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.