I’m back to running in Cape Town and I just signed up for my first Marathon to be run in South Africa. Last year I ran my first Half-Marathon at the Peninsula Marathon 2011 and this year I’ll go double the distance I completed my first full Marathon at the legendary New York City Marathon in November!
The Peninsula Marathon is back on the faster traditional route that runners have grown accustomed to over the years after race organisers were forced to introduce a new marathon route for 2009 and 2010 to avoid the construction around the stadium.
The marathon will start on February 19th in Green Point, opposite the Cape Town Stadium, while the half marathon will start in Bergvliet. Both routes take runners along the Main Road through to the finish at the Naval Sports Grounds in Simonstown.
The Peninsula is always a popular event with local runners, as it is an official qualifier for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and many use it both to qualify and as their long training run.
Start Times and Start Venues:
1: 42.2km 05h15 Main Road, Green Point (Opp Cape Town Soccer Stadium)
2: 21.1km 07h00 Bergvliet Sports Club, Childrens Way, Bergvliet (Off Lower Ladies Mile)
Cut Off Times:
1: 42.2km 11h15 (6 hours)
2: 21.1km 11h00 (4 hours)
1: Men Ernest Tjela 2:11:47 (1987)
2: Women Monica Drogemoller 2:37:19 (1990)
Enter the Peninsula Marathon on topevents.co.za. Closing date for entries is Friday 10th February 2012!