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

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Throwback Thursday - 1982 Half Marathon

In my Alberton Half Marathon Report I mentioned that it was my 388th half marathon. That caused some reaction, but believe me, here in South Africa that is not all that many. There are many runners with double that number and even more. I will do a post about one of them soon. We have some seriously crazy runners over here.

To go with the theme I decided to post the photo below. This is me finishing my 4th half marathon in 1982.

Wally Hayward Marathon - 1982

Train well and have fun everyone!

18 comments:

Karien said...

How fantastic that you still have pictures of some of your first races!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Nice, that is cool that you have pics of your first race

Robin said...

That's great!

misszippy said...

I love that you were running half marathons before I even knew they existed! Awesome track record you have.

One Crazy Penguin said...

What an awesome throw back! And what a great pic!

ajh said...

Are you going to do that safari marathon you mentioned on FB? You would get such good pictures!

Liz said...

Great picture! And to think that in 1982 I was just wasting my life being 9 years old...!

Raina said...

Fun Pic, Johann!! Looks like you were speeding along :)

We have a few marathon maniacs and Half fanatics here too..crazy people live all over the world!

Char said...

388 half marathons is still impressive even if others have run more. My half count is only in double digits but I'm still proud of that.

TorontoRunner said...

oh MY gosh, that's A LOT of halves. wow, wow. impressive!!
What a great throwback!

Lauren said...

Love it! Great picture. Great accomplishment.

Michael said...

That's so cool. You were definitely out there running before running was cool :)

388 half marathons. That seems totally crazy to me.

Thomas Bussiere said...

In 82 I thought 5 miles was far. Great post about training for the Comrades Marathon. So very true and looks a lot like my training plan except my weekly runs are longer, I do hill repeats because of the flat area I live in, and weight training. I live close to sea level and need hill repeats and weight training to run ultras in the mountains.

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

I missed that post about the 388th half - holy moly... relative to other South Africans or not, that's a lot of racing!

MILF Runner said...

I don't care how many any other person has run, that is a whole lot of half-marathons. Do NOT qualify it with comparison to anyone else! You look pretty damn studly in that photo!

Jerry Smallwood said...

...and here I am training for my first in 1982.

Still a great number though :-)

Anne said...

I think it's great that you have all your stats like that! How motivating :) Great picture too!!

lindsay said...

I wasn't even born yet! :) You look great! And I love that running is so popular down there.