Toontjie 4km - 14 October 2017

Toontjie 4km - 14 October 2017
Alfie's first medal

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Run 143: Lovely 5km with Taz around West Coast NP lagoon

Taz and Nick are over in South Africa at the moment and they drove up to the West Coast NP to join us at our chalet on Sunday evening. We had a lovely time with them, going on a safari at a game park just a few minutes away on the Monday, and going out for an authentic African meal on the Tuesday. Of course, we braai-ed every evening and stayed up really late too. This doesn't really make for quick, efficient running the next day though!

Highlight of safari: Steve getting bitten on the toe by a cheetah

Highlight (?) of African meal: Being serenaded at the table

Anyway, once the meal had been digested and the weather had cooled down a bit, Taz and I changed into our running gear and off we trotted down the gravel road to warm up. We decided we would run 5km in all and agreed we would turn left on to the 'main' road and run down to the junction, which was just a few metres more than 2.5kms - ideal!

We were a bit concerned that there might be ostriches running around all over the place (there are a lot of them here) or the odd snake would come out and say 'hello' - but we didn't see ANYTHING AT ALL! It was all probably far too scared of us!

Anyway, we had a lovely run in the evening sunshine and finished just as the sun was setting over the horizon.

Back to the chalet for a shower and braai!

Well done, Taz!

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