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Comrades 2017

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:31

oooh exciting. I think i paid for one last year so look forward to receiving it in the post.

Thanks for posting that strava link lowrez. I signed up to strava earlier in the year and joined the group this week. Will be interested to see peoples training patterns to try and glean some information of how to run the race properly!!!!

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Posted: 17/09/2016 at 10:29

What a star lowrez. Next time you update, i am staying at the city lodge and have gone with South African instead. And my REAL qualifier will be 5th November - Thames Meander Marathon.

Seeding Batches - based on marathon times

A - Sub 3
B - 3 - 3.20
C - 3.20 - 3.40
CC - Charity Pens
D 3.40 - 4
E - Green Number
F - 4 - 4.20
G - 4.20 - 4.40
H - 4.40 - 5

I don't the pens are as critical as in the down run. Pretty much straight away you are running on large motorways and can get into your pace quite quickly.

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Posted: 03/09/2016 at 19:27

Welcome aboard Matt. You will have a great time between now and the 4th June.

Echo becca's comments. I have traveled alone the last few times and have felt perfectly safe. The hotels all around the Hilton and beachfront are full of runners so you are never short of someone to chat to if you want. But the usual precautions like not going at night and not walking down strange empty streets still apply just like any big city really. When we get closer to raceday, lots of lists will start appearing with hotels and flights and you will be guaranteed to see Comrades runners on yours, whichever it is.

Maybe catch you at a race before Durban as well somewhere.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 01/09/2016 at 19:14

Quick question becca, thinking of going via dubai this time and was wondering what a good price for the tickets would be. Never looked at those prices before so don't know what's good or bad. thanks. Hope training going good.

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Posted: 01/09/2016 at 19:01

I had 4th June free so thought it rude not so

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Posted: 30/08/2016 at 20:50

Super impressed Lowrez. Fantastic effort in really tough conditions. Could never imagine running for so long. I think Comrades will now be my limit!!!

 

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Posted: 29/08/2016 at 11:05

Hope your run was good lowrez and the weather was kind. So hope you are still basking in the glow of your achievement.

I ran, well did, the ridgeway challenge this weekend. 86 trail miles which mostly (apart from those dark times during the night!!) were really enjoyable. Thankfully the weather and all that rained missed us otherwise it could have been a different story. Very happy to have run further than ever before and timewise, 22.26. It has definitely put me off running a 100 miles though!!!

But in Comrades talk, read a website about the launch and the big news is that the finish is returning to the Scottsville Racecourse. Apparently its closer to the M3, basically Durban side so they think it will be easier to get away at the end. We shall see on that but good news its going to be 200m shorter than the last up!!!

Oh yes, and qualifying started from this weekend. Get going everybody!!

Comrades 2017

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 17:49

OMG, all of that pain in the last 10k was now SO worthwhile!!!!

I think the other person is also a Martin but cant remember his surname or his tag on here.

See you on the start line in Durbs then lowrez!!!!

Comrades 2017

Posted: 12/08/2016 at 18:00

Welcome Matt and Nick. Glad you are both on board

I'm looking at Rhayader for next year, not run it before but nice its on a Saturday though.

Debra - glad you are well on the mend. Beachy Head is a lovely race, if you take it easy enough. The views coming over the seven sisters at around 21 miles are amazing.

I certainly wouldn't dream of running 50 miles in training for Comrades but everyone's different. Guess it depends how quickly your body recovers

Not long now till we all can pay our money for another year.....

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Posted: 28/07/2016 at 17:49

The only slightly annoying for me about the new date is the fact that currently Comrades falls about the time of the last bank holiday in May, so means 1 more day to have to take off work.

SS - You will be fine running a marathon and then Comrades and in answer to your question, Yes it is catching

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