I didn't race this weekend, altho' I had pre-entered for the Trail Series Race #3 in Pelindaba on Sunday. I entered in early October and later in the month we scheduled a long training run for Saturday. I don't mind missing the trail run because I am concentrating on the RAC Tough One for the next three weeks and don't want to do anything that could jeopardise that run.
Val and Karen collected me at 6.15am on Saturday morning and we went to Normans house. There we joined Bev on her bicycle (she is training for the 94.7 cycle challenge) and climbed into Normans car. He drove us on the route for the first 9kms thru' Randburg to Banburry Cross, Northgate. At this point he pulled over onto the side of the road and we got out - ready to run the rest of the route, ending at Old Parks, Randburg. I was shocked that we were getting out on the side of the road - I hadn't really thought about it but didn't imagine being dropped on the side of the road to start running. Maybe the parking lot of the shopping centre? Not too sure what I expected but I found this very funny.
Norman attempted to take a picture of us with my phone, this is what I got ...
|Us at the side of the road ready to start running|
|Taken with Normans camera - a much better image|
|The gals just after a seconding point|