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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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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 07:54
That looks like a possibility booktrunk. Three Forts/MK or Neolithic/MK would be a possibility that is in the first week of May, that is normally peak mileage.

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Posted: 25/09/2014 at 12:11

I'm at the Hilton as well Patricia.  There should be a few others staying there from this thread.  It is a convenient location.

Well done on those three Lakeland 50s.  Not a race I have done myself as I don't fare very well on technical courses.  

For the heat as Fido has suggested it can help to use a sauna to acclimatise. I have gone to Bikram yoga classes as there is a studio in my city.  Plus I wear warm clothing for long runs.  

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Posted: 18/09/2014 at 10:37

Depends on the model but some Garmins have long battery life, especially if you switch off the backlight.  My Garmin 310xt had plenty of charge left both times I ran Comrades.  I had used this battery life to justify its purchase in the first place as my old Garmin would have conked out before half way.

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Posted: 14/09/2014 at 11:16
Lowrez the stations have water, Gatorade, cola and some have food - chocolate, biscuits and salty potatoes. Folks on the course will give out stuff. I wear a spibelt and carry only gels as fuel. You don't get given those on the course but there is so much else you don't need to weigh yourself down.

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Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:18

zuluboy the Hilton is a good location - opposite the Expo and it is where the tour buses go from.  The international reception on Thursday evening is also there.  

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Posted: 02/09/2014 at 10:51
Thanks Lorenzo - but thankfully I'm injury free at the moment.

To answer your earlier question, I have stayed at City Lodge twice. It is not as high class as the Hilton but cheaper, well located and I have no complaints. I am at the Hilton next year as there was a good deal. There are quite a few other places where folks have stayed. There were offers on flights the lady time I looked. Emirates is two quite long flights but goes to Durban direct from Dubai, otherwise it is a very long flight to Joburg and a short flight to Durbs. There is plenty to do if you are able to stay longer than just for Comrades.

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Posted: 02/09/2014 at 08:43
I'm at Thames Meander as well. Hoping to qualify before that. Hope the calf will be OK RR.
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