The Big5 Half Marathon…an indescribably amazing experience!!

South Africa is like my home away from home, so to finish my first half marathon in a country I love, literally brought tears to my eyes (thank goodness I had sunnies for the photos!) EVERYTHING was so well organised, accommodation and food were amazing, (no need to worry if you have any dietary requirements), staff at Wildside along with our tour leader were genuinely friendly, knowledgeable, and nothing was too much trouble – heading out on one game drive, we jokingly asked to see baby cheetahs, giraffe and lion… well, we asked, we got!!! All three!! And for added bonus, we saw cheetah Mum too. The event itself is……. challenging! There is 4K of mountain which I think has been mistakenly referred to as a ‘hill’, sand, rocks and not quite as much oxygen around as we are used to. I wouldn’t change a thing.

A huge, heart felt ‘Thank you’ to Travelling Fit and Entabeni Game Reserve for making my first half marathon an experience I will never forget. Bring on the next challenge!

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