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Comrades 2017

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 19:53


Comrades 2017

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 00:29

I think you can use an ironman finish as a qualifier - not just the marathon portion. I know someone who qualified that way and his marathon portion was over 6 hours. Of course, seeding was not great!

Good luck SD!

i took several weeks off and have started up again.  Finding it a little tough going, but I'm sure it'll come back. I seem to remember after my first down run it took me 6 to 8 weeks to get back to normal. 

Comrades 2017

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 13:59

Is everyone out running and hence no activity here?

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Posted: 18/06/2016 at 19:11

Whether it was 12 or 11 or 10 or 13 is irrelevant really.  You plan and run your race according to the rules of the day.   Had it been 11, you would have planned and run accordingly, and likely made it.  

The motivation to finish before the gun is very much more powerful than the motivation to break an arbitrary time. It's all about what's in your head, not your legs.


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Posted: 12/06/2016 at 15:44

Why go back?  Like most, my plan was to do one. But when you go there, you quickly discover that they don't consider you a real Comrades runner until you've been in both directions.  So you go back for that and the medal, and then you think you are done.  But Comrades calls you. The people   Runners and spectators alike. Friends from the world over. There is nothing like it and you can't bear to miss it. So you go back for #3.  And that's when the real problem occurs, because as the SA people will tell you, that using Cimrades math, 3 is halfway to 10, and your green number beckons. 

Comrades 2017

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 21:23

Aye lowrez, that is me!   Actually seen live by many friends in the UK and the USA!  

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Posted: 11/06/2016 at 11:15

Marty74 - I did not do that, I simply pointed out to lowrez that he was well seen.  I'd like to do it too as there is some footage of me at the end too.

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Posted: 10/06/2016 at 11:35

RR - Maharani / Elangeni is a really nice hotel.  I thought about abut it too.  And that's where the tour buses now leave from.  Really nice.  I booked City Lodge but might still change

It's used by some of the marathon tour groups, so certainly has the race feel. 

RR - does this mean you are going??

Comrades 2017

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:56

There in lies the problem.  

Comrades 2017

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:51

Becca - surely if I'm going tp have my balloon there, you'd prefer a ride up Fields Hill? If I don't run and am there, I'll rent a minibus to bring everyone back to Durban.  

However, when I was talking to Lindsey yesterday, he said "MdS is the perfect last serious training for Comrades....".   Damn.

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