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17 in 2017 Goal

I am so goal-oriented that I can’t just run for the sake of running or even fitness! So this is why I have come up with the goal of doing “17 races in 2017”.  This way whether I like it or not, I have to keep training and logging in those kms!

So far, my 2017 race calendar looks something like this:

  1. 04 Feb: Jack’s Gym, 5k Trail, Gaborone (53:53)
  2. 04 March: Medihelp, 10k Mini Monster, Pretoria (1:28:33)
  3. 12 March: Gabs 1/2 Marathon – 10k, Gaborone (1:15:11)
  4. 09 April, Lady Khama 10k Trail, Gaborone (1:16:44, PB – Trail)
  5. 30 April, Palapye 10k (1:08:02, PB – self-timed)
  6. 07 May, Diacore 10k, Gaborone (1:10:24; official time from gun start: 1:13:11)
  7. 08 July, Kgale Cross Country/ Trail, 10k, Gaborone
  8. 29 July, 30k Desert Bush Walk, Jwaneng
  9. 05 August, Phikwe 10k
  10. 20 August, Time Adventure Challenge (Team Event, 5k trail run)
  11. 09 September, Mafikeng 10k, South Africa*
  12. 23 Sept, Botswana Independence 10k, Gaborone
  13. 28 October, Kgale Cross Country Trail, 10k, Gaborone
  14. 05 Nov, Soweto 10k, Johannesburg
  15. ?
  16. ?
  17. ?

*If no races are scheduled for Gaborone or surrounding areas in Botswana

Alternatives/ Back-Ups

  • Kanye 10k
  • Lobatse 10k
  • Francistown 10k
  • Bomaid 10k, Gaborone
  • Airport Junction 10k, Gaborone

Fun Runs

  • 24 Sept, Botswana Life Classic 5k, Gaborone
  • 03 Dec, Lady K Triathlon Sprint (Team Event, 2.5k run), Gaborone