Posted: 11/06/2016 at 18:42
Lowrez - I was in the same situation as you this year. I'd done the back to back, and I felt like I'd achieved what I wanted from Comrades. There are so many interesting races, and I wanted to focus on something new and different. I also had vague ideas of clocking up some UTMB points, until I discovered that even if you manage to get the points, there's very little chance that you'll get in on the ballot.
But this year I found I really missed it - the excitement of travelling, meeting old friends and new people, the very special Comrades atmosphere. I'm also very fond of South Africa. I'm glad I took a year off, but I think I'm ready to come back next year.
And also, I quite enjoy poncing about Heathrow Airport in a t-shirt that says 'UK International Runner' .