Comrades Cut-Off Times Confirmed

The 90th Comrades Marathon, an up-run from Durban to Pietermaritzburg on Sunday, 31 May 2015 will have six official cut-offs along the route.  The Comrades Marathon Association’s (CMA) Race Director, Rowyn James, has announced that the following cut-offs have been confirmed and will form part of this year’s race rules.

 Route area/landmark

Distance done

Distance to go

2015

 

 

 

 

Cowies Hill

17km

70.7km

2: 40:00 (08h10)

Winston Park

30,7km

57km

4:30:00 (10h00)

Drummond (Halfway)

43,7km

44km

6:15:00

(11h45)

N3 Subway – Cato Ridge

57.7km

30km

8:10:00 (13h40)

Umlaas Road Interchange

67,7km

20km

9:30:00 (15h00)

Top of Polly Shortts

80,2km

7,5km

11:10:00(16h40)

James says:  ‘Due to the extra 877m route deviation in the first half of the race, the previously advertised halfway cut off of 6 hours has been extended to 6 hrs 15 minutes so as to factor in the additional distance.  The cut-offs are an important facet of the race and are there for the well-being of the runner.  Should a runner not make any one of the cut-offs within the allotted time, they will not be able to complete the race within the overall 12-hour cut-off time.  It is a sad reality for quite a few runners every year but it is all for the runner’s good.  The 90th Comrades Marathon has attracted runners from across the globe.  The CMA warmly welcomes all runners and supporters to our beautiful province in celebration of the world’s biggest and oldest ultra-marathon.  We invite the nation to be part of it!’