Jacquie Millett


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Comrades 2015

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 08:55

Oh good - we can have a mini Comrades meet up at Thames Meander !

Comrades 2015

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 14:39

Both Camilla and I are in. More hill training this year so I don't have to walk up them all!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 09:19

Hi everyone - just catching up on what has been going on. Every so often I stop getting notifications about the forum and miss posts. Welcome Stephen - I agree no sports company needed - you can find out everything you need to know on this forum! Had a busy time since Comrades trying to run my way into the 100 marathon club before I'm too old to enjoy it!  As much as I love the hot weather I wouldn't mind a few clouds and even some rain for this afternoon as I have my next event starting at 4 pm! Talking about events does anyone have an entry to the Bournemouth marathon that they won't be using? Transfer is permitted - probably a bit early yet for non-starters but would be grateful if you could keep this in mind. 

Comrades 2014

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 15:46

Really enjoyed reading your Blog WA - I remember very little of my journey - so good to be reminded!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:29

Not as crazy a thought Douglas as me picking up my Green number age 70yrs!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 23:16

I'll be there ! 

Comrades 2014

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 12:53

justanothrrnr -  Thanks for that - I'm pleased it wasn't all in my head! Why don't those bits appear on the videos? Looking at them you'd think I walked the whole 56 miles! Sorry you were disappointed with your run - the back to back medal is nice!

Comrades 2014

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 11:21

Simply one of the best times of my life - and with 60 odd years of experiences behind me that's saying something! What made it so special though wasn't my result (9:57:34), winning my age category (by 24 secs!) or attending the award ceremony - but spending time with a bunch of really supportive and inspirational people. As Slotwin said everyone one of us has own own story to tell and I can't think of many better ways of spending a weekend than listening to those stories from the past and becoming part of the stories of the future.

I think Cam and I were possibly the oldest and youngest of the group and not the fastest or slowest but we both had such a good time and so much fun which I think demonstrates how inclusive and welcoming you all were.

My race went well - I started with a 10:30 pace band and apart from constantly worrying about being 20 mins or so ahead of schedule I felt reasonably comfortable throughout. My last 7K were my fastest and I did feel like I was flying into Durban - (has to be said not exactly reflected in the race videos and photos) but I did sprint into the stadium - (well again evidence suggests not quite as fast as I thought) and overtook second place V60 on the grass. I think you 'win' or 'lose' this race in your head!

There were so many good performances and so much to celebrate but for me personally Cam's 10:34:05  was the performance of the day (not that I'm biased or anything!). After only a year of running, and originally only coming out to make sure I didn't have any more accidents, she embraced the event, thoroughly enjoyed her run and is now looking forward to next year. I've just had a text from her saying 'just done the stairs at Russell Square - training for the up run'!

I'll be back next year - have to try the up-run without breaking any bones!

Thank you everyone for being part of my Comrades experience.

 

 

Comrades 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:55

Muzza haven't received final confirmation email yet either.

Comrades 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 15:44


Saturday 0900 Peter R

Tues 1720 Douglas

Thurs 1005 Slotwin
Thurs 1240 AONEH
Thurs 1320 SD, Dannirr, Emily
Thurs 1330 Peter Bowles, Viggy, PiersW
Thurs 1645 RR, Becca7, Jacquie, Cam, Poacher

Friday 1005 Possum
Friday 1125 justanothrrnr
Friday 1330 Gary Dixon
Friday 2110 Matthew Hearne

Events:

Thurs 

2:30pm Ambassador's run -

5:30pm Ambassador's drinks - SD, Dannir, PiersW, Emily, RR, AONEH, Peter B, Becca7 (hopefully), Viggy, Slotwin, Jacquie , Camilla

Fri

Comrades bus tour - SD (bus 4), Muzza, RR, Dannirr (bus 3), AONEH (4?), Becca7, Slotwin (bus 6), PiersW (4 or 6) Poacher (bus 5), Jacquie and Camilla (3) (think you are 3 too AONEH)

Expo 2pm gathering - Douglas, Possom (hopefully), SD, AONEH, Jacquie and Camilla

Bruce Fordyce bus tour (PM) - Emily

Runner's World pasta party - Muzza, Stephen Weston, PiersW, AlanP

Modern Athlete pasta party – jar (doh!)

Sat

8am North Beach parkrun - SD, Becca7, Muzza, Dannirr, Emily, Possom, Peter B, PiersW, jar Gary Dixon, AONEH, Jacquie , Camilla

Post-parkrun breakfast at Mugg & Bean - SD, Possom,Peter B, Becca, Emily, AONEH, Jacquie , Camilla

Sharks v Stomers - AONEH, Peter B, jar (must not drink beer); Gary Dixon ?Jacquie, Camilla

Sun

Evening drinks at the Hilton – SD (if capable...), Emily (ditto), Viggy, RunningRodent, PiersW, Gary Dixon, AONEH. Slotwin, Matthew Hearne, Jacquie , Camilla

Mon

Breakfast at Mugg & Bean at the Suncoast Casino - Peter B, Douglas, Possom, SD, Emily (maybe as my hotel does include breakfast), RunningRodent, jar, AONEH, Matthew Hearne, Jacquie, Camilla

Joe Kool's - Possom, Peter R, SD, Emily, PiersW, AONEH, Slotwin, Jacquie, Camilla

Bruce's party –

Dave Ross’ party - Douglas, AONEH, SD, Jacquie, Camilla

Accomodation:

Hilton - Dannirr, Jacquie, CamillaScarlett, Matthew Hearne, jwheezy (James), PiersW; Gary Dixon, Slotwin

Belaire Suites - Stephen Weston 3, Emily, Muzza, AONEH

City Lodge - becca7, Running Rodent, Possom

BlueWaters - SD, Peter B, Poacher

Hillcrest - Douglas

Umhlanga - Peter R, Viggy

Morningside - jar

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