On my first finish I arrived just before the 9 hr cut off and the official with the gun asked me " will you be back next year Martin?" " No this is far too hard" I said. "Give it 2 weeks and you'll be wanting to do this again" he replied.
It was a bit longer than 2 weeks, but I started thinking, then looking, then booking, then running the next year.
As Terry says, I've done 4 now and will carry on if I can to obtain a Green Number. Every year I dream of a great time performance, but in reality Im very happy to participate in the world greatest race.
Great to see some many new faces on here - you'll love this race.
I'm up and running again. Baby steps at the moment. I'm up to 12 km 'long runs' and I've just ' raced' a local 10 km at a pace I wouldn't even call tempo pace. Onwards and upwards. And my huge bulk is diminishing!
Running is a bit difficult in terms of time as I just got a new job (hurray) in Johannesburg with a 142km commute which takes 2+ hours (boo) each way. The drive is crippling my back and giving me Tollund Man posture.
I received my results book this week - I'm in. ( although I mis-remembered my time by 1 minute and had to look it up online.) If you're in the book then you finished and that's what's important. I live in SA though these days, so I guess 2+ weeks to get to Europe.
9km yesterday and a very slow 8km today with 30C temps. Plus I replaced the deck on my treadmill after it cracked. Onwards and upwards......