Race Reviews

  • Comrades Marathon UP-RUN Comrades Marathon UP-RUN - The Up-Run is a 87 Km route starting at Durban City Hall with the first 8km extremely exciting, but difficult with a very narrow section going onto the highway where there are no pavements or places to stop or walk. The crowd is so dense making it impossible to slow or stop. Continue Reading
  • Two Oceans Half Marathon Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon - This is the most vibrant and popular 21km on the African race calendar, run through the scenic southern suburbs of Cape Town. The first 5km is buzzing and congested, particularly in the latter seeding groups, until you reach the top of Edinburgh Drive and the M3 opens up. Continue Reading
  • Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon - This is a very big race on the Asian circuit. It’s not the prettiest, but it’s quite something to behold. The SCHKM is filled with a number of long, slow challenging hills and hill-training is encouraged in your preparation. Continue Reading
  • Asics Stockholm Marathon Asics Stockholm Marathon - The course takes you through the historic Swedish capital. Strangely, the race starts at 12noon. In previous years, this has worked out brilliantly as the weather is cool and spectators fill coffee shops along the route resulting in great local support. Continue Reading
  • Zurich Barcelona Marathon Zurich Barcelona Marathon - Don’t be confused by the sponsorship name – Zurich, an insurance company – this is a very Catalonian run. It’s a mat-to-mat run with a 6-hour cutoff, so don’t be fearful of the starting waves that let runners depart at different intervals. Continue Reading