Posted: 13/07/2015 at 12:00
PG3 - that sounds like a good approach. Bear in mind that lots of folks who do Comrades aren't coming from a background of much running. I would follow a Bronze training programme, rather than the beginner one. That said, it is good to train for an autumn marathon, get a qualifier, then start Comrades training in December/January. Fingers crossed you should be good for sub 4 at Abingdon.
That should be the right hotel, Walnut Road. That price is a lot higher than I paid last year, but I got a non-refundable deal.