Slow Duck

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Comrades 2015

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 22:19

Dannir - I think Hilton have their own generator so you should be ok. Bluewater hotel most certainly did not... if it did it was being used for the disco on the first floor...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:40

Peter R - yes, I'm relieved to be back in City Lodge this year - where the highest floor is the first floor! No worries about power cuts whilst I'm in a lift - as there is no lift!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:29

Running Rodent - I'm not stalking you... really! 

Jacquie - it will be nice to see you in Durban, I hope you'll have a great trip regardless...

Lorenzo - I've been to Kings Park to see the Sharks a few years' back - not easy to get to on foot (we went by car) - it was cold in the evening in the stands, fleecey weather - party in the car park afterwards was good fun - some lethal drinks sold back then (in test tubes!)...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:28

Tues 26th
LHR - CPT BA59 21:30 CPT -DUR 13:30 BA6309
LHR - JNB BA57 21:20 JNB -DUR 12:10 SA551
John 1946
LHR-JNB BA55 19:10 
JNB-DUR BA6203 09:00
Weds 27th 
LHR - JHB Air France 20:10 
JHB - DUR SAA 12:10 
Running Rodent, Slow Duck
LHR -JHB VS601 21:05 arr 09:05
JHB-DUR BA6211 12:30 (arr 13:35)
LGW-DXB 21:15 Emirates 
DXB-DUR 10:25 Dubai, arrives 16:45 on 28/5 
Mr. K. 
LHR-JHB - 19:10 BA (Arrive 07:10 - 28th) 
JHB-DUR - 12:25 COM (Arrive 13:30) 
LHR - Paris 17.50 Wed 27th Air France 
Paris - JHB - 23.30 Air France 
JHB - DUR - 12.00 Thurs 28th Mango 
ATL - JNB 19:23 Wed Tue 26th Delta 
JNB - DUR 10:15 Wed 27th SAA 
LHR - JNB BA57 21:20 
JNB -DUR 13:35 BA6211
DXB - DUR EK 775 10:25 arr 16:45
Thu 28th 
lowrez (+F2D if thunderbirds are go) 
LHR - JHB VA 21:05 
JHB - DUR BA 12:30 arriving 13:35 Fri 29th

Comrades 2015

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 21:27

City Lodge - Running Rodent, Lorenzo, Marty74, Slow Duck

Hilton - becca, Dannirr, McHilly 

Garden Court South Beach * - Mr K 
* Not the `Garden Court` that the return bus stops at - gutted !! 

Bluewater - Carmen, Jwheezy

Comrades 2015

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 15:36
Or wet - although we've not had a wet one during my time at Comrades...

Having said that we did have one year when there was torrential rain on the Tuesday after Comrades and it was so bad that we were given disposable plastic macs for the walk between the terminal and plane. We were lucky as one of the flights arriving after we had left skidded on the runway at Durban and some runners on later flights missed their connection at Jo'burg...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 09:53
Fido - I've never done the Ambassadors' run. Usually at 3pm - which is just when I'm checking in at my hotel... But I understand it is a gentle social jog starting at the Hilton and along the beach promenade...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:15

Hot day at Halstead - met up with lots of Comrades runners - Douglas, Matt, Pete Bowles, Cam & Jacquie, Angus, Elaine...

Ran it at an easy pace but worryingly found the last few miles a bit harder than I thought I should - finished in 4:06 ish - still, too late to squeeze in any more training now - time to taper (and to do lots of Comrades lists!)

Comrades 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 16:09

Stephen - we're on the same flights - may be grab a milkshake or two at Mugg & Bean during the Jo'burg stopover?

Lorenzo - I'll probably see you at Jo'burg airport too!

Cold nearly fought off - so my did first run in 10 days at Woking parkrun - bumped into a Comrades runner called Bronwyn (2012, 2103) who knows Becca - small world!

Planning to run tomorrow's Halstead marathon as a nice gentle social run.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 21:51

Lorenzo - good to see you last week for track training.  I think you're looking good for a Bill Rowan.

John - I've never tried running to my "potential" pace. That hasn't stopped me from attempting (and failing) to run times that were less challenging than my "potential" time...

Dannir - heard your "rate your run" on this week's marathon talk! You'll have to surprise Tom in Durban!

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