The newly-formed Murray & Roberts Running Club announced a strong elite squad which include former Comrades Marathon champions Charné Bosman and Caroline Wöstmann.
The Murray & Roberts Running Club fills the void that was left after KPMG announced last year that it would be closing its doors.
The majority of KPMG’s professional athletes have found a new home at Murray & Roberts while the new club added a few more new faces.
Bosman was one of the big omissions from Nedbank Running Club’s list of elite women which was announced last week only to emerge on Thursday in the black and yellow colours of Murray & Roberts.
“I am thrilled to join the Murray & Roberts team – black and yellow are definitely my colours,” Bosman said.
“Comrades is near to my heart and now I am running for a club that has the same colours, black and yellow.”
Bosman has been unable to repeat the lofty height of 2016 when she was crowned Comrades champion but still managed to win gold medals over the last two years.
She has returned to coach Lindsey Parry at the end of 2018 and believed the change is already baring fruit.
“Last year I was training by myself and I decided to go back to Lindsey, who brought me my second place and win in 2016,” Bosman said.
“In December I ran one of my fastest times over the half-marathon after weeks of hard training.
“I need somebody to look after me…I am very happy to be back with Lindsey.”
Murray & Roberts has also taken ownership of the Vorentoe Running Academy which forms part of the running club’s development squad.
The first event for the elite, semi-elite and club runners will be at this Sunday’s Dischem half marathon which takes place close to Murray & Roberts headquarters in Bedfordview.
The elite team includes Olympic marathon sisters René and Christine Kalmer while it will also have rising road running star Kesa Moletsane.
Nolene Conrad, who is the only South African woman holding Gold Label status is also among the new club’s top athletes.
Former South African marathon champion Benedict Moeng and three-time Comrades Marathon gold medallist Rufus Photo are among the elite men that were unveiled on Thursday.