Wow, that was fun and tough and beautiful and tough! I am aching in places I did not really know I had places.
I think the race was only about 10km but was about 95% on hiking trails. It took me 1hour31, the slowest I have ever done 10km. It was really beautiful, although some of the hills were so steep in places that I went down them on my bottom, but then I am really bad at down hills. I did realise at the time that what goes down must go up and wow, it had me clinging to branches of trees praying they were stingy and wishing I had my hiking poles with me. But thankfully there was only one section like that. The rest was a bit more undulating.
It was run at a private school, Woodridge, just outside Port Elizabeth that has the most amazing campus. I was so happy just to be doing something again. And I did not come last!!!!
It would be nice if there were more trail runs done in our area, I really enjoyed it. There is another one in 2 weeks time in the same area, but they said it is going to be tougher….. Yikes, I think I might be busy that day.