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PIRATES ROAD RUNNING

ROAD RACES IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

Information about the races has been obtained from the Runnersguide website and is up to date at the time of publication of the newsletter.  Some big races in September but the lateness of this newsletter means that we have skipped the first ten days.

12 September 2018

CENTRAL GAUTENG

ALL RACES

Races Missed: Adrienne Hersch Half Marathon & 10km Challenge
Fred Morrison Half Marathon & 10km

Sunday 16th September

Rockies Gerald Fox Memorial Half Marathon & 10km

The Rockies race is the last of the four races in the Vitality Series. These races are all pre-entry only and already sold out. It has however become apparent that entries do become available if you are interested in running. The route is tough mentally as there are lots of turns, with the entire route being squeezed in between Bolton, Oxford and Jan Smuts roads. The 21km is a double lapper with the race starting at 7am outside the Joburg Zoo. The race is part of the internal Old Goats v Young Kids competition.

Monday 24th September

FNB Joburg 10km CITYRUN

The FNB race is Joburg’s biggest 10km race. The event is pre-entry only which have already closed. The course is a loop around town starting at FNB Bank City before heading up to the Civic Centre, across Nelson Mandela Bridge and ending at the Mary Fitzgerald Square. Information is scarce on the website but should be accessible to those that have entered.

GAUTENG NORTH

ALL RACES

Races Missed:
Spirit of Flight 10km
Muller Potgieter Half Marathon & 10km

Saturday 15th September

Brooklyn Half Marathon

The Brooklyn Half Marathon is run from the Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria. The route is flat and fast with the half marathon being a double lapper. Pre-entries are already closed however like most Pretoria races you are able to enter on the morning of the race. Race starts at 6:00.

Saturday 29th September

Clover Irene Spring Race

This is one of Pretoria’s bigger races and the second of the three Irene races. Entries are available on Enteronline and close on the 23rd September. Entries are available on the morning at the start at the Irene Village Mall. The half marathon and the 10km start at 6:00.

REST OF SOUTH AFRICA

ONLY BIG RACES

A month that has become very quiet with the move of the Legends Ultra to October and the cancellation of the Karoo Ultra.

Races Missed: • Mont-Aux-Sources 50km Challenge Keystone Milling Rustenburg Mountain Race • Vaal River City Marathon

Friday 21st September

Karkloof 100 Miler

We have been punting this race quite extensively because of the involvement of Pirates members Jack and Michelle in the organization of this race through their Trail Lab company.  Read elsewhere in the Newsletter and visit the Karkloof website https://karkloof100.co.za/ Entries are closed for the event.

Saturday 22nd September

Boulders 25km & 10km

The Boulders race is a point to point race into Kaapmuiden from the N4, one of South Africa’s eastern most points. The route is hilly. The race starts at 6am and buses are available to the start at 5am. Online entries close on the 14th September however you are able to enter on the morning of the race.

Sunday 23rd September

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon & 10km

The Cape Town marathon is Africa’s only gold status marathon – in order to have this status it needs to include various things including a flat and fast course and it certainly delivers on that. The only real inclines on the marathon route are the humps over railway lines. The race is pre-entry only and they are already closed.