"The race was a bit tougher than I anticipated but I also made it tougher by running the earlier section a bit harder than I should have. In the end it comes down to experience and a besides the running learning curve, it was a great experience to be there. As for the medal, you know me, so I am really a happy about that one- what a pleasure to add that one to my list.The trip was a good one."
"I still can't believe how magnificent it is out there - thanks again to you and Evie for giving me the chance, it's much appreciated."
"One feature I enjoyed on Saturday was the fact that we could actually 'run' a large portion of the course, walking was permitted to only the steepest of hills
Running in isolated areas, where very little evidence of human activity is present, that was quite special.
Then.....that downhill at the end....you know.... everyone talked about it after the event, but not many actually complained. To me it was quite 'hectic' but it made the event unique & who does not enjoy showing off a few battle scars!!!! I also learned something there.... to pay more attention at race briefings!! In hindsight it was very clear what we had to do down that hill, please do not omit it from next years' run.
The prize giving was great, did not have that boring "road running lucky draw" theme to it!!
See you soon, somewhere in the bush hopefully..."
Ek dink dat die roete baie goed uitgesit is, en dat die pad goed gemerk was. Wat lekker was, was dat die meeste van die pad ‘hardloopbaar' was, maar dit was tog ‘n goeie challenge wat mens geestelik en fisies baie goed getoets het. Die ‘views' was ongelooflik... net so mooi soos die Baviaans kan wees!
Ek hoop regtig dat hierdie event weer en weer sal gebeur in die toekoms!! Dra asb my dank aan die ParkeRaad ook oor vir hulle wonderlike bydrae."
"I had a great time and really enjoyed the run/weekend.
C u next year - Many thanks"
"Hi Darrell and Evie,
Just a quick e-mail to say thank you SO much for letting me run on Saturday and for putting in so much effort to arrange such an adventurous (literally!) and unique (definitely!) race.
It really was magic - I remember dancing across the finish line!"
"Thanks for a awesome run and brilliant goodie bag, I normally don't expect anything on a trail run other than the enjoyment of being there, it was a lovely surprise. One of the best value for money events I have done."
"Hi Darrell & Evie, thanks again for the opportunity & privilege to "run with legends" will be back next year - thanks for the hard work, really appreciate the special runs & places you have allowed me to experience"
"Hi Darrell and Evie, a huge thanks once again for staging a fantastic trail run, it was absolutely stunning to be running on those mountains on sat, really hope it's going to be an annual event, thanks a mil, hope u getting better Evie"
"Hi Evie, Just to congratulate you & Darryl on presenting another superb race on Saturday! It was a privilege to run in such a beautiful area. Hope that the race will be on next year."
"One word : AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much I cannot wait for next year. My little spekboompe arrived safely in Hartbeespoort, survived the drive and flight. We will be sending some great photos. I have been showing off and at least have something to demonstrate that this race is not for the faint hearted, besides sore muscles.
Thanks again to both off you"
A trail run should always challenge a runner in more ways than just distance."