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BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON - CANCELLED
DATE 01 January 2024
TIME 06h00
ORGANISERS Newcastle Harriers Club
DISTANCE 10km, 21.1km, 42.2km
PROVINCE KwaZulu-Natal
START VENUE Hutten Park Primary School,Rietbok Avenue,Newcastle
PRE-ENTRY CLOSING DATE
RACE WEBSITE CLICK HERE
PRIMARY CONTACT
NAME Elsa Grundlingh
NUMBER 083-6528779
EMAIL tax@nnmail.co.za
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BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON - CANCELLED

ENTRY DETAILS



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

 




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DIRECTIONS

Race Start Coordinates: -27.739012177228957, 29.926130175590515 

Race Finish Coordinates: 0.0,0.0 

BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON - CANCELLED

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
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MEDIA RELEASE
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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
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EMAIL andre.vosloo@lanxess.com
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RACES BY THIS CLUB
TYPE PROVINCE RACE DATE VENUE CONTACT NUMBER
KwaZulu-Natal Donkey's Pass Mountain Challenge 25 km & 15 km - Cancelled in 2014 01 January 2024 Vulintaba Country Estate D96 Road, Newcastle Andre Grundlingh 083-6532865
KwaZulu-Natal Newcastle Nite Half Marathon & 10 km Run/Walk - Cancelled for 2014 01 January 2024 Newcastle Swimming Pool Newcastle At Swanepoel
KwaZulu-Natal Kosmos Balele Mountain Challenge 01 January 2024 Utrecht Balele Community Game Park At Swanepoel
KwaZulu-Natal Dave Hawthorne Memorial Marathon 01 January 2024 Ferrum Swimming Pool Drakensberg Drive Newcastle At Swanepoel 072-2291662
KwaZulu-Natal Madaka Game Run/Walk 01 January 2024 Amadaka Game Farm ASt Swanepoel
BATTLEFIELDS MARATHON - CANCELLED

EDITORS NOTES



EDITORS NOTES

This 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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