Comrades 2020



  • 1owrez1owrez ✭✭✭
    Nope, every time I try posting a new thread it goes in the approval bin.

    Here are my perfected words if anyone else wanted to pick up the baton - although I'm not precious about them being used...

    On Tuesday, 24th May 1921 the first Comrades Marathon was staged. It was a down run from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. 47 entries, 34 starters, 16 finishers.

    No one knew what would happen to those pioneering souls during the course of that day as they proceeded down the hill and out of sight. The first leader crossing the bridge over the Umsinduzi River was Butcher Purcell followed by Harry Phillips and Bill Rowan.

    Leaving the city a dusty sand road meandered over the hills and through the valleys all the way to Durban. Purcell, Phillips and Rowan were still together at Cato Ridge, but, by the foot of Inchanga, Purcell had fallen two minutes behind. As the two leaders left Drummond, Rowan went into the lead.

    Through Gillitts and Pinetown followed by a convoy of bicycles, motorcycles and cars Rowan increased the distance between himself and Phillips who was plagued by a persistent knee injury.

    Covered in brown suffocating dust, but undeterred, Rowan finally strode down West Street at the head of the convoy to the finish line outside the City Hall. His time was 8h 59m.

    On Sunday, 13th June 2021, the centenary year, the 95th Comrades Marathon will be a down run.

    Time to get your running shoes on folks!

  • 1owrez1owrez ✭✭✭
    Thanks Becca - was hoping you were waiting in the wings - ha ha :D
  • 1owrez1owrez ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    I think the Pirate tag will come back if a Pirate from the Ship of Fools comments on the thread... Seren where are you?
  • Bike ItBike It ✭✭✭
    Here is a Beehive update. (I was under a bit of time pressure so worked on it whilst on the Jitsi chat). The body is completed and now it needs a few coats of varnish and a sheet metal roof. 
  • 1owrez1owrez ✭✭✭
    That looks fantastic Bike It, great chatting to you on Sunday... where do the bees go in?
  • Mc HillyMc Hilly ✭✭✭
    loo looks great BikeIt, you’ve been buzzy!
  • Bike ItBike It ✭✭✭
    1owrez said:
    That looks fantastic Bike It, great chatting to you on Sunday... where do the bees go in?
    At the bottom left side in the picture, you will see a strip of wood that extends out beyond the rest of the box. Just above that where it meets the box there are 2 slits where the bees go in
  • Bike it, that looks really great! I hope your bees happily accept their new home.
  • 1owrez1owrez ✭✭✭
    Aha! Yes I see that now :) Wonderful work!
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