lars - you can tell you are training for comrades when a half marathon isn't long enough to mention!!! I will probably be around that time (ish) as well. I will be wearing my club top (red, black and white) but from behind i have my comrades badges sown on. Say hi if you spot me, long shot i know with all those people. Have a good race and getting used to running on tired legs is excellent practice though.
lowrez - excellent news and glad physio was success. Onwards and upwards and keep the positive attitude going.
lorez - loving the watch description. I have the same problem most nights waiting for that damn statelite to appear!!!
RR - Not doing the Ranscombe Challenge but will see you at the Fowlmead Challenge in April though.
BI - Nice half marathon there, sounds like the training is coming along very nicely with the added help of altitude and the heat of SA.
Dannir - mmmm, who doesn't like chocolate at races. Would definately get a PR if i ran that one. Glad things are heading in the right direction.
I am running the Watford Half on sunday. Fancied running with company rather than on my own. Going to practice fuelling again with my peanut butter sandwich options. Its great this running lark, eating and running, whats not to like? Good luck to anyone running this weekend. Stay warm and safe.
Its a brilliant race, the views along chapmans peak will stay with you forever.
In terms of refreshments on route, every 3k or so they have tables with water or powerade sachets that you bite to open. And food wise i think they have fruit, potatoes, chocolates during the second half of the race. Either way you dont go hungry or thirsty for very long. The support is good along the route as well.
In terms of cut off times, certainly at the end the 7 hours is strictly enforced with a man with a gun sounding the end of the race. If you dont cross the line before the gun goes off, you dont get a finishing time. Sounds harsh but really adds to the excitement of the last few minutes of the race.
In terms of qualifying you need to run a marathon less than 5 hours, however the speedier you are, the closer to the front you get.
Temperature wise, this year it was un-seasonably warm and i did start to get cooked when the sun did rise around midday. Think it was high 20's. The week i was out there that happened to be the hottest day though!!
Feel free to ask any other questions, happy to chat about this fantastic race.