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Comrades 2015

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 23:37

There are a few things that contributed to me entering Comrades, and the MT interviews where a part of that.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 21:15

Just updated my entry with a sneaky 3:39:53 to get a couple of pens further up front. Hard run in perfect conditions in San Sebastian, also 1st ever marathon without walking, so maybe I can get my mind into running further.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 22:51

You guys are planning well ahead, to after the race already.

Well, if I have to walk back I will do that, but I am still massively concerned to actually getting to Petermaritzburg in the 1st place.

I started to listen to the Talk Feed - Ask coach Parry podcast now. So currently I am deciding of what to actually go for. Once I know that I am looking at the training programs on the comrades page. As I have just run a marathon I am already ahead, so I should be able to slip into one of them at January time.


If I followed this here all correctly, in one way or another we all have 'qualified' now, but some have ambitions to maybe upgrade later this year or in spring to get a better start? Or is someone still chasing the ticket in the 1st place?

Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 20:14

Thanks Becca.


As for watch, while I was in my Comrades profile I bought the "Lance Armstrong memorial watch". I am such a sucker for merchandise, you should see the Marine Corps gear I have in my hotel room now ;-(

Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 19:19

Qualifier ticked off. Sub 4 secured,sub 3:40 wasn't to be. Would have been stretch, and with no3:40 pacer I followed the 3:35lady, finishing just under 3:47. anyway, I need to submit it an don't try to upgrade I think. Easy marathons from now on.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:20

One week to go to my qualifier race and I am so tempted to give 3:39 a go.

I did the Kingston 16 mile run last week in 8 min/mile average, but with a 8:10 / 7:50 split by lap. If I run all 16 at 8:10, could I go another 10 miles? and for 3:40 I only really need to run 8:22ish pace.


Also entered Rotterdam for spring, with possibilities of other marathon events to b wadded. Salzburg looks tempting.

London Marathon 2015 GUTTED...need advice no lecture!

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 01:40

If you want your 1st marathon to be special, why not write off the Brighton entry fee and go to some place special, for example Paris? It would still be a lot cheaper than raising (or making up a shortfall) on Money for a charity place in London.

With you and your husband running different marathons you also have your very own supporter right there, each.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 22:50

Turns out, VLM is not on my list to run next year. Not bitter about it, had a place 4 times, ran it twice.

How close to Comrades would you run a marathon 'as an event', and how close would you 'run it swiftly'?

Would you enter a hilly one, as it is an uphill year?

London Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 22:27
Zoe Windsor wrote (see)

wonder how they work out who gets In?


The general thinking is that they want a fair mix of men and women, and they also want a full spread over the whole time.

So if you are a man that targets 4 hours it i every difficult to get in as there are a lot of them. If you are a woman aiming for 3:15 then it is near certain to get in as there aren't that many.

As for some people getting in often, some never, tho sis a sign of proper random. If it is always other people then it would clearly be seeding.
Most people making up 'random' numbers make up very similar sequences 


Comrades 2015

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 21:38

I am trying to qualify at the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC (26th of October). I am also running the San Sebastian Marathon (30th of November). It's the 1st time I run 2 big ones in 5 weeks.

I hope to go under 4 in DC, but if that doesn't work out I will give SSB another good go. If I am sub 4 in DC I will treat it as the 1st long run.

Appart from XC racesI haven't planned anything for December onwards.

I am also looking forward to the London Marathon ballot draw. I don't think I am 'racing' a spring marathon, but I should probably do a couple just to get the miles in during an enjoyable day.

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