The Dischem 2012 Half Marathon


Not sure why I was so scared to run this race. It was awesome! Everything was just great…from the goodie bag to being seeded in a batch that was not the last! 

From the start I gave it 110% effort. I new the race was going to be tough with about 8km of hills but somehow I managed to keep my pace. The 18th km finally got to ALL of us (at least all of the back of the pack runners)…EVERYONE was WALKING.

At the 21st kilometer as I was running onto the field I suddenly got a cramp in my left calf, My whole foot just became numb and I had to literally stand still. Flip! So close. I could have ran a PB on this difficult course, but it was not meant to be…Somehow I managed to run slowly to the finish. Nevertheless, one of my my best half marathons to date! I will be back in 2013…

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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