The annual Sanlam Cape Town Marathon (42.2km), taking place on 23 September 2018, is a prestigious city race open to a range of running enthusiasts from elite athletes to social runners. With over 20 000 runners participating last year from all over the world, this marathon has grown to be one of the most popular road running events both locally and internationally. Carrol Boyes Functional Art, one of South Africa’s most luxurious home-wear brands was bestowed with the honour of designing the winner’s trophy for this prestigious event which will be presented by South African long distance runner, Elana Meyer.
Meyer says, “The uniquely designed Carrol Boyes Cape Town Marathon trophy symbolises more than the celebration of victory – winners take home a piece of Cape Town that has been incorporated in the tough, water-wise leaves of the ‘Suurvy’ as part of the laurel wreath that circle the bowl to celebrate an exceptional experience winning Africa’s only Gold Label marathon!”
Carrol Boyes says, “It was a great honour as a Capetonian and artist for my company to be asked to design the trophy for The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.”
About Madeleine Morgan, the designer of the trophy:
Madeleine Morgan is a prototype and restoration artist as well as a designer, with an array of talents that include design, sketching and sculpting. She is happiest when getting her hands dirty and working on new designs, and finds it extremely satisfying to see her work through from its production stages to being put on display in a world-renowned store. After qualifying in Industrial Design at CPUT in 2004, Madi joined the company and soon made her mark. She now has several of her own designs.
Madeleine says ‘Suurvy – or sour fig – is a plant familiar to all Capetonians. You will find it thriving along wild open roads, cultivated suburban pavements and the like. It is known to be tough, water wise and tenacious, qualities which marathoners share. On this trophy, its bold leaves are a local take on the laurel wreath, circling and raising the bowl to celebrate the winners of the Cape Town Marathon. The trophy which is +- 28 cm wide and 22cm high has a Carrol Boyes’ signature look and feel and boasts a solid cast pewter lid with an aluminum bowl and wooden base.’
Carrol Boyes Functional Art and its staff would like to wish all the runners good luck and to thank Sanlam for the opportunity of being involved in such a prestigious event.
For further information on Carrol Boyes Functional Art, please visit www. carrolboyes.com