Fochville Crocodilian 32km & 15km
The Fochville Crocodilian was not the toughest 32km race I have run, but certainly one of the best organised races! – BY SHAWN COMBRINK
On Saturday, 13 February we took the 50 minute drive through to Fochville to experience the Crocodilian 32km race. Fochville is just off the N12, about halfway between Johannesburg and Potchefstroom. The main attractions along the route are mielie fields and gold mines.
This was not the toughest 32km race that I have ever run. The race started at the Crocodilian Hotel. It started with a gentle uphill run of 6km towards the N12. Just before the highway we turned around and ran back to the start! Then it was off towards Fochville. There were a few bumps on the way to the turning point at Memento Restaurant on the outskirts of Fochville.
The water points were well stocked with coke, ice cubes, bananas, potatoes and jelly babies. Just as well, because it was a hot day. The temperature was rising throughout the day. The Croc Pub at the finish line was a welcome sight for many runners and was busy all day!