March 23th, 2017
Historical City Awaits 23 April
International Bursa Osmangazi Historical City Run will be held on 23 April. The race course is now officially measured.
The major road running event of Bursa includes a 15km race and a public run at a distance of 4km. The 15km, which attracts national and foreign elite athletes as well, is measured by the French IAAF/AIMS A Grade Road Race Measurer Jean-Marie Grall, who had been entrusted with measuring the marathon and race walking courses in several Olympic Games and World Championships. During the measurement, Grall was assisted by the local measurers Rıdvan Doğan and Rıfat Arabacı. The race will be granted an IAAF/AIMS Road Race Course Certificate in its 12th edition this year.
To register with the 12th International Bursa Osmangazi Historical City Run, a form must be filled out at www.osmangazimarathon.net. The race offers USD 2,000 to the winner of the 15km, and the master athletes making the podium pockets cash prizes in each age category.
The timing services at the International Bursa Osmangazi Historical City are provided by Depar Timing.
March 11th, 2017
Swimming With Carettas on 30 April
Dalyan Open Water Swimming Race will be held on Sunday, 30 April. The event, that the timing services will be provided by Depar Timing, will close the entries on 20 April.
The 3km long race, organized in 12 age categories, women and men each, starts at the İztuzu Beach, an area where the Caretta Caretta sea turtles go ashore to lay their eggs. The participants make a turn around Delikada, the island across the beach, and swim back to where they started.
The race attracts many swimmers with its theme and its distance. The registration is possible until 20 April by filling out a form at dalyantanitim.com/yuzmeyarisi, the official website of the event, prepared by the organizer Dalyan İztuzu Tourism and Introduction Foundation.
February 20th, 2017
“World’s Fastest” Indeed
Top-10 average time in RAK Half Marathon’s history is 59:03 in men, 1:05:56 in women. The race, promoted as the “World’s Fastest Half Marathon”, is now the only half marathon in the world to have a women's Top-10 average under 66 minutes.
The last edition staged on 10 February was won by Bedan Karoki in 59:10 while Peres Jepchirchir finished the women’s race in a world record time of 1:05:56. In the 11th year of the event, men’s Top-10 average became 59:03, two seconds faster than the previous average. Besides Jepchirchir’s world record, Mary Keitany’s second place finishing time 1:05:13 brought the Top-10 average down to 1:05:56.
Top ten performances in the history of RAK Half Marathon is as follows;
1. Patrick Makau (KEN) 58:52 / 2009
2. Sammy Wanjiru (KEN) 58:53 / 2007
3. Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) 58:54 / 2013
4. Stanley Biwott (KEN) 58:56 / 2013
5. Geoffrey Mutai (KEN) 58:58 / 2013
6. Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (KEN) 58:59 / 2009
7. Bedan Karaoki (KEN) 59:10 / 2017
8. Patrick Makau (KEN) 59:13 / 2007
9. Deriba Merga (ETH) 59:18 / 2009
10. Yigrem Demelash (ETH) 59:19 / 2017
1. Peres Jepchirchir (KEN) 1:05:06 / 2017
2. Mary Keitany (KEN) 1:05:13 / 2017
3. Mary Keitany (KEN) 1:05:50 / 2011
4. Mary Keitany (KEN) 1:06:02 / 2015
5. Cynthia Limo (KEN) 1:06:04 / 2016
6. Gladys Cherono (KEN) 1:06:07 / 2016
7. Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) 1:06:08 / 2017
8. Lucy Kabuu (KEN) 1:06:09 / 2013
9. Priscah Jeptoo (KEN) 1:06:11 / 2013
10. Genet Yalew (ETH) 1:06:26 / 2016
February 19th, 2017
Last 10 Days To Register For Runatolia
The online entry system of Runatolia Marathon, one of the competitions that will be timed by Depar Timing this year, will close on 28 February. The event, incorporating a half marathon and a 10km run as well, will be held on 5 March.
Even though the organiser and the name of the event changed within the years, the Marathon has been contributing the winter tourism in Turkey since 2006, featuring a 3-day long sports festival with several activities and entertainments in addition to its athletic attributions. Starting with the pasta party on 3 March this year, the event will continue on 4 March with the Bambini Run - a 200 meters race for kids, the High Heels Run for women, and the 4km Terracity Run for those who wish to compete over a shorter distance. The organisation comes to the end with the marathon, half marathon and 10km run on the 5th, followed by the after race party.
Depar Timing Team in Antalya will provide the timing services for the events with the anticipated overall 8,000 participants on 5 March as well as the High Heels Run, limited to 100 women who will be competing in 7cm high heels.
Runatolia Marathon entries are taken via the official website of the event at www.runatolia.com. The system had opened on 23 July, and will remain open until midnight, 28 February.
February 18th, 2017
11th Year In Datça
Datça Open Water Winter Swimming Marathon will be held on Saturday, 25 February. Depar Timing will be providing the timing services as the event celebrates its 11th edition.
Hosted by Datça Municipality, the event incorporates a long course of 5000 meters, and a short course at a distance of 1500 meters. The organisers announced the lower age limit as 16 for the long course, and 14 for the shorter distance. Registration is possible through the official website of the event at www.kisyuzmemaratonu.org, depending on the availability of free quota.
The race will start at 11:00 on 25 February. The participants in the 5000m will swim back and forth between Kumluk Beach and Fener Island. 1500m swimmers will also start from Kumluk Beach, and make a return from the pier of the Datça Holiday Village. Depar Timing Team for the event is consisted of four experienced members.