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Comrades 2016

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 06:44

Tough training here in Angola for me this weekend, with temperatures rising to over 35C (its 30C at 6.30am at the moment).  Doing the East London half IM in 2 weeks and can then put the bike away as training for comrades and Ironman is hard work in this heat. Loving the sound of mud and cold!!

Confirmed entry into Two oceans now, and flights booked.  May pop over 2 weeks before that to do Om Die Dam as well ...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 19:52

Please put me down for 2 patches!  They look great.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 10:30

I did Portsmouth as well, came home in 3.31 in really tough conditions.  I was also on for a sub 3.30 but the course was about half a mile longer than expected, and this was confirmed by several runners afterwards (and appears to be a constant comment on the race forum).  My marathon time was 3.28 .. grumble grumble.

I did see one Comrades cap on the route, but was going in the other direction .. brain took a while to register and when it did it was to late.  Next is Two Oceans for me ...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 08:00

I'm in, for number 8!  Did the Langdale Marathon in the Lake district on Saturday and it hurt ... so lots of training for me.

Bike it, I always go for sub 9 but only made it once.  That was off the back of a 3.23 marathon in Portsmouth in December.

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Posted: 22/07/2015 at 16:22

Good Luck f2d, fully expect you to be on the start line ....

IM 70.3 for me in Durban on 2 August, cant wait!!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:25

I am in for another year, 2016 will be my 8th!!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 10/06/2015 at 16:47

what, no drive through?

Comrades 2015

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 09:40

Hans, I am doing the 70.3 in Durban in early August, and then a full IM in Mallorca in late September (which I also did last year).

Comrades 2015

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 17:21

What a day, tough conditions and after 50kms or so my legs started to feel the impacts of having not run for 5 weeks.  Achilles held together just fine, but my quads were agony for the last 30kms so I held it together and finished (very) slowly in 10:05.  Nearly an hour slower than last year but with the injury issues I was just happy to bag my 7th finish.

Saw Jacky on the route, twice I think and many others at the airport etc.  Just back to the UK today, rest this week then the Ironman training starts again! 

Comrades 2015

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 09:01

McHilly, I recommend running with cream on. I am pale and have to when I run in SA.  The one year I didnt (the up run in 2011) I got badly burned on one side because the race is one direction and its always on your right hand side on the up ... I was burnt all down that side and on the inside of my left leg.  Needless to say it was very sore.

Usually I cream up first thing and again just before I leave home/hotel and it stays on all day.  If you feel yourself burning the locals are often giving it out on the side of the road.

Same as Becca, I dont recomment long sleeves.

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