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Posted: Yesterday at 19:24

Thanks Gobi.  It has been a year of niggles for many on the thread but fingers crossed we are going to make it and that all who start will get to PMB before the rather large gentleman in the blazer turns his back.

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Posted: 20/05/2015 at 15:37

City Lodge - Running Rodent

Hilton - becca

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Posted: 20/05/2015 at 13:38

Great to hear from you Jacquie.  One of my strongest memories from last year is your sprint finish around the stadium.  I hope that I will have as much energy as that at the end of the race this year!

That's all sounding like good progress Fido.

I've now seen a couple of long range weather forecasts for warmer weather on C day.  I hope that these are the wrong ones and that Carmen's one is right.

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Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:06
Cool, Jwheezy. Should be loads of Comrades folk around in Dubai, if previous years are anything to go by.

Carmen - I normally take long range weather forecasts with a pinch of salt but I'm hoping this one is right, for once.

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Posted: 18/05/2015 at 18:38


Weds 27th

LHR - JHB Air France 20:10 
JHB - DUR SAA 12:10 


LGW-DXB 21:15 Emirates

DXB-DUR 10:25 Dubai, arrives 16:45 on 28/5

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 15:50

I don't have a particular pace in mind - I'm going to run at least the first half to hear rate and plan more walk breaks.  I can't remember walking very much in the first half in 2013.  Then I will assess my likely finish time when I get to Drummond.

I have been a bit worried that I might be short of pace this year.  I have been given some encouragement by the race I did today - the last race in the Leicestershire Winter Road Race League.  I ran a virtually identical race to 2013 (3 minutes quicker than 2014) and 7:30 pace.  There is a notorious hill in the middle of the race and according to Strava I have the ladies record for that segment, equal with the champion for both Winter and Summer leagues last year.  It's no Inchanga but it's still pleasing.  I'm still a few pounds heavier than I would have liked to be, going into Comrades, but I have been doing more strength and core work, so it's not all flab. 

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Posted: 16/05/2015 at 08:07
Thanks Dann. The Comrades medals were pretty popular. Muzza (who has been on this thread in the past) also got a mention.

Lorenzo - I normally have a flapjack to eat at the start. There is a bit of hanging around.

Here's a link I got sent regarding the pasta party, Patricia.

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Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:55

Huh, missed that Dannirr.  Which episode?

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Posted: 14/05/2015 at 14:25

Last year Country and Coastal touring did an escorted service where the took the family of a runner around and managed to see him at several points on the course.  They know the area very well but I'm not sure of the cost.

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Posted: 12/05/2015 at 12:08

Yep, 30 degree heat in 2013.  I have never been so glad of a headwind as it took the edge off the heat.  It was a bit warm in 2014 too.  Can't be three years in a row, surely.

RR - well done on that training run.

I was jealous seeing the photos from Halstead - looked like a nice Comrades get together.  

Sorry to see a few niggles being reported. - fingers crossed that the taper sorts those out.  

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