The first road race of the year in Cape Town is the ‘Ocean Basket Cape Town Bay to Bay’ from Camps Bay to Hout Bay and back. It is a tough run with an ascent of 385m over the 30km route (or 2 x 15km out and back).
Last year I did the event in 3h10 and was hoping for an improvement but given my lack of structured training since the Cape Town marathon I was not sure.
The weather on the day averaged 23C, well that’s according to my awesome new Suunto Ambit 2 I got for my birthday! The race route is spectacular and I was pleasantly surprised with my time of 2h55 (yippee) especially as my split was 1h28 out and 1h27 back!