
6 miles
27 Mar 1967   Cape Town              29:57.0   deVilliers Lamprecht
11 Apr 1966   Bloemfontein           29:11.4   Gaston Roelants (BEL)
19 Apr 1965   Potchefstoom           29:08.0   Cornelius vanAntwerp 
30 Mar 1964   Port Elizabeth         29:02.1   Henk Altmann
15 Apr 1963   Pretoria               30:40.0   Jon Lang
23 Apr 1962   Queenstown             30:49.6   Wilhelm Olivier-2

Segregated Championships- Blacks
10,000 m
20 Mar 1977   Welkom                 30:54.1   Ovit Serekwane
14 Mar 1976   Libanon                30:03.23  George Mosweu-2
       ....              
31 Mar 1974   Hartebeesfontein       29:48.2   Titus Mamabolo
04 Mar 1973   Welkom                 30:59.9   Ovit Serekwane
30 Apr 1972   Nigel                  32:22.1   Daniel Metsing-4
02 May 1971   Libanon                30:50.8   Daniel Metsing-3
03 May 1970   Welkom                 31:11.3   Johannes Metsing-4
04 May 1969   Nigel                  30:53.3   Daniel Metsing-2
05 May 1968   Libanon                31:12.0   Daniel Metsing
6 miles
30 Apr 1967   Welkom                 29:31.8   Johannes Metsing-3
01 May 1966   Libanon                29:15.2   Johannes Metsing-2
09 May 1965   Welkom                 30:11.8   Johannes Metsing
       ....
05 May 1963   Welkom                 30:15.0   Bennett Makgamathe-2
05 May 1962   Umtata                 30:08.0   Bennett Makgamathe

Women (28 runnings)
10,000 m
16 Apr 2016   Stellenbosch           34:23.56  Glenrose Xaba
18 Apr 2015   Stellenbosch           34:26.63  Nolene Conrad
12 Apr 2014   Pretoria               35:49.60  Cornelia Joubert
12 Apr 2013   Stellenbosch           34:31.28  Mpho Mabuza-3
14 Apr 2012   Port Elizabeth         35:33.46  Mpho Mabuza-2
10 Apr 2011   Durban                 36:24.95  Portia Ngwenya
21 Mar 2010   Durban                 34:20.2   Irvette vanBlerk-2
14 Mar 2009   Stellenbosch           34:30.70  Irvette vanBlerk
15 Mar 2008   Stellenbosch           36:16.56  Mpho Mabuza
17 Mar 2007   Durban                 35:20.07  Poppy Mlambo-5
11 Feb 2006   Port Elizabeth         34:29.07  Poppy Mlambo-4
16 Apr 2005   Durban                 33:46.23  Poppy Mlambo-3
17 Apr 2004   Durban                 34:19.54  Poppy Mlambo-2
26 Apr 2003   Port Elizabeth         34:51.65  Poppy Mlambo
23 Mar 2002   Durban                 37:42.14  Thuliswa Nonkonyana 
02 Mar 2001   Durban                 32:56.29  Elana Meyer-4
03 Mar 2000   Stellenbosch           31:47.32  Elana Meyer-3
05 Mar 1999   Durban                 32:15.25  Elana Meyer-2
06 Mar 1998   Germiston              36:35.10  Gwen vanLingen-2
07 Mar 1997   Potchefstoom           36:32.48  Paulina Phaho
19 Apr 1996   Cape Town              31:56.00  Colleen deReuck-2
28 Apr 1995   Durban                 34:14.60  Prudence Zwane
06 May 1994   Secunda                34:57.1   Zola Pieterse
23 Apr 1993   Bellville              34:20.11  Nicole Fuller
10 Apr 1992   Bloemfontein           33:57.16  Colleen deReuck
19 Apr 1991   Pretoria               32:13.13  Elana Meyer
20 Apr 1990   Germiston              36:33.97  Gwen vanLingen
21 Apr 1989   Durban                 34:29.49  Ronell Scheepers

Notes: Until 1999, foreign runners registered with South African clubs were eligible for national championships but did not represent RSA in international competition. Even though as many as three separate men's championships were held in a single year, only one championship event is counted per year. For example, in 1977, there were championships for open (all races), whites-only, and blacks-only but this only counts for one "running". Before 1939, the long championship track distance was ten miles (see RSA 10 Mile Championships).

Most Titles

Men (1939-date)

9

Xolile Yawa 1985-90,1992,1994,1996

Women (1989-date)

5

Poppy Mlambo 2003-07


Last Updated on
19 Apr 2016

Contributors: Riel Hauman (50), Juraj Gasparovic (1), Francois Lorange (3)