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Individual Entries open for SA Marathon Championships

The PW Botha College in George will be the venue for the SA Marathon Championships on Sunday, 5 February 2012 and there is still a small opportunity for those athletes that wish to compete on the day, as individuals should they not be selected by their respective provinces.

To enter as an individual athlete, entries must be done through the residing province and the minimum selection criteria have to be met.  Individual athletes have to compete in club colours or unbranded kit.

The qualifying standards are as follows and apply for Marathons between 1 January 2011 and 15 January 2012.

Open Men    02:40
Open Women  03:40
Men 40-49   03:00
Women 40-49 04:00
Men 50-59   03:30
Women 50-59 04:00
Men 60+     04:00
Women 60+   04:00

Athletes that would like to attempt a first marathon will be scrutinized on an individual basis based on their half marathon time ran between 1 October 2011 and 15 January 2012.

The SA Marathon Championships is closed to South African athletes only.  All entries must be received by provinces and reach Athletics SA by the close of business on Monday, 16 January 2012.

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