Sunday, 22 January 2006 We rose early (4:30am) on this hot, humid, summer Sunday morning to get ready for this race held by the Stella Athletic Club in Durban (about 30km from our home in Kloof). The starting gun went off as scheduled at 6:00am. I am race walking at the moment (no technique - just my own plodding), which I found more enjoyable than running which is more jarring on the body. The race was very well organised with water and Coke at every 2km mark. The road marshalls were also great controlling the early morning traffic (not too serious) , seeing to it that we had no sudden stops waiting for traffic and we could keep our pace. I did a PB today for a 15km Walk i.e. 1h59min. I was very pleased being able to break the 2 hour mark, although this meant a tired and aching body. Hubby, Conroy ran the race in 1h23min. We went for our usual post race breakfast at the Bizzy Lizzy tea garden situated within the Dunrobin Nursery in Bothas Hill. We are still contemplating doing the PDAC 25km race on Sunday, 29 January 2006. This will be the furthest that I have ever walked a race - my furthest walking race being 21.1km. I have also joined Run & Walk 4 Life yesterday doing a 7.6km with them. The plan is to train with them on Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 5:30pm and on Saturday mornings at 6:00am. At the moment I will only be doing Saturdays and Mondays and from March I will be doing Wednesday afternoons as well, when I will be ceasing teaching Scrapbooking on Wednesday evenings. Signing off from a very hot, humid and stuffy Kloof!