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Comrades 2016

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 19:58

hmmm, that book looks great, think it may become a chrissy pressy now!!! I managed to squeeze a parkrun in whilst i was in Sydney!!

Next time the list gets updated can you please put me down for the manchester marathon in april. The pub has a lot to answer for in signing up for races!!!

Glad everyone is running and qualifying well. I am back from holiday now (sadly), but looking forward to enjoying the comrades journey once more.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 03/11/2015 at 22:13

Great Barrier Reef marathon was stunning. The first 4.5k was on the picturesque 4 mile beach. the route went up the infamous bump track, a tough 6.5k climb into the rainforest. down was harder than up!! and cant believe i have found a hill worse than comrades!!! but the views were totally worth it. somehow got round in 3.57 which didnt look likely at halfway. just hope comrades accept a trail marathon now!!!!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 17:25

Welcome Lex. PG3 has definitely led to a race that you will never forget.

Becca / Dannirr - Good luck for TO. I hoe this year the course will be able to run the iconic Chapmans Peak. The views into Hout Bay are incredible and so worth the 10km or so climb to get there and then the quad bashing down the other side!!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 20:02

Have done the Heartbreaker marathon the last couple of years. It will certainly stand you in good stead for Comrades and get you used to running hills. The start is particularly lovely. They walk you down a fairly steep hill which is where the start is. You then turn round and back up it!!! The rest of the course has a couple of tasty hills and the laps are slightly undulating. The crowd of runners are nice and friendly though. Enjoy..

Comrades 2016

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 16:26

sorry lowrez, just added my race in and have cocked up the formatting even more

becca7, looks like we have both been busy booking up Travis' races, see you in the new year!!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 16:24

27Sep Berlin (M) McHilly-Q 
04Oct Kosice (M) Becca7-Q3:39-PenC  
04Oct Chester (M) ringo100, lowrez-Q4:49-PenH 
11Oct Munich (M) Mac3 
11Oct Chicago (M) Dannirr 
18Oct Abingdon (M) Lorenzo, ringo100, McHilly, justanothrrnr 
25Oct Frankfurt (M) John1946 
25 Oct Leicester Marathon (M) becca7
01Nov Great Barrier Reef (M) Marty74 
01Nov White Rose (30m/60m/100m) lowrez 
08Nov Athens (M) MrK 
20Nov Kirkstall Abbey (M) lowrez 
21/22 Nov Vigilantes Maravann (M) becca7
5 Dec (6 hour event) becca7 
20Dec Portsmouth Coastal (M) PG3 
20Dec Usual Suspects Challenge (6 hour race) marty74
10Jan Winter Tanners (20m/30m) Becca7 
16Jan The Hebden (22m) lowrez 
17 Jan Jeskyns Challenge (6 hour race) marty74
30 Jan Cakeathon Challenge (6 hour race)  becca7
31 Jan Chocathon 6 hour race (6 hour race)  becca7
27 Feb Chocathon Challenge (6 hour race) marty74
28 Feb Relativity Run 6 hour race(6 hour race)  becca7, marty74
29 Feb Leap Year Challenge 6 hour race (6 hour race)  becca7, marty

Comrades 2016

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 16:13

Nice going Mac3 and Dannirr, lovely to have qualified and well done.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 19:39

Well done for your qualification as well lowrez. Keep working on that CC batch

I am holidaying in Australia during November and have picked the Great Barrier Reef Marathon, perhaps not a PB course but it does only have one brutal hill in it at about 18km, good prep for Comrades me thinks!!! Just need to sort the jet lag out though!!

And Becca, no point expending too much energy for a sub 3.40, you still had 20 seconds to play with

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 18:01

Hope you all have a great time. Ran Chicago last year and had a great time. The support is brilliant. Watching the sunrise over the amazing sky scrapers as you stand at the start area was pretty cool. Make sure you check the bean out in the park as you head towards the start. Some lovely dark images to be had reflecting the Chicago skyline. And apart from the slight incline near the end, its as flat as it comes. Will hopefully catch the race online somewhere next weekend.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 15:57

Thats brilliant Becca, pressure off now and you can enjoy a glass of something tonight

I'm hoping for something similar in a few weeks time

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