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Comrades 2017

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 07:23
Belated Happy New Year everyone.

So it's Scottsville for the finish - I'll have to swot up on the different route to the finish before the bus tour... I've only done the Scotsville finish once, in 2000, (it was also the finish in 2002 but I didn't enter that year...) and I don't remember much about it to be honest... I did think it lacked the intense atmosphere of a stadium finish, as the stands seemed far away and only on one side, but may be temporary stands will be erected to ensure we get a good finish...

I see that it's sorting out your flights time now - I need to get mine sorted during these airline sales too.

Just back from a 100km race across Hong Kong - not much use as Comrades training as it was on trails/steps, carrying a backpack with checkpoints around 10km apart, other than it was very hilly and I did spend plenty of time on my feet, 24 hours 45 mins!

Comrades 2017

Posted: 12/12/2016 at 22:29

JB - No, I've just had a lazy autumn... Colin sat out 2016 and has not entered for 2017 as he says he's not running fast enough... so he is still stuck on 9...

Mac3 - Yikes! I hope the fracture is not too serious... Wishing you a speedy recovery.  I'm probably missing the Winter Tanners as I'm hoping to run the Hong Kong 100km which is on the same weekend as I managed to get a place in the ballot...

Comrades 2017

Posted: 11/12/2016 at 20:51

JB - sorry to hear about your injury woes - hope you have a better 2017!

I've started training again - and just about managed week one - 33 miles scheduled, 29.5 miles achieved - reasonably pleased...

Comrades 2017

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:22
Great running Marty!

Comrades 2017

Posted: 01/11/2016 at 22:22

Nice work!

Comrades 2017

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 22:15

Hello again! Just got myself upto date on the thread after a summer on the trails...

4:35 at Abingdon on Sunday, a lot of work needed between now and race day!

Race entered, City Lodge booked, just need to book flights and train...

Comrades 2017

Posted: 27/07/2016 at 23:26

The new date will mean you can only do either Comrades or Western States - not both...

It opens up lots of things in the second half of May though - like Passatore 100...

Comrades 2017

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 15:24
Yep, about to go running for 24 hours around Chamonix...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 23:10

JAR - everything crossed for you. I hope CMA will be kind to you.

I've done a few trail runs and a couple of parkruns but like everyone else the speed hasn't returned to my legs (was it ever there?!).

I'm going to Chamonix for the Mont Blanc 80km next weekend but because of all the snow left up on the higher passes, the organisers have announced some course adjustments taking out some of the peaks over 2000m... So hopefully it will be easier than last year when it took me the best part of 24 hours to complete the course...

lowrez - 33 photos! The photographers loved you! I'm still stuck on 16 - and none at the finish line - which is a bit of a blessing in disguise - no photos showing my time - as I set a personal worst for the Down...

Comrades 2016

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 21:02

PG3 - a great race report - you had me hooked after the first installment cliff hanger yesterday - anxiously checking back to see when we'd get the next installment... Really enjoyed reading your account of the race.

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