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Comrades 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 09:35

Brilliant, well done Stephen.


Comrades 2015

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 18:22

Impressive Warren.  Hard to judge these things if we race that distance infrequently.  Sounds like you need to do another. 

Tickets for the fun bus back to Durban can be bought at the Expo from Maharajah's.  

Comrades 2015

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 10:24

Forgot to say well done to Lorenzo and RR on the qualifiers.  It's annoying that they are not allowing Comrades 2014 times as qualifiers as that would have put me in a good starting pen.  Loads and loads of time left to qualify or upgrade!

Danni, no idea about whether a car would be easier.  The main problem with the journey back (at least the main problem that led to it taking so long....) as far as I could see it was that traffic was gridlocked getting out of the car park.  A car might still encounter that but would at least not be as smelly.

Interesting that the earlier buses don't take as long but it is nice to stay to the end and cheer on the runners in the last few minutes.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 23:07

Thanks McHilly.  I did a lot of cross training - a fair bit of walking plus I have an exercise bike at home that only ever gets used if I can't run and that got a lot of usage.  

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Posted: 04/11/2014 at 13:53

I pulled a muscle, my hip flexor, in September and couldn't run a step for about 5 weeks.  Only started running again on the 24th October. I was supposed to do Thames Meander but thought that was too  much a risk so I tested out my legs and did 10 miles that day instead. All OK so I ran Stevenage Marathon on Sunday, 4:20:47, my first sub 10 minute miles of the week, so I have a qualifier.  Looks like Pen G but I can hopefully improve upon that and it is just nice to be able to run again.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:00

2013 - got the bus back and I can't remember much after that (probably the falling asleep and being awoken by my own stink as suggested above) but it certainly didn't involve a trip to the Hilton.

2014- easier because there was no bus but getting vegan food from the City Lodge required quite some negotiation (even though what I wanted was an item on their menu) and then it took ages to arrive.  Too knackered after that to make it anywhere.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 15:53

I recollect that there is normally some get-together at the Hilton for those who have not collapsed into bed.  I have not made it to that on either occasion.


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Posted: 28/10/2014 at 22:23

Well done on the qualifier Stig and welcome aboard.

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Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:26
Well done Lars.

I got the 310xt the first time I did Comrades. Battery lasted well. The software can be infuriating at times but it is a good watch.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:44
Not sure of what happens to transgressors. I guess they could just ask you to take the hat off.
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