Peninsula Marathon (Naval gazing in the Cape)

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[MARATHON #245 / Unique Marathon #144 / 20 February 2022]

Running marathons is hard but organising them is much harder – and post-Covid events have additional challenges like reduced field sizes, staggered starts and a plethora of government regulations to comply with.

However, the Peninsula Marathon takes compliance one step further. Most marathons give you an actual map or road names and local landmarks to ensure that you make it safely to the start but Peninsula ensures that there was no danger of breaching Covid regulations on the maximum size of outdoor gatherings by only providing a suburb name (rather than a specific location within said suburb) as the race’s starting point. Continue reading “Peninsula Marathon (Naval gazing in the Cape)”

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The Running Mann’s Guide to February 2022 Marathons

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This article provides detailed information on all South Africa’s February marathons including race descriptions, recommendations and travel information.

The road running calendar is starting to normalise again with a dozen marathons spread all around the country. It’s great to see some old favourites along with some new comers.  Continue reading “The Running Mann’s Guide to February 2022 Marathons”

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The Running Mann’s Guide to February 2020 Marathons

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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”

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