Saturday, March 25, 2017

Last week saturday, on the 18th of march. The 2017 edition of the Old Mutual Om Die Dam took place and for once I was not running the race. Shocking! I know, me at a race, not running... 

The Horror, The Drama 

The thing is, these past few months have been very hard on me. I can hardly keep up the pace that was too slow for me 6 months ago. So I have gone back to basics, running 5km at a time and taking it easy. There was no way that I was going to survive 50km in the sun. It just wasn't going to happen! 

I was offered the opportunity to ride the media bus and thought it would be great opportunity to experience the race from a different perspective. You know... behind the lens in the back of the bus. The Media bus... 

I made extremely sure that I got to the media bus in time otherwise it would have left me. That meant that I had to be awake by 2am, leave Johannesburg for Hartbeespoort at 3am and pray that there would be no traffic by this time. I always get so embarrassed when I arrive at a race and it has already started. 

The way the world works, The race started and the bus still haven't moved. So we had to make our way from the back of the pack to the front of the pack. It was a treat for me because I could see everything, the runners, the landscape, the route I was inspired by all the runners that I saw, they were so determined to finish. 

Standing at the Finish Line watching cross the finish line with smiles on their faces and hard work in their sweat. I was so jealous of them, Next year that will be me!

Below is a link to the facebook album which contains the pictures that were taken while I was at the back of the van. 


 Will you join us next year? Come on its just a 50 km shuffle around the dam. 


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