Long time no post from me - managed to run Berlin marathon and bag a 2:47 for an 'A' seeding but then got promptly injured so had to have a couple of months off. Feared the worst (had to DNS Comrades in 2013 because of a stress fracture). Thankfully coming out the other end and getting back up to 50/60 miles per week - unfortunately I have had to defer my Thames Trot entry which was going to be my practice ultra as I don't want to risk my dodgy ankle off road for a while so come May 31 and Comrades will be my first Comrades and also my first ultra - what could go wrong! Plan is to fly to Durban via Jo'burg on Virgin arriving Thursday morning and then flying back out again on Monday.
Wishing everyone happy training and if injured a good recovery.....
Right - sorted in the Hilton and Virgin flights from and to Heathrow. Going to run (not race) Thames Trot 50 miler in early Feb to understand the distance followed by VMLM. My 2:47 Mara time says a Silver is possible but perhaps not on my first Comrades so will aim for a Rowan. Easy talk 8 months out!
Pleased to get qualification and an 'A' Seeding sorted with a 2:47:54 at Berlin over the weekend. Can now start to plan the trip (probably leave the UK on Wednesday and return Monday) and more importantly start preparing the training schedule - yikes!
Hello all - newbie to this forum and have just entered 2015 and sorted flights and hotels. I was scheduled to do this in 2014 but picked up a femoral neck stress fracture so had to cancel. Running Berlin in a few weeks as a qualifier (ran London this year in 2:54 so hope to be sub-3 again) and then plan to run a 50 mile (but flat) ultra in February as a staging post to build to Comrades. Never been further than marathon distance so both terrified and excited by the prospect!
Hi all. Been a while since I posted. Sadly I'm out. Pulled up in the Mumbai Mara on Jan 20 with what turns out to be a femoral stress fracture. Immediate future is not displacing it but maybe game over for serious running - wish you all well.