Running wild to save a life!
No run will ever beat LEWA marathon.Done in complete wilderness-lewa wildlife conservancy isiolo ,Kenya-in dust and mad heat,it is categorized as one of the most toughtest runs in the world.A must do run before you die!
The excitement starts immedietly you park cars,ready to make shelters .The thought of pitching my tent for two nights ,boiled my blood with excitement.I love camping.And so,in a crowd of 25 runners ,we made a village.Friday was easy with alot of anticipation for the run.We ate and slept early.
At five oclock people started singing.Songs of wild runners! some bathed some dint.I was in the latter group.I just dressed and grabbed some cereals,coffee with amarula cream and honey.Waoh! what a wild breakfast.
It was a bee activities at the starting point.With over 2,000 runners doing this and that stretch to loosen their muscles.The gun went off at exactly 7.15AM
The trail is nice but crazy at the start.It narrow and can only allow five runners in.It ios always a battle to pass through slow runners.If you are fast you are lucky.Some runners opted to run outside the trail-on hard grass.I followed,then quit in fear of wild snakes and other funny creatures.
Lewa organizers deserve million of medals.it is the best organized marathon in Kenya.with water,juice,energy drinks and oranges all the way to the finish.Wild animals grazed ignorantly ,some gave us a rude stare for interrupting their peace.A sight of a family of elephants made my legs stronger.I had to run faster up the hills to avoid a collide.
The hills were tedious and torturous.You definitly need something to soldier you on.I was creative enough to pin a banner written-running to save Brian's life-on the back of my t/shirts,as spectators cheered me on! It felt great .It was worth all the torture.
My last 2kays were the hardest.The attitude is very high .My body disobey my mind order and desire.I hard to push it to the end.And there I was ! yeas. I did for baby Brian.I was welcomed with a medal and a bag full of goodies.What a run.What a cause!