For all Comrades, south Africa 2013 runners & those wanting to know more
Come on Fido, you know you want too!! I am going for number 5 this year ... I am on the green number treadmill
Good to see the entry fever has started. I am the same as Fido, have no inclination to go back this year. It feels totally different to last year when i knew i just had to go and get my b2b. I now need to find something to get me energised again.
Having said that though, am doing amsterdam mara in october and then back to disney in january for some fun running with the duck and the mouse!! Plan to keep reading this forum so will pop in from time to time. And may see a few of you at a few maras along the way.
And to all newbies, it will be just the best journey ever.
What Marty said. Have plans for lots of fun maras next year ...
Righto runners, I have just signed up for the 2013 Comrades, commiting to the B2B. I am going to celebrate by a trail run on the Pennine Way in training for the Chester Marathon Qualifier.
I just entered too .. going for number 5! Next Marathon is the Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon, just before Christmas. Options are limited to when I am back home.
Hi All. I am in. Comrades number 1 for me and looking forward to the challenge. Flights are booked as well so all set for next year.
Berlin marathon in four weeks as a qualifier. Get in!
I'm in as well, my first go at this. Yikes.
Even though benched for the best part of 5 months I couldn't resist entering anyway.
I'm in! I'm in!
I trained for this back in 2010 (i think - it was the year of the world cup?) only to be diagnosed with chronic anaemia 2 days before i was due to fly to SA, the doctors said i could fly but warned if I ran the race the consequences would be severe. So i flew to Durban, I stayed in the hotel right by the expo, i watched all the runners leave excited and return exhausted - all on my birthday. It was awful!
So I have to face my nemesis! I cant wait! And this year I will be choc full of iron! although currently im on the bench with shin splints...
I'm also in....after sittng by PC most of Saturday until they got the entries sorted.
Also booked flight and hotel......my qualifier was Boddington in June so now all I have to do is train my backside off to make sure I am there in Durban, ready to run and not watch like Katie - how awful for you - on 2nd June 2013.
Am booked into another 5 maras for this year, ending in Portsmouth but beauty of all that now is that they are all 'just' training runs.
Was very VERY excited on Saturday but woke up early hours Sunday and then broke out into a sweat just thinking about the enormity of it all...ARRRRGGGGHHH !!!
But exciting................how awesomly exciting.
IN - Looking forward to sharing tips and tales in the coming months (wide eyed excitement) ....
Does anyone have any tips on safe, family friendly accomodation in Durban, i.e. wife and 2 year old. Seem to remember a few people did the run in 2012 with family in tow ?
Hilton seems good but expensive !
The Hilton is the ideal one, but yes, its expensive - although the food you get there is so immense you definately don't need to eat out! There are lots of other hotels along the waterfront - I stayed in the in the garden court hotel when i went with me parents when I was younger. Much more affordable but definately not as wow.
I suppose it depends how long you stay for though. But safety in Durban, particularly with young children, is what you need to think about.
Hi All, I entered on Sat night and paid using a UK credit card. I had en email confirming payment but nothing confirming entry. Any one else not had a race confirmation as well?
Nothing for me and money not gone but not concerned. Confirmation a payment says Im in as far as Im concerned
their facebook says not to worry - confirmation takes about 2 days (apparently)
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