I am slowly building up my distance as part of my long, careful preparation for the Otter African Trail Run 2010. After running a quick 17km at the Asics X-Treme Trail Run in Montagu, my next was this tough 24km route.
Getting there: Ladismith lies after Barrydale on Route 62, some 300km from Cape Town. You could take the N1 and then go via Roberston / Montagu on Route 62; or take the N1 to just after Swellendam, then head North, joining Route 62 at Barrydale; or take the N2 all the way to Riversdale, and then head North on the R323.
Where: Ladismith School sports field
When: Saturday, 29 May 2010
Time: 08h00: 24km Mountain run; 08h15: 13km Trail run
The race was won by Dom Wills in 2:36:017. I finished in 4th position in 3:09:59.Official results on www.trailrunning.co.za