Thanks for the tips on the bus tour. I just went in and tried to book it but it wouldnt give me an option to book a day (but it looks like you can do it, just a bug). I have emailed the helpdesk at comrades.
Q for locals/those who have raced before... it says £10 for parking. Is there anywhere free/cheaper close by or best to suck it up and pay the money? Is there anywhere sheltered to hang around at the start? As i am driving down in the morning, i may well get there quite early.
I havent ever gone further than a marathon with running (yet Comrades next year) but i have done 2 ironman races. The swim often consists of an episode of 'i could die in the water and no one would know until it was too late', the bike consists of trying not to get a puncture and then 'run' consists of trying to convince yourself that you are almost there as you only have a marathon to go.