Race review – Pick ‘n Pay Half Marathon

Pick ‘n Pay Half Marathon – 2:46:16 NEW PB!

Feb 2015 – Saheti School

My Rating: 4/5. I struggled out there on my own, fighting all the way. Weather was incredibly hot too.

Previous attempts: 3:05:31 (2013); 3:05:10 (2014) Managed to take almost 20 minutes off my time which shows my training with Coach Dave is working.

PNP route

Overall: This is one of my favorite races and this year, the organizers did not disappoint. Cold water and Coke the entire way. Well organised. Great vibe. I was planning on running in a bus with some other girls but landed up running on my own. It was hard! I had many mental battles with myself along the way. But I was determined to beat my previous PB of 2:47, which I did!PNP 21

What I’ll remember most: Getting to the water station just before Bedfordview and stopping to get my head back in the race. One sachet of 32GI down, x2 waters and hearing Deacon Blue was a sign for me. It’s where I managed to get my second wind.