Steyn admitted that she was not in the best shape to do a half marathon as it required to have a fast race.
“I can admit that I have not done the exact preparation in order to run a fast half marathon, it does require a lot of speed work, which changes the way I usually train.
“There is good competition in both the local and international fields, as mentioned in the press conference earlier, some of the SA favourites Irvette van Zyl and Nolene Konrad are out, so the SA podium is something I will definitely be looking at.
“Internationally, the ladies are strong, they coming from Ethiopia, Kenya and all over, I’ll just have to see what we can do and hopefully the home crowd to also drag me along,” Steyn added.
Competing in the metro for the first time, Steyn said that while perfect weather conditions would be ideal, she was aware of the famous Bay wind.
“It is really exciting for me to be competing here, I have heard the weather is going to be good tomorrow, hopefully, the wind won’t be too strong, I’ve heard that even on a good day, there is wind in Nelson Mandela Bay but it’s the same for all of us,” she added.
Credited as the fastest and richest half marathon in South Africa the event boasts a generous racing purse and lucky draw prizes including a brand new Datsun Go!
With R700 000 for the elite field to compete for, Mike Mbambani, Eastern Province Athletics Sponsorship ...........