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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!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 23:18

lowrez - hahaha... I'll be the Japanese runner in a purple Dorking & Mole Valley vest... it shouldn't be difficult to spot me as I don't think there will be any other Dorking runners taking part... Hope to bump into you.

Wilfm - good to see you're on your way back.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 23:18

lowrez - I've signed up for the Village Bakery Half too - I'm visiting the in-laws that weekend and it was the closest half marathon... So may be see you there...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 29/01/2015 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

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