From the cut in the skin you should be able to jog round. They don't actually cut any muscle, they just separate the muscle fibres. So if it was just a question of when is it safe to run because of the cut I would say probably from about 3 weeks as long as it's healed. But I think the problem will be tiredness from the infection, I suspect that if you try to run at that point you will feel totally wiped out. But everyone recovers differently so you could try and easy 1 mile run and see how you feel. But I really think that you will struggle to run 26 miles after 6 weeks because of the fatigue. Why don't you defer your place and then you can enjoy running it in a years time, the London Marathon is an amazing event, don't risk not being able to make the most of the experience.
I'm feeling a bit demotivated about my comrades training so I thought I'd come and read about what everyone else is doing. In the build up to my qualifying marathon last month I was doing loads of speed training, but I think that over the next 3 months, distance and hills are more important, with maybe the occational 5k or 10k race just to keep a little speed in the legs
I'm a brit but living in Cape Town for a year. There's a real comrades buz in the running community here, lots of people who have never even run a marathon before have their place in this years race.
I've heard that for a good comrades time you need to run 2000km between Jan 1st and the date of comrades. I'm a bit behind at the moment, but I've been tapering then recovering from my qualifying race last month.
I'm living in Cape Town, but if it's the same in Durban, minicab taxi's are fairly expensive here, but there's usually a backpackers style minibus that meats the main flights and will take you to your hostel/hotel. Probably worth booking in advance,but I just got it on arrival at the airport.
South African airports aren't nearly as bad as places like Nairobi and Cairo for being ripped off, and although it's probably one of the most violent countries, they'll shoot you or beat you to a pulp withough asking questions, that normally happens only in the townships, so stick to the tourist areas and you'll be fine
Yep I've got my place for the 2 oceans too. It's a beautiful course, I've been doing bits of it as training runs, but very hilly. My plan is to run it slowly though, so I can put all my effort into Comrades