Comrades 2019

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  • 1owrez1owrez ✭✭✭

    Manflu has me firmly in its grasp, throat so sore I cry when I eat, ribs so sore I am afraid to breathe, when will this purgatory end? How did I drag my knackered leg so cheerfully up Polly Shortts just a week ago?

    I was thinking of entering Abingdon but I am worried I will be soaked in urine so I think I'll give it a miss :D Going to look for something more avant-garde to run. Although I suppose urine is quite out there :D

    Scared of making a 2020 thread given I did not finish this year; will leave it to someone more proficient than I :)

  • Becca7Becca7 ✭✭✭
    edited June 17
    I was waiting for you to do it lowrez but I've now done it. https://forums.runnersworld.co.uk/discussion/348552/comrades-2020#latest
  • Mc HillyMc Hilly ✭✭✭
    Hope everyone is recovering from their colds., especially Slow Duck as I think it’s Western States next weekend? Seems slightly odd (good I think) that we all seem to be suffering with colds/coughs/man-flu rather than running injuries!
  • Slow DuckSlow Duck ✭✭✭
    Thanks McHilly - yes, Western Stares on 29 June!
  • DannirrDannirr ✭✭✭
    Southern Snail - this was #4.

    Becca - we had a fabulous time on safari.  Best possible post Comrades recovery routine - eat, relax, see cool stuff and can't possibly go for a run!  
  • 1owrez1owrez ✭✭✭

    Good luck at Western Stares SD - tough event :D

  • Bike ItBike It ✭✭✭
    edited June 18
    Thanks for the good wishes re my Thyroid medication. Good to know that others are managing just fine on it too.

    Thanks Becca for when you saw me on the course. You ran by at just the right time as I was on a dip. Much appreciated
  • Becca7 said:
    I was waiting for you to do it lowrez but I've now done it. https://forums.runnersworld.co.uk/discussion/348552/comrades-2020#latest
    Well done to all those who ran 2019, sad to have missed it but I can't wait to be back for another down run
  • jkissanejkissane ✭✭✭
    Very best of luck at Western States Slow Duck!

    Happy to report I'm almost recovered from my cold from Durban, going to try a 5k & a 10k race this coming weekend just to get away from long runs for a while.

    Almost 100% that I'll take a break from Comrades next year so that means I'll have to stay well away from the 2020 thread in case I get sucked back in :smile:
  • Slow DuckSlow Duck ✭✭✭
    Thanks jkissane!
  • thomasclowesthomasclowes ✭✭✭
    For anyone still lurking in the 2019 thread, I wrote a race report for this years race.

    I genuinely think it took me a similar amount of time to write as running Comrades did :sweat_smile:

    https://running.org/articles/categories/race-reports/comrades-marathon-2019-the-race-and-the-place
  • Debra BourneDebra Bourne ✭✭✭
    Thomas, that's a great report. Well done getting past the 'I could stop now' point!
  • jkissanejkissane ✭✭✭
    Thanks for the report Thomas, a good read. 
  • Mac3Mac3 ✭✭✭
    I'm the last to post as I only returned from Namibia on Wednesday.  I enjoyed your report Tom and congrats on overcoming your demons.  I certainly faced those in my race but was delighted to get a medal when it was touch and go if I'd make the start line.  It was my slowest but the most satisfying.

    It was great to catch up with everyone and it also amazes me how fast the time passes between each year.  I had not met Peter R before and he helped fix my number on the back which had part detached and then after a few exchanges we made our introductions!  Congrats on the green number and the Bill Rowan.

    Lowrez and Seren, sorry that you didn't make it this year.  I recall at the Mug and Bean that Lowrez said when he was at the top of Polly's they were rolling up the timing mat and he shouted "Oy, put that back!".  I hope like the Terminator you are saying "I'll be back".  Hope you get that leg sorted. 

    Congrats to all the other finishers, and the first timers whom are surely coming back next year?!

    Best of luck at Western States tomorrow Slow Duck.  By my calcs, 12.8km of ascent/decent, brutal is not a strong enough word!
  • Peter RPeter R ✭✭✭
    Thanks Mac3, and was good to meet and help out in the starting pens.

    Good luck tomorrow SD … is it possible to track you?
  • Dubai runnerDubai runner ✭✭✭
    Evening all, been lurking since this thread came live. Was looking to do Comrades a few years ago but life got in the way.

    I feel now it's a now or never. And I've got 11 months to train!!

    I read your report Thomas and it's done nothing but fuel my interest.

    So I hope you guys don't mind me joining  on here, I'll have lots of questions!!!
  • Becca7Becca7 ✭✭✭
    Welcome aboard Dubai Runner.  A lot from Dubai seem to do this race. It's the best race in the world and you won't regret it. On this thread we've got many years of Comrades between us, so ask away.

    Good luck to Slow Duck this weekend.
  • Dubai runnerDubai runner ✭✭✭
    Thanks Becca, first mistake I posted on the wrong thread!!! I'm now on 2020!
  • Debra BourneDebra Bourne ✭✭✭
    Slightly belated 'good luck' to Slow Duck!
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