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Comrades 2013

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 15:54

Hey Warren. That is pretty impressive. Congraulations

Comrades 2013

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 15:53

Hi Possum Hopper. You can book transport back to Durban from the finish...there are options at the expo when you collect your race packs and people are very friendly in helping each other out with transport. The buses are human pace setters (e.g. someone you can run around with to do say 10hrs 30mins). These are available right up to just below 12 hours. There is plenty of water and Poweraid (just like the UK drink). These are in small plastic pouches you have to bite with your teeth to make holes. There are also large water troughs for your own bottle and biscuits on some stations. The stations are every few kilometers + plenty of supporters handing out salted oranges. It all works well....just remember to eat something along the way....or it becomes a tougher race :0) If you can do can do 56!!!

Comrades 2013

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 10:48

Speaking of the start Possom Hopper...if you can get below 4hrs 20mins for a qualifying marathon (your times look much better than that) will start in front of the majority of the starting field...which could take 10 mins...ish off your finish time

Comrades 2013

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 13:43

Hi Possum Hopper. Welcome to the Comrades family.  2013 will be an 'up' course. It depends who you talk to in terms of if it is tougher from the both have six large hills. The up is also 2k shorter and about 1,000 ft net climbing higher than the down and some peole prefer running up as it is not so hard on their knees. With your marathon/ultra pedigree you would be well set to get around in a medal position :0)

Right...bring on question 2

Crewe Deja Vu Track Marathon

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 23:19
Hi Steve...yep..there are tables near the start line to put your drinks, sweeties & kit
on...with 105 opportunities to grab them. There are also loos inside in the building. Can be in & out in a minute or so. It is a fantastic race....they really look after you :0)

Comrades 2012

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 20:40
Hi Folks. Massive congratulations to all you heros who completed te 2012 downhill Comrades ultra marathon. You have done a fantastic job and 232 UK runners took part this year. I am your UK Comrades Ambassador and have started a new 2013 uphill Comrades forum at . Hope to see everyone there as we build up to another fantastic event :0)

Best wishes


Comrades 2013

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 20:34
Hi Folks

Many congratulations to the 232 UK runners who took part in Comrades 2012 (downhill). This forum is for anyone interested in Comrades 2013 (uphill), one of the world's greatest ultras at 56 miles, several big hills, heat and cut off times to overcome before the glory of a Comrades medal and an under 12 hour finishing time

I am your UK Comrades Ambassador. Let me know if there anything you would like to know or see in this forum

Best wishes and happy running

David Marsh

Crewe Deja Vu Track Marathon

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 20:56
Thanks Michael. I'm in and can't wait. You folks did an excellent job last year. Best wishes. David

Crewe DeJa Vu - Track Marathon

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 20:48
Yahoo! This was a fantastic event last year. So glad the good folks at Sandbach Striders are letting us have another go. Only 50 places...better hurry :0)

Comrades 2012

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 13:58

Hi Folks. I was asked a question for Comrades 2013 around IAAF permits and qualifying times for Comrades. Please note you do not need a permit unless you are going for a major Comrades prize (1st, 2nd 3rd etc) and any marathon that shows your time online is good enough as a Comrades qualification time. 2012 is getting nearer and the miles are being put in by the 236 (2nd only to the South African number) UK entries we have for this year. Happy running and get in touch if you have any questions. Best wishes. David....your UK Comrades Ambassador

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