OK, so it’s not every day that we have celebrities check in at Paardeplaats Nature Retreat! All the way from Middelburg, came farmer Piet Schoeman and bean counters Chris du Plessis and Charmaine van der Merwe. And not light weights, these three. The Sudwala marathon on Saturday 5 May was just one of the regulars on their running menu, in preparation for Comrades. Piet did the Longtom Marathon in March – Chris and Charmaine couldn’t come because they were trail running elsewhere.
Brian and Gerda had a look at some of their crazy runs through tough country – Rhodes, Golden Gate, you name it, they’ve done it!
Paardeplaats, they say, would make a good trail running venue, they say. What with it’s 25kms of tractor paths and its high altitude. Good for the extra oxygen in your cells!