Slow Duck

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Comrades 2016

Posted: 05/02/2016 at 15:58
The usual haunt on Comrades night is the bar at the Hilton...

@Gobi - hi! I guess you're not surprised to still find me here...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 21:24

@Mac3 - yes, I have my permanent number now... and I still stop every time at Arthur's seat during Comrades...

@Becca7 - it's right at the end when numerous runners are quoted about Arthur's seat - I get a very short sentence... easy to miss!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 13:28
Unlike previous years when all the coaches went together, I understand that this year, there will be two separate tours on the Friday (8am and 9am). This is because the organisers felt that the tour could be run more efficiently if the numbers were fewer. Hence splitting the Friday tour...

I expect each tour will consist of 2 or 3 coaches...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 10:50

lowrez - thank you for the patches - they look great!

I've been away taking part in the Hong Kong 100. The polar vortex made the race conditions rather challenging - so challenging that the race got stopped! As I was already past the last checkpoint when it happened, I was able to finish...

Again, no useful Comrades training there other than covering the distance, time on feet and more character building!

Bumped into a couple of Comrades friends (from Sweden and the USA) during the race though...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 13:51
Great to catch up with Mr K at Cranleigh parkrun this morning!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 19:05

Well, what can I say about the Winter Tanners 30?

Mud, mud and more mud! Slippery mud, wet mud, suction mud, we had it all! I had some serious sense of humour failures with each type during the course of the day!

I even managed to go off course in only the second paragraph and ended up doing a couple of bonus miles.  I was seriously tempted to switch to the 20 mile course at the split but persevered. So that's a plus I suppose (building character!)

After a shower AND a bath, I think I've finally go the last of the mud particles off me...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 19:20

See you there Mr K.

I'm aiming to plod around in around 7 1/2 hours, so you may be overtaking me!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 14:37
Lowrez - I closed my PayPal account a couple of years ago... can I send you a cheque instead?

PG3 - I'm down for the Friday 9am tour...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 06/01/2016 at 21:11

Lowrez - very good looking patch!

I'll be at Winter Tanners too... down for the 30 but I'm keeping my 20 options open!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 02/01/2016 at 13:16
Happy New Year everyone.

Debra - City Lodge for me too. Not as super-convenient as the Hilton but not bad at all for the Expo or the walk after the finish and it is a fair bit cheaper...

Like Marty my first training run was a parkrun, althought not as fast as Marty (I've yet to break the 20 min barrier) I'm reasonably pleased with my 21:43.
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