Since my email this morning I have had quite a few people enquiring about the MaTT 100 and asking what on earth it is. So here is a brief explanation:
Very briefly, as Cher Vossberg put it, this race is a "bare-bones, old-fashioned" type of trail race with no hype. It is 100 miles (not kilometres) around, through and over the mountains of the Cape Peninsula all in one go, not a multi-stage / multi-day event. This is the inaugural event. So to test it out, 5 runners have taken on the route. They started this morning at 06h00 from Constantia Nek and will be finishing tomorrow, anywhere between 08h00 and 18h00 at Constantia Nek as well. The runners organise all of their own support.
For those who want to go and check out what these hard-core trail types look like, the aforementioned Cher and a host of others will be gathering in the Kommetjie lighthouse car park from 18h00 till about midnight tonight to welcome the runners through and do a safety check. So if you want to take along a picnic or a bottle of something nice and go and join them you are most welcome.
Then Jacky Meiklejohn says the runners will start finishing from about 08h00 tomorrow morning at the Constantia Nek Restaurant so people are encouraged to come and cheer them in. The restaurant opens at 09h00 and I can highly recommend the nice warm fire and the excellent draft beer they serve. Please don’t be shy about going along to show your support.
Finally, if anyone is trying to contact me by cell phone or email regarding the run tomorrow or anything else and you don’t get an immediate reply, one of the reasons is that I am having endless hassles with the new cell phone and old iPad. I hate both of them………..A LOT. I have spent a chunk of the day walking between the iStore and Vodashop trying to get them sorted out, to little avail. I have exasperated staff looking at me like I’m an utter moron and should not own anything more complicated than an electric toothbrush (which I can, in fact, operate with a high degree of proficiency). Personally, I think they’re in league against me. It’s a conspiracy. Long story short, if you are battling to get through to me, there is a problem and I know about it. Not sure how this helps but I feel better for having told you.
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