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Comrades 2016

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 21:22

The bus tour id a free option for international runners only. Local runners can't do it.  I would highly recommend it for 4 reasons:


1.) Get to see the route and that scares the crap out of you

2.) Get to tour Comrades House (very nice)

3.)  Get to see the kids of the Ethambeni School - who will fill your heart with joy and your legs with energy when you see them again on race day

4.) It keeps you off your feet

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 11:55

Well done UFL!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 19:42

I'm in the non-stretching camp too.  I see no use for it.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 22:41

Only problem is that its the week after Two Oceans.  And work!   But I am going to investigate through a travel company that might still have entries.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 22:26

I might have to find  a way t run Paris next year...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 23:49

Welcome Tiddy.  Anything you want to tell us?  Were a friendly bunch.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 18:13

Well done Mr K.   Athens as my first marathon - enjoyed it very much, although it was a little wet that day.  Awesome place to finish a race.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 00:57

A word on heart murmurs.   There is no such thing as a diagnosis of a heart murmur, despite what your doctors are telling you.  A heart murmur is simply the noise made by blood that is not flowing in a laminar, or smooth manner.  It happens when blood flows through an area that is narrow, or around a sharp corner, or against an obstruction, or when it flows more quickly or strongly through a normal area.  It is not a diagnosis.  It is a physical sign.

The most common murmur is a physiologic one - increase flow from anemia, or strong flow from a good, athletic heart.

The most common murmurs that are not physiologic are usually the result of blood flowing through a narrow area that should not be there - a hole between the two sides of the heart (VSD, ASD or PFO).

In this day and age, any new murmur should be investigated properly.  If the doctor really thinks it's a leaking valve, it is essential to have that investigated prior to continuing vigorous exercise. You most likely well able to continue running - but only after you know what it is.  That is irresponsible advise given.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 16:03

I did not see a separate international entry process.  All you had to do was select where you were coming from for them to determine the fee.   It did not ask for a  running club.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 12:55

List Fairy:  please ad me for Two Oceans March 26.    Thank you

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