Time is running out for Comrades and Two Oceans hopefuls looking to pre-enter the Aurum Klerksdorp Marathon with entries closing at 10am on February 12. The two-lap marathon on a relatively fast and flat course provides North West and Gauteng residents with a perfect opportunity to meet their qualifying requirements for the country’s two premier ultra-marathons. The Two Oceans takes place on April 11 and the final cut-off date for qualifying for the popular Cape…"Klerksdorp Marathon entries close on Wednesday"
The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon has, for the fourth consecutive year, been recognised by World Athletics as worthy recipients of their prestigious Gold Label Status. “We are once again proud, honoured, and humbled to be the only World Athletics Gold Label Status marathon on the African continent, and one of only a select group of marathons in the world to have received this status. This achievement reflects the dedication and commitment of our team, the…"Cape Town Marathon keeps Gold Label Status"
The qualifying season moves to the North West Province on February 16 when a host of Comrades and Two Oceans hopefuls look to the Aurum Klerksdorp Marathon to provide an opportunity to secure their all-important seeding times for South Africa’s two biggest events. The Aurum Klerksdorp Marathon starts and finishes at Wesvalia High School and provides runners with 10km, 21.1km and 42.2km options, but it is the marathon distance that will attract the most interest.…"Comrades & Two Oceans qualifier in NW Province"
Peter Muthubi and Renata Vosloo took the honours at the 26th Sasol Marathon in Sasolburg on Saturday as they both cruised to convincing victories. Muthubi (Nedbank AC) ran a superbly controlled race to burn off his rivals over the second half of the 42,2km race and record a time of 2:25:09 in warm conditions in the northern Free State town. Ramokone Godfrey (Eskom) overtook Mohan Masoenyane (Top Runner AC) in the closing kilometres to claim…"Muthubi and Vosloo take Sasol Marathon titles"
Athletes will be aiming for new frontiers when they travel to Sasolburg on Saturday to take part in the 26th Sasol Marathon. For the fleet-footed speedsters the 42,2km race offers a chance of provincial title as the event doubles as the Free State Marathon Championships. And for those whose primary goal is simply finishing within a reasonable time, the event provides the opportunity to qualify for the ultra-marathons later this year. 2020 is the third…"Titles (& qualifying times) up for grabs in Sasolburg"
One of South Africa’s leading sports timing companies, the KwaZulu-Natal-based FinishTime, has joined forces with Gauteng’s Chamberlain’s Timekeeping Services in a partnership which looks to benefit participation sports across South Africa. FinishTime is one of the leading electronic timing and results data companies in South Africa and has been involved in making sure participants in some of South Africa’s leading sports events have accurate information before, during and after races. Chamberlain’s Timekeeping Services, which operates…"New start as FinishTime partners Chamberlain’s"
Online entries close on Thursday (Feb 23) for the 26th annual Sasol Marathon which takes place in Sasolburg on February 1 – which means potential entrants have limited time to secure a spot for the fast and flat qualifier. The event, which doubles up as the Free State marathon championships, provides a great opportunity for those runners looking for a Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier with an opportunity to get a fast time on a…"Last chance for online entry to fast qualifier"
The 26th annual Sasol Marathon in Sasolburg on February 1 doubles up as the Free State marathon championships, but most entrants will be more interested in the marathon as a means to an end rather than potential provincial glory. For the elite barcode-thin speedsters aiming to race around the streets of Sasolburg at just over three minutes a kilometre, the lure of a provincial title will be a huge incentive and spectators can expect a…"The quick and the qualifiers at Sasol Marathon"
Kenyan Eliud Biwott raced to victory in the Sedibeng Marathon in Vereeniging on Sunday when he held off Sikhumbuzo Seme to win by just over a minute with Sibeko Pule filling the third step of the podium. The Kenyan Biwott, who raced around the one-lap course in a time of two hours 22 minutes and two seconds, finished 70 seconds clear of the versatile Seme, with Pule just over a minute further back in third.…"Kenyan takes Sedibeng Marathon title"
Vereeniging — According to the official Comrades Marathon coach, Lindsey Parry, this weekend’s Sedibeng Marathon is held at the perfect time to qualify for the Pietermaritzburg to Durban ultra marathon. Writing on his Coach Parry website, the respected athletics coach says he believes “… it is a good idea …” for Comrades hopefuls “… to get a qualifier towards the end of the year.” That means Sunday’s 42,2km marathon, which starts and finishes at the…"Vereeniging marathon fits ideal qualifying schedule"