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Comrades 2015

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 11:01

Garth - I hope things get back on track soon. You've been particularly unlucky this winter... But I guess it is better to get all your illnesses now rather than on race day... 

Peter - look forward to seeing you at a marathon or two...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 21:53

Gobi - I'll see if I can find it on the bus tour on the Friday before the race!

W0W0 - I wouldn't be too concerned if you're doing proper mountain treks.  Having done a few in the Swiss/French/Italian Alps, I am of the opinion that it's much, much harder mentally to keep it together on the mountains than on the hills at Comrades...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 23:29

Gobi - great to hear from you again. I'd heard that you were running again... I was wondering whether you had recovered enough to return to Comrades... Will look out for you block at the wall of honour - do you know which end of the wall you're located at?

A comfortable run at Barcelona today. Ran without a stopwatch so pleased with my splits of 3:46:59 / 3:49:28 for a 3:36:26 finish... Bumped into a few Comrades runners - two from the UK, one from France and one from South Africa...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 22:59

Super first marathon zuluboy!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 10/03/2015 at 23:00

Lorez - I have some regular go-to pairs... Asics DS Trainers for marathons and Comrades, Asics Kayanos for roads, Brooks Cascadias for off-road.

Lars - the fewest long runs I've done in training for Comrades is 3 marathons...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 23:44

Seemed like a good time to bounce this back up...

14Mar Ranscombe Challenge (6h) Running Rodent

14Mar Shakespeare Raceways (M)  Becca7

15Mar Essex20 (20m)  GarthM

15Mar Thames Meander (M) Darryl

15Mar Barcelona (M) Slow Duck

21Mar Charnwood (M)  Becca7

21Mar CTS Sussex (27m/34m)  McHilly

22Mar Banbury (15m)  GarthM, McHilly

22Mar Rome (M) Lars

22Mar Swavesey College (h) Baljc

28Mar Born to Run (40m) Becca7

28Mar Dover (M) Mr K

29Mar Surrey Spitfire (20M) Mr K

04Apr Glasgow to Edinburgh (55m) Becca7

04Apr Compton (20m/40m) Douglas, GarthM, Marty74, McHilly, Mr K, Wilfmannion

04Apr Two Oceans (56k) Darryl

05Apr Alexander the great(Thessaloniki) (M)  F2D

11Apr Bath Beat (M) Becca7

12Apr Brighton (M) Douglas, Mr K, Slow Duck, WoWo

12Apr Pewsey Downsaround  (17m/M/35m) Becca7

12Apr Paris (M) RunningR

12Apr Rotterdam (M)  Lars

12Apr Worcester (M) GarthM, Marty74

19Apr Manchester (M)  McHilly, SW3, Wilfmannion

20Apr Boston (M) Slow Duck

25Apr Fowlmead Challenge  (6h) Marty74, RunningR

25Apr Highland Fling (53m) 575DoP

26Apr London (M) Baljc, Becca7, Darryl, Mr K, Slow Duck, WoWo

26Apr Shakespeare (M)  F2D?, GarthM, Douglas

02May CTS Pembroke (28m/35m) GarthM, McHilly

02May Oxon (20m/40m)  Becca7

02May Strolling Jim (40m) Dannirr

03May Greenway Challenge (H)  Becca7

03May North Dorset (M) McHilly, Mr K

03May Salzburg (M)  Lars

04May MK (M) Becca7, F2D, Slow Duck

10May Halstead (M) Douglas, F2D, GarthM, Slow Duck

Comrades 2015

Posted: 04/03/2015 at 23:41

The last up run (2013) was the hottest one in living memory - accompanied by hot dry dusty headwinds too!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 23:30

Dannirr, lowrez - BQ does get easier every 5 years... Keep trying! I promised myself that my first race in the USA would be Boston... It took years and years to qualify but it was worth the wait... I finally ran a BQ on my 77th marathon (ran the 2013 race...) and then my second BQ came relatively quickly on my 94th! So I will be running my second Boston this April...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 22:07

Nice running Dannirr and Fido - good to get your seeding sorted early.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 14:53

lowres - I'm sorry I missed you at the Village Bakery half. I realised that there was a fatal flaw in the plan when all the WrexhamAC runners started stripping off to revealtheir purple vests! Sorry it must have been like looking for a Japanese needle in a haystack! I hope your run went well.

I had a super run.  Ran an unofficial PB at 10 miles (1:06:49) and although I faded in the last 3 miles, managed an official PB of just over 2 minutes (1:29:00).

We got a nice loaf of Bara Brith at the finish.

I hope the Bramley crew had more luck meeting up!

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