Review of Wanderers Half Marathon - 30 August 2015

Sport Race
Event Wanderers Half Marathon
Date 30 August 2015
Where Johannesburg, South Africa
Distance 21 Km
Finishing Time 01:48:17
Race Number 1828
Result 356/2103
Top % 17%
Pace 5:09 m/km
Speed 11.64 km/h
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My experience at the event:

With winter finally over, and after having accumulated a lot of kgs of fat during 2 months were I kept going mostly injured, it was time to get back into the running spirit, in the hope of getting ready for the 50km (City 2 city) at the end of September.

After involving my usual companion Andy, we showed up at Wanderers for a late 7am start, with the sun already showing up on the route. My strategy was to push the first 10kms, and see from there how all would go. The course was ideal for a decent time, with some short hills followed by long downhills. The plan worked well, and I ended up pushing to finish under 1.50 (which was my goal, my hope is to go back at 1.45 once I lose some weight). Andy finished after me just above the 2 hours mark, but as a first official running race after the Comrades, it was a decent result

Usual garmin stats are here:

Some pictures: 

Wanderers Half Marathon

Just before the race

Wanderers Half Marathon

During the race

Wanderers Half Marathon

Medal time!

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