Now July is here and the 2nd half of the year is waiting. My main goal for the rest of the year is the 50km Mon-Aux-Sources Challenge on 11 September. This is a very tough trail run at the Royal Natal Park in Kwazulu Natal and runs to the top of the Drakensberg Amphitheatre seen below.
We basically run from where I took the photo to the top of the mountain and back. It’s a 50km race and at the top you have to climb up some chain ladders to get on top of the amphitheatre. The views are breathtaking and this is one of the most beautiful places in South Africa.
I was lucky to get in as only 250 runners are allowed each year. The start/finish is in the Royal Natal Park at 1300m (4300ft) and peaks at 3100m (10200ft) giving an overall ascent/descent of 1800m (5900ft).
So I have some serious training and preparation to do in the next few weeks. I’m running a 21km trail race this weekend (Vaal Trail Race) and a tough 25km race with some road and trail the following weekend. I will then up the distance with some long trail runs towards the end of July and during August.
Happy July running everyone!