100 Miler (160km)
Start Time & Venue
Start: 5pm from the Halyards Hotel, Friday 19th July
Finish: Buffalo Club East London
Cut-off time: 26 hours
Course Map: Click here.
The 2013 Washie 100 Miler will commence on Friday, July 19th at 17h00, from the Halyards Hotel.
To download the 2013 Washie entry form, please click here.
Click here to see Halyards Rates.
To go to the 2013 Washie online entry form, please click here.
To go to the 2013 Griffin online entry form, please click here.
The 2013 Griffin 50 will start @ 5am at the Washie Half Way Mark on Saturday 20 July 2013.
To download the 2013 Griffin entry form, please click here.
The Start is at the Halyards Hotel in Port Alfred. The first 15km is run as a double loop on the beach front. There will be more than sufficient refreshment tables provided. View the 1st 15 km course map here.
No personal seconds are allowed on this part of the course. Your seconding team needs to wait for you on the East London side of the main arch bridge at the Marina. It is strongly advised to start the run with a headlamp / flashlight and reflective gear as it gets dark before you meet your seconding team.
Any runner being seconded along this section will be disqualified. Thereafter, we recommend that your seconding team should stay with their runner by seconding runners and a seconding vehicle not being too far away from you for the rest of the race. Seconding vehicles (and all runners and seconding runners) please be aware of the fact that this is a very busy road and the greatest part of the first half of the race, is run on a road that has no shoulder to run on, and runners basically spend the entire first half off the road, on the grass and gravel when oncoming traffic takes preference. We therefore also apeal to the drivers of seconding vehicles to follow their runners as much OFF THE ROAD in order to obstruct traffic at the very least and to also keep road safety in mind at all times for your own vehicle, other vehicles and especially the safety of all runners.
Split Times will be given at 25 miles (40 km), 50 miles (80 km), 75 miles (120 km) and at the finish.
Spot Checks will be set at various points during the race at the discretion of the committee and the race referee.
It is the responsibility of each runner to make sure about the route before each race, ESPECIALLY THE LAST 2 KM'S BEFORE THE FINISH AT THE BUFFS CLUB in East London.
When you reach the Moore Street intersection, runners and their seconds continue straight ahead along the one way road (Esplanade Street) that pass the Sugar shack Back Packers and Buccaneers. (Seconding vehicles may not follow their runners from here, as Esplanade street is a one way from here onwards, and vehicles may only turn left up Moore street to turn right into John Baily.)
When you (the runner and seconds) reach the John Baily Road Intersection, turn left, towards the Buffs Club.
While progressing along John Baily Road, turn right at the traffic circle, below the cricket stadium, into Buffalo Park Drive, towards the Buffs Club.
Click here to see the route which runners should follow to the finish.
Seconding: It is a condition of entry that entrants will provide their own seconds and seconding vehicles and at least 3 seconds are recommended. It is strongly advised that one or more of the seconds are athletic enough to accompany their runner on the road.
Training: The general consensus of opinion is that your normal Comrades training is the most important preparation and the Comrades itself is a vital training run for a 100 Miler (although not essential).
Preparation for the run itself: On the grounds of weather conditions for the Washie 100 Miler you should include protective gear such as cold weather clothing, waterproofs, goggles, gloves, balaclava, lip-ice, etc., and bring several towels and fresh T-shirts to change into. A source of warm drinks is also advisable.
Pre race registration and briefing: Registration will be at the start (Halyards Hotel) from 15H00 onwards. All runners and seconds are expected to report for the briefing at the start at 16h30 on Friday 19th of July 2013.
Distance and time limit: The course is measured and is 100 miles. The finish is at the Buffs Club and all competitors must finish by 19h00 on Saturday 20th July 2013 (26 hour limit).
Griffin 50 Miler: The 50 miler will be starting at the half way tent at 05H00 on the Saturday morning. These competitors will be wearing different colored numbers.
Prize Giving: At the Buffs Club at 10h00 on Sunday 21th July 2013.
Bar facilities are available, but Breakfast and Lunch for the Prize Giving Sunday NEEDS TO BE PRE-BOOKED. To make a breakfast or lunch reservation, click here.
Results: Copies of results will be available at the prize giving and on the Buffs web site.
Prizes: All finishers will receive the following:
(a) A beautiful handmade Washie 100 Miler trophy.
(b) In addition, all novices will receive a handsome Washie 100 Miler tracksuit top.
(c) Permanent numbers will be awarded for completion of five journeys or three overall victories together with a Washie 100 Miler tracksuit top.
Rules: The race will be run under the rules of IAAF, ASA and BORA and foreign athletes must comply with IAAF Rules 4, Paragraph 2 and 142.
Eligibility to participate: You must be an amateur as defined under the Athletics South Africa rules and be 18 years or older on the day of the race. You must also be in possession of a valid 2013 licence number, but not required to be worn during the Washie 100.
Reflective Material: Night belts or adequate luminous material must be worn by the runner and seconds during time of darkness. Reflective material must be supplied by the runner and is of utmost importance for the safety of each runner on the road.
TWO RACE NUMBERS WILL BE ISSUED, ONE OF WHICH MUST BE WORN ON THE FRONT AND ONE ON THE BACK AND BE VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES DURING THE RACE. The wearing of Club Colours are NOT compulsory, but the displaying and wearing of the issued WASHIE 100 Race Numbers are compulsory, as this is the means by which each runner is identified by officials during the race and also enables the time keepers to accurately provide runners with their split times at the end of the race.
We urge seconds to ensure that their runner (and the seconds themselves) complies to the above at all times, as it contributes to the safety of everyone while on the road during the Washie 100.
. Closing Date for entries to the 37th Washie in 2013 will be announced here later.
. Faxed entries to 086 640 1110 will be accepted and e-mailed entries to
, if accompanied by a deposit slip crediting:
Buffalo Road Runners, Nedbank, East London. Account Number 1210379864, Branch Code 121021.
Richard Patten Cell : 082 924 8320