The race was pretty much uneventful and my main goal was to stay comfortable and be sure I have no injuries or niggles at the end. This was the goal for most runners as nearly all Comrades runners in Gauteng do this race.
Ready to race.
Waiting at the start.
One highlight of the race was running with one of my all time heroes and idol, Bruce Fordyce (the Comrades king) for about 2km. He disappeared towards the front of the race after that. This is one thing I love about running. You often get to rub shoulders with the elite. If you don’t know Bruce you can read my post about him here.
Bruce Fordyce (in green).
Legs and feet of a legend.
Any run in Randburg is tough. There are always some testing hills to negotiate and this race is no exception. It is also a double lapper with a 10km race included and the 2nd lap has a few extra hills thrown in where the 1.1km for the half marathon is added.
There are some testing hills throughout this race...
I relaxed during this run and never pushed. I remained comfortable the whole way. That was all I wanted to do for my last race before Comrades. I finished feeling good. I know my legs need some rest after all the hard training and that will happen during the next few weeks.
The finish at the Randburg sports grounds.
The medal…yes, Run Days are Fun Days!
Next up…Comrades! I’ll do some pre-race posts in the next few weeks.
Happy running everyone!