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Comrades 2016

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 12:52

Brilliant read Lowrez. A cracking wordsmith. Well done on the run and rest up well for the next 27 days!!!!

BTW nice to meet Mr K yesterday at North Dorset Mara. Hope your legs aren't sore and the taper begins now

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Posted: 02/05/2016 at 11:46

Its so much fun. Its all about stopping and enjoying the character stops. The run is really a series of 800m runs and then stop for a few minutes. You will all have a fab time.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 11:44

Noticed that as well Dannirr. Guess it just means a nice walk along the beachfront on the  Friday....

Comrades 2016

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 09:21

Lowrez - just had a quick check on the comrades uk facebook page and you are not alone receiving that email. It appears (i think) reading the posts, that a blanket email has gone out to everyone who has not got a licence number which includes International entrants. Again (I think), International entrants don't actually need a licence number to run. Hopefully SD (or another sage) will be able to confirm this later today.

If not, keep checking the comrades uk facebook page. Dave Ross is excellent and is sure to know the answer.

Hope this helps (a little anyway).

Comrades 2016

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 19:59

Gutted for you Debra. So hope you come back stronger than ever next year, i am sure you will. Hope to see you in SA to take in as much atmosphere of the event as you want to.

And Mr K, yes i will be there. Maybe meet up since less runners. Again will be wearing my club vest, red, black and a bit of white, with of course my 3 patches on the back. Hopefully get to say hi. My plan is try a run of 3 miles with 2 minute walk breaks. I am sure i will get funny looks from people at the when i start to walk, but hey, will possibly pass them later on in the race!!!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:51

Hope everyone has had fun at London or indeed any other marathons or races.

Well done Debra for your book. Its a great read and the award is well deserved.

Dannirr - well done on that 50k. Sounds a bit scary all those armed guards, did you speed up a bit then? I'm with you on the horrid run though. Felt rubbish through mine, although am hoping thats because i was on my own and obviously not tapered. If not, comrades is going to hurt this year

Comrades 2016

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 19:23

Sorry to hear that John. Never nice to get injured, be patient and you will be back very soon.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 15:56

FRC - nice to chat to before and a bit during Manchester yesterday. You did well considering you had run 90k the week before. I did 3.30 in the end which was fine and also chatted to a few others on route. And Mr K, I think that was probably me with the 3 badges on the back of my vest. Its certainly a talking point when people pass me.

Well done on everyone else this weekend, sounds like we are all coming along nicely.

But the organisation at manchester was shocking. The car parking had no directions telling you which car park to drive to meaning one HUGE queue of cars. Then dropping the bags off was terrible. 5000 bags basically being thrown into a small garage, you were left wondering if you would see your bag ever again. There seemed to be no obvious start line apart from the mat on the floor and the least said about the baggage fiasco at the end the better. I had to wait for 1 hour 20 minutes but at least i got my bag back. I dread to think how long some people would have stood waiting, probably 2 hours +. Thank god it wasnt  raining otherwise many people would have been hopsitalised with hyperthermia. The race was fine however and these issues didn't affect my run, just leaves a bad taste in the mouth after. Would recommend to anyone NOT to run this race in the future!!!

Right, rant over

Comrades 2016

Posted: 08/04/2016 at 18:59

Those are wise words BI - just hope i remember that as i head towards Pollys!!

Good luck to everyone running this weekend. And may bump into a few of you at Manchester. Hope it all goes well. I will wearing my club shirt with badges on the back so might stand out a bit. I think we shall be starting near to the 3.30 pacer as well, although certainly somewhere in the red pen. Go well everyone...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 17:58

Hope your training is going good matt. See you at the city lodge in May.

Glad you had great time at TO Becca and you summed the race up perfectly. Still iconic race but doesn't seem to have that feel of Comrades. And of course when you say its easier, TO is only 56k!!! Just wait for that comment on the route to Durban when we have 56k to go and hope you feel just as good.

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