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  • Happy New Year Everyone. Perfect timing TCP - 4:44:44.  Congratulations. Congratulations Lowrez on qualifying.  Now please remember that you might have to do some preparation before June the 9th. Nice medal collections on show.  My regular medal …
  • When I look at the 'onreg.com' start list and filter various things then there are: 1298 International entries 22497 RSA Entries 24396 Total entries (which is not 1298+22497=23795). Which ever way I calculate there is still a lot of entries not lis…
  • I'm not showing up in the Start List and processing of manual entries were supposed to be concluded yesterday, 10th December.  I have very politely written to [email protected] with scans of all the evidence and asking for feedback.  Otherwise I'll …
  • I've got cut-off stress.  The manual entries are supposed to complete today.  Fingers crossed as I haven't received any acknowledgement so far
  • That's an amazing achievement Debra - well done! Best Wishes SD - that is a dream for many people to be in such races I'm living at around 1350m and work at around 1700m.  Even 'modest' altitude took a lot of getting used to for me.  I understand …
  • Good run Terry - always invigorating to get a it muddy (in my perspective anyway) and always enjoyable when cake involved. I resumed 'training' on Sunday with a 2h run and as a result I have a bad back I did enter the Vaal Marathon in March whic…
  • Yes Lowrez it is safe enough to run Soweto Marathon.  I must say that I am pretty nervous around it and don't normally go there. It just not safe to get a qualifier unless you can run 4:20ish at a flat cool mara. Altitude is 1700m which makes a diff…
  • In other news my entry was finally delivered yesterday and took 14 days 4 hours for 515km.  Less than a marathon a day........ I now have to hear whether I am entered after the judgement on 'SA National' entry fee as a Permanent Resident
  • A bit more about Soweto Marathon. Given my current fitness, lack of training and hip issue I did decide to run 30 minute and then walk 2 minutes.  Also I targeted the sub-4:35 run, but would be happy with sub 4:50 to qualify. The first half is mos…
  • 4:46 gun time in Soweto Marathon. It is a very tough course and I am very unfit. More later
  • Great - thanks for the tip-off - I'm going to apply by post!  I saw the Comrades guys at the Soweto Expo this morning.  They will consolidate the manual entries by 10th December.  Honesstly I'm not sure it will get there by that time.  They offered…
  • Welcome Mordo.  This is a great race - I'm sure you'll love it. You are wanting to do 'a couple of 50kms' pilgrim challenge and a 75km and you have a hip injury.  To me that is far too much.  If you never ran an ultra before I would recommend one r…
  • I spent the weekend at a bush farm to celebrate my birthday.  I ran twice of which once with my son on his bike and it quickly became uncyclable for him and I had to push/carry his bike.  I managed 1.5 hours on Sunday solo. Like all close encounters…
  • Best wishes Debra, Marty and JK this weekend.
  • Entries are now closed! Mine is 'in the post' and hasn't moved in the last 48 hours.  So 19.2km in 96 hours.  Thankfully I have paid, I have the letter postmarked and it is in the post.  I have the receipt and copies of everything should it not tur…
  • My history is: 3:20 -> 8:48 Down  - OK 3:10 -> 9:23 Up - collapsed with 4km to go in the heat 3:4x -> 10:54 Up - very restricted training due to injury 3:15 -> 10:24 Down - walked the last 22km due to injury Remember that SA runners wil…
  • Thanks Mac3 for your comments on run-walk.  I always use it in Ultras but I have never done so in a Marathon.  I will be trying it at Soweto however to increase my range due to my limited fitness I'm not really into these absurd races, but full res…
  • Well done Mac - that's a good time performance. Particularly that you kept a good pace.  I can imagine it is a very pleasant and interesting marathon to run. Interesting on the walking breaks - did you feel under trained and choose  to run them to i…
  • Soweto marathon : Last year I paid for a free carpark to the innovative carpark attendants on my way to a half marathon personal worst. The race T-shirt was described as "one size fits all". However this should not be interpreted as applicable to ad…
  • A registered letter has left my hand to Comrades Marathon carrying my entry.  Of course it includes a nice letter referencing ASA Rule 9 (about foreign athletes, of which I am not one) as well as passport and Permanent Resident certificate copies ce…
  • I went to the counter in Nedbank and there was no staff there.  I was informed "he is in the toilet relieving himself. He's going to be a long time". If course at the machine the details provided by Comrades on the entry form don't work. I had to us…
  • Old school entry phase 1 - pay
  • Norrie kindly advised me on FB that I am a South African according to ASA rules. So i've written again to Comrades and will pay over the counter at Nedbank and then apply by post. 
  • Thanks for the heads up RR. I'm NOT in. I've lived here 4 years almost and have Permanent Resident status since last year, but no ID so far as I am still waiting for my marriage certificate 'vault copy' to make an application. Normally I enter as…
  • My favorite direction is always the direction in the race after next..... The down has a special place for me as I did that in my novice year so I think my emotional attachment is strong for the down as well as my preference.
  • TCP - you can order a ChampionChip when you enter.  You will then pick it up with your race number at the Expo.  It's a long time ago since I did my novice entry - but others here can advise if you need to enter passport number?  You would need to a…
  • Yes JNR - there was a lot of compliants in SA this year that the money had already been spent by the 1st of the month, meaning that people who had to wait to next payday to enter missed out as all places had gone by the middle of the month.  Paydate…
  • 2 downs in a row? I'll need more bricks. Actually it is my preferred direction 
  • 65km on the treadmill by Alberto Salazar probably was less than 4 hours. I live in a very flat place and I have used the treadmill for hill running.  I've gone as far as simulating various section of the route, e.g. Inchanga to Bothas Hill Village …
  • I ran for 2:20 on the treadmill last night which was shorter than I had wanted, but as much as I could do.  I normally do my long run on Sunday morning, but heavy rain and lightening meant I turned back after a few minutes on the road.  I watched th…