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Over training is over rated, rest better so that you can train even more" - Nick Yster Bester


Monday, September 6, 2010

Fred Morrison Memorial 15km Race/Club Run - A Photo Report

Yesterday I ran the 15km Fred Morrison memorial race at the Germiston stadium east of Johannesburg. I received a SMS from my club on Friday to inform me that the club planned a club run for this race and everyone will run together at the pace of the slowest runner of our club. I thought “oh great, everyone will be running with me…

In the end there were a few slower than me members around and we ended up having a very pleasant run. I think this was just the right type of run I needed 6 days before my big race.

I’m not writing a report and just post a few photos from the run.

Have a wonderful week everyone!











23 comments:

The Green Girl said...

I thought “oh great, everyone will be running with me…”

You are too funny! As a true back of the packer, I must say this idea intrigues me but I simply cannot imagine my entire running group going the pace of the slowest person.

misszippy said...

That's a great concept that your club came up with. I'm sure it was fun for everyone.

Quinton J said...

haha...thank goodness for those slower guys. Looks like a good fun event. And the countdown is on...

P said...

What a fun and relaxed event - thanks for sharing the pictures!

Middle Name Marie said...

I love the photos! Looks like fun!

Average A said...

TEAMWORK!! I love that everyone ran together and no one felt left out. What a great bonding experience and a chance to hang out with great people. :) I love that your TEAM did this.

You've never run a 5k, Johann?! Just 10ks and more?! That's funny. :) I'd like to tell you that you're not missing out -- it's basically a prolonged torture session. However, these cheap little 5ks with no pressure, no medals, & no shirts was kind of fun! Plus, yeah... the ribbon! Ribbons are awesome!

6 more days!
xoxo,
A

Jennifer said...

Nice run and great pictures Johann! It's nice to have such teamwork! Cheers!

Mark said...

Good luck in your race!! Nice pics

ajh said...

Great idea! Thanks for the pictures as always. Can't wait to hear about your race next weekend. Hydrate and rest this week as much as possible!

LMC said...

That's a great idea! Every running club should have a similar concept run. Great pictures, thanks for sharing them with us. Looking forward to the report of your big race! You'll do great!!

Julie said...

Great pictures Johann! You know how much I love the pictures!

Natalia said...

Sounds very pleasant indeed! Best of luck with the big race and am looking forward to reading more about it. Vasbyt en hardloop vinnig!

HappyTrails said...

Looks like you have a great running club - good times! Have a great week Johann.

Anne said...

That's a great concept, although I'd worry about holding everyone back and would probably end up pushing myself more :)

Great pics!

Barefoot Neil Z said...

I would just sit down, then everyone would have to sit down... LOL! sounds like it was a fun day!

Molly said...

looks and sounds like a great race, love the shirt colors!

Indi said...

Thanks fot stopping by my blog Johann! Love a log distance Bloggie:) Chocolate milkshakes...yummy goodness!!
Hey nothing wrong with being a little less fast than the rest..main thing is you keep going! I'm always back of the pack, but find a way to enjoy it and as time goes by the speed will happen for us!

Black Knight said...

Another hardware in your collection! Great pictures. It looks like a funny and relaxing run.

racing dawn said...

Great pics! People always say don't worry there's always someone slower than you! So great. Wanted to let you know I honored you with a fun blog award over on my blogspot. Check it out... :) Good luck on your big race!

Emz said...

I think a run like this would be awesome [staying together] like twice a year. Great idea actually.

You run soooo many races. Love it. :)
There are some great ones here in AZ!! ;)

Lisa said...

What a great idea. Then my whole club would be running with me! :-)

Andrew Opala said...

I need to find a club nearby me ... too much fun Johann!

Chris K said...

Wow, looks like at the very end you guys did some speed intervals :-)