|“We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.” – Emil Zatopek|
A race I would never run again. A real killer!!! I thought it would be like the CTC I ran a couple of weeks ago. But it wasn’t. This 32K course comprised of creek crossing, 5 dangerous hills and poor route signs. To make matters worst, there was a thunderstorm half an hour into the race. The trails were so muddy that my shoe got stuck in the mud as I was climbing one of the hills. Then there were part of the trail with moss and algae on which one couldn’t even walk properly, let alone running. All in all, it was one race where I decided to quit about 20 times….but I found some strength in the latter part of the run and finished in over 5 hrs. Instead of a medallion, we received a painted finisher’s rock with our time on it. At least that was nice. However, I will never run this race again!
Ziyad Rahim is an adventure-runner from Pakistan. He currently holds 10 Guinness World Records in long-distance running, ranging from marathons to ultra-marathons.