Joggling is truly an international sport. Here’s an amusing anecdote from our South African joggler Flurpy.
10 K Joggling Report
I did this 10k today in Grabouw, a small town near Cape Town, famous for it’s beef sausage (“boerewors”) and apples. The sponsor of this race is one of the apple farms, so all runners got bags of apples when they finished the race.
They had this competition for school children in the 5k where the school with the most entrants winning a huge cash prize, so there were kids all over competing for this prize.
I joggled the 10k (in 58mins), and as we started 30mins before the 5k kiddie / fun run, I finished with a lot of kids, who were more impressed with my juggling the 10k in 58mins than the guy that finished first in the 10k in 29 mins.
After the race, this one kid came to me asking me to show him how to juggle. Not wanting to make too much of a scene, I moved out of sight of the race finishing crowd, and showed him the basics of juggling cascade 3 and a few tricks with 3 balls. (showing off)
These kids mostly do not even have the luxury of electricity at home.
Soon I had an audience of about 100 kids, all enthusiastic about juggling, and many promising that next year, they will joggle the race.
In the end, most kids juggled the free apples handed out by the sponsors, with one or two actually managing a 3-ball cascade for 3 throws in 15-20mins, which makes me very jealous (it took me ages).
A lot of damaged apples later (all juggled with the apples handed out by the sponsor), I ended up being some kind of running hero, which my PB of 46mins on a 10 k never managed to achieve.
After doing 100 plus races, never competitive and always in the bottom 50% of the pack, I have in some magical sense managed to re-motivate myself to run, and actually be competitive in some kind of sense.
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