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Comrades 2017

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 21:00
Thanks Terry, might just go ahead and book, I quite like the idea of having the kitchen facilities too, even if it's just a fridge for my chocolate milk .

Comrades 2017

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 17:18
Just been looking at accommodation and City Lodge is full, but Belaire Suites is showing availability. Anyone have views on it - would certainly be handy for parkrun and Mugg and Bean?

Comrades 2017

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 19:20
Lowrez - but how many goals DID you score?

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 19:16
Eggy - you've had several cracking races recently. I'd just call this an off day, rest up and write it down to experience. Sometime a race just doesn't work so well, and we never really find out why.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 16:48
Hi Roddymac. As others have said, no medcert needed for the breakfast run - there's also a Paris parkrun now if that kind of thing floats your boat.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 11:50
In fact the more trivial the better. We like random stuff here .

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 09:11
Hi Bexi - good choice, just be prepared to keep coming back year after year . If you look at the first couple of pages of this thread there's lots of practical advice. Anything else, just shout - someone here will know.

travel insurance

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 11:38
Seren - have you checked that your insurer is OK with racing over marathon distance (I think I know what your big trip is from another thread ). Worth checking, as many don't. I've gone with Dogtag in the past, they have policies that cover everything up to and including the Marathon des Sables.

Freak out with 8 weeks and no training!

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 23:38
OK, let's not panic here. You can do the distance, you've proved that. You've got all the transport and accommodation sorted. Even if you go all the way round at a brisk walk you'd probably finish in about 3 hours, so you're going to be able to finish it.
I'd start with picking a day for your long run, and starting with whatever your recent longest run has been, add 10 minutes to it each week. As slow as you like, just build up time on your feet again. If you can get up to 10 miles or more before race day, that would be nice, but it's not crucial.
On other days, just try to get out when you can. One day a week of pushing yourself a bit harder would be good - a short run much faster than your slow run, some intervals with rest breaks in between, or some hills. Gradually adding in another one or two days of comfortable runs would be even better.
Basically, you can get round, and any training you can fit in will help. And if the worst comes to the worst, you spend a few hours walking and jogging around central London on closed roads, and someone gives you a medal at the end .

Comrades Marathon UK Qualifying

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 14:17
Hi Matt. I think it might say somewhere in the Comrades site that it needs to be IAAF certified, but I think as long as it's run under a national association permit it's OK (eg UK Athletics). I've never heard of anyone having a race turned down as a qualifier, as long as it has some kind of certification. Did you have a particular race in mind? If you drop by the 2017 Comrades thread there are very experienced people over there who will be able to give you a definitive answer.
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