Thanks girls that's reassuring. I'm willing to share accommodation in a twin with another female if anybody wants ....providing we both feel comfortable having not met etc. But equally I like my own room. The hilton is too expensive for me. I tried to get into City Lodge but it's saying it's full. I can get in belaire suites which looks adequate. The Facebook group is UK and Ireland I think plus the Comrades one but that's not so much the British runner. Thank you
Joined the Facebook groups as wanting to join you for comrades 2016. Had some amazing responses so far. My main concerns are coming out solo especially being female. I'm hoping to fly from Manchester on the Tuesday before and may have to leave to come home on the Monday ...possibly the Tuesday. I can be a little flexible on dates. Hotels....Hilton bit too much for me I think but looking for a safe place to stay with lots of runners from UK who don't mind me tagging along. Please can you tell me which ones are best. Thanks
Dave Runners world did a good sub 4 one last year building base then hills etc - thats the one I did the best using. I just decided to write my own using bits from other runs. I've got a 50 miler in Feb first so decided to concentrate on that then continue onto a marathon plan shortly afterwards. I think if it wasn't London I probably would have got the sub 4 but London being London is not fast unless you get a good pen.
Interesting reading. I've done 9 marathons now in 7 years starting with 4.45 down to 4.10 at London this year. I've also got a place in London next year and would love to achieve the sub 4. I've also ran 4 Ultras - one 70 miler last year and 3 this year, a 40 in May, 70 in July, and a 51 4 weeks ago. I've got a 50 miler in Feb booked in too. I've got endurance for sure (46 year old with 5 kids). Does anybody know which training plans are best to use please? I've tried a few, including runnersworld sub 4 last year which did get me a better time. So many out there, thanks