Who Fancies Comrades 2010?

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27/05/2008 at 20:26

My current limited CV is as follows:


Edinburgh 2005 - 4.04

London 2006 - 4.04

Edinburgh 2006 - 3.53

Edinburgh 2007 - 4.17

London 2008 - 4.10


Plymouth 2008 - 1.43

Great South Run

2007 - 1.14

After trying my luck in these events I would love to step up and tackle an Ultra, namely The Comrades!!! My plan would be to run (and walk) it in 2010 as I am planning an assault on an IronMan next year - YEAH I must be bonkers!!!!!

Is there anyone out there in the forum would can give me some good sound advice on tackling both these events - I do plan to join a running / tri club to give myself the best possible start, as I have run my CV on my own given ability with very poor training. I know there is a damn good time waiting to get out!!!

If there is anyone who would like to join me in my quest please jump in my campervan and buckle up!

27/05/2008 at 20:28
Have been toying with aiming for Comrades in '10 myself.  Altho' yet to decide on a 'feature race' for next year.
27/05/2008 at 20:30

So will you join me in my campervan then?

M...eldy    pirate
27/05/2008 at 20:36

Jump on board the pirate ship for next years IM outing,  you wont get better support anywhere.
27/05/2008 at 20:38
Definitely looking into the logistics, Sherrif!
27/05/2008 at 20:41

Thanks M.eldy,

My better half Broken Bones, has promised me to the ship of fools just waiting on which IM the ship will stop at.

27/05/2008 at 20:47

half iron man this year (monaco)

full ironman next year??? any suggestions

comrades 2010

cabin doors to manual and cross check....im in


M...eldy    pirate
27/05/2008 at 20:50
Savaloy,  see above!!

Sheriff ... possibly Switzerland and Lanza depending on your persuasion!
Iron Snorks    pirate
27/05/2008 at 21:08
do it do it do it!!! its a journey and you'll love it!
27/05/2008 at 21:15


It's a good idea will think hard on it.

Savaloy - Monaco maybe a little too soon for me as I am just starting out cycling and need to find my water wings and dust them off for the swimming trg.

But I will be doing an IM or more next year

29/05/2008 at 14:55

Hi all,

I want to do something in 2010 to celebrate my 30 years on the planet and was wondering about Comrades. The thing is.... I've only done one marathon (4hr 37) and I've only been running for about a year. Is this is realistic goal or am I settting my sights way to high?

Ultra AJH    pirate
29/05/2008 at 15:47

Get runners worls this month Becksr1, there is an article all about Comrades. It seems to suggest to me that if you can do a marathon you can "do" comrades, although how painful it will be would depend on the training you can put in.

Also you really don't want to take any longer than 12 hours I cant imagine the dissapointment of that!

Ultra AJH    pirate
29/05/2008 at 15:48
I am saying this as someone who is considering it.
29/05/2008 at 16:03

I did read the article this morning and it was the bit about if you could finish a marathon in sub 5 then it's possible that got me thinking, have been looking for my 30th challenge for a while....  Any ideas on what percentage don't make the 12 hours?

Kryten    pirate
29/05/2008 at 16:11

Becksr1 - I think this is definitely achievable for you. You could spend the next 6 months marathon training and get your marathon time down and then start a 6 month Comrades program.

Remember you have to run a sub 4.30 marathon to qualify for Comrades.

29/05/2008 at 16:30

Thank you, nice to think that it's possibly achievable, I think I need to get a few more marathons under my belt though.

Looks like I may have found my challenge!

29/05/2008 at 21:06
Welcome to the campervan Becksr1 - and boy what a 30th you will have!!!!
29/05/2008 at 21:17
Hmmmm, I'll be 40 in 2010....
29/05/2008 at 21:18
Well come and join us Laura M.....
29/05/2008 at 22:20
when do entries open for 2010??
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