Runners set for fast, flat and scenic Peninsula Marathon
February 14, 2020  

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The scenic Peninsula Marathon is regarded as the fastest point to point marathon on the continent of Africa.

On Sunday 16 February 2020 around 5 500 runners will once again line up in Main Road Green Point for this popular marathon and half marathon.

The event organised by Celtic Harriers in association with Top Events, finishes at the Naval Sports Grounds in Simon’s Town. This year the 42.2km race will also double-up as the Western Province Athletics (WPA) Marathon Championships.

There are two options to choose from. Both routes are run on a scenic fast and flat course from Green Point to Simons Town.

The marathon (42.2km) starts at 05:15 in Main Road, Green Point with the half marathon (21.1km) starting at 07:00 at the Bergvliet Sports Complex. Both routes finish at the Naval Base in Simons Town.

The marathon serves as an official qualifier for the Two Oceans (56km) and Comrades (90km) ultra-marathons.

Those not participating for qualification purposes, can easily use it as an enjoyable long slow distance (LSD) run or they can use the marathon and the half to perhaps attempt personal best times.

Lindikhaya Mthangayi (40) from the Nedbank Athletic Club is the defending champion. His winning time of last year is 2 hours 27 minutes and one second.

His Nedbank team-mates Lungile Gongqa (02:27:23) and Mthandazo Qhina (02:30) was second and third respectively last year.

Jenna Challenor (02:46:05) from Murray & Roberts and her team-mate Charne Bosman (02:54:22) were the fastest two women. Kerry-Ann Marshall (02:54:55) was the third woman across the line.

Registration for online entries will take place on Saturday 15th February 2020 at Sportsman’s Warehouse Rondebosch, Tygervalley and West Coast from 10:00 to 17:00.