Posted: 27/05/2014 at 07:26
1) There is a lot of runners set off too fast and there can be a few collisions in the km, particularly on the downhill out of PMB
2) Watch out for runners discarding clothes as these get snapped up and spectators often run out in the road to get them
3) The cats eyes at the road lines are raised strips of aluminium - avoid at all costs!
My cooling strategy at Comrades:
At the aid station grab 2 sachets of water or 1 water, 1 sports drink. Drink one (if its water throw the rest of it over your head) open the water and throw that over your head progressively. Can cause chaffing though! If you are carrying your phone then you need a waterproof plastic bag (see below)
remember the plasters gentlemen!
race hat from the runners pack
sunglasses for the second half perched on top of cap for first half
pick-up a zip-lock bag at departures for your phone if you are carrying that with you
timing chip from previous years