For the past little while I have been writing about trail running and how I would like to get into it a bit more – well it seems I prefer the deep end of things (a little like how I got into running the Comrades in the first place) and have been entered into the African X, a 3 day trail run here in the Western Cape.
My mom and Linda actually did it together last year. You have to enter as a team of 2, making sure you are always within sight of each other. This is the first race of it’s kind apparently, where runners start and end in the same place every day – namely in Kleinmond. The trail takes you into the exquisite Kogelberg mountains with each day bringing new challenges from beach running to steep and technical inclines.
Day 1: 25km with 538m of climbing.
Day 2: 42kmwith 886m of climbing
Day 3: 22km with a 287m climb
So as you can see this is going to be a pretty spectacular run, especially considering I’ve never gone further than 16km on a trail run before 🙂
Luckily I have until May next year to get my 4 X 4 gear into shape and to make sure that I keep my mom (my team-mate) in my sight the whole way… Don’t you love a new challenge??