ZO - I like Winter Tanners but that's January and might be a bit close to Comrades. Charnwood Marathon is nicely undulating and the hills are similar to the Comrades hills in steepness. Lots do Compton over Easter Weekend but it's never fitted in with my plans.
Seems a bit close lowrez, although there are some who run a marathon 2 weeks out.
The main consequence for me will be that I can probably have a go at 100% attendance in the county road race league, something that I had written off as only to be attempted once my Comrades days were behind me.
What sort of dafty would enter an ultra so soon after Comrades, lowrez? At least mine was only about half the distance of yours. Good luck for it.
Thanks all. Race to the Stones was well marked and the organisation was excellent. Lovely views as well. Not one that I would do again, as I am a poor off-road runner, as I don't pick my feet up much, and I hate sharing trails with people running close behind, as I tend to fall over! The Ridgeway was rock hard so my ankles were a bit jarred at the end. Ran a 5 mile race yesterday with no problems but kept the pace comfortable.
Yikes! A list already and already I have managed to mess it up.
In contrast to previous years I'm going to do limit the number of marathons that I do after 1 January in the build up to Comrades and I will spread them out a bit more. I have a few before 1 January but hopefully the qualifier will be Chicago. Hoping to get into Boston when it opens, as I have a BQ-5.