"I'd rather be seen on my bicycle than on a park run" - Quote from the dark side

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Golden Gate, South Africa

A month from today, on 27 October, I will be at the Golden Gate National Park for the Golden Gate Challenge. This is a three day event over 71km (44miles). Basically each day is a run to the top of a different mountain.


I'll post a full preview later but for now I just want to show you South Africa's Golden Gate.


This is it...


Yes, I'll run over that rock on my way to the mountain top in the background.

Happy training and racing everyone!

26 comments:

Ewa said...

Johann, this is another wonderful place. Wow! And three day event? Now that IS a challenge. You will do great, my friend.

Christi said...

That is a great challenge. I can't wait to read all about it!

Amanda@runninghood said...

I agree, can't wait to read all about it. Although, I'm not interested in this type of event for myself right now, I enjoy hearing about others doing it! Maybe someday I will try something like this but for now, it is fun to view from afar. Awesome!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

I'd love to do a running stage race, especially with scenery like that. Just incredible...

misszippy said...

Wow--beautiful, Johann! Do you ever get tired of running in so much beauty? ; )

Matty O said...

That view would keep me motivated and moving. That elevation climb however... that is another story ;) Have fun!

Robin said...

Wow that's awesome! You have the best scenery for your races!

Giorgio said...

The photo shows that you are going to run through a wonderful and wild landscape. That's why I love running: It can give us those great opportunities.
Have a good training for your next challenge!

Kate said...

Is this the one where you'll be camping? Sooo cool! I'd totally run it with you!

Char said...

Boy you South Africans have some of the most challenging races. Three days running up hills - just my type of challenge. When is it? Oh pity, I'm busy that weekend.

ajh said...

You are too much. And you are going to do a similar thing 3 days in a row? Wow.

Jill said...

Awesome!! That picture looks a lot like some of the formations in the state of Utah (right next to Colorado...so when you come visit me in CO, we'll head over to UT and visit there, too :)).

HappyTrails said...

Can't wait to read the preview Johann! Have you seen this video yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZeOLP_lwqc Good stuff from SA :)

Amy said...

OMG! That picture reminds me of Death Valley!

Liz said...

Wowzers! You really do make the most of your amazing landscape!

Black Knight said...

It looks like another tough challenge but at least you have the chance to enjoy wonderful landscapes and to put another ultra under your belt.

Lauren said...

Looks like another great race. When I saw the words Golden Gate, I thought, Great! Johann's coming to California. (Our Golden Gate is a bridge in San Francisco). But alas, I read on and found that you will be running this awesome race instead. : )

Raina said...

Ah! Beautiful! I didn't realize there was a Golden Gate in SA.

Thanks for the perspective in your last comment. :)

Lisa said...

have fun. looks very scenic!

Lisa said...

have fun. looks very scenic!

Natalia said...

Hi Johann, very nice challenge! You have done some spectacular races this year. I have not been doing much - there is quite a bit going on here, and I will write it up soon. But have been getting up at 3am to watch the rugby, which is brutal. Still the Bokke are doing ok - actually more than ok. The defence is a wall as always, so I am a happy bunny.

Molly said...

Holy cow!

Jayer said...

That sounds and looks pretty awesome! Good luck!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

That looks like an awesome place to race!!

MCM Mama said...

Wow! That sounds so cool! I can't wait to hear about it.

Stacey (aka UltraPrincess) said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!