Some nice running going on. It doesn't matter about the pace when you run your long ones, time on your feet and the mental aspect of completing it does you just as much good. So Zoe and IW, you are both bang on track and will go well in a few weeks.
Fingers crossed for the weather since thats the only thing we can't control..
Hey Peter, i am doing this one as well so must say hi at the start. Think i may have bumped inot you during London a couple of years back but may be getting muddled with someone else!!
As for time, hoping for about 3.39, i have a plan and will be trying to stick to it, but once a number gets oinned to my chest all my plans seem to vanish after halfway!! Must be more dissaplined this time....
Another vote for running an ultra from me. And can only echo whats already been said. Races longer than a marathon are only a number and anybody can complete one once they set their mind to it. 90% mental, 10% physical!! Plus of course running longer means more time to chat, eat and walk!!!
Bike It - Two Oceans cost R1020, which includes the timing chip you have to buy. Infuriatingly, they changed from champion chip a couple of years back so cant use my comrades one this time - doh!! But the entry does include entry into the international hospitality tent at the end and you also get the chance to run in the international run( about 5k) the day before. The race itself has different pens and seeding as per comrades. Oh yes, and of course different medals for the major cut offs!! They certainly know how to make you keep coming back to SA!!!!
Piers - I did Kruger both times i went, amazing experience and much better than the single one off day trips you can take to various game parks around. If you get the chance, i would say go for it, you wont be dissapointed.
Congrats Hans, great news, all the best to you both.
Fido - I ran a track marathon this year in Telford. Its a strange one to get your head around, since its 105.5 laps. You would think as well you would remember what lap you are on but i forgot with 2 laps. Thankfully, being chip timed, every time you crossed the mat they knew what lap you on and every 20 or laps called your name out so you knew how many you had done. Its also quite strange seeing as there are no mile markers plus of course the garmin isn't totlly accurate just running around in a circle!! My best advice would be run to time, that is think,30 minutes i will have done about xx miles and so on. Plus of course there are always loads of people to chat to!! Plus of course drinks / food every 400m...