By 10h00, most of us were out of bed and getting ready for breakfast, others were returning from their early morning game drive...and others, like Grant, were still running.
At 14h30, most of us were enjoying a nice lazy Suday afternoon, while others were getting ready for High Tea before afternoon game drive...and others, like Grant, were still running.
Yes. 8h53 minutes after starting to run at 5h30 in the morning, our dear old Head Guide, Grant "I Should Maybe See a Doctor About This Habit" Murphy, completed a gruelling 87km Ultra-Marathon (between Durban and Pietermaritzburg)! While none of us here can understand why he would want to do it, we can only applaud him very loudly for undertaking this challenge yet again, and finishing in a great time!
|Richard and Grant after running 87km and not even sweating???|
|The Bronze Bill Rowan Medal that Grant won (he was - Bill, not Grant - the first winner of the Comrades in 1921, and ran a time of 8h59....if Grant started his running career a bit earlier, he would have beaten Bill)|
Well done mate, and almost time to start preparing for Comrades 2012....if it's any consolation, at least next year is a "downhill" run!
PS - and come see me, I have the name of a good Doctor!