Golden Reef 100 Miler Enduro
Golden Reef 100 Miler

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Results summary (1982-2012)
A Page of History
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24th October 2016 The event has had to be put off for 2016 due to circumstances and won't be happening this year but lets hope 2017 is coming.
Organising a race of this nature is no easy task and it temporarily on hold.
18th October 2016 New starting date is Friday 11th November and it is the 35th running of the 100 Miler.
Accommodation can be booked with Jessica at 083 446 9098 or email

Two bed chalet at R700 per night - includes Breakfast
Four bed chalet at R1200 per night - includes Breakfast
Two bed rondavel at R600 per night - includes breakfast
Four sleep self catering at R700 per night - no breakfast on this one

The rooms do not have airconditioning or TV but airconditioning happens while you run and who needs TV when you are running in a Game park.

The events are
A 26 Hour Individual 100 Miler (Friday)
B 24 Hour Relay 100 Miler (Friday)
C The Mike Wilmot 12 Hour Day Race (Saturday)
D The 1000km Challenge ANyTime Run-A-Loop Race (Friday onwards)

The race has a semi-new start (and finish and venue) with 2016 seeing it return to the Krugersdorp Game Reserve.

The route will be around 9.4km per loop within the reserve.
Total rise and fall qualifies the route for quite undulating!

For those who are still working towards a 12 hour or 24 hour race, a new event has been included. This event requires you to run one lap of the route so that you can experience being out in the open in the Nature Reserve.

At only R60 for an almost 10km run, it is good value for money.

The 12 Hour event being run in memory of Mike Wilmot starts at 05:45 on Saturday Morning which is more or less at sunrise and finishes at 17:45.

The 35th Individuals 100 Miler will start at 4pm on Friday afternoon and finish 26 hours later at 6pm on Saturday.

The 100 Miler Relay gets under way two hours later at 6pm on the Friday and runs for the next 24 hours.

Remember, no 100 Miler is easy.

The following introduction appeared in the pre-race booklet issued in 1991-

The idea of a hundred mile road race - Transvaal's response to the Washie 100 miler - was largely as a result of the interest and participation of Golden Reef athletes in the Eastern Cape event and the Johannesburg Harriers track race.

The inaugural Golden 160 was run in 1982 from Ventersdorp to Roodepoort and as expected, was won by one of South Africa's most prolific mega-marathoners, Manie Saayman in an incredible time of 13:20.

The 1983 race which started at Roodepoort, provided the most exciting tussle and narrowest margins of victory to date (1991) when a mere 1one minute and 39 seconds separated winner Saayman and his Vaal team mate, Graham Smith, at the finish in Pretoria.

Saaymans domination of the event came to a halt in 1984 when, over a route run in reverse to the previous year, he was beaten by Durban's Poobie Naidoo.

Having followed three different routes, it was eventually decided that a standard course should be arrived at whereby comparable statistics could be drawn. The result was the present (1991) out-and-back course which started and finished at the Cecil Payne Stadium in Maraisburg. It included 28 energy-sapping kilometers through Winsome Valley and Renosterkop and two six-kilometer sections of gravel through Honeydew Holdings.

It is a true test of the runner's endurance and judgement of pace in relation to the undulating and unrelenting terrain over which the one hundred miles are run.

Besides the intrigue, sense of adventure and emotion that are unique to this very special race, a notable feature of the Golden 160 is the spirit and social atmosphere that prevails at the finish and the various checkpoints, manned by timekeepers, radio operators and ambulance men and patronised by race enthuisiasts and roving marshalls.

It is thanks to this spirit that the tradition of the Golden 160.9 kilometer Enduro Marathon is so proudly carried into its tenth year. May the flame of that tradition burn foreverů