had 4 days in Addis, then 4 days staying with friends 5 hours away in a place called Hawassa. Fantastic place & the people were amazing. Funny thing was I never saw any locals running while I was there, they were more interested in football. God knows how they produce so many good runners!!
Comrades have been back in touch!
Sending me a new medal for the pricely sum of 30 Rand plus 35 postage.
Great to meet so many of you out there. Without doubt, THE greatest race I've ever done, absolutely loved it. Slightly disappointed that my legs weren't strong enough in the last 20mile, but 8 hours 19 seconds not bad for a debut!
however, bit of a sour note....
had my medal stolen from my room at the bellaire suites, totally gutted.
Have emailed comrades twice to see if I could get a. Replacement but they haven't replied