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RUNNERS' GUIDE
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DATE 18 August 2018
TIME 05h30
ORGANISERS Fish Hoek Athletics Club
DISTANCE 80km, 160
PROVINCE Western Cape
START VENUE The Good Hope Nature Reserve,Cape Point,
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Andy Campbell
NUMBER 083-4576656
EMAIL puffer@fishhoekac.com
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ENTRY DETAILS



Entries are limited to 180 with a waiting list for new entries. Previous finishers get priority but forfeit future preference if they do not compete. After an application process, entrants are invited to participate. The selection on allocations in various categories. e.g. International, National, Male, Female, Novices, Runners going for permanent numbers, and experienced runners. 
Selection from the waiting list is on the basis of merit, luck and motivation. The selection committee insists on a bottle of red wine when you are accepted for the first time. This elaborate process begins in early March.




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DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -34.357092528780576, 18.473832607269287 

Race Finish Coordinates: None

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THE RUN


This is arguably the most scenic ultra marathon in South Africa. It is also the toughest. In addition to the harsh terrain, there may be extreme weather conditions. If so, it is mandatory to have a compass, rainwear and maps before being allowed onto Table Mountain. In the interests of safety, all participants who do not reach Constantia Nek by 13h30 will be removed from the race. This is done to ensure that no one is stranded on the mountain after dark.

The first 30 kilometres are run on tar, with the balance on unmarked tracks and trails. Starting at the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the route goes through the nature reserve, and past Scarborough. The first part of the race is run in the dark and the organisers advise you to carry a torch. The first 20 kilometres are easy and provide a good opportunity to get into a comfortable running stride. From here the race earns its reputation as an epic. The route goes over Red Hill Pass, through the Simon’s Town Water Catchment Area and on to Black Hill, via Ou Kaapseweg.

There is some dancing in the Saturday morning traffic through Fish Hoek, as the route relentlessly presses on to Silvermine Nature Reserve, through Tokai Forest Plantation taking the top forest-track and on to the Vlakkenberg footpath. Onward to Constantia Nek, the route goes over Table Mountain running along the Jan Smuts track to Maclear's Beacon and then down the infamous Platteklip Gorge. Legs like jelly, body beyond tired, you run on to Kloof Nek and then via Signal Hill onto the V&A Waterfront where the race comes to its welcome end. Few have done this, none are sorry.




PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS

A special and appropriate trophy, a rock mounted on wood, goes to the winner. T-shirts go to all finishers. Those who complete three Puffers will get a permanent number.



FACILITES

There are water stations every six or seven kilometres along the route.

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MEDIA RELEASE
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ORGANISER
NAME Fish Hoek Athletics Club
PROVINCE Western Province
EMAIL info@fishhoekac.com
WEBSITE www.fishhoekac.com
ADDRESS PO Box 22059 Fish Hoek

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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Western Cape South Easter 15 km 01 January 2018 Fish Hoek Sports Complex Nelson Road Andy McAughey 083-6263222
Western Cape STBB Red Hill Marathon & 36 km 27 January 2018 Silverglades Sports Complex Nelson Road Fish Hoek Race Organiser 076-1158285
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EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The race is open to participants who have run at least one ultra marathon within the past six months and have considerable mountain running experience. You need to know how to survive if the weather turns bad, if you sprain an ankle or if a seconding point is unmanned. The time limit for this race is about 13:00, or until sunset.



Time Limit: 13:00

Finishers: 90

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