#2Oceans on the Tweet

So, after much deliberation about whether or not running the 2 Oceans would do my shin splints badly, I decided to run the race with a few of the GetFaster ladies. Realising that I would have a little spare time during the race, and not one to be missing out on an opportunity, I decided to tweet the experience from beginning to end. Here is my twitter stream from yesterday's #2Oceans Half Marathon, including photos and video interviews:

5 hours sleep. Awake and now in prep mode. I'll be blogging/vlogging the whole morning :) #2Oceans Sat 3 Apr, 4:05 am

Right. it's go time. Will be tweeting photos and video live from the #2Oceans Half Marathon as soon as it is light. #2Oceans Sat 3 Apr, 4:37 am

@nicmarais --> @sampaddock Enjoy, good luck. Wish I was running too! Sat 3 Apr, 4:39 am

@nicmarais thanks! I'll be tweeting during the race, including pics and video if you want to feel *digitally* part of the vibe :) Sat 3 Apr, 4:41 am

@JennySeabrook --> @sampaddock @Seabrook007 Good luck all of you Sat 3 Apr, 4:48 am

@justinbeswick --> @adelebasson @sampaddock have a great run this morning- hope u enjoy every step- see u on the road! #2oceans Sat 3 Apr, 4:58 am

The runners get down. Getting ready http://twitpic.com/1crrmo Sat 3 Apr, 5:12 am

Stretch time http://twitpic.com/1crsni Sat 3 Apr, 5:15 am

@justinbeswick good luck champ #2Oceans Sat 3 Apr, 5:16 am

@RenderingScene --> @sampaddock http://twitpic.com/1crrmo - The definately CRAZY people Sat 3 Apr, 5:52 am

@LeaBoy12 --> @sampaddock good luck Sam! http://myloc.me/5yuBU Sat 3 Apr, 5:55 am

Start of #2Oceans. Like cattle in E pen http://twitpic.com/1cs4xk Sat 3 Apr, 3:57 am

Qik - vibe at the start # 2Oceans by Sam Paddock http://qik.ly/BF4xk Sat 3 Apr, 6:01 am

http://qik.com/video/5825132

2.5 km mark. At the back, on track for a sub 1 hour. For the first 5km :) http://twitpic.com/1cscxd Sat 3 Apr, 6:25 am

@jeffdinc --> @sampaddock hook it bru! Sat 3 Apr, 6:28 am

Ripping it ip #2Oceans http://twitpic.com/1csiib 5km mark Sat 3 Apr, 6:44 am

Qik - Interview with a nun on the run #2Oceans by Sam Paddock (cut short due to technical issues) Sat 3 Apr, 6:54 am

http://qik.com/video/5825895

@elanlohmann --> @sampaddock going to pick up my gf just now. What's the best place to park for the finish? #2oceans Sat 3 Apr, 7:00 am

@elanlohmann park in main rd and walk up #2Oceans Sat 3 Apr, 7:17 am

Now this is the way to support #2Oceans http://twitpic.com/1cst8h Sat 3 Apr, 7:21 am

@flipsideza --> RT @sampaddock: Now this is the way to support #2Oceans http://twitpic.com/1cst8h Sat 3 Apr, 7:22 am

@aidencholes --> @sampaddock are you actually competing or out for a casual Sat morning stroll? ;) Sat 3 Apr, 7:23 am

@rochelleharwin --> @sampaddock My sis is near constantia nek, lauren with blonde hair and blue eyes. Grab her for a massage- She's excellent! Sat 3 Apr, 7:23 am

@andi_friedman --> Styling! RT @sampaddock: Now this is the way to support #2Oceans http://twitpic.com/1cst8h Sat 3 Apr, 7:27 am

@grantmonareng --> RT @flipsideza: RT @sampaddock: Now this is the way to support #2Oceans http://twitpic.com/1cst8h ┬╗talk about front row seat. Lol Sat 3 Apr, 7:28 am

Qik - high speed interview with 81 year old runner #2Oceans by Sam Paddock http://qik.ly/BF5cp (cut short due to technical issues) Sat 3 Apr, 7:28 am

http://qik.com/video/5826245

@PeetKruger --> RT @flipsideza: RT @sampaddock: Now this is the way to support #2Oceans http://twitpic.com/1cst8h Sat 3 Apr, 7:31 am

@aidencholes I'm almost walking :) http://twitpic.com/1cswvq Sat 3 Apr, 7:35 am

@aidencholes --> @sampaddock and having a fat jol at that Sat 3 Apr, 7:37 am

@rochelleharwin damn, missed her already. #2Oceans Sat 3 Apr, 7:38 am

@rochelleharwin --> @andi_friedman @sampaddock u guys r hilarious! Get on & run the race will u? Sat 3 Apr, 7:41 am

Did someone say beautiful run http://twitpic.com/1ct0r2 Sat 3 Apr, 7:48 am

@rochelleharwin @andi_friedman bring on the road :) Sat 3 Apr, 7:52 am

@aidencholes you know it http://twitpic.com/1ct2id Sat 3 Apr, 7:54 am

@jeffdinc --> @sampaddock no pain no gain! Ice cold beer waiting for you... Keep it up! Sat 3 Apr, 8:08 am

4km to go #2Oceans Sat 3 Apr, 8:09 am

iPhone battery fail #2Oceans Sat 3 Apr, 8:09 am

@MarcForrest --> @sampaddock turn off 3g, push and location services to save iPhone battery. !! Sat 3 Apr, 8:16 am

@jeffdinc get that ice cold beer ready!v #2Oceans Sat 3 Apr, 8:35 am

@RenderingScene --> @sampaddock are Jen and Jen still alive? Lindy #2Oceans Sat 3 Apr, 8:37 am

@justinbeswick --> @sampaddock hope u enjoyed the run- seemed like you did with all ur updates! Squeezed in a 1h40 - awesome vibes! #2oceans Sat 3 Apr, 9:03 am

@justinbeswick well done buddy! Awesome race. Such a great vibe #2Oceans Sat 3 Apr, 9:22 am

@neilhopwood --> Well done all the 2 Oceans runners esp. @joshmo2010 @robsyallen @seabrook007 @sampaddock http://twitpic.com/1ctsnj Sat 3 Apr, 9:25 am

GetFaster's running captain breaks 2 hours. Because he can http://twitpic.com/1ctsta well done @Seabrook007 Sat 3 Apr, 9:27 am

Proud moment for this woman. She has finished. #2Oceans http://twitpic.com/1ctvl2 Sat 3 Apr, 9:34 am

Winner of the Ultra Marathon. Incredible!!! http://twitpic.com/1ctx63 Sat 3 Apr, 9:40 am

@adelebasson --> He made it look so easy!! - RT @sampaddock: Winner of the Ultra Marathon. Incredible!!! http://twitpic.com/1ctx63 Sat 3 Apr, 9:54 am

@carla_fourie too true. Just ran the world's most beautiful race :) rip up the west coast Sat 3 Apr, 10:00 am

There isn't enough money in running. R150,000 for the winner of the ultra marathon. Lack of TV interest = no money. Not a suitable reward. Sat 3 Apr, 10:03 am

@deonheunis --> @sampaddock yes but you must admit watching people run slowly for 3 hours is hardly exciting ... #2Oceans ... Sat 3 Apr, 10:06 am

@rochelleharwin --> @sampaddock congrats on finishing #2oceans. And helping us all run the race with u. felt like i ran with all your updates :) Sat 3 Apr, 10:07 am

@tonyseifart --> Agreed Via @sampaddock: There isn't enough money in running. R150,000 for the winner Lack of TV interest = no money. Not a suitable reward. Sat 3 Apr, 10:08 am

@rochelleharwin thanks Rochelle. I had a lot of fun. Now... wish I was running with an iPad :) Sat 3 Apr, 11:00 am

@deonheunis agreed, and that's why their is no money. Wish there was a better business model for the sport. Sat 3 Apr, 11:01 am

@rory21 --> @sampaddock the winner's prize for the Argus was R16000. A R150 000 is awesome compared to it Sat 3 Apr, 11:05 am

I am going to stream video with Ustream next time. Qik iPhone app failed me during #2Oceans run. #GettingSmarter Sat 3 Apr, 11:09 am

True. Not enough cash for either. RT @rory21: @sampaddock the winner's prize for the Argus was R16000. A R150 000 is awesome compared to it Sat 3 Apr, 11:09 am

#2Oceans marathon, or waiting outside #5thAve for the #iPad. I'm not sure which one would result in greater pleasure. Sat 3 Apr, 11:46 am

@carla_fourie Ran with my Mom, who's just started running again :) We did 2hr 39min. Very stoked for her. Sat 3 Apr, 11:47 am

@carla_fourie --> @sampaddock That's great, well done to her! Maybe I'll give the half a shot next year :P Sat 3 Apr, 2:18 pm

@carla_fourie you must do the half next year! Turn the 6am gym sessions into 10km runs :) Sat 3 Apr, 3:00 pm

@SeanDLloyd --> @sampaddock http://twitpic.com/1cst8h - Ha ha ha caught me! I really need to stop being lazy and do some work Sat 3 Apr, 6:35 pm