Signed up for one of the big races this year? January’s the perfect time to get those qualifiers and seeding times done and dusted.
Comrades and Two Oceans Qualifiers for January 2017
To qualify for Comrades 2017 you have to complete an IAAF accredited road race of 42.2 km or longer within the specified times. The time you finish in will determine your seeding batch, ultimately determining how quickly you get over the start line. For more details on the qualifying criteria click here.
14 – Finlime Flat One Marathon (Griqualand West)
21 – AEL Mielie Marathon (Free State)
21 – Shanduka Coal Middelburg 5-in-1 (Mpumalanga)
21 – STBB Red Hill Marathon (Western Province)
28 – Warehouse Rafi’s Friendly City Marathon (Eastern Province)
28 – Ottosdal Nite Marathon (Central North West)
28 – Volksrust 5-in-1 (Mpumalanga)
28 – Wonderpark Akasia 3-in-1(Gauteng North)
29 – Johnson Crane Marathon (Central Gauteng)
Source: Runners’ Guide
The Cape Town Cycle Tour Seeding Events for January 2017
Seeding races are held in order to accurately place athletes at the start line in compatible groups according to ability, making for an easier and smoother race start. Your best result in Cycle Tour seeding events, or the average of your best three other results (if better), is used to determine your seeding. For more details on the seeding criteria click here
16 | The Fast One | Gauteng
Source: Cycle Tour
Midmar Mile Seeding Events for January 2017
It is not compulsory to do a seeding event prior to race day, but advisable if you want to be in the correct batch based on your time. If you do not do a seeding Race, you will be placed in the slowest batch. To view more details on the Midmar Mile and seeding events go to their official website.
15 | Ebotse Mile Swim | Gauteng
21-22 | Lake Heritage Water Festival | Gauteng
Source: Midmar Mile
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