Greetings Great Runners!
Are we on again? We are on again!
Welcome back from lockdown, friends. What a year this is turning out to be, right? RIGHT?
Also, welcome to The Great Run XVII, an event that has been long overdue because of circumstances that are both obvious and unavoidable.
Welcome to the Great Run XVII Phoenix Edition: Serenity & Serendipity. Perhaps we should explain the long name.
Why Phoenix Edition? First of all mankind is slowly arising from the ashes after the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 disease almost brought a complete stop to civilization as we know it. We are only just recovering while adapting to the new normal. We are back as a species, and like the phoenix, we will rise again. Secondly, keen followers of the Great Run will recall we had an... er... shall we say "adjustment" to the management of the Great Run, an adjustment that we have arisen from, again, just like the legendary firebird.
Over the years The Great Run has established itself as the bastion of blending exploration and charity while providing a test of mettle for the participants; a test involving technical driving or endurance, or in some cases both.
It is a bit hard to contain the excitement behind this but let us try. Was the immediate former dry season getting you down? Do you want to see some trees? Are you tired of always driving fast or aggressively out of necessity owing to the fast-paced vagaries of city life; or have you always been put off by the thought of The Great Run being a race (which it most definitely is NOT)? Do you want to see some fresh sights? Do you have a passpo... wait, we are getting ahead of ourselves here. Listen:
Is it just me or does it feel like forever between one Great Run and the next? 2018 has been a tough year and we sure could use a break... and a smile! Show. Your. Teeth. Like. Sha. Shabaaa Rrranks!
You know what else June 1st is? In 2018, this will be the date of commencement for the Great Run XIII, which we have named "The Long Weekend", and you will shortly find out why. Crack open your piggy banks and break out the holiday hats, we hereby present to you a plan for the three-day vacation. You will want to hear this.
We are drawing to a close of what has been one of the most interesting years in the country's history; and not necessarily interesting in a good way. We are pretty sure the events that unfolded since on the political scene since August 8th have left a bad taste in everybody's mouth, irrespective of affiliation. Can we just get over this nonsense and continue with our lives please...
First off, may we just express our unreserved gratitude for your contribution over the years. We really are thankful and - because of you, just for you and only with you - we will forge forward into the future doing what we've always done: making the world a better place and having fun while at it. So let's forge forward, shall we?
"Let the Almighty Lord lead us there ..Ameen"
"This what I was talking about. Am not seeing us missing this, ama vipi?"
"Weee perfect Rd trip ,day 1 and 3 are not easy but anyway ndanii kabisa"
"It's a must attend"