|[ 36th Washie 100 Miler (160km) ]
36th Washie 100 Miler (160km)
"Run when you can Walk if you have to Crawl if you must Just never give up." - Dean Karnazes
Event Date: 27 Jul 2012
Province: Eastern Cape
Venue: Port Alfred Sports Club
Online Start Date: 22 Mar 2012
Online End Date: 20 Jul 2012
Contact: Richard Patten
Contact Number: 082 924 8320
Distance & Entry Fee
100 Miler (160km)
Previous Finishers - R342
Novice - R456
Start Time & Venue
Start: 5pm from the Port Alfred Sports Club
Finish: Buffalo Club East London
Cut-off time: 26 hours
The Start is at the Port Alfred Sports Club in Port Alfred, approximately half way between East London and Port Elizabeth. The first 15km is run as an out and back towards Port Elizabeth. There will be 2 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.
Seconding: 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.
Training: 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 (Port Alfred Sports Club) from 15H00 onwards. All runners and seconds are expected to report for the briefing at the start at 16h30 on Friday 27th of July 2012.
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 28th July 2012 (26 hour limit).
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
Prize Giving: At the Buffs Club at 10h00 on Sunday 29th July 2012. Bar facilities are available and food will be on sale
Results: Copies of results will be available at the prize giving and on the Buffs web site www.buffsclub.co.za/running
Prizes: 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 together with a Washie 100 Miler tracksuit top.
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 2012 licence number.
Rules: 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.
CUT OFFS: 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.
Reflective Material: 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 20th July 2012.
. Faxed entries to 086 640 1110 will be accepted if accompanied by deposit slip crediting:
. Buffalo Road Runners, Nedbank, East London. Account Number 1210379864, Branch Code 121021.
Richard Patten Cell: 082 924 8320
Additional Information:www.buffsclub.co.za/running and click on 'Washie 100 Miler' link. Information such as route and medical advice can be found here.
Event Added: 20/05/2012
| [ General Event Details ]
||Friday, 27 July 2012
Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth
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