First up, on the 25th was the UTCT (100km or 62km trail race), while they started in the dark and some would be ending in the dark I was only up at first light, early enough for me! I started my run at the Nek and ran over the mountain to meet the runners at the top...
|Finding the perfect shot!|
|Leading lady, no Lion's Head in the back ground|
So I headed back...
|I decided to follow the 2nd lady down!|
|Leg 1 finished|
Eric had been leading since the mountain and was a long way ahead and looking strong, Andrew in red was 3rd, but would catch 2nd... I watch 6 guys come through, but I had to go home before I found myself out the whole day...
Watching ultras can take a long time!
Now a week later I was back up the mountain watching the next race: 3 Peaks... I had left home 5 min later than planned and had to run hard to see the front guys come through!
|Martin in 2nd place, but would end up winning|
|Katya leading the leads as she turns at Maclears|
|Me playing on the mountain!|
On on with my comeback...
While I might never have really taken off and I even run a couple of races while on holiday, I don't feeling I racing if I'm not on the road or track lining up for something fast!
Now not that I was hoping to be running fast I lined up for the Old Mutual 10km race in Pinelands. I didn't race, but ran as hard as I could, and those last 3km hurt. I was happy with my 37:15.
With 3 peaks on the Saturday (2h30 on the mountain supporting), Sunday's half (Landmarks) was not going to be easy, but it would be good training for Winelands Marathon on the 15th... The race breaks up into 5km flat, 5km climb, 5km down, and 5km (6.1) flat. it was hard work, but the body held out. I was aiming at 84min and while the last 5 required a bit of work and I finished with 3 sec to spare...
Winelands, here we come ready or not!