Poacher: yes matey cheers for your concern... sorry to keep you dangling, access to web was tricky in SA so had to leave it till I got back. Next year definately for me. Interesting that you are saying that cos I thought you were thinking once was enough. So is it that this amazing event grabs you? it certainly is a major challenge.
Jog on friends....
Hi Everyone! bit slow to resurface after the amazing time in SA but only landed last night so just catching up with everyones comments - wonderful stuff. can agree with most thats been said so wont repeat but just neeed to thank you all for such brilliant encouragement through the last few months.
Poacher: Special thanks to you for running with me through first half till I realised I was badly undertrained and needed to back off to survive. Then you find me in the tent at the finish as I'm about to hit melt-down so arange medics to strecher me round the stadium to the 'battle hospital' - great fun. I emerged after an hour or so having had a few isotonics (rather than Gin'n'tonics), a painful massage and a mini sleep still clutching my bronze!
All part of the amazing Comrades experience.
JackieM: I am so chuffed to see that you and so many others did so well...
WarrenK: great to finally meet and chat at the Hillcrest Villagers braai. Awesome run despite the probs.
One thing is certain... I am coming back in 2015 to further do business with this incredible event. Cheers.... G
Hi everyone ..... been here a week an half chilling an running with local club (hillcrest villagers) theyve been fantastic with 5am morning 10ks, and briaes and an amazing pasta party. Sat next to Dave Rogers 71 whose done 45 Cs and is running again this year. His best was about 5.50!!! Loads of advice.
Weatherwise ... Ok this is what im seeing. Sorry guys but its plain hot here every day so come expecting heat hot and more heat. If its any different then its a bonus.
My girlfriend Helen and I are so lookin fwd to it! See u all soon. Cheers Garth
Matt: amazing effort on sunday... never saw u after start! (I did my wierd neg split thing and felt good so must be getting stronger) Still strongly considering SVP.
Soz not going to make it tnite.. too much to sort for flight out on Saturday. Have a good time and hope we see some of u guys at the expo or around.
Cheers everyone, you're all so encouraging... thank you. Garth & Helen
Douglas: sorry to miss u at Halstead, glad u had a good run.
I'm not trying to do too much now. Like Emily I think less is more for me at this stage. just keep the legs ticking over between 6 and 10 miles for 2 weeks every other day will be enough with lots of chilling once I get to Hillcrest next Sunday.
Btw ... is it the Duke or the Dukes Head? I may make it