It was an overcast morning after some rain and thunder during the night. I arrived early and was glad I did as the field was rather big with about 5000 runners. This is South Africa so 5000 runners means at least 4700 cars traveling to the start, each with one runner on board.
Waiting at the start.
06:00 start...early for some...
The start was a bit congested but we moved quite well as the road was fairly wide. I ran this as a training run and it was my 6th run for the week. The plan was to make it a LSD run to help me with the transition from trails to road for my Comrades training. I had a comfortable 04:45 marathon in my mind.
First hill at 2km
Just after 7km, lots of runners way up front.
Staci (Sandal Girl) just after 9km
26km done, getting a bit warmer now.
30km done, runners now quieter and looking more serious.