What is 20 minutes over 21km?
At a cursory glance 20 minutes may seem to be a walloping gap, a thumping lead. After all, at the www.ecomedia-europe.net sharp end of most 21km runs 20 minutes translates to about 4km to 5km.
Our 2016 'King of the Kloof', Hylton Dunn, was some 20 minutes off the best time to the 21km Check Point at the top of 'Mavis Bank' set by Dirkie Moolman back in 1995. However, distance wise those 20 minutes probably put Hylton at the base of Mavis Bank, only 800m behind Dirkie's time. Only 800m !
Hylton Dunn on 'Mavis Bank' 2016
Leilani Scheffer 'Queen of the Kloof' for 2016 on 'Mavis Bank'
Fourth overall to 'Mavis Top', Leilani Scheffer was about 10 minutes behind the Ladies best time to crest 'die slegte vrou' as Mavis was once unkindly referred to as. That could have placed Leilani halfway up 'Mavis', probably near the KISCH IP Krew banner.
Perspective, but still 20 minutes.
Images: Craig Muller | Backyard Adventures