The “Jonkershoek Marathon” is a FKT (fastest known time) mountain challenge. The route starts at the summit beacon on Botmaskop and finishes at the summit beacon on Stellenbosch Mountain following the skyline around the horseshoe in between (the following points are generally tagged in a record attempt: Square Tower Peak, the 1st (lower) Twin Peak, Rifberg, Katedraal, Bergriviernek, Pic-sans-nom and Haelkop).
The timed route is approximately 32 km with over 3000 m of elevation gain. However, you also need to get up Botmaskop before the start and back down off Stellenbosch Mountain after the finish. The full outing is about 42 km with 4000 m elevation gain.
- 19h30 – Rudolph Buhrman, Jan du Plessis, Piet Hugo, May 1962
- 14h00 – Ernst Lotz, July 1962
- 10h45 – Christopher Spottiswood
- 10h13 – Lydia Roos/Cilliers, Oct 1991
- 9h40 – Henco Jordaan, Oct 2000 (with Teuns Kok 5 min behind)
- 8h45 – Samuel Holtzkampf, Dec 2015
- 8h36 – Andre Gie, Kane Reilly, Ryan Sandes, Sept 2016
- 8h21 – Christiaan Greyling, Edward van der Merwe, Oct 2016
The Jonkershoek Marathon presents a fantastic challenging LONG day out in the mountains for very fit technical mountain lovers. We can’t guide you to a new record time (we can only help you to learn the route if this is your goal); but if your aim is just to complete this epic challenge then we’ll happily show you the way. Contact us for more info.
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