Posted: 28/09/2016 at 12:00
I did the Two Oceans Comrades double last year lowrez. Stayed at the Vineyard, Newlands, which is a lovely hotel in a quite area, near(ish) the race start and finish (a stroll back to the hotel after the race was good recovery exercise). Lots of Two Oceans runners staying there. The hotel had a shuttle to the race start. This area is a little way away from the Expo but it's easy to get an Uber to that. There is an international friendship run as well but I was too lazy to make the trip for that and just went for a run round Newlands instead.
The race itself is pretty different from Comrades, with it being largely flat up until the last 9 miles. Then you get a couple of serious climbs and some crazy cambers. One thing that was surprising was that the final cut off is virtually ignored by the TV and spectators, so none of the drama of the Comrades 12 hour cut off. The international tent is a bit lame as well.