Today my young (age 20) South African runner Letlhogonole Tobias won the South African XC Champs for seniors in the time of 5:24 min at 2 k . Big Congrats! :)
My coached Kenyan runner Meshack Letim placed 2:nd in a 10 k road race in Kenya on 29th December -18. Big Congrats Meshack! Now he starts to deliver in the races what he has shown in training with fantastic workouts ...... A great talented runner at only age 21. His time was 28:30 and he was only beaten by 2 sec of the winner in 28:28. 🙂
Sammy ran 2.19:48 for a 5th place in the hot conditions. The winner had 2:16:50.
Sammy was up in the leading group with 3 other runners at 38 km . Unfortunately he got stitches
in the chest and had to slow down his pace. He felt very strong at that moment before the stitches and he belived he had won the race if not this had happened.
When he will get a chance in a big marathon in Europe next time in good weather conditions I think we will see a very good performance. We are chasing sub 2:10 together. That`s our main target.
-COACH J.S -
Peterson Too did a very good performance in the Family Bank half in Eldoret, Kenya , last weekend. He ran a new PR 1:06:14 (former PR 1:12 ). I have coached him a couple of years now and in the beginning he ran my speciality 20 x 400m at 78 sec....now he run them in 66 sec! We will make a try to win the famous Ultra Comrades in future. The Magic running show DANCAN just rolls on.... 🙂
- The Wizard -
Winners time 1.02.39 up at high altitude. Sammy only 13 sec behind 3:rd place Emmanuel Bor ( PR 1.01.04 in Granollers 2016 )