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Comrades 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 11:41

Wow, well done Marty.  The Ridgeway is tough, especially in the dark and the heat.

Hope you had a good run, lowrez.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 17:36

Rhayader is a good one - undulating with a nice long hill at one point. 

Comrades 2017

Posted: 06/08/2016 at 22:06

ZO - I like Winter Tanners but that's January and might be a bit close to Comrades. Charnwood Marathon is nicely undulating and the hills are similar to the Comrades hills in steepness.  Lots do Compton over Easter Weekend but it's never fitted in with my plans. 

Comrades 2017

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 16:58

Seems a bit close lowrez, although there are some who run a marathon 2 weeks out.

The main consequence for me will be that I can probably have a go at 100% attendance in the county road race league, something that I had written off as only to be attempted once my Comrades days were behind me.

What sort of dafty would enter an ultra so soon after Comrades, lowrez?  At least mine was only about half the distance of yours.  Good luck for it.

JAR- good luck.  

Comrades 2017

Posted: 21/07/2016 at 15:26
Thanks all. Race to the Stones was well marked and the organisation was excellent. Lovely views as well. Not one that I would do again, as I am a poor off-road runner, as I don't pick my feet up much, and I hate sharing trails with people running close behind, as I tend to fall over! The Ridgeway was rock hard so my ankles were a bit jarred at the end. Ran a 5 mile race yesterday with no problems but kept the pace comfortable.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 14:05

Yikes!  A list already and already I have managed to mess it up.

In contrast to previous years I'm going to do limit the number of marathons that I do after 1 January in the build up to Comrades and I will spread them out a bit more.  I have a few before 1 January but hopefully the qualifier will be Chicago.  Hoping to get into Boston when it opens, as I have a BQ-5.

28Aug Qualification Opens

9Oct Chicago (M) becca7

23Oct Abingdon (M) seren nos, jelly bean, Southern Snail 

06Nov Soweto (M) Time To Tri
 La Rochelle (M) jelly bean
 California International (M) Dannirr

04Dec  Malaga (M) Becca7

09Jan Funchal (M) Becca7

26Mar Canalathon 50km Becca7

16Apr Llanelli (M) seren nos
01May Qualification Closes

04June Comrades

Race to the Stones, 100km, for me tomorrow but Lowrez's 130 rather puts that in the shade.

Race to the stones 2016

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 13:23

RR - currently in denial somewhat.  I'm hoping that Comrades was good as a training run and about 6 weeks in between will have been enough recovery.


Cheshercat - no idea, sorry.  

Comrades 2017

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 09:52

Excellent, Debra.  2017 is your year. 

Race to the stones 2016

Posted: 04/07/2016 at 17:31

Don't know if the bar will be open - if you email them and ask they respond pretty promptly.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 17:13

Welcome aboard Zaklawe-Outlaw.  I can't advise regarding the Ironman qualifier.  Regarding clubs, that is very important if you are going to enter as a South African runner.  It's not important for International Runners.  If you want to run as a South African runner there should be a club that can accommodate you.

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