O Race race (Race) 1:43:17  17.0 km (6:05 / km)
shoes: Inov8 oroc
Not sure of my exact distance. Had problems with the tent the night before, so cut it verrrry fine getting to the event. Ran to the start (1.8km) and made it to the start line 8sec before my time! At least I was well warmed up. Again decided to pace myself. I had a bit of a problem going in to #6 (1 min). Ake caught me and beat me to #7 with a better route - I tried to go straight. Proceeded to have a great tussle with him for the rest of the race. He was stronger up the hills, but I caught up again on the downhills. He seemed to make a big mistake to #13, going very high. I stayed low going as straight as possible. It was a bit annoying to see him at the control site! When I tried to get away I didn't have the legs.
Glad to be in the mix with the other South Africans