Half Marathon Coming Up…

I’m so excited, I feel like a child looking forward to the school holidays or Christmas because on Saturday is the Knysna Marathon (I’m only doing the half) – a beautiful run on dirt roads through the most spectacular indigenous forests  surrounding the town of Knysna on the Garden Route.  I did this race for the first time last year, just a month after the Comrades and ran it in 2hr 30min,  I was running with a friend who was doing it for her first time so took it easy the whole way. This year my intention was to start training a couple of weeks before the race so that I wouldn’t struggle but, in true Reluctant Runner fashion – my training only started on Saturday…

This race is a highlight on most runners and non-runners calendars.  Entries are limited so they are treated like gold and snapped up the minute they open – half of Cape Town empties to head up the coast for what promises to be a weekend of fun, pain and more fun (although somewhat limited depending on how stiff you are).   I have so many friends running this year not just the half but the full too PLUS a couple of converts who are marking this as their first tentative footstep into distance running!!  So if I don’t see you at the race, I’ll see you here afterwards for a full race run-down…



  1. Candice says:

    Thanks a mil Fred and congrats on your achievement!!!! It makes no difference what the distance is, if you had to work to get there and you did it then “well done” is in order!!!

  2. Fred says:

    Hi Candice!

    Just stopped by to wish you ‘well’ (not luck) on your half marathon Saturday! After the Comrades, that seems like a jog around the block for you!

    This will give you a grin: I actually ran 2 miles (no stopping!) on Sunday after a pretty tough workout session. First time in years! Looks like there’s still hope for me!

    Enjoy your run on Saturday!


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