Peter R

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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.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:00

Re the Power cuts, please dont tell Slowduck as he doesnt even use the lifts 24 hours before hand as he is so paranoid about being stuck in one and miss the start!!

I have tickets for the Sharkes game, going with a group from Angola who are also running.

Staying in Umhlanga, prefer it to Durban (its where I was bought up)

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Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:51

Tues 26th


LHR - JNB BA57 21:20
JNB -DUR 12:10 SA551

Weds 27th

LHR - JHB Air France 20:10
JHB - DUR SAA 12:10

LGW-DXB 21:15 Emirates
DXB-DUR 10:25 Dubai, arrives 16:45 on 28/5

Mr. K.
LHR-JHB - 19:10 BA (Arrive 07:10 - 28th)
JHB-DUR - 12:25 COM (Arrive 13:30)

LHR - Paris 17.50 Wed 27th Air France
Paris - JHB - 23.30 Air France
JHB - DUR - 12.00 Thurs 28th Mango


ATL - JNB 19:23 Wed Tue 26th Delta

JNB - DUR 10:15 Wed 27th SAA

LHR - JNB BA57 21:20
JNB -DUR 13:35 BA6211

Thu 28th

lowrez (+F2D if thunderbirds are go)
LHR - JHB VA 21:05
JHB - DUR BA 12:30 arriving 13:35 Fri 29th

Comrades 2015

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 11:30


a lot of the locals who know the route stop and see people at a variety of places along the route.  I remember a couple dressed as Aussies that I must have seen at least 5 times last year.  In some places there are off ramps from the new main road that are fairly close to the old main road (the Comrades route) and they use these.  That is why there are always so many supporters near the bridges.

Police are strict on the actual national highway though.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 11:25

Add me to the injured list ... .  After MK which I ran really easy I had some pain in my ankle which I left for a week before doing an easy 30km taper on Saturday and my ankle is badly swollen.  I think it might be tendonitis in the achilles so seeing a physio on Thursday.  Onto the indoor bike for 3 weeks I think.

I am flying on BA on Tuesday night!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 11:40

jelly bean, it is quiet; much more so than previous years. 

I received an email from Comrades this week with my seeding and qualifiying marathon details.  I assume others did too?

Comrades 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 19:10

Fido, sorry to hear your knee played up again. 

I did Shakespeare, and enjoyed it and did 3:42.  Wore my Comrades cap and sore one other but he wasnt running it this year.  MK on Monday and then I am done, roll on the taper.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 21:22

I am down for MK as well now ... no idea how to update that list and keep the formatting so wont even try 

Comrades 2015

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 11:50

Om Die Dam done, a quick trip to jo'burg for 2 nights and finished in 4.39; finished strong too so I was pleased with that.

I just entered Shakespeare, at the end of April I think so hoping Becca hasnt run it already?

Stig: Running in Luanda can be fun; can only run along the beach in the day time for security reasons; so have to lap the Marginal at night.  I do hill repeats (with some other runners) up to the fort; much to the amusement of the army who patrol that area.  For long runs we go out of town into the country where there are hills and its a lot quieter/safer; but we have to get permission every week and have drivers stop every 5 kms to make sure we are ok (and to give us water as its very hot/humid here).  Managed to train for an Ironman here last year as well so its not too bad.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 05:49

Training in Luanda is going well, although a couple of colds havent helped.  I am nipping over to SA this weekend (its only a 4 hours flight) to do the Om Die Dam 50kms run around a dam just outside Jo'burg.

Have to leave here for a month while my work permit gets renewed in April/May so will start booking up some marathons back home and will add my name to the list when I do.

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