The 2nd year in a row, I took part in the oldest race in North America. The goal this year was to conquer the dreaded hill at the 28th kilometer by running the whole way. That challenge lasted only a few hundred meters and I was then back to walking again. The race was fun as usual, with great support en route and a huge number of participants. The best part was meeting with the reaper one km short of the finish. This year as well my timing was pretty much the same as last year, but I finished the race without much trouble.
One week after the Grimsby race, I decided to run the Chilly Half in Burlington. The race was a total contrast to the one in Grimsby. It was overcast and cold on race day and plenty of wind chill. It was a big event and the organization and crowd support was at it’s best. Most of the race was along the bay and affluent residential areas. I really enjoyed the run and the scenery that was offered. At the end, we were given a really nice medal in the shape of a chilly. The post race party was held in a heated tent where they offered hot chilly and soup, courtesy Tim Hortons. On the way back, I stopped over at Rohan’s place in Oakville to see his new house.
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.