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HARCOURTS BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON
DATE 19 February 2022
TIME 06h00
ORGANISERS Newcastle Harriers Club
DISTANCE 42.2km , 21.1km , 10km
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
START VENUE Hutten Park Primary School,Rietbok Avenue,Newcastle
RACE WEBSITE CLICK HERE
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Andre Vosloo
NUMBER 083-7665550
EMAIL a.cmvosloo@telkom.co.za
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SECONDARY CONTACT
NAME Elsa Grundlingh
NUMBER 083-6528779
EMAIL elsa.grundlingh@newcastle.gov.za
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HARCOURTS BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON

ENTRY DETAILS



Entries for the marathon, half marathon and 10 kilometre races will be taken at the start venue the evening before the race.  No entries will be taken on race day.




HARCOURTS BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON

DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -27.739012177228957, 29.926130175590515 

Race Finish Coordinates: 0.0,0.0 

HARCOURTS BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON

THE RUN



This historic race has a well-balanced route with a few hills, all in the right places. You run out of the town onto the Memel Road to Ingogo and back. The first section is run on tar and incorporates a climb of about seven kilometres. There is some respite however as the following 10 kilometres are flat and the running is easy and relaxed. Here you can really enjoy the mountains, fresh air and the race’s natural surroundings. At the 17-kilometre marker the route turns onto a sand road for about eight kilometres.

Along this stretch lie the silent gravesites of the fallen heroes of the Schuinshoogte Battle. This is a good spot to pause and reflect. Before the turning point at Ingogo there is a monster of a hill which goes on for a punishing two kilometres. This is followed by a steep downhill stretch to the Ingogo River where you steel yourself for the return journey to Newcastle. All other races are on the same route with different turning points.


FACILITES

There is a swimming pool at the venue and ample accommodation for out-of-town runners.

Type Out-and-back
Sub Event Road Running
Difficulty Rating 3
HARCOURTS BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON

MEDIA RELEASE
Race Name Release Date Media Release
HARCOURTS BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON

ORGANISER
NAME Newcastle Harriers Club
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
EMAIL andre.vosloo@lanxess.com
WEBSITE newcastleharriers.co.za/
ADDRESS PO Box 1371 Newcastle

CONTACT PERSON
NAME Andre Vosloo
PROVINCE
EMAIL andre.vosloo@lanxess.com
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ADDRESS

RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
HARCOURTS BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

This race will be run for the 43rd time in 2021. Certainly it is a good race to do as an early Comrades qualifier or even as a training run. It can be rather cool at the start so be prepared. This historic run takes in some of the sites of battles leading up to the famous Battle of Majuba, a major deciding battle of the Anglo-Boer War. Fought on 27 February 1881 Majuba became a legend in South African military history. Schuinshoogte was the site of a one-day battle on 8 February 1881, when the British under General Colley found themselves surrounded by the Boers at the top of the hill.



Time Limit: 06:00

Finishers: 400

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