The 27km Freedom Challenge, near Franschhoek. A flattish 27km race from the prison that once housed Nelson Mandela, and you get to run a km for every year he was incarcerated.
Top Forms 10km race. If I had found myself on the startline I would have set about seeing if the legs still had a bit of speed in them, always good to line up at a fast and flat race!
Silvermine XL, a 35km trail race, and one I was looking to run... really enjoyed the ran last year.
But sometimes Dawn says: Please can we do something else.... So
|I've had it 20 years|
|25km turn around point|
At 14h00 I found myself alone at Constantia Nek about to set off on a little run. Now, because I had 50km of cycling in my legs I had 2 route choices, but as I started that first climb it was clear that I was going all the way to Maclears Beacon. To say I am competitive would be an understatement, and as I took a split time at the turn off to Nursery Ravine 24:52, I pushed on...
The old body didn't feel old today, it was working and the steep rocky climb and winding single track didn't slow me down as I seemed to have bounds of unused energy, the splits to Nursery and Skellie were good. I finally stopped my watch at Maclears 57:48 my fastest time by over a minute. it was now time to enjoy the run back.
|On Top of Cape Town|
THE HUNT FOR THE RED DISA
It didn't take long and after 10min I was off the main trail and..
|The Hunt Was Over|
|All the way alone the river|
It was the heat of the afternoon, so I decided to take a quick dip before running on...
|The water was lovely|
So while I missed a trio of races, I think I had the best run!