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Comrades 2015

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 06:34

I figured out this week that sometimes it's good to not run. After having done about 5200km of running this year, I decided to have a rest week last week and only log 40km including a parkrun. Well, that resulted in me smashing my 5km PB with a 16:15 parkrun at the lightning quick North Beach course. I might try this rest and taper thing a bit more often in future

Stig - best of luck. Puts the triviality of running into perspective.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:32

John Cameron Dow wrote a pretty good history of the race that's readily available. I've searched everywhere for Fordyce's book though and never had any luck. 

Comrades 2015

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 17:02

Dannir, I believe that it's much better to have a pre arranged lift back, but I prefer to leave the scene of the crime as soon as possible so that might not be everyone's cup of tea. 

I've been doing some racing at the other end of the spectrum. I did a mile race yesterday. It was the first tine I've done middle distance since I was in high school. I was quite happy with my 4:44 but the fact that I wasn't feeling on the verge of death just before I finished means I probably didn't run it hard enough

Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 20:36

Not sure how that double post appeared!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 20:33

Lowrez, well done on your qualifier! I'm not sure what the story was at Cape Town but I think it was from mat to gun. I know my time in the results was a few seconds quicker than I had on my watch as it took me about 5 or so seconds to go over the mat at the start. Just remember though that comrades is gun to gun and if you start in H batch you lose about 6 or 7 minutes at the start in Durban, so you need to start your watch when the gun goes.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 21:12

Hey Garth! Good to hear your training is going well. I'm sure you'll nail that B seeding but maybe not at Snowdon! I shouldn't bemoan my race so much but it was annoying to make such rookie mistakes as forgetting gels and not drinking anything but water. Hope to catch up with you again next year if you are around the HVAC scene around comrades time.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:24

Lowrez, well done on your qualifier! I'm not sure what the story was at Cape Town but I think it was from mat to gun. I know my time in the results was a few seconds quicker than I had on my watch as it took me about 5 or so seconds to go over the mat at the start. Just remember though that comrades is gun to gun and if you start in H batch you lose about 6 or 7 minutes at the start in Durban, so you need to start your watch when the gun goes.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 21:48

Got my qualifier in the bag at Cape Town yesterday. i had a crap race but at least it's sorted and I can add my 2:47 to my growing collection of sub 3 times. 

As a member of Hillcrest Villagers I can attest to what a great club it is. The only downside is our kit. You can see the evidence in my avatar! 

I love this forum. It always gets me excited with the buzz of comrades even though the race is still a long way off. 

Comrades 2015

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 09:52

I'll be there as well. Next year will hopefully be medal number 6, so I'm still a long way behind the veterans SD and Douglas, but I have age on my side

I am determined to get this race right next year!!!!

Comrades 2014

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:12

Douglas - Huge congratulations on your green number! Well deserved. I'm also already looking forward to going up all those hills again next year!

Jacquie - Brilliant effort to win your age category!

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