As a 21km 'best time' it seems almost pedestrian. After all, when last was 1:53 good enough to be the fastest ever time over 21km?
And how many 21km 'best times' have stood for over 20 years?
Thoughts for our Class of 2016, and others, to ponder.
in 1995 Dirkie Moolman blitzed through the kloof to claim the buy valtrex online uk 'King of the Kloof' trophy at the Mavis Check Point in 1:53.
Over the past 20 years there have been many Kings of the Kloof. Some have held the front spot to go on to be first back to the village, while others have paid the price for their early triumph through the Kloppershoekkloof.
Certainly a 21km run of 1:53 does not sound spectacular as a 'best time'. However, since 1995 no-one has reached the Mavis Check Point in under 2 hours. That magical sub-2 hour run through the kloof remains the sole domain of Dirkie Moolman.
Will it be under threat this year? Some of the tracks through the kloof are much more runnable now compared to when Dirkie set his mark but to crack that time hurdle still remains dependant on legs, lungs and wow)) buy celebrex 200 weather all playing their part.
By 9 a.m. on 9 July we will know if Mavis has smiled kindly on our 'King of the Kloof' or if Dirkie's time remains the 'best' for another year.
Images: Craig Muller (Backyard Adventures) catches Mavis Bank on a clear morning - a few hours later that slope was bedecked with snow!
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