By: Gerald Van Wyk
If anyone had told me that I would ever run a 21km, I would have told them they were crazy. I have now been running at Stella for nearly 3 years, and loving every minute of it. (Well most of the time). When I started I could not run more than 2km without stopping. I trained hard and ran my first Hillcrest 21km that year. I did the South Coast 42km last year, which I was extremely under prepared for, but determined to do the run and finished!! I entered the Comrades this year but due to an injury never quailfied for it. I have been injured for a large part of this year.
Eventually I’m back on the road and recently did the South Coast 21km and did a PB. Last week I ran the DHS Oldies 10km and did a PB again.
So my advice to all new runners is not to try and do too much too soon, as this can only cause injuries.
I would like to thank Sandy, Amanda and Louise for all their encouragement they have given me along the way.
I’ll leave you with this thought….. small steps, small goals, Big Rewards
See you on the road.