Some days are a marathon …. or just a half marathon …

So I get this email yesterday, and the persons responsible is Kennith.

Clearly he read the blog post and decided if I showed any glimmer of running a half marathon he probably felt he was going to do the “strike while the iron is hot” thing.

So I get this email:-


From: []
Sent: 09 November 2010 13:43
Subject: Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon : Entry Accepted[AntiVir checked]

Dear CELESTE *****

Your entry in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 2011 21 km Half Marathon has been CONFIRMED on 09/11/2010 at 13:43:04.

Your final race details are as follows:

Name            : CELESTE *****

ID Number       : 7205090******

Passport Number :

Date of Birth   : Tuesday 09 May 1972

Gender          : Female

Nationality     : South Africa (RSA)

Club            : Temp (Western Province)

Category        : Age 20-39  (Gasp, I clearly made it into the young one’s group, but only just.  i think it might be better if I was with the older crowd though, because I think I am going to look pretty tragic next to a 25 year old runner in her prime.)

Race            : 21 km Half Marathon (What the hell!!  Is a half marathon really twenty flipping one kilometers, that seems a tad long to me. I take snacks if I am going to drive more than 10 kilometers in my car.)

Race Number     : 52454

T-Shirt(s)      : 1 (Large) (And here is the part where I went “What the fek!” A LARGE T-shirt.  Now I am offended that Kennith did not think he could or should order me a medium!  I might just be offended enough to boycott this stupid run.)

Seeding         : E (Is that good – are are there F and G seeds behind me?)

RaceTec Chip    : Will be in your race pack at Registration (Whoop, whoop a goodie bag – a girl loves a bit of swag.  Though I am suspicious it will be crammed with healthy things rather than wine and chuckles.)

Race Date       : Saturday 23 April 2011

Start Time      : 06:00 (Sheez, that is going to mean I will have to get up frightfully early on that morning, right there is a huge concern. Good grief 6am to be there, that will mean I am probably up around 4am!)

Start Venue     : Main Road, Newlands

Finish          : Upper Campus Rugby Fields, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch

Payment Type    : Credit Card (Internet)

Payment Ref     : 116390

Total Cost      : R 394.00 (Seems like a lot of money just so I can run on a public road.)

Runners must register before the race to receive their race packs (numbers and related items including a goody bag). Registration will take place as follows:

Good Hope Centre, corner of Sir Lowry Road and Oswald Pirow Street, Cape Town

Wednesday 20 April 2011, 10:00 – 19:00

Thursday  21 April 2011, 10:00 – 19:00

Friday    22 April 2011, 09:00 – 19:00 (Expo only closes at 17:00)


Please bring the following with you to Registration:

– A printed entry confirmation

– Your ID document, passport or drivers licence

– Your RaceTec timing chip (if you already own one)


All the best with your preparation towards the race.


– Two Oceans Marathon Administration

+27 21 657 5140/1/2


So, there we are, it is now done!

I must confess that my running buddy Alice has been so quiet, I can hear the crickets chirping in the distance.

Do they still sell those satin type running shorts with the slip up the side of the leg?

Leave a comment


  1. Super Duper, Fantastic, Awesome and Great –

    2 hours is gonna take some work, but it’s not about the race, it’s about how you get there!!

    Btw, I just finished the chuckles… and it’s not even 8am

    • reluctantmom

       /  November 12, 2010

      I am proud of you about the Chuckles …. people do not realise the commitment it takes to eat an entire packet of Chuckles, it is not a sprint, it is an endurance race ….. I am proud of you man, proud, proud, proud!!

  2. Bevan Buck

     /  November 11, 2010

    Kennith told me that he’s keen to run a “SUB 2”.
    I’ve run 8 Two Ocean’s 21.1km’s and my best time is 02h12……….aim high Kennith.
    Looking forward to experiencing the joy, pain (yes, alot) and exhileration of the 2011 Two Oceans hald with you!

    • reluctantmom

       /  November 11, 2010

      Does a SUB 2 have anything to do with ordering two sub-sandwiches from SUB? If not then I truly am not understand what this comment relates to …..

  3. Oh good lord! TWENTY ONE KILOMETRES!

    I break out into a sweat when I must DRIVE that far!!

    I bow down to your amazingness at signing up for this!

    • reluctantmom

       /  November 10, 2010

      No need to bow, I have not put on the satin shorts and got there yet. I once chose to fall pregnant to get out of the Otter Trail hike, I am not sure what I can do between now and then, but watch this space ….

  4. Regarding those satin shorts with the split…perhaps contact that Corne and Twakkie duo (I think that is their names)? They seem to wear them on a regular basis with skater knee pads.

    The knee pads might come in handy if you need to crawl at some point ?!

    Good luck.

    • reluctantmom

       /  November 10, 2010

      Fabulous, me my satin shorts, my knee pads, and my support bra – will be fabulous – just need a pink headband and zinc for my nose and I am set ….


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