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Comrades 2013

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 15:30

Hi Folks. If you have not booked your Comrades flight yet....South African Airways have reduced their London to Durban flights by the best part of £200. It was £629 return when I booked today. They also seem to be the fastest way there and back

Comrades 2013

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 23:58
Thanks Slow Duck. Looks like we are ordering 50+ of each

Comrades 2013

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 21:15

Hi Folks

Reading some of the comments above. We have been using the 2013 email list provided by Comrades. This has grown over time and if you have not recieved a UK running shirt email, there is still a chance to order below. All 230 registered UK runners have also been emailed tonight:

Please go to the UK Comrades Facebbok page at!/groups/343156279054176/ to see a picture of the running shirt

So…with just less than 100 days until we are enjoying the ‘up’ run challenge of Comrades 2013. It’s time to start getting serious J

Our good friend and fellow Comrade David Ross has designed our UK 2013 Comrades technical running shirt, giving us the opportunity to formally represent the UK (yep…Northern Ireland is part of the UK and can be added subject to demand). The shirts are available as running vests or running T-shirts (short sleeved). We would need to order a minimum of 50 running vests and/or 50 running T-shirts between us to make it work

Please email me at '' with your requirements (number of shirts, types of shirts and sizes as shown below) this week to enable an on time delivery. Once we have enough people, I will come back and ask for your address and payment (via PayPal if you are able or some other way if not):


Vest or/and T-shirt (quantity of each) = 1 vest and 1 T-shirt

Size(s) = Vest (Medium), T-shirt  (Large)

The delivered to your door price is Vests @ £14.94 each and T-shirts @ £15:66. There are no margins made on this. These are the actual manufactured and delivery costs

In the meantime, I am on 07702 122014, if you have any questions

Thank you again to David Ross

Best wishes

David Marsh

UK Comrades Ambassador

UK Mobile: +44 7702 122014


Comrades 2013

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 15:31

HI Folks. We have 230 UK runners registered for Comrades 2013. I will asking them if they would like to share their locations and meet-up/buddy with other local Comrades runners. Please email me your town & county at if you would like to do the same. Happy running

Comrades 2013

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 14:31

Hi can check you are in the race by entering your surname here 

Comrades 2013

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 13:02

Hi Folks. For those of us that dream of breaking the 4 hr barrier, it may be more straightforward than we think. My last 22 marathons were between 4:11 and 4:35 (average was around 4:25). This was due to trying to keep up an average 10 mins per mile pace and the experience of struggling in second half of the New York Marathon after going for it in the first half....a few years ago. A few weeks ago, I decided to run at 1/2 marathon pace (7 miles per hour as long as possible) and you know what....managed to keep going to do 3:58:13 at the Crewe track marathon. Okay...that was simple....105.5 laps and only 40 people on the circuit. Then last weekend it was the Valencia Marathon.....same tactics.....and guess what 3:57:06. So...what have I learnt...if you have built up some stamina, try running at the pace you would normally for which is half the distance of the race you are running (e.g. a 1/2 marathon pace in a marathon, a 10K pace for a half, 5k pace for a 10K) may be surprised that it is only your mind that is holding you back :0) Happy running

Walt Disney World Marathon 2013

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 19:10
Thanks Marty. That is very helpful and congratulations on your back to back Comrades :0)

Walt Disney World Marathon 2013

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 00:43
Hi Marty. How did your Goofy marathon time compare to your norm, when doing your Comrades time. I'm doing the up race this year and looking for a qualifier...what do you think? Ta

Crewe DeJa Vu - Track Marathon

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 20:15
Michael....thought it would be a tall order to follow-up on last years wowsy event guys have done it. From watching a new world record on the track before we went, to a cup of coffee at the end & the most fantastic goody was Brillinat. A special mention to the MC who kept us all going. As for me....I blitzed my usual 4:20 something times with a 3:58:40 and qualification as a C seed for the Comrades Ultra in South Africa. Thank you for taking the bet in the pub 2 years ago. Hope you can do Deja Vu 3. I intend to be first n your runners list :0) A massive thank you to you and your fellow organisers

Comrades 2013

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 15:31

Hi Folks. The latest from Comrades House on the 2013 entries:


MEDIA RELEASE: 2013 Comrades Marathon Early Bird Entries Closed 

The second month of the 2013 Comrades Marathon entry process is underway, with entries currently standing at 8515. The Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) has announced that the September offering of the ‘early bird’ entry fee of R300 which was implemented for South African runners only, will no longer be valid as the new 2013 fee of R320 kicks in until entries officially close.

Runners from the Rest of Africa will be charged an entry fee of R500 and the cost to International athletes is $US180.

Runners who have not entered the iconic race as yet, have until 30 November 2012 or before the cap of 18000 entries has been reached. No further entries will be accepted after this.

The entry requirements, which are clearly indicated on the entry form, must be adhered to at all times or runners could lose their place at the Start.

Runners may enter:

  • online via the Comrades Marathon      website:;
  • at Mr Price Sport, Home and      Clothing stores countrywide;
  • through the post by posting the      completed entry form with proof of payment to the CMA Office in      Pietermaritzburg: P.O. Box 100621, Scottsville, 3209;
  • Comrades Marathon House: by      handing in the completed entry form together with payment at the CMA      office in Pietermaritzburg. 

With planning for next year’s race already in full swing, the CMA is all set for a Comrades showdown, come Sunday, 2 June 2013. In keeping with tradition, the race will be an ‘up-run’ next year, starting at the Durban City Hall at 05h30 and finishing at The Cricket Oval in Pietermaritzburg 12 hours later.

CMA Race Director, Johan Van Staden says, ‘With just about half of the total number of entries already received within the first month of the entry process, we are confident that the 2013 Comrades Marathon will once again be oversubscribed.’

Van Staden adds, ‘With this in mind, we urge all runners wishing to be a part of the 2013 Comrades Marathon be proactive and secure their place at the Start.’

The CMA has reminded all runners that they may enter the 2013 race prior to running a qualifier (minimum qualifying distance of 42.2km). Qualifying details must be submitted to the CMA by 6 May 2013. For more details, please visit:


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