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Posted: Yesterday 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.

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Posted: Yesterday 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.

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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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Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:42
The first year I ran it I peeled off most of the Adidas logo on the cap that I intended to wear and coloured the rest over with a black pen. It would have been easier to cover it with masking tape. It's so there will only be the logos of the kit sponsors on TV.

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Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:44
They sometimes provide a cap with the Comrades goodies. They have the last two years and this year I ran with the 2013 one on (since I had worn it before and knew it was OK). Other caps have to have the logo obscured. I have my buff around my neck and chuck water on it to keep cool

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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 11:01

In 2013 the bus was going down KE Masinga so I was able to get off the bus next to the City Lodge.  Don't know where it went after that.

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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 21:14

I was looking at Glasgow to Edinburgh as well.  I used to live near there and the idea of running from one to the other would have been insane.

 

I forgot you were that far north Stephen.  It was hard enough getting to those races from the midlands.  Seville is a brilliant marathon.

Bath Beat/Pewsey Downsaround are at least fairly close to each other but I'm not sure of the public transport logistics.  They are in April.  Again a bit of a trek from the north.

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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:25

Oxon 20 or even 40 is another possibility on Saturday 2 May.  I did that then Three Forts then a local hilly 14 mile race (Woodhouse May Day Challenge) in three days before my first Comrades.  

 

I'm tempted by Oxon 20 again but combining with Three Forts was a bit of hassle for a non driver.  Oxon 20 was a nice race (self navigation and I ended up doing a little more than 20) and reasonably hilly.  Three Forts is a good one as you have some decent climbs on the South Downs.

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