Monday, 29 June 2015

Dead of Winter Run not that cold - again

With morning temperatures predicted to sit on 6°C for Saturday morning, we thought that this may be the first of our 'Dead of Winter Emmies to N1 Run' to actually be cold and wintery. In past years conditions have been sunny, warm and pleasant.

Driving from home to Fred's shop just after 06h30, it was already 9.5°C according to my car. Nice. And it was even more improved by the time we set off at 08h30.

Turnout this year was better than ever before. I didn't write a post about this last year but I seem to think there were only four or five of us running. This year at least 40 runners joined us.

This is a casual and social run and the runners settled into groups of matched pace. I was in good company with Ian, Sarah (x 2) and Nick. Good company and great conversation as we made our way along the Braamfontein Spruit. The distance was around 18km and we were rewarded with a lovely breakfast on the far end.

Next one will be in the dead of winter next year.

We (Adventure Racing Club) are thinking of coordinating a "Heat of Summer Emmies to N1 Run" - we'll let you know.

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