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Posted: 24/06/2016 at 20:26

At least on the up run the seeding isn't as important since you run out of Durban on the freeway and you can get into your running straight away, all be it slowly up the hills!!!!

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Posted: 23/06/2016 at 20:29

Have a good run SD.

Welcome aboard ZO. You've come to the right place for advice on this great race.

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Posted: 17/06/2016 at 19:03

You absolute star lowrez, thanks very much. I hope you will be returning next year so that i can buy you a couple of pints

Have a great weekend everybody, try to stay dry!!

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Posted: 15/06/2016 at 18:26

Another fingers and crossed toes from me for you JAR. Hope sense prevails and you get recognised in the results.

I started back last week, nice and gentle and not too far. Although do have a 50k planned at the end of the month. Like Becca, no speed to speak of but at least pain free and my mind is willing again as well!!!!

MAC3 - great report. I too walked through the left hand line of children. Best part of the race EVER.

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Posted: 12/06/2016 at 18:58

Yep, that's me. It made all the pain of the last 15k through Westville, where i wanted to stop and let the bus go all worth it. Mind you, to get into and hold that position it meant i had to run the 2k or so without stopping!!!!

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Posted: 12/06/2016 at 10:05

Thats brilliant lowrez thanks. I meant 9.50 on the youtube feed but my finish is on this link, my fault for being too ambiguous!! I appear at 9.54.51 on the TV coverage time with the "official" 10 hour bus (guy with flag)!! I am on the left hand side (as you look at the coverage) and am wearing a replica vest from the 2012 GB olympics so its mostly shades of blue in the form of the GB flag.

My moment of fame, never appeared in on the TV in my previous attempts. At least i am running!!!

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Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:13

I can confirm that i am not Brazilian or in the afor mentioned zz top. Mind you i didn't shave that morning......

I appear at 9.50 in a GB vest as the 10 hour bus winds its way into and around the stadium

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Posted: 11/06/2016 at 16:13

Brilliant, just brilliant. Thanks for sharing and bask in the glory of your achievement for months to come

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Posted: 11/06/2016 at 10:49

Dannirr - what package did you use to crop that video clip of lowrez from the youtube broadcast of the race. I want to do the same as there is a bit of me running into and around the stadium. Thanks.

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Posted: 11/06/2016 at 10:42

lowrez - loving the picture on the 2016 thread. A brilliant memory to the end day. And agreed about the value for money on the pictures, much better than this country.

For me, the race is all about the traditions and history of the past 91 years. When you read the race history, the route is identical to the first one back in 1921 (pretty much anyway), so you know you running in the footsteps of all the great past champions plus of course the thousands of others runners who have completed the race. Starting with the emotional anthems, chariots of fire, cockcrow, then of course the amazing support and ending with the nerve tingling final cutoff. You don't get that anywhere else.

I also like the fact you have to qualify, so you get that buzz when you cross the line of the whichever marathon you have chosen to run, knowing you will be on the start line next year.

Plus of course, the amazing camaraderie and support of the great people on here. Its great to share the race and experience with you all. 

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