Buffalo Road Runners Proudly Presents The 38th Washie 100 Miler 2014
“Run when you can Walk if you have to Crawl if you must Just never give up.”
11 Jul 2014
Halyards Hotel In The Port Alfred Marina
Online Start Date:
19 May 2014
Online End Date:
29 Jun 2014
082 924 8320 / rppatten@telkomsa
Distance & Entry Fee
100 Miler (160km)
Novice - R660
Previous Finishers - R550
Race T Shirts need to be purchased @ R132
(Only One Per Competitor)
Start: 5pm from the Halyards Hotel in the Port Alfred Marina.
Finish: Buffalo Club East London
Cut-off time: 26 hours
It is a condition of entry that entrants will provide their own seconds and seconding vehicles and at least 3 seconds are recommended. It is strongly advised that one or more of the seconds are athletic enough to accompany their runner/walker on the road.
The general consensus of opinion is that your normal Comrades training is the most important preparation and the Comrades itself is a vital training run for a 100 Miler (although not essential).
Preparation for the run itself:
On the grounds of weather conditions for the Washie 100 Miler you should include protective gear such as cold weather clothing, waterproofs, goggles, gloves, balaclava, lip-ice, etc., and bring several towels and fresh T-shirts to change into. A source of warm drinks is also advisable.
Pre race registration and briefing:
Registration will be at the start (Halyards Hotel in the Port Alfred Marina) from 15H00 onwards. All runners and seconds are expected to report for the briefing at the start at 16h30 on Friday 11th of July 2014.
Distance and time limit:
The course is measured and is 100 miles. The finish is at the Buffs Club and all competitors must finish by 19h00 on Saturday 12th July 2014 (26 hour limit). Athletes will be retired at the 1/4 way after 6 hours and at the 1/2 way after 13 hours.
Griffin 50 Miler :
The 50 miler will be starting at the half way tent at 05H00 on the Saturday morning. These competitors will be wearing different colored numbers
At the Buffs Club at 10h00 on Sunday 13th July 2014. Bar facilities are available and food will be on sale.
Copies of results will be available at the prize giving and on the Buffs web site http://www.washie100.co.za
All finishers will receive the following:
(a) A beautiful handmade Washie 100 Miler trophy.
(b) In addition, all novices will receive a handsome Washie 100 Miler tracksuit top.
(c) Permanent numbers will be awarded for completion of five journeys or three overall victories.
Eligibility to participate
: You must be an amateur as defined under the Athletics South Africa rules and be 20 years or older on the day of the race. You must also be in possession of a valid 2014 licence number.
The race will be run under the rules of IAAF, ASA and BORA and foreign athletes must comply with IAAF Rules 4, Paragraph 2 and 142.
Athletes will be retired at the 1/4 way after 6 hours and at the 1/2 way after 13 hours. Athletes may not continue if they do not make these cut off times.
Night belts or adequate luminous material must be worn by the runner and seconds during time of darkness. Reflective material must be supplied by the runner.
TWO RACE NUMBERS WILL BE ISSUED, ONE OF WHICH MUST BE WORN ON THE FRONT OF THE VEST AND ONE ON THE BACK AND BE VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES DURING THE RACE.
Closing Date for entries is the 29th June 2014. Thereafter entry is “LATE
The Start is at the Halyards Hotel in Port Alfred. The first 15km is run as a double loop on the beach front. There will be more than sufficient refreshment tables provided. No personal seconds are allowed on this part of the course. Your seconding team needs to wait for you on the East London side of the main arch bridge at the Marina. It is strongly advised to start the run with a headlamp / flashlight as it gets dark before you meet your seconding team. Any runner being seconded along this section will be disqualified.
Split times will be given at 25 miles (40 km), 50 miles (80 km), 75 miles (120 km) and at the finish.
Spot checks will be set at various points during the race at the discretion of the committee and the race referee.
Visit http://www.washie100.co.za for more comprehensive information.
Richard Patten; Cell : 082 924 8320 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Information: http://www.washie100.co.za
Information such as route and medical advice can be found here.