Last year I entered the BatRun because I thought that it would be great training for Ultra Trail Drakensberg – which I had to pull out of :(, but boy, was this a tough challenge. Nothing prepared me for the recces, which I was sooo grateful for. This was not a race, this was an adventure – a fun adventure.
The first peak – Devil’s Peak was not too bad. I was hoping to make it before I had to turn my headlamp on – who was I kidding. Kane Reilly was already halfway down and there was still light, hectic. I descended carefully; knowing that Platteklip awaited. Platteklip was also manageable with the flat on top to Maclears Beacon and back such as magical journey. Then came the pain and the drop in energy. In hindsight I should have eaten a little more. Going down Plattekip was such a pain, both literally and figuratively. It would not end!