Finally after 7 races, I decided to run a distance that’s more than a half marathon. 30K seemed a daunting task as I waited at the starting line with thousands of runners. The big turn out, live bands and great scenery helped me through the first half of the race. I crossed my first hurdle (21K) and then I was in unfamiliar territory. When I saw the 24K sign beside the graveyard, I knew I can do the last six. Then came the biggest hurdle, the huge 1km climb at the 28th km and literally got me winded. I mostly walked that hill and then one km from the finish, we were greeted by the “Reaper”. The crowd was huge at the finish line and as I crossed the line with cramped legs, I knew I was ready to take on the marathon distance!
7TH ANNUAL TIM HORTON’S CHILLY HALF MARATHON - BURLINGTON
Biggest Chilly half ever with 1500 in Half and 300 in 5K. It was a cold snowy day when I drove to Burlington on Sunday morning. The race route was amazing with a mix of country side, upscale neighborhoods and finally the last 5kms along the lake shore. The chilly shaped medal was quite nice as well. The best part of the race was the chilly party in the heated tent. Had about 3 bowls of chilly and later discovered that Tim Horton’s chilly is actually made from pig meat ! Oh well, it was quite tasty !!! J)))
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.