Forest Run, 14 March 2015
“We were blessed with the most lovely weather on Saturday; cool in the morning and warming up gradually during the day. It was quite an exciting race for the first part. As I was pulling up at the first spectator point I saw the flash of a head flying across the paved road. More than five minutes later last year’s first and second place runners came through. It was only at Waterpoint 1 that I discovered the identity of the runner: Naas Janse van Rensburg. He maintained his pace to win the 30km course (total distance of 33km) in 2:33:47.”
- A mythical account of the Forest Run by Chris Wilcock
Chris Wilcock returned to Forest Run this year to run the 30km (he ran the 60km in 2013). He has written a lovely race report that comprehensively covers many elements of this event. You can read the full report on his blog, ‘Living the Treaty Life’.
“If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a big surprise!”
This is the beginning of the children’s song The Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The 2015 Forest Run wasn’t a teddy bears’ picnic but there were plenty of surprises in the forest between Belfast and Dullstroom .
After having run and thoroughly enjoyed the inaugural run in 2013 (opting for the 60km distance), I missed the 2014 one but made it back this year. Due to a minor injury I took the 30km option this time around. read more