First race – 30km Bay to Bay

What a shocker! Despite the fact that I haven’t actually been on a training plan since September I managed to scrape a moderately respectable 2:58:11. Not bad considering the diet of alcoholic beverages, Indian takeaways and god knows what else I’ve been packing away over the holidays. One of my favourite races of the year and also one of our club races. Ocean Basket also sponsored this year, but sadly no fish and chips at the end.

Race notes
Route: Race start outside La Med to Hout Bay, loop around Hout Bay and back
Height climbed: 320m
Time started: 06:00
Total time: 2:58:11
Total distance: 30km
Average pace: 5:54 min/km
Weather conditions: Cloudy and some mist
Temperature: 25˚
Runner’s condition: Stressed due to the fact I couldn’t get the car out of the garage and had to call a taxi to the start


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