Comrades 2013

For all Comrades, south Africa 2013 runners & those wanting to know more

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06/08/2012 at 16:12

Got mine a couple of weeks back although it was just an envelope with a badge in it, no results booklet. I sent an email about 10 days after the race when i got back. But was under the impression that novices would get one sent automatically. Hope you all receive your well deserved badges very soon.

06/08/2012 at 17:46

Nada for me too...

Do you think they are holding back on printing the result booklet until the whole postive test issues are resolved?...  I could potentially be two places higher...

06/08/2012 at 21:25

TWO places? Were there 2 busts?

07/08/2012 at 08:53
Yes, 2 positives. I haven't got mine either and I'm a novice....
07/08/2012 at 10:09

Hi all, I received mine in the post about 6 weeks ago. It arrived in an envelope sans results. Admittedly, I did send a smarmy email complimenting them on the race and followed up with a request for the badge.

On a different tack, I have entered the Chester Marathon, perhaps the first step to B2B. 

07/08/2012 at 11:11
Hans - I'm doing Chester too. Similar plan. I will try the smarmy email route. I did suggest our Ambassador made a group representation on the basis that anyone stupid enough to spend at least ??1k doing a race would also be stupid enough to really want their little badge, but I guess that fell on deaf ears !
07/08/2012 at 15:05

Kevin - Slow Duck is our true Ambassador, the other is some phoney, so you sent your request to the wrong person.

07/08/2012 at 20:09

Like Hans C I got a badge early July after an email request.

08/08/2012 at 08:48
Stevie... Hmmm. They should race for it in 2013, but one of them has cheated by practicing too much.
08/08/2012 at 15:18
Hey Kevin, see you at Chester. Look for a guy with the comrades hat for a natter. Think you will be faster than I am.

Just received my finishers certificate ordered through photos. Should be gettIng our results soon.
08/08/2012 at 15:47

Anyone been going down to see the free Olympics events (racewalking/tri/road cycling/marathon) then?

08/08/2012 at 17:28

Fido - no, unfortunately... but I have tickets for Athletics Friday so looking forward to that !!

Hans - not sure what I'll do yet, but if there is a pacer for 3.30 I might try and hang on to that. I don't think there are pacers, and I have no idea whether I have actually got any quicker, so that might be unrealistic. There are a lot of ifs and buts to deal with before I decide on a B2B, and I would like one of them to be eventually going sub 3.20, on the theory that might give me a faint hope of a Bill Rowan. I don't like running in hats, so I'll let you know my dress code nearer the time !

08/08/2012 at 18:00

Kevin- think I am aiming closer to the 3.45-4h mark, not sure if I have enough speed in the legs yet. Like yourself I wanted a solid seeding that could be improved upon once I have taken the final B2B decision. 

Unfortunately with my smooth head, a hat is a good idea to prevent sunburn/ wind chafe  (smiley face looks a little like me)

08/08/2012 at 19:49

Fido, I was a volunteer in the Velodrome and saw most of the cycling .. incredible experience!

09/08/2012 at 13:34

One of my clubmates was doing backup timing at the marathon... "I had that Lornah Kiplagat in the back of my tent" ... sadly he forgot to give her a membership application form

09/08/2012 at 13:37

Kevin - They could have a race, but only one of them ever shows up.

Peter - You got the best Olympic job, that's for sure. I was there for the Mens Team Pursuit & Women's Keirin, it was amazing. Mind you the athletic's on Saturday night was awesome as well, Mo was superb! 

09/08/2012 at 19:26

I've been going Olympic crazy - I've spectated at 6 events so far... women's football (Japan v Canada), men's road race, women's road race, men's football (Japan v Egypt), Beach volleyball and Athletics (inlcuding 9.63 seconds of complete and utter pandomonium...)...

10/08/2012 at 17:43

I am going to the athletics tomorrow night. Just hope Mo can do the business again in the 5k, cant wait.

13/08/2012 at 21:16

Hi there...I'm back again with more silly questions ! Did my 32nd marathon yesterday - Salisbury 5.4.3.2.1. Have been carrying an injury - when aren't we ?? - and wanted to get it done to get back out there. Managed a sub 5 which was pleased with....so...am moving ever more towards C next year.

Have been sussing out finances etc and looking at flight costs. BA is my preferred choice but am sure there must be a cheaper way. So guys, what airlines are out there that fly on Weds before and get you there as quickly as possible and as cheaply as poss....thx for now. 

14/08/2012 at 00:01

Possum Hopper - quickest options are Virgin, BA and SAA who fly direct to Jo'burg where you can get a connecting flight to Durban - so only one stop.  Another option with only one stop is with Emirates via Dubai - but you end up with two long flights so it will take longer.  Finally you have the two stop options (one in Europe and one at Jo'burg) with European carriers which take you to their flight hub e.g. Madrid with Iberia, Paris with Air France, Zurich with Swiss, Frankfurt with Lufthansa etc.

For prices, it's a matter of keeping an eye out for special offers which turn up fairly frequently and booking when you think you've found the best price for your option...

For Jo'burg stops I think it can be cheaper to buy the Jo'burg-Durban leg separately BUT that means that if your incoming flight gets delayed and you miss your flight you will have to pay for another flight. If it is booked as one itenerary, it will cost more but the airline will be obliged to book you onto another connecting flight for free...  

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