Randburg Athletic Club (RAC), Johannesburg


Ample parking in and around Old Park’s Grounds. Average attendance during winter season is 100 and
summer averages 500 participants, with the most being 1 121 runners (a night when companies were trying out for team relays).

The time trial is run around the suburb of Bordeaux. The suburb is not flat, which makes this a difficult time trial, but one that will get you into great shape for any type of race from a 5km to a 21km, or even for Comrades. The course is not for the fainthearted and is very difficult, hilly, undulating and about 20 to 30 seconds slower over 8km than the average time trial for a good runner. The first loop (5km) has one very long, steep hill and this convinces most runners that the 8km is slightly easier.

RAC Time Trial is like being at a sociable road race and there are hot showers, cold beers and good
grub available after the run. The first Tuesday of every month sees a draw for a pair of running shoes,
sponsored by local running shops (Sweatshop and Randburg Runner).

Address: Old Parktonians Sport Ground, 1 Garden Street, Bordeaux, Randburg
When: Tuesdays – 17h45
Distances: 5km (one loop) and 8km (two loops).
Walkers do the same course but start at the 1km mark.