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CANCELLED
YORK LONGTOM ULTRA MARATHON, MARATHON & HALF MARATHON - CANCELLED IN 2019
DATE 09 February 2019
TIME 06h00
ORGANISERS York Sabie Shufflers
DISTANCE 55km, 42.2km ,21.1km
PROVINCE Mpumalanga
START VENUE York Sports Grounds,Old Lydenburg Road,Sabie
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Odette van Staden
NUMBER 083-6783937
EMAIL adventure@york.co.za
FAX
HOME NUMBER
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SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Jakes van Staden
NUMBER 084-7897780
EMAIL adventure@york.co.za
FAX
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WORK NUMBER 013-7649000
YORK LONGTOM ULTRA MARATHON, MARATHON & HALF MARATHON - CANCELLED IN 2019

ENTRY DETAILS



Online entries: www.york.co.za. This event is strictly pre-entry.




YORK LONGTOM ULTRA MARATHON, MARATHON & HALF MARATHON - CANCELLED IN 2019

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -25.102854793070968, 30.75870394706726 

Race Finish Coordinates: -25.093449854210085, 30.772351026535034 

YORK LONGTOM ULTRA MARATHON, MARATHON & HALF MARATHON - CANCELLED IN 2019

THE RUN


From the start in Sabie, the climbing begins. The morning is cool, the mist is a carpet and the St Joseph's lilies are in full bloom. This is a journey, not only of the body, but also back into the hazy distant past. The pull out of Sabie must be taken at a relaxed and easy pace for the initial climbing is relentless and unforgiving. Look back over your shoulder, and if the mist has not yet dissipated Sabie lies below enveloped in a shroud of mystery. The half marathon climb is over almost before it began, shake hands with the brave souls going on and canter downhill to the finish. For those long distance-runners, your landmark to aim for is the Long Tom cannon placed about 20 kilometres into the race. Here we are reminded of the turbulence of times long since forgotten. The pass was named after the famous cannon the Boers used to try to dislodge the British from Lydenburg/Mashishing in a battle during September 1900. The British were outgunned and outmanoeuvred by a cunning General Botha and his famous four-wheeled long range artillery. On 11 September 1900, after the battle was over Botha passed successfully through the pass with his men and the Long Toms. Here you turn and retrace your steps into Sabie and the York Timbers Sports grounds. For the ultra-marathon the final 13 kilometres are an easy loop toward Lonecreek Waterfall.




PRIZES AND GIVE-AWAYS

The first three men and women get cash prizes. The first 10 men and women to finish get gold medals; the next 50 men and 50 women to finish get silver. All other finishers get bronze medals.



FACILITES

The start and finish are about five kilometres apart. The organisers provide busses from the finish venue from 04h30.

YORK LONGTOM ULTRA MARATHON, MARATHON & HALF MARATHON - CANCELLED IN 2019

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
YORK LONGTOM ULTRA MARATHON, MARATHON & HALF MARATHON - CANCELLED IN 2019

ORGANISER
NAME York Sabie Shufflers
PROVINCE Mpumalanga
EMAIL gbosman@xsinet.co.za
WEBSITE
ADDRESS P O Box 49 Graskop

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Odette van Staden
PROVINCE
EMAIL adventure@york.co.za
NUMBER 013-7649200
ADDRESS

RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
Limpopo Sabie Shufflers 32 km, Half Marathon & 10 km 01 January 2019 York Timbers Sport Grounds Bridal Veil Road Sabie Odette van Staden
YORK LONGTOM ULTRA MARATHON, MARATHON & HALF MARATHON - CANCELLED IN 2019

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

The format of this race has changed. No longer a point-to-point race over the pass the course features an out and back event finishing in Sabie. The Long Tom has experienced mixed fortunes over the years, but with a new look it does have a future. Tables are well appointed and the festivities at the end rival any big race on the calendar. The race will be run for the 27th time in 2017. Walkers are welcome to participate in the half marathon.



Time Limit: 07:00

Finishers: 454

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