This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s March marathons including race descriptions, recommendations and travel information.
Road running is back in full swing in March with 16 Marathons and 3 ultras spread across 4 weekends. Having run every one of these options I can tell you there are some stunners on the schedule. Continue reading “The Running Mann’s Guide to March 2022 Marathons”
This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s February marathons including race descriptions, recommendations and travel information.
Marathon running is making the most of the leap year: February is the busiest month for marathon running in 2020 with 29 days and 27 options. There is something for everyone – from big marathons like Jeppe, Pretoria and Peninsula through to the the smallest qualifier marathon in the country with – Spitskop in Upington who had just 6 finshers in 2019. Continue reading “The Running Mann’s Guide to February 2020 Marathons”
[Marathon #207 / Unique Marathon #117 / 23 February 2019]
When a holiday is announced in our household, the first question my daughters ask is not, “Where are we going?” but “What marathon is dad running?”. The answer this time was “The Hippo Marathon”, with a mid-term break enabling my daughters to spend four nights with their Nana in Pinetown while my wife and I were able to sneak off to Richards Bay for two of those nights.
After twelve years of marriage, two nights of peace and quiet sans kids far outweighs the attraction of a dirty weekend. However, one thing is for sure – if you want to get hot and sweaty, Richards Bay is the perfect place to do it. Continue reading “Hippo Marathon (Getting hot & sweaty in Richards Bay)”