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Croydon Ultra 30M

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 10:02

Many thanks Ian for your speedy reply.

Croydon Ultra 30M

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:46

Hi there - I am very interested in doing this event but am a glass wearer.....but not for running if i can help it as just follow the masses usually. I don't know the area at all so looked at your route description and Google Maps just to get an idea. It looks like a good event and have seen lots of positive comments re it.....but I am worried about getting lost as really do NOT know area at all. I know I could take my specs with me but was wondering if there will be any signage at all ????

Many thanks. 

Comrades 2014

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:39

Thanks RR.......I have looked at the run instructions and followed them as best I can on Google Maps.......I wear glasses to read but don't carry them when running, so, that was my concern. Would like to give it a go so thanks for that. 

Comrades 2014

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 13:15

Running Rodent - nothing to do with Comrades so sorry, but I saw you had made a comment about Croydon Ultra - sorry if not you. Would you rexcommend it ??  Thx.

Comrades 2014

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:17

Stephen - really sorry to hear of your medal theft. I had my Vic Clapham with me from 2013 as I wanted it to be there to hopefully meet my back to back and bronze. It did meet them thank goodness and I got quite a few comments about being mad for bringing it back....I never thought anything of it but when I left my room, I put it in my room safe. I was staying at City Lodge. I though it was overkill but there you go.....I hope you get it all sorted.

Well done all those who did SDW100....true lunacy.....but impressive.

I have been back running and am doing Southdowns Marathon this coming Saturday - nice and gentle mind.

Hope you are all well and just about recovered - those who ar einjured I hope you get back out there soon.


Comrades 2014

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 12:11

5k for me last Sunday - club league run...first run back and felt great if a tad creaky, then a little 6 miler last night over a local hill. First 'solo' run for about two weeks !

Comrades 2015

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 10:11

Thanks Jwheezy - IMO the Up run is not quite as tough as the Down.....IMO.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 11:14

Nope - not me. I'm a woman of my word and said no more after getting my B2B this year and bronze which I missed last year. I will however, lurk on here just to keep tabs on you all. It has been an amazing experience but I will gracefully bow out. Am looking at Two Oceans hopefully for 2016 and have my long suffering, non-running man almost signed up for the idea as this time, he's coming with me !!!

I wish you all well, have made some great friends and I know we will see each other on the marathon circuit. Onwards and upwards for me to get to 100 marathons...only 46 to do......PAH ! That'll keep me busy enough. 

Comrades 2014

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 14:19

WA - fantastic write-up. Well done. 

Comrades 2014

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 13:58

Hi everyone - at last....managed to get on here and that's only because it is my first day back at work....HA!

WHAT an amazing Comrades that was !!!  So blooming GREAT to meet so many of you !!  Huge well dones to you all.

I managed to get in at 10.42 and got my bronze and B2B. Vic Clapham last year at my first so I brought it along with me and it is very happy with it's two new buddies. It felt great to walk around Joe Coors with all my bling a-chinking.

What a team we were / are !!

My 4 wee stops did make some of you laugh and yes, as Slotwin says....maybe I should change my name to 4W !!  Well, it's harder for us 'ladies' to have those wee breaks so one had to pick and chose and go when the opportunity arose.

I also thought the Down was harder than the Up........it is compensated by the lovely finish and the last 2K build up.

I don't really have any gripes - my Achilles - which have been niggling since last year - did me proud. Hurting from the start but able to keep under control.

Got a lovely blister on the side of my heel and felt it brewing along the way - with about 1.5K to go it burst like a good 'un. Felt the skin tear and everything....I could not actually walk on it so had to keep going with a tippy-toe stylie......whilst it hurt I was able to rejoice in the fact that it happended when it did.

Well done to you all.......I do have to say in particular to Jackie - truly awesome - and Douglas for getting his Green Number AND running with his sister on her first Comrades. True Comrade spirit.

I am done now with Comrades - got what I wanted - but will follow you all if you go back. I too am hoping to get to Two Oceans, hopefully in 2016.

I don''t feel too sad about not going back to Comrades as I know I will see so many of you out and about on the marathon circuit. It has been a pleasure to meet ALL of you and long may it continue. Thanks for making my second and last Comrades just awesome.  

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