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Comrades 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:20

Booked my flights too. Virgin via Jo'burg.

Flying out Wed night and flying back Tues. 

So will no doubt see some of you on the journeys out and back.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 22:04

Wilfmannion, W0W0 and Daryll - welcome!

Daryll lots of good hills anywhere on the North Downs Way, I tend to use the bits centred around Dorking... also great hills just south of the NDW in the Surrey hills, Leith hill, Holmbury hill and Pitch hill on the Greensand marathon route...

Stephen - congratulations on a stonkingly large chunk off your PB. If it is Inskip near Preston, family friends used to live in the old vicarage...

A bit late reporting but had a reasonable bumble around the Surrey countryside during the Winter Tanners 30 last week. Went around in what I considered a comfortable pace so was pleased with 6:45 which was 30 minutes swifter than last year, albeit on a different course... Missed Becca, even though looking at our times our paths should have crossed at some stage... I may have been too busy yattering away...

Also signed up for Halstead in May - my traditional last long run before Comrades...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 23:54


I've found that the Up run is a lot easier to recover from than the Down if you're putting in similar levels of effort.

After the last Up run in 2013, I managed a half marathon PB only 14 days later - but after Down runs I've not been able to do the same race justice - on two occasions I've DNS as my legs simply weren't recovered enough...

I don't think I've ever attempted a race the weekend after Comrades...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 23:33

I've only sorted out my April races so far...

12 Brighton

20 Boston

26 London

and the Winter Tanners this Sunday...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:41

Sorry got the link wrong... Jantastic

Comrades 2015

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 11:31

If any of you have not signed up for Jantastic or found a team to join, there's a Comrades 2015 team. Only 6 members at the moment - so just enough to qualify officially as a small team...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 22:03

WW - I've also been to Hluhluwe/Umflozi game park- we stayed at Hilltop in the reserve which has chalets and a main building with a restaurant. The game park is self-drive but there was also an option of going on a guided tour with the rangers - including a night time tour using powerful spot lights. We thought it was very good value and convenient being only a half day drive from Durban.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 22:37

Stig - fingers crossed that it will be good news on the medical front...

Lars - a perfectly judged sub 3:40 - Great running!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 23:17

Garth - good to hear you're on your way back.

W0nder W0man - welcome! I heard from Fido that she had recruited someone!

Jacquie - I heard about your injury woes on the grapevine - sending you healing vibes...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 22:15

Great stuff Stephen!

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