2012 Comrades Ultra Marathon

Hi Folks

Welcome to the 2012 Comrades runners forum. Whether you are a veteran of the race, planning to take part in one of the world's great races for the first time or just interested in hearing what people have got to say...this is the place for you. We had an impressive 262 UK runners who took part in the 2011 'up' race.....2012 will be a 'down' race with entries likely to be open from September 2011

I am your UK Comrades Ambassador and happy to answer any of you questions at david.marsh @ mail.com

Best wishes



  • Hello all! After doing it this year for the first time, I can't recommend it enough and will definitely be back to try for my back to back -- though i admit i am already scared about the prospect of the painful, and longer, down!
  • marty74marty74 ✭✭✭

    Hi Carmen, Gald you are back safe. No doubt you had an amazing time on your travels.

    Just to let you know though that Slow Duck has already started a forum for next years race with most of the usual faces around on there. The link is below (hopefully)


    But as for next year, i shall be there again going for my back to back. Its just got to be done. It is the most amazing race i have ever done in my life and is seriously addictiveimage

  • Hi everyone and hello again Marty!

    2012 will be my first Comrades (yikes) and I must admit the prospect is pretty daunting.

    Just wondered when is the best time to book flights and where to book accommodation for the down run? Do most people stay in Durban and close to the race finish?

    Many thanks.

  • Hi Karen

    Welcome to Comrades...you are in good company...2012 will be the first run for several people :0) I can see you are already in the main UK forum at http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/forummessages.asp?dt=4&UTN=176898&last=1&V=8&SP=

    ....and there is a very useful international forum at http://forums.comrades.com/

    I am lucky enough to be the UK Comrades Ambassador and no problem to answer any questions you have. We are also building a frequently asked questions section, that will be available shortly on the www.comrades.com site

    Best wishes


  • It seems that the entries for 2012 are now closed.

    Any idea when it will be open for 2013?
  • hi Skinn, think they open Sep time until Nov..we're all over in this forum if you want to join?


    called comrades 2012...full of people who've done/are doing/want to do it image
  • JeremyGJeremyG ✭✭✭
    STFC the Comrades forum comes up with "currently not open to new registrations" and has for some time. Is there any way to get registered? Obviously can read the general threads but can't comment or read members area...
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