There seems to be no stopping Charné Bosman (Nedbank Running Club) when it comes to local races at the moment.
On Saturday Bosman clocked 2:50:57 at the inaugural Bestmed Tuks Marathon, winning the women’s race and also placing first Vet. The previous weekend Bosman placed second at the Bronkhortspruit 32km, and a couple of weeks before that she won the Johnson Crane Marathon. She also placed 3rd at the recent Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Half Marathon.
Bosman was true to her word at Saturday’s race. Her time of 2:50 was two minutes faster than she predicted she would run.
The former Comrades champion ascribes her performance to be able to stick to her game plan. “I purposely started off slightly conservative as I wanted to be able to accelerate towards the end of the race. It worked. Over the first few kilometres, my race pace was about 4 minute and 8 seconds per kilometre, and I ended up running at 3 minutes 50 seconds pace over the last kilometres. To be able to do so proves that the training I am doing is starting to pay dividends especially considering that the Bestmed Tuks Marathon is not an easy run.”
Bosman praised the organisers of the Bestmed Tuks-events saying it was well organised.