Date August 13, 2011
Saturday 13 August, 13TH AUGUST? 13TH? Any one having qualm about 13th? MZEE KIJANA was born on 13th! In MZEE’S SIKHISM, all dates and days have no distinction – one day gone and the next one starts – so those Swaras who did not turn up for the run, really missed good one!
Chairman Ajaa had taken time and trouble to set the FOUR distances to accommodate all the categories- 6KM, 13KM, 22KM AND 26KM. His efficiency and to sensitize the SWARAS – had in the morning of Tuesday 9 August, emailed them the routes of these various distances and later, by the evening he had emailed the routes on Google maps! Well done Chairman!
Date: August 6, 2011
Early morning MZEE KIJANA looked at the sky and saw sun was trying to force its way through clouds, but realized that the run was in Karen, so rightly the weather was cold. Right weather for long distance runs. Mzee loaded his car with KAROGA STUFF and reached Wahome’s residence at 7.05AM and to his amazement there were about 12 Swaras already parked in his compound! Normally that wouldn’t be the case! Even our respected senior Mutua was there with his official car parked conspicuously for everyone to notice of his arrival. MZEE in his usual manner whilst going around greeting fellow Swaras, came across a very familiar face, and realized it was the RUN-WALK-RUN REZ CREW LASS! This time she was in a navy blue T shirt with Sarova Hotels insignia, blue track trousers and white shoes with visible white socks. She laughed out and told MZEE that she had vowed that this time it would be RUN-RUN-RUN!
Date: July 30, 2011
Saturday, 30 July was such a lovely warm day for the run, but what happened to all the regular Swaras? Admittedly, that there was G4S Karura Forest Challenge run, but I am sure not all of the regular Swaras participated in that run! Wahome had sent his apology and so did Nduku.
Date: July 23, 2011
It was cool morning when a group of dedicated Swaras, lead by Wahome, Mutua, and Nduku gathered at the Total Station venue near Hillcrest School. The terrain was set in the beautiful suburbs of Karen area. Wahome was the main trail master. At 7.40 Wahome explained the three routes – 8KM, 12KM AND 22KM – there were no takers for 8KM! And Wahome commented as to why he ever bothered with the short of 8KM! My friend Wahome, SWARAS are hard core runners and all the trail masters should now consider the SHORT BEING MINIMUM 12KM! We were told that the route for all the three distances were marked.
Date: July 16, 2011
This run was planned a week earlier on Saturday at Francesca’s residence when we held a post Lewa party. Mutua very kindly agreed to host the run from his residence which was a farewell run for KEVIN KIBET, who is leaving Kenya in about a week’s time.