9:35: Spotted the thread on the website about when the Soweto Marathon will be held this year.
9:40: Phoned ASA head office on (011) 880-5800.
ASA person who answered: Hello
Me: Hi, I would like to find out when the Soweto Marathon will be held this year. Can you help me?
ASA person: The usual date is the first weekend of the month in November. That would mean that it would be November 7.
Me: You say, the usual date. Does this mean that the date for this year¹s race is not confirmed.
ASA person: No, it is not yet confirmed but the usual date is then.
Me: Ok, so for example, if I was travelling up from Cape Town and wanted to book my flights now, how certain are you that the race will happen?
ASA person: They will make an announcement about the confirmed date towards the end of August because there is a problem with the printing. (?)
Me: I am phoning from Runner’s World magazine so we obviously getting a lot of queries about when the race will be held. Is there a media liaison person I can talk to?
ASA person: No.
Me: Ah, Ok. Thanks