My annual 50km training run at high altitude on quiet dirt and tar roads outside Dullstroom is perfect training for the Comrades.​​

The weekend is both a long training run and a get-together, and is exclusively for runners I coach and their families. The venue is a trout farm outside Dullstroom which has a range of accommodation. Runners do the tough and hilly 50km run on the Saturday morning with fully-stocked water points provided. In the evening we have a get-together social function and fund-raiser for WAR (Women Against Rape), and last year we raised R8000. This money was used to paint rooms in a safe house for abused women.

 

Runners pay a small fee of R350 to cover the costs of the water points and they pay their own transport, food and accommodation costs. 

The run will be held on March 14 in 2020.