It was a good pre Comrades race for me last year as it enabled me to nab a Pen C allocation nice and early. Thankfully I had that sorted even earlier this year. Fido you seemed to be busy when I came through on the second lap.
It was great to see Emily spectating as well.
Well done Muzza. The wind was a bit of a problem yesterday as well but at least the rain wasn't as bad as it had threatened to be.
That was me with the Comrades cap and the Comrades patch on the back of my club vest. A great, well organised race. I remembered that you had said that you marshalled around 13/23 so I thought that might have been you. 3:40 for me, just a few seconds slower than this race last year, which was OK so soon after Berlin.
Good luck everyone racing this weekend. Abingdon for me but it is probably too soon after Berlin for a fast time.
Muzza I am no expert and I think that different things probably suit different people regarding the long runs. I did a 40 mile race in early April and found that to be beneficial, not least because I had not run that far before and it gave me a confidence boost. 4 weeks out from Comrades would give you less time to recover and back to back races would seem to be preferable for that week.
So many posts to catch up on since the notifications stopped working again.
Ally - thanks. Well done on the PBs. Might see you at Leicester -my local marathon and I am volunteering again this year, since I have Abingdon the week after. I am going to be handing out numbers at the start and then involved in some way at the finish. I am expecting the finishing tunnel to be nice and quiet when you come through!
Fantastic running by Ed at Bournemouth. I wonder what he would have achieved if he hadn't got cramp in the last 3 miles?! After this and the NDW 100 win it will be interesting to see what he can do with a good run at Comrades.
Nice running to bag a sub 4 Emily and well done on the consistent pacing.
Great that the Hokas are working out for you Muzza.
Jacqui - I hope the pacing goes well at Palma. I was briefly there last year and it looked like it would be a nice place to run a marathon.
Slow Duck - dear oh dear Mr Numpty. Bournemouth sounds like a good race though.
Good luck at Steamtown Dannirr. Good luck for your half Running Rodent. Good luck to anyone else racing this weekend.
Thanks for the info about the Boston t-shirts Fido.