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Comrades 2016

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 15:33

Thanks jnr - I think I still had Comrades legs up until the end of June but July seems to have been fine.   I ran a 5 mile race last week at 7:29 pace, which was better than a similar one I did in the week before Comrades at 7:32 pace. 

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Posted: 30/07/2015 at 15:21

I was going to do the 100 mile event in Berlin that they had flyers for at the Comrades Expo.  Then, when I decided to do Comrades again, I thought I would be better off getting a decent qualifier at an autumn marathon, and running 100 miles in August wasn't really compatible with that (hats off to all those who ran Comrades and then the SDW 100 the following week).  Running at the moment is therefore geared around marathon training and I'm also doing a few of the shorter midweek races and county league races.  Hopefully sub 3:40 at Kosice or Leicester.  I'm also running the Leicestershire Round - a 100 mile footpath - in sections.  Running as much of it as I can, as some bits are overgrown or otherwise unpleasant to walk on, not to mention those with evil cattle.

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Posted: 30/07/2015 at 14:51

If he compared you to a little girl, lowrez, you should have taken that as a compliment.  Girls are made of tough stuff. 

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Posted: 21/07/2015 at 12:31

Hi Jane, I have gone as a solo female for the last three years and there are so many others around that it has not been a problem.  A good alternative to the Hilton is the City Lodge - just down the road and very handy for the finish and the Expo.  I have always found it to be clean and secure.  I'm back there this year and there should be quite a few other Comrades folks there.

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Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:00

PG3 - that sounds like a good approach.  Bear in mind that lots of folks who do Comrades aren't coming from a background of much running.  I would follow a Bronze training programme, rather than the beginner one.  That said, it is good to train for an autumn marathon, get a qualifier, then start Comrades training in December/January. Fingers crossed you should be good for sub 4 at Abingdon.  

That should be the right hotel, Walnut Road.  That price is a lot higher than I paid last year, but I got a non-refundable deal.

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Posted: 12/07/2015 at 22:44

I did Boston and Comrades in 2014.  The Newton Hills were good practice for the run-of-the-mill-no-name hills at Comrades.  It was a nice race to do without any pressure as to time, with the focus being on a nice easy race and enjoying the experience.  

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Posted: 09/07/2015 at 14:12

I and others have found that it is pretty easy to organise a trip ourselves.  You can get buses from Durban to the race start and tickets are on sale at the Expo.

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Posted: 06/07/2015 at 16:17

Trivago took me to Onhotels, who I think I booked through 2 years ago.

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Posted: 06/07/2015 at 10:04

Potteries Marathon yesterday was a lovely Comrades reunion - so many from this year and previous attracted by the possibility of running up many of Stoke's finest hills.  I forgot to ask Slow Duck if he managed to resist the lure of the McDonalds that we ran past.

I have booked the City Lodge again this year for Comrades.  I have also booked my flights for Two Oceans - apparently with that one it is best to book the flights early as the prices go up, with it being Easter weekend.  

Comrades 2016

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:24
Welcome aboard PG3. You should be fine with that marathon time.
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