Monday, March 18, 2013

52k @ 52

This race should be fun on Thursday

Sunward Fordyce 52 km, Half Marathon & 10 km

Online EntryFlyersClub Contacts
Date:21 March 2013
Organisers:Sunward Athletics Club
Distance:52; 21.1; 10; 5;
Province:Vaal Triangle
Start:Kareekloof Facility
Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve
Contact 1: Cheryl Gould
(W) 011-5249502
(F) 086-6503503
(C) 079-5907259

Contact 2: Brian Gould
(C) 078-4576893
Entry Details:
Pre-entry Closing Date: 14 March 2013
Pre-entries close on 13 March 2013. Entries are also accepted at the start from 04h30 but are limited to 1 200 entrants for the main race.
Route Description:
Difficulty Rating: 4. Route Type: Circular
The route winds along a tarred road through the scenic hills and valleys of the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve, and finishes at the Kareekloof picnic resort. The organisers promise a tough but unusual run as a variety of animals can be spotted along the way. This route is always challenging but rewarding with excellent pre-Comrades hills to negotiate. This race has been described as "not for the faint-hearted" by participants.

Suikerbosrand Marathon
Prizes and Give-Aways:
Gold medals to category winners and silver medals to all finishers in all three events.
Course Records:
MenJ. Teffo03:13:062006
WomenL. Folsher03:57:102012
Editor's Notes:
The race takes you away from the demands of urban traffic as only official organisers' vehicles are allowed along the route. A number of clubs are using the event as a pre-Comrades long run because of its timing on the calendar. The route offers everything Comrades has and possibly a little more! Because of environmental and logistical sensitivities it is imperative that you arrive early for this race.

The half marathon starts at 07h00 and has a 3:30 hour time limit. The 10 kilometre race also starts at 07h00 and has a 02:00 time limit.
Finishers: 812

1 comment:

  1. Thursday??? Is it a holiday? Sounds hard, but I know you will enjoy it. what kind of animals are they talking about?