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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!

Comrades 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:13

So Comrades 2014. 7th time of asking and I have still not yet got this race right! I got going and got into a nice tempo soon and felt I was running quite nicely and within myself. Continued on like that until 38km when something went in my left quad. Not sure what it was but it made running downhill really sore all of a sudden. Had to change my running gait to favour the left side and couldn't really keep a decent pace from there.

The second half was a massive struggle and really had to dig very deep to keep going at a reasonable pace. Got to 45th Cutting and I started cramping, which was something I've never experienced before. That meant the last 7km was painfully slow as I was trying to keep the cramps at bay.

I was happy in the end to finally bring it home in 6:55:11 in 182nd place. Nearly half an hour positive split but in the end I was happy to finally break that 7 hour barrier.

I'll be back next year for another crack at this race. I now believe more than ever that I can reach my ultimate goal of finishing in the top 100 in the field.

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