Wednesday, 25 June 2014

The Comrades Expo 2014 - part 2

So, as I said in my previous post about The Comrades expo, I am very lucky to be able to go on opening day and then again on the Saturday.
Ian arrived late on the Friday night and we drove thru' to Durban to run the Northbeach parkrun. Ian and I took it slowly and enjoyed meeting up with other Woodlands parkrunners.

Woodlands parkrun
Northbeach parkrun - Alan & Caroline Lee, Club 250 & Club 100,
Bron, Ian, John, Stuart & Alan
We had a quick shower at Gramp's hotel (He got to spend the night at the Elangeni Hotel on the Durban beachfront after attending and being honoured at the AIMS Congress Legends Dinner)
Photo: Gill Fordyce

Then off to the expo again. This time the focus was on socialising and having a beer with fellow runners and supporters. I met Susan who kindly shared her GPS co-ordinates with me as we discussed good places to stop en-route.
Comrades Marathon Expo 2014
Alan & Bruce Fordyce, Zola Budd & Alan, Ian & Stuart, Staci & Anthony, Alan & Ian
An afternoon drive back to our flat in Umhlanga to collect our things for our overnight in Pietermaritzburg and a look thru' the goody bags. I think they were they same as they always are - a couple of sample sized products, a couple of advertising notes, a few usable items (my favourite is the wrist band to wear under my Garmin) and of course - the most important items, at least according to Ian, the cap and the t-shirt. I did also like the novelty coke can. Who is going to drink theirs?
Comrades Goody Bag 2014
The Green Number Club & Regular Goody Bags
And the fun and relaxation is over, now to run the race to qualify to wear the t-shirt and the cap.

1 comment:

Johann said...

Nice Staci! Did all of this get you tempted enough for next year?