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Comrades 2017

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 20:51

Thanks for the kind comments on my run. Nice to have qualification out the way although I'll probably run a few more sub 3 marathons over the next few months being the junkie I am.

Regarding the psychological halfway point of the up run, I regard it to be Camperdown, at about 62km into the race. It's here that you really have to dig deep to stop the wheels from falling off.

TTT, there is a group called Comrades Runners World on strava. A few of us are on there.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:04

I'm in for number 8. Also managed to get my qualifier out of the way with a 2:37 (and a race win) at the Border Masters Marathon this weekend. It was tough racing a marathon relatively soon after Comrades but just managed to shave a minute off my PB. 

Comrades 2017

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 20:16

I will be back for sure. It's in my own backyard so I don't have any excuses. Still trying to figure out where I left my legs last Sunday.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 20:16

Without stealing Cashford's thunder, I'm in awe of his rookie performance!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:16

Hope everyone had a good day on the road. I went out a bit too ambitiously and paid for it in the last 30km. I had to settle for my B goal of beating my PB. Held it together enough to come home in 6:39. This damned down run is just too much for me to figure out!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 18:56

Almost time to go to war with this race. 3029km of training in 2016 so can't say I'm undertrained!

Safe travels everybody. Hope you all get what you're aiming for.

Who          Pen  Number       Time Targets

Bike It       B       49072           (a) sub-9 (b) around 8:30 (c) sub-11

Peter         C       47902          (a) sun-9 (b) finish

SBArab     C        27241         (a) Sub 9 (b) sub 9:51 my CPB (c) Finish 

John1948  C       18237          (a) sub-9   (b) sub 10:33  (c) finish

Becca7     C           20607       (a) sub-10 (b) sub 11 (c) finish

SlowDuck C          9436          (a) Bronze (b) Vic Clapham

lowrez       CC    10878           (a) finish (b) sweeper wagon (c) bar

Pip            CC    20462           (a) finish (b) sweeper wagon (c) abandoned on road side

Marty74     C     20885             (a) sub 9.30   (b) sub 10   (c) sub 11

McHilly.      D      12749.          (a) sub 11 (b) finish

wilfmannion    C    18378         (a) Bronze  (b) Vic Clapham  (c) Not permanently injuring myself

Old Shadowfax B     32363       (a) sub 9 (b) bronze (c) finish

caashford          A        33130  (a) silver   (b) bronze    (c) finish - first ultra!

mac3               C         24824  (a) sub 9 (b) bronze (c) make start line, and finish

WarrenK          A     45023       (a) 6:29  (b) 6:54  (c) silver


Comrades 2016

Posted: 05/05/2016 at 08:53

Haven't been on here for a while. Debra, that's awful news re your stress fracture. Sorry to hear it.

I've been cranking up the mileage so my body is really looking forward to the taper. I had a slight knee niggle in April that prevented any speedwork and made me miss a few days of running but clocked in a few 200km plus weeks for a monthly total of 754km. This week is the last week of big mileage although I am cutting it slightly to about 165km.

Here's hoping everyone stays injury and illness free over the last 3 and a bit weeks!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:55

The first 56km of the Down Run are very tough compared to Two Oceans, in my opinion. I haven't come across a tougher stretch of road than the bit from the bottom of Inchanga to the top of Bothas Hill. It seems to hold some sort of mental block over me! 

The legs seem to be recovering well since Two Oceans. Good thing that, with the big training in April just around the corner. 

Comrades 2016

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 18:29
Two Oceans was very enjoyable today. The weather was great and the crowd support was fantastic! Happy enough with 3:48 at my first crack at it and left a little in the tank with one eye on my Comrades training. Seeing Caroline Wostmann come flying past me at about 48km was surreal. She was absolutely flying! As beautiful as the scenery is, I still rate Comrades as my favourite event. Well done Dannir and Becca.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 08:47

Good luck to anyone else doing Two Oceans this weekend. Looks like the weather will be nice and cool but may be a little rainy and windy. It will be my first crack at it so I'm really excited as to what the day has in store.

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