Johannesburg Zoo, 12 September
Great to go to the race with Nola (her second half marathon) and Karen (her first half marathon). I really appreciate the friends I've made in the last year thru' my running.
The 10km and 21km started together, a chilly 7am start, and was therefore really crowded and slow. The 3 of us ran together and at the 2km mark I was a bit concerned that it had taken me almost 15 minutes to get there - not looking good for a 2.30 finish. I had set my watch to virtual partner me to a 2.28 finish, but it wasn't working as I expected. (I know now I was also supposed to change my display settings :-)) By the 3km mark, Karen had moved slightly ahead of us and i decided that I really want to push for a 2.30 finish. My watch was giving me my kilometre splits and I knew that as long as I was below 7 minutes each km, I could make it. I just wasn't sure how to make up the slow start.
|Medal for finishing, |
cap for pre-entering