Posted: 24/08/2014 at 18:18
Zuluboy, all that means is, are you a member of a UK running club affiliated to (eg for England) England Athletics - you will have a card with your number on if so, and get to pay ??2 less per race entry.
Changing the topic - I think people worry too much about walk breaks etc. What *is* important is working out what you, personally, need to keep going for 55+ miles. As part of that you learn how to eat and drink in long events and how to manage the inevitable leg stiffness and discomfort and how to use your effort as efficiently as possible.
Now, sorting all this out *may* well mean that you walk e.g. while drinking and eating (remember aid stations are every 2-3 miles!!!) or do some walking on the uphills in order to not tire yourself out too early. The difference is that the question is "how can I be most efficient and comfortable?", not "What should my walk breaks schedule be?". Things like developing the right gait and foot turnover for uphills and downhills at your likely Comrades pace, working out that eating X makes you feel queasy, and cultivating an attitude of dealing with issues early on while staying positive, are more important.
Ultimately your first Comrades is a big learning experience like your first marathon - because we're all different we can't necessarily be 100% prepared, but the experience pays dividends the year(s) after