Posted: 28/09/2013 at 07:04
Hey All. Ex poster here who still lurks a bit. I disappeared off here mainly due to getting made redundant, having kid no 3 and then moving back to SA, all in the space of 5 weeks a few months back. Just popped my head up as I know what you guys mean about the standard runners' questions from non runners. When I was in the UK it was always, so you run do you? Have you done the London Marathon? Over here it's, oh you run? Have you done Comrades? For those who don't know it, Comrades is a crazy hilly 56 mile ultra in SA that draws huge fields. Well, huge by ultra standards.
I still enjoy watching you guys progress when I come on here. Congrats Dean on being immortalised as a national champion! I also noted a stellar sub 75 HM from Johnas a few weeks back.
Good luck to the Autumn marathon runners. Bus, go and smash it at Abingdon. It has to be the quickest course I've run by a fair distance. Dachs, if I remember right you'll be there too. I'm sure you will surprise yourself on the day with your progress this year. Johnas, good luck at your marathon too. I'll say you are going to give 2:35 a scare.
My running here has been hit and miss. Awfully tough day at Comrades with the weather being so hot. WTF, 34C in winter!!! So I missed my sub 7 target but still did 7:10. Since then tried to train for a September marathon but dodgy knee put paid to a good training campaign so had to settle for 2:44. Can't seem to get 10km and HM anywhere near right though.
I'll continue to watch the progress from the lurkers corner.