Thanks Lorenzo - but thankfully I'm injury free at the moment.
To answer your earlier question, I have stayed at City Lodge twice. It is not as high class as the Hilton but cheaper, well located and I have no complaints. I am at the Hilton next year as there was a good deal. There are quite a few other places where folks have stayed. There were offers on flights the lady time I looked. Emirates is two quite long flights but goes to Durban direct from Dubai, otherwise it is a very long flight to Joburg and a short flight to Durbs. There is plenty to do if you are able to stay longer than just for Comrades.
Hi Patricia. You enter and then update your entry with your qualifying time when you get it. London would be fine as the qualifying window seems to be up to 4 May. It is not hard to get in to the race - it does not fill up right away and there is no ballot. There is a decent range of accommodation in the area that is most convenient for Comrades. I don't think that it is essential to book right away but if you are sure that you are going to do the race it is worth seizing a bargain if you see one.
I'm back for the third year. I have everything but the race entry and qualifying time - I am hoping to get that out of the way at Leicester. I just got my flights - Emirates again from Gatwick. The price was about what I have paid in previous years. I noticed that there are some offers from Virgin and I think BA for flights to Johannesburg but Emirates is cheaper. Two long flights instead of one really long one and a short one.