Raldia Shabodien tells us how she broke the 1hr barrier:
I started the race feeling very cold and wet from the heavy rain minutes before the race. My legs felt like ice blocks and only started warming up after 2ks into the run. I then decided to up my pace and remained focused on achieving a good time for my race. The run went very well and I felt comfortable with my faster pace thus breaking sub 1hr. What contributed to my sub 1hr break was the Time Trials Coach Farouk arranged for us one evening as well as the Cross Country events I participated in. Some Runners detest Time Trials and Speed Training but it is important if you want to achieve a better time. Make use of the valuable advice we all get from Couch Farouk as it definitely helps to improve your Running technique.
Well done from all at Itheko – 58 min!! WOW! INSPIRATIONAL!