Debra Bourne


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Comrades 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 22:13

I think I didn't actually book for Bruce's party on Monday. Too late? Anyone got the details for how to book? (The last several weeks have been chaos, for various reasons).

Patricia: sympathies; that's really rotten luck.

Comrades 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 20:55

Any recommendations for travel insurance?

Comrades 2016

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 09:56

No, I'm the Friday bus tour - I'm not arriving in Durban until Thursday late afternoon. Nnow I'd better check they have me down correctly - can somebody please remind me where I do that? Was it an email?

Comrades 2016

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 22:54

Dannirr: no problem!  

Comrades 2016

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 21:13

Sorry - I did interview about 150 people, and had nearly another 100 stories emailed in, and stuck a voice recorder under the noses of a number of other people that I met at various parkruns, and I did manage to mention a fair number of events, but I just couldn't include all of them!

Glad you enjoyed the book.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 20:52

Old Shadowfax: Yes, I'm flying from Gatwick as well (I live in Beckenham) - the info above saying I'm flying from Heathrow is incorrect. I may be wearing a parkrun-related T-shirt.

And like half the people here I'll be on that 18.30-ish Emirates flight back out of Durban to Dubai on Monday.

Add me to the Spiga list please (thought I'd said that at the weekend, but I must never have pressed send).

Grumpy Penguin: there are a couple of people arriving about that time looking to share a taxi (I think I have a lift).

Comrades 2016

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 14:19

Old Shadowfax: Looks like you're on the same flights out as me.

I'm going to North Beach parkrun, hoping to walk that at least. Bruce has told me they are likely to have a record turnout there. And if you're parkrunning: DFYB!!!

lowrez: A LOT of people will be walking the parkrun - it's very common to do so in South Africa.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 16:16

PG3: Thank you for sharing that - and sympathies for your past injury problems. I've had a heck of a lot of time off running since end September 2013 with injuries NOT caused by running, and I was so much enjoying the running since getting back to it after the broken ankle. To have this happen now is horribly, horribly frustrating.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:59

I've already got a possible lift, but not sure yet. Potentially happy to share a cab...

Managed a short swim today - first exercise other than standing or walking short distances in two and a half weeks.

Given my present record, (DNQ 2014 due to tendon tear just after entering, DNS this time due to pelvic stress fracture), my next Comrades attempt will probably end in a DNF... I could collect all the possibly ways of NOT running Comrades!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 18:43

PG3: Oh yes, a day out. As you say, the return trip is the same flight. I'm at the Belaire Suites.

lowrez: I'd missed that the first time. Not sure I want to do that (and I'd have to pay extra for vegetarian food, which I object to on principle). Maybe I'll bump into someone at the expo or the parkrun who could help me get back to Durban if I did go to the start - if I dare risk being at the start...

BOOKS: If anyone wants a copy of (the award winning!) "parkrun: much more than just a run in the park" for £10 and no postage, signed by the author (or not, as you prefer), please let me know, so I can make sure I bring them with me. They are back on the Wiggle parkrun page now as well, and I think parkrun gets a little more per copy if you buy them from there (they get £2.80 per copy bought from me).

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