Thank you! Im on the list - phew! So just looking at getting some marathons booked up. Im looking at the Yorkshire marathon and then maybe heartbreak marathon, although neither of these are road marathons... I might opt for gloucester as i might have a chance of a better time there...
its been a long time since I posted (i think the day the entries were opened!) because I have essentially been injured since then! Ive missed approx 9 autumn marathons/ultras! (that will teach me to enter so many!) But I'm back on the road again, however 3 months of no running has really taken its toll. Its the longest ive been without running and although ive been cycling and going to the gym regularly i can tell my body has lost fitness - my calf muscles ache like never before! So I still have my qualifying marathon to do, although my top mileage is now sitting at around 7 miles!
My injury was never properly diagnosed (despite physios and GPs poking at it, no one could figure out what had happened - there was no trauma, my ankle/calf just became sore and I couldnt walk!) so i dont want to rush into anything. Ill start with a parkrun this weekend.
I'm hoping to get a marathon maybe around february/march (gives me enough time if it all goes wrong), with maybe the Iznik Ultra thrown in around April/May.
Anyway, having searched through all my emails - i cant find an acceptance email from the Comrades? I had my payment accepted, i got an email for that, but nothing else?
Anyway, slowly does it for now (very frustrating)... Quite envious of all your exciting races!
The Hilton is the ideal one, but yes, its expensive - although the food you get there is so immense you definately don't need to eat out! There are lots of other hotels along the waterfront - I stayed in the in the garden court hotel when i went with me parents when I was younger. Much more affordable but definately not as wow.
I suppose it depends how long you stay for though. But safety in Durban, particularly with young children, is what you need to think about.