Each year the city is painted different colour – 2009 (BLUE), 2010 (PINK), 2011 (GREEN), 2012 (ORANGE) and this 2013 (PURPLE) for the Sp.ar Women’s Race
This is the 5th year I have done this race. The race is also held in different cities around the country. I always do the ones in the capital city (in August) and Jo.hannes.burg (in October). If memory serves me right this is the 8th one I am doing, I injured my knee the one year and couldn’t do the Jo.hannes.burg one.
I blogged about Last Year’s Race here ( and how I didn’t enjoy the heat). A good race but always too hot as it is starts at 2pm (apparently the reason is because it is a women’s race and it is expected that women are busy in the morning, a big generalisation , oh well)
This year, I loved the race more than ever. The weather prediction for Saturday was – cold and windy day and it didn’t disappoint, it was indeed quite cold and very windy. But guess what I loved it. It was just the perfect weather for a 5km walk in the afternoon. I didn’t feel much of the wind, because I was with the “fun group” (5k walkers and strollers) which means there were enough people to act as wind breakers 😆 And when a race has close to 25,000 people and most of which are doing the 5km walk, there’s enough body heat around 😆 😆
Enough talking some pictures from the gorgeous day
And of course there is always some drama – men dressed in drag.
Here’s to many more races/walks