Easter weekend is almost over. South Africa is a Christian country so we just had a whole lot of public holidays this weekend. We’ve also just had the International Jazz Festival.
Ronnie Jordan, George Benson, Bilal and Jeff Lorber were some of the foreign acts here. Judith Sepuma and Vusi Mahlasela were two of the local acts. Missed Jimmy Dludlu’s name on the line up. The man is amazing, watch him on You Tube. It’s fair to say that Africans love jazz.
And we had the Two Oceans Marathon yesterday. Aptly named the most beautiful marathon. Actually it’s a half marathon and an ultra marathon as the full distance is 56 kilometres. It’s also one of the qualifier races for the Comrades Marathon which is is on 30th May. I consider Comrades an extra ultra marathon since it is 89 kilometres or 56 miles. It is considered the world’s most gruelling endurance race. The sort of race I prefer to watch in awe but not participate in.
Picture courtesy of Jemma Fletcher