Posted: 13/08/2014 at 08:51
A word about Comrades. Physically, I reckon if you can run a marathon in under 5 hours at the moment in reasonable comfort, and commit to 750 miles in training next spring, you can do it. But, as Weedy wisely points out, you really have to want it.
However, if there's anyone out there thinking they want to run it one day, but isn't sure about the cost, next year might be the year to do it. The Rand is exceptionally weak against the pound at the moment, so hotel costs etc are very low. I paid a third of the price for a 3 star hotel with a pool within walking distance from the finish that I paid for a B&B in Boston. Of course, rates may change, but hotels can be booked now.