WarrenK - Stunning 10km, well done. Hoping to meet you ate the expo on the Friday afternoon, I will hang around until about 15:30 or so.
Malcolm - You basically have to run at about 5:30 per km (allowing for walk breaks and the big fade in the final 25km) , depending on how strong you are on the hills. I would say you have to go through half way between 4:00 and 4:15, no later than 4:20 and pesrsonally I believe 4:20 to be too slow.
I am not sure what to aim for this year as my raining has been erratic, I will have a better idea at the top of Inchanga!
The Ally of Not Enough Hills - Yes, Fields is the longest hill, but not the toughest. The problem with Fields is that it comes early in the race and it's easy to run it too hard. I find Inchanga the toughest, far enough into the race to have you hurting physically and and too far from the finish which hurts mentally too. Polly's although tough is close to the finish and one has that 'just get to the top and I am done' attidute. There are also a few hills without names between Camperdown and Cato Ridge which I really, really detest.
SD - I will be collecting my number on the Friday, probably around 14:00, it will be great to catch up. My wife actually asked me the other day whether you are running this year. I told her that this is a very, very stupid question. She then asked how many you have done and whether we will be seeing you! Will you be around at 14:00? It will be nice to meet a few of you guys, I have not been very active on this thread this year, but always good to share my fears with anyone willing to listen. We can meet in the international area if that is okay.
I managed 86 miles since last week Thursday and will now be easing back.
Carmen - I think they are very busy at the moment, but I would suggest sending another mail.
Possum hopper - I never use a taxi but this is Africa and they are likely to rip you off. SD should know though, I sometimes get the impression he knows more about South Africa than I do and I live here!
Glad to see The Ally of Not Enough Hills (you seem to be right on track for a silver) did a 63km run on Saturday, I am still worried that my 50km run on Thursday may well have been too close to race day. However, I was lacking long runs and it had to be done. My training has been up and down this year, I will be on just over 1000 miles from Jan to race day, but as I mentioned lacking in long runs for various reasons including injury and illness.
The 50km run went well, but I am sure I will be suffering more than usual in the final 27km.