Nervous, of course. And the day you aren’t when you’re running for R7.5 million, you’d want to give up. Liz Clements is keen for the action to start, but there’s a certain pleasure in the lingering anticipation. At least until the race is run, there is hope. Afterwards, wherever you finish, it’s final.

Besides, there’s a heckuva party ahead this evening. The Desert Braai, and judging by the people on the “invite” list, we might need to be dexterous in developing an exit strategy, come the pumpkin hour!