On the eve of the Comrades Marathon 2015, let’s take a look at some of the highlights of Alfred’s story in numbers and by the dates that they happened…
kilograms that Alfred has shed in 9 weeks of being on the Banting diet
inches around the waist that Alfred has lost
kilometres in total that Alfred has run in 9 weeks on the Banting diet
kilometres that Alfred has left to run to reach the finish line of this year’s Comrades
hours, the time that Alf hopes to finish the race under
Alfred is troubled by a knee injury and low energy levels that put his Comrades training on hold
Alfred goes “cold-turkey” on carbohydrates and boldly switches to the Banting diet
Alfred loses 3 kilograms in the first week of Banting
Less than 3 weeks on the diet and Alfred runs the Loskop 50km Ultramarathon in a remarkable time of 5 hours and 16 minutes
Alfred receives a generous donation from Switzerland which helps him purchase some much needed new running shoes
Alfred runs the Wally Hayward 42.2km in a time of 3 hours and 58 minutes
Alfred drops to the weight he was before last year’s Comrades
Alfred connects with the team at Meals on Wheels in order to use his run to promote their fantastic charity
Alfred’s work colleagues at Southern Implants band together to help raise funds for Alfred’s Comrades trip
Race Week (24-30 May)
Alfred’s club meets to make their final preparations and share encouraging and touching stories with friends and family.
Interview with biznews.com
Marika Sboros from biznews.com has a great interview with Alfred which goes a long way to help sharing his story with other.
As Alfred and his team travel to Durban Tim Noakes and many others share there well wishes with Alfred
Alfred’s Final Thoughts Before the Race
“I’m feeling great now and looking forward to the big day tomorrow.
I’m so glad that people are following our blog and their comments are really encouraging. The biznews interview is an added advantage. I’m glad that my family group is following it as well as Banting for weight loss group.
I’m mentally, spiritually and physically ready. Thanks”