I love the Comrades Marathon. It is such an emotional day of joy and heartache (and envy - because I only managed to get half way in 2015). The roads between Durban and Pietermaritzburg will be lined with family and supporters wishing and encouraging everyone to keep going. Family who have sacrificed so much for their partners, mother’s, father’s, son’s or daughter’s to be there. I know - Chris has been there for me - driving me to far off places to simply run home! Sounds crazy but if you have never experienced the highs of running you won’t understand.
I’m so excited to meet the to Comrades runners booking into the B&B this weekend. This has taken GRIT, determination and passion to train for this race and the emotion at the start and finish will be with all the runners for the rest of their lives.
This is truly a South African “must do” or “must watch.” I salute all the runners for this Sunday, 9th June 2019.
The photos are my attempt - with Emily and Chris there to support me.