Great Barrier Reef marathon was stunning. The first 4.5k was on the picturesque 4 mile beach. the route went up the infamous bump track, a tough 6.5k climb into the rainforest. down was harder than up!! and cant believe i have found a hill worse than comrades!!! but the views were totally worth it. somehow got round in 3.57 which didnt look likely at halfway. just hope comrades accept a trail marathon now!!!!
Welcome Lex. PG3 has definitely led to a race that you will never forget.
Becca / Dannirr - Good luck for TO. I hoe this year the course will be able to run the iconic Chapmans Peak. The views into Hout Bay are incredible and so worth the 10km or so climb to get there and then the quad bashing down the other side!!
Have done the Heartbreaker marathon the last couple of years. It will certainly stand you in good stead for Comrades and get you used to running hills. The start is particularly lovely. They walk you down a fairly steep hill which is where the start is. You then turn round and back up it!!! The rest of the course has a couple of tasty hills and the laps are slightly undulating. The crowd of runners are nice and friendly though. Enjoy..