Peter R

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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.

Comrades 2016

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.

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)

Comrades 2015

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.

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