They seem to accept pretty much any verified course, road, trail, etc. The qualifying tables are usually on the website, but at the moment everything seems to have been chopped down to a bare minimum post the big day. I am sure they will post up 2017 qualifying details soon. Caashford qualified on an Ironman last year, here are the final standings I recorded:-
Patricia - it might be different for someone like yourself churning out a much higher mile rate than me - I tend to exist on fluids mostly - mainly coke, hmm coke, I don't drink it on any other day than Comrades, nectar for the engines! Water comes second, and then later in the day I recall taking a few orange segments, less banana pieces, fewer salty potatoes (that I mainly spat out after salt absorption), a few crackers that were annoyingly dry and lung threatening as I almost breathed in their dust and then a couple of massively frustrating small pieces of chocolate which were almost impossible to break out of their shrink wrapping. In all I probably ate less than side plate full of solids over the whole run.
I have been looking up temperatures and found stats that say 31st May 2015 hit 25C/77F and 29th May 2016 hit 24C/75F:-
CN - this year after Drummond, on that series of climbs up to Botha's, the fleeting thought went through my head; "what the hell am I doing here, never again." But then that 42k marker came along and I gave myself a good talking to; "never say never" I concluded.
Well done coming back from that injury, and breaking 11 hours, both major achievements . I used to look upon 11 as my goal thinking it was the original limit until someone explained it was actually 12 (see 7th para). Having "had to go for it" to get home in the 2nd half this year I can see beating 11 being part of the equation to draw me back though .
Did you read the image and film rights clauses? I got back to them because I had just made this (note I'm not touting for donations its relevant to the story), none of the imagery is from their event but I am obviously referencing them. They said it was all OK, they are just a small running club and are trying to protect from anyone cashing in re publicity on their endeavours.
cougie - that is pure kudos - thanks - completely unknown territory for me - I'm just back from Comrades so know I can do 56 miles non-stop; furthest I have ever run.
I recently purchased a couple of cheap Nokia 215s. Battery life is immense and I don't care if they are ruined during the event, possibly not sophisticated enough to run a Garmin app. I will research tracking further. One option is to have my support team tracked and not me, it'll be close enough for casual observers and they can have more sophisticated kit in the car not at the danger of the elements... did I see some phone ad the other day with the phone being treated rather badly and surviving? I think it definitely got wet?
Thanks Marty - I love when it cuts to octopus hair man, and when you ace it coming over the line and run straight down the throat of the camera . Also loving my pint bank . If anyone else has a clip they want cutting out I should be able to do it.
This weekend I am "cross-training" again in the garden - I'll report on the injuries on Monday . Have a good one everyone!