I didn't turn up to the Vaal Marathon on Sunday because of my leg is still on the no-good side of good / no-good boundary. I have spent huge money on kinosegiology tape (only because they had run out of snake oil) in an effort to get it to work properly. Next stop is the witch doctor. This jantastic stuff is not helping and I will be setting very low targets in the case of another setback.
I've been to all the shops in town and have only been offered 2 year old shoes, in the incorrect size at full price. So I ordered some online - still waiting for them to turn up after a week for a 350 mile journey by courier. I'm also still waiting for my police clearance certificate which is taking more than a week for a 100mile journey by post.
I am contemplating a new race called 'beat the post'. Entrants simply post a letter a long, long way and then run to the location and see if the runner or letter arrived first. Entrants win if they beat the post - loose if the letter arrived first. I decided against it really as the outcome is inevitably in the runners favour in SA.
Apparently I may eventually get a job offer for a 1 year contract if someone can be bothered to expend huge effort to compile it, get authorisation and send it to me. Let's hope they use email.
Welcome to Africa
(At least when I renewed my medical certificate and x-ray for immigration the price was a third of what I paid in the UK; although I did have to wait a day and a half between having the appointment and getting the forms.)
Almost forgot - I did some running. This included finding a very nice long run route ('very nice' means that I am unlikely to be robbed of Garmin/shoes)