Dannir - I'm doing the tour again, because I gather they've moved the finish next year. I did it last year, and I'm so glad I did so that I knew the first stadium you see in Pietermaritzburg is NOT the finish line.
Thanks Lowrez. Another one here for Dogtag. Yes, they're not cheap, but I have the annual policy which I'd say is better value. And they paid up quickly and without question when I was stupid enough to leave my GPS watch in a hotel room.
Glad to hear all the qualifiers are starting to tick off. I finally bit the bullet and cancelled my travel plans for Malaga today - my Achilles still isn't right. I probably could run on it, but I'd rather have it properly fixed before I start the big spring miles. So I'll see if I can find a local one somewhere in February or March.
Lowrez - thanks so much for doing the patches - have replied to your message.
Debra - glad to hear you're getting that scan, when I heard you'd had another break I did wonder if you had bone density issue. However, I wouldn't rule out Comrades yet, I have a friend who broke a toe three weeks before the Paris marathon and still ran a pb.