Forgot to say well done to Lorenzo and RR on the qualifiers. It's annoying that they are not allowing Comrades 2014 times as qualifiers as that would have put me in a good starting pen. Loads and loads of time left to qualify or upgrade!
Danni, no idea about whether a car would be easier. The main problem with the journey back (at least the main problem that led to it taking so long....) as far as I could see it was that traffic was gridlocked getting out of the car park. A car might still encounter that but would at least not be as smelly.
Interesting that the earlier buses don't take as long but it is nice to stay to the end and cheer on the runners in the last few minutes.
I pulled a muscle, my hip flexor, in September and couldn't run a step for about 5 weeks. Only started running again on the 24th October. I was supposed to do Thames Meander but thought that was too much a risk so I tested out my legs and did 10 miles that day instead. All OK so I ran Stevenage Marathon on Sunday, 4:20:47, my first sub 10 minute miles of the week, so I have a qualifier. Looks like Pen G but I can hopefully improve upon that and it is just nice to be able to run again.