A formidable list of great runners in the western and northern regions of the city, King William’s Town, Stutterheim and Komani [Queenstown] were also trailblazers.
In every instance they did not embark on “picnic” runs, but would run water stop to water stop, be it a farm stall or garage. It was mostly clean and healthy, with little time lost.
So what will the new running look like?
This weekend the first races in Australia will go live. Two athletes I coach in the Brisbane area, will be running in the Gold Coast Running Festival, which caters for six distances — 42,2km, 21,1km, 10km, 5km, 2,5km and a 1km dash.
The longer runs are done in laps of four over the marathon and two for the half-marathon. While there are strict social distancing guidelines in place, there will be some lapping involved despite staggered starts.