|“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|
This was the first race of 2004. Luckily it was on a nice sunny day in the middle of winter. Grimsby is a small town on the Niagara escarpment about 45 minutes south west of Toronto. I drove from Toronto on race morning and collected my race kit about 30 minutes before the race. I was all dressed up for a chilly race but the weather was pleasantly warm for February. The race got underway in bright sunshine and the route was mostly through the vineyards and old country roads. The escarpment looked beautiful with the sun shining on the snow covered hills. The scenery and the mild temperature helped me finish the race quite comfortably. Along the route I met some nice folks. So, not a bad start to the year!
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.