Well done everyone, it was my 5th and definitely the hardest.
Warren - Fantastic run, that was well deserved.
Bike it - Scored in overtime!
SD - it was good to see you at the expo, I really hope Douglas made it.
My strategy was to run fast to 60km as I was lacking long runs, this worked well as I suffered from hypoglycemia and dehydration from about 70km which meant I had to walk in from Pollys finishing in 8:48. Collected my medal promptly passed out and ended up in the medical tent for an hour or so.
Jacquie - Take it easy during the next few days and you will be fine.
I am on 1018 miles, but lacking long runs. I will be able to tell you at the top of Inchanga whether this is a good or bad thing, but I suspect the former! No idea about elevation but I should be okay as Dubai Dave did a few Comrades and the only hill he had to deal with during training was on his way out of the parking garage!
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!