Is this marathon heaven on earth?

The organisers of the inaugural Hemel en Aarde Marathon claim on their event website that they are staging the most spectacular marathon in South Africa. There will surely be a few other marathons in the country who will dismiss this as hyperbole and exaggeration, but few will can argue the event on February 29 will be held in one of South Africa’s most scenic areas. And it is hard to dispute the facts that the…

"Is this marathon heaven on earth?"

Mokwakwaila and Horn take Klerksdorp titles

In warm and humid conditions Mmanoko Mokwakwaila and Deanne Horn proved too strong for their rivals as the emerged victorious ahead of a field of almost 1 000 runners at the Aurum Klerksdorp Marathon on Sunday. Mokwakwaila powered away over the second lap of the 42,2km distance to build a convincing lead over William Monelo and Jabulani Nhlapo. The eventual winner crossed the line at Wesvalia High School in 2.33.09 after incredibly increasing his lead by…

"Mokwakwaila and Horn take Klerksdorp titles"

Moabankwe aims to defend his Klerksdorp title

Kemoreng Jeffrey Moabankwe will return to defend his Aurum Klerksdorp Marathon title on Sunday when he lines up for the 42,2km race at Wesvalia High School. Last year the Klerksdorp local thrilled his home-town fans when he blitzed around the course in 2:24 to win by a massive 11 minutes from Gordon Lestedi, with Thabiso Bontsi claiming the final step of the podium. The women’s marathon winner, Leilani Scheffer, has not pre-entered but may still…

"Moabankwe aims to defend his Klerksdorp title"

Best of Best qualifier in KZN

As KwaZulu-Natal runners look for the best qualifier for Two Oceans and Comrades, Durban joggers need to look no further than the Durban beachfront on February 29 when the KZN Best of Best Marathon provides a perfect opportunity. The marathon, half marathon and 10km takes in the beachfront and Durban North area to provide an interesting two-lap course that starts and finishes at Kings Park Athletics Stadium. Taking place just a couple of weeks before…

"Best of Best qualifier in KZN"

Klerksdorp Marathon entries close on Wednesday

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"

Cape Town Marathon keeps Gold Label Status

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"

Comrades & Two Oceans qualifier in NW Province

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"

Muthubi and Vosloo take Sasol Marathon titles

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"

Titles (& qualifying times) up for grabs in Sasolburg

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"

Last chance for online entry to fast qualifier

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"