Redhill Marathon is usually run in January and is an official qualifier for both the Two Oceans and Comrades Marathons.
With a cut-off time of 5 hours.
The race STARTS and FINISHES at the Fish Hoek Athletic Club which is situated at the Silverglades Sports fields, 20th avenue, off Kommetjie Road, Fish Hoek. Where cold beer and cool drink is for sale inside the club itself.
Participants may collect Enter online entries, or enter the race at:-
Sportsmans Wharehouse Tokai from 15h00 to 18h00 on Thursday, 25 January;
Fish Hoek Athletic Club from 17h00 to 19h00 on Friday, 26 January;
Fish Hoek Athletic Club from 04h30 to 05h15 on Saturday 27 January
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Both races will proceed from Fish Hoek AC, through Sun Valley, along Kommetjie Road to Kommetjie, up Slangkop, through Misty Cliffs and Scarborough to the PerdeKloof intersection. The 36.2 km Classic will fork to the left up Red Hill. The Marathon will fork to the right and do a 6 km loop towards Cape Point returning to the Perdekloof intersection where it re-joins the Classic up Red Hill. Both races are then run over Red Hill, down towards Simonstown Main Road and back through Glencairn to Fish Hoek where it follows the Kommetjie road back to the FHAC.
A 5 KM FUN RUN at 7 am
Cost R15.00 organized by Bay Primary School (Tel: 021-782 2065)
**MEDALS TO ALL FINISHERS**
Fish Hoek Athletic Club – Ph: 021-7852581 after 6pm on Tue, Wed or Fri
or Marieta Stevens (Race Director) on 074-470-4444 or email@example.com.
A Redhill review by Doubin
Red Hill Marathon
33%The percentage increase in the number of runners doing the marathon in 2010 compared with 2009. Fish Hoek Athletic Club must be doing something right.I also like the idea of having an escape route option of the 6km shorter 36.3km Red Hill Classic and not taking it. This year I noticed a guy at the t-junction asking one of the marshals if he could down grade from the 42.2km to the 36.3km but never got to see what the outcome was.
The Red Hill route is amazing. A bit of a slow start from the Fish Hoek sports complex, then onto the Kommetjie Rd, up Slangkop hill looking down at the Slangkop lighthouse.
I try to run in the middle of the road on this stretch as the camber it quite pronounced.
At the top of Slangkop is the start of a long speedy downhill, through Misty Cliffs to Scarborough, famous for the Camel Rock. Passing though Scarborough is a sneaky uphill up until the t-junction where the race splits between the Red Hill Classic and Marathon.
The out and back section towards Cape Point is mostly 3km of downhill. At the turnaround you are at the lowest point and the uphill does not stop until just before the 30km mark. The top of Red Hill was one of the best water stops ever, sponsored by a coffee shop.
It was too bad that I really was not up to eating muffins only had a slice or two of oranges. I could see that I was faster this year by the options available, last year by the time that.
At that bottom of Red Hill it is mostly flat until the Fish Hoek circle. At this point it becomes a mostly mental race.
There are 19 avenues that you need to run past, I like add 1 in my head and count them up one by one as percentages, counting 5%, 10% … 95% each time of cross an avenue. Before you get to 20th avenue you go off the main road and join up with the field. Getting onto the field is not the end there is quite a bit of running until you get to the finish. This year was well organized, plenty of everything: cold water, marshals, scenery and good weather. The only annoyance was the congested start. There definitely were much more people running this year.
Red Hill Marathon route elevation profile and Google Earth route KMZ.