2012 Johnson Crane Marathon


The training programme for Comrades dictate that one ran 261km in the month of January – a tall order. I have managed to ran 235km injury free in January, …it was tough! Racing Kudus (15km), Dischem (21.1km) and Johnson Crane (42.2km) wit various training runs over 5 weeks…This week finally got the better of mean…with only a 5km walk so far :-).

Whoever said running Johnson Crane as a qualifier was easy…was obvious not a novice! The race was tough..so many flat sections -you really had to work hard. The last 5km’s was just a killer! 

I learnt a lot about marathon racing in this race though. I tested my new fueling strategy and it flippen worked! Also drank my salt tablets and NO cramps. So, my next race I will definitely push a bit harder. I was a bit paranoid about cramps going into this race (all in the mind) but now I am much more confident that my training strategy will pay off. It’s all these little things that count in making you perform better the next time….

About Moerieda Mackay

Late to running and absolutely loving it! I'm married to my soulmate, Adam and blessed with 3 beautiful children. I am a Business Transformation and Innovation Professional and holds a MSc (Eng) in Industrial Engineering. Yip, a bit of a workaholic. I became addicted to ultra running whilst searching for that elusive “work-life” balance at the age of...40! I have no sporting background and with zero athletic ability running is by far the most challenging thing I've taken on but it has put me on a path of self discovery and serious transformation both physically, mentally and spiritually...and I love it!

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