the Lakenvlei Forest Lodge in Belfast, Mpumalanga. Organised by Lisa de Speville aka.
Adventure Lisa (creator of Metrograine). 2015 marked her third annual Forest Run – a ‘race’ that boasts two different routes one being 30km in length while the other being 60km.
missed the 2014 one but made it back this year. Due to a minor injury I took the 30km option this time around.
from most events.
SOME DIFFERENCES OF THE FOREST RUN IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER
organised (and in some cases, run) by fairies and elves!
and phoned home…
Michael’s (my son who ran with me) are growing nicely and provide a constant visual reminder of our day in the forest.
ridiculously tough and, as Lisa says at the briefing, there are no cliffs to fall off.
mess that runners make by discarding the sachets all over the place. His words are mild compared to what I think of runners who just chuck their used sachets down with the attitude that the water point helpers are their personal servants. How heavy is an empty sachet and how much time will you lose carrying it to the next bin? But don’t get me started..!
good shape. As one who normally goes for the longest distance on offer it was also a new experience to finish the half, shower, go to Dullstroom for a rehydrate and then return to cheer home the last few finishers in the 60km run. An ego buster was the fact that the winner of the long run finished his 60km ahead of many of us doing the 30km version…
races. Do go and browse them as the few that I have included really don’t do justice to the natural beauty of the forest, the participants or the race itself.
Chris is an Ultra Runner (Road & Trail) and a sports nut. He’s an avid Red Wine drinker, but not a connoisseur, “That would require knowing more than is this nice?”. He has been happily married for many years and a devoted dad of three. He's a reader, writer and coffee addict who has a child-like thirst for knowledge. Chris believes that Life is Good!