Think You Are Too Old to Run the Two Oceans Marathon in 2017? Think Again!

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If you would like to run the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in 2017, but are worried that you may be too old to tackle this mighty 56km race, then it is time to think again!

Two Oceans Marathon

Age, it seems, is just a number when it comes to South Africa’s leading sporting events, and with 80-year-olds taking part in the iconic 109km Cape Town Cycle Tour, it’s no surprise that plenty of pensioners line up for the world’s most beautiful marathon each year, and their finishing times put many youngsters to shame.

In 2016, a whopping 421 runners between the ages of 60 and 69 registered for the Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon, and a further 725 runners from the same age group entered the 21km half marathon, proving that pensioners do not have to ditch their running shoes and take up knitting as soon as they reach retirement age.

The 70+ age group also attracted a huge following in 2016, with 32 entries for the Ultra Marathon and a further 134 entries for the Half Marathon, and their finishing times were nothing short of impressive…

Two Oceans 21km Half Marathon 2016 Results: Men’s 60 – 69 Age Group

  1. Robert Lindsay (61) finished in 01:29:47
  2. Piet Smit (61) finished in 01:34:41
  3. Christian Edwards (63) finished in 01:36:17

Two Oceans 21km Half Marathon 2016 Results: Women’s 60 – 69 Age Group

  1. Margie Saunders (62) finished in 01:38:00
  2. Chloe Glover (65) finished in 01:48:37
  3. Charmaine Cupido (60) finished in 01:51:32

Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon 2016 Results: Men’s 60 – 69 Age Group

  1. Bogdan Barewski (61) finished in 04:26:04
  2. Matt Shields (61) finished in 04:30:45
  3. Aubrey Roberts (60) finished in 04:36:34

Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon 2016 Results: Women’s 60 – 69 Age Group

  1. Nancy Will (63) finished in 04:56:06
  2. Andrea Menay (60) finished in 05:32:15
  3. Eva Kissling-Fischer (61) finished in 05:41:32

Two Oceans 21km Half Marathon 2016 Results: Men’s 70+ Age Group

  1. Johannes Herbst (70) finished in 01:58:15
  2. Peter Van Den Berg (72) finished in 02:02:31
  3. Pieter Budde (73) finished in 02:04:34

Two Oceans 21km Half Marathon 2016 Results: Women’s 70+ Age Group

  1. Veronika Van Niekerk (70) finished in 01:54:15
  2. Margaret Plantema (71) finished in 01:59:35
  3. Annatjie Greyvenstein (71) finished in 02:07:57

Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon 2016 Results: Men’s 70+ Age Group

  1. Steve Koller (71) finished in 05:56:52
  2. John Mngadi (70) finished in 06:08:03
  3. Vernon Du Preez (70) finished in 06:13:01

Two Oceans 56km Ultra Marathon 2016 Results: Women’s 70+ Age Group

  1. Avril Delapelindumont (71) finished in 06:22:48

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Chris says:

    Hmm, maybe… Looks fun

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    1. Equatours says:

      Not sure about ‘fun’ Chris, but I’m sure it’s rewarding!! 😉

      Liked by 1 person

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