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  • Lowrez - try [email protected] - without the “s”...
  • Road Runners Club is £12.50 + £15 UKA. It’s a national club without any obligation to do stuff...
  • It’s a SA thing, I think. The petty bureaucracy has got significantly worse in the last decade or so. Anyone with children will know about the utterly insane paperwork required for kids to travel to SA - even if accompanied by both parents! Lowrez…
  • Lowrez, I too am very disappointed with this whole saga. I agree that Comrades were a tad insensitive in not acknowledging the issue regarding overseas runners’ paperwork problems in their recent newsletter. Having said that, as I understand it, i…
  • Nice work Debra. The chap going for no.32 was probably Jack Mortassagne...
  • I think Comrades is the victim here. Picture this being said in an American-Italian accent. ”That’s a very nice race you’ve got over there. We wouldn’t want anything nasty to happen that might put off your overseas runners would we?... We could st…
  • Lowrez - my coach has an excellent understanding of Comrades and Western States...
  • Haha - yes 2015 was burger year. I was asked if I was still in the race - I guess if I had said “no” I would have had to wait in the queue I have been quietly training my butt off since December - I’ve hired a running coach! No marathons until Bar…
  • Max - Wow! A great read.
  • Lowrez - impresses to see you overtook over 4100 people between 5k and the finish - that’s over 100 runners every kilometre!
  • Dannirr - OMG your place is stunning! Thank you for the incredibly generous offer!
  • Southern Snail - I am seriously considering spending the 3 weeks between WS and Hardrock living in a tent up in the Rockies to get acclimatised... lots of negotiating to do with Mrs SD (and work...) lowrez - May be it is a business visa because the…
  • Nice one Dannirr. Lightening has struck twice for me (fortunately not literally), and I have a place in both Western States and Hardrock! I’ll still be doing Comrades but will be plodding for a sub-12 finish rather than having a go at the new sub-…
  • Great work Debra. Congratulations.
  • I’ve booked myself into ONOMO too - as my usual favourite (City Lodge) is already fully booked! Just flights to sort out now...
  • Great suit lowrez! You know there used to be a chap that ran Comrades in his suit, albeit not bright pink... I’m in - need to sort out hotel and flights now... Throwback to some really old faces - Goni and JB! - I guess you’re not surprised that I…
  • Joining the VLM reject club too... 
  • Great to read about everyone’s runs (and lowrez’s supporting). Scraped a sub-4 (3:57) by setting off at 9 minute miles and hanging on for dear life. Good to finish a race for a change - my last finish was Comrades and I was on a run of 3 consecuti…
  • Chicago too this weekend - I was going to not use my place until I found a cheap Lowrez-esque  return ticket this week. I fly out of Dublin on the way out, flying back direct to Heathrow and then flying to Dublin! I’m not allowed to simply get off a…
  • Lowrez says that his account has been removed without explanation. He has some theories as to why but I won’t repeat them here in case I get “disappeared” too...
  • I couldn’t find the 2019 threat either. I suppose we ought to give it a bit of time to re-appear before starting a new one...
  • Unfortunately Hardrock finished me! I got cut-off after 21 1/2 hours at the 44 mile mark. The one big lesson I learnt was that there is no substitute for altitude acclimatisation. I hope I get another chance at Hardrock.
  • Lowrez - super photo! JAR - I've also submitted a request to join (Hideo)
  • Big_G welcome - I hope you sign up for the race in September. just to add my penny's worth about the up run - my least favourite section of Comrades up or down is Harrison Flats on the up run. It's hot, there's no shade, few supporters and you stil…
  • Lowrez - if I'm lucky in ballots for USA 100 milers, it may be another long training run... ...but an important one as I will be going for my yellow number...
  • Hi everyone. I'm planning to take part in 2019 too.
  • Bike it - sorry to hear about your bereavement.
  • Travel list - Arrivals Arrive Sunday Jar Arrive Tuesday MM2 dep AMS arr AMS 10:35 Arrive Thur SS dep UK 7pm dep JNB 09:35 arr DBN 10:40 McHilly, Slow Duck dep LHR 20:05  arr JNB 08:10 dep JNB 12:45 arr DBN 13:50 Becca7 dep BHM via dubai arr …
  • Runners Numbers Max M 2 - 12333 Southern Snail - 10994 Debra - 11206  Becca7 - 20607 McHilly - 12749 Matt.. - 55489 Seren Nos - 8140 Carmen23 - 12287 Marty74 - 20885   Mac3 - 24872 Slow Duck - 9436
  • Hi Dannir - that's the 0730 bus on Friday? It will be nice to catch up with you! Thanks Lowrez and Becca. lowrez - all of my photos seem to be from the last 200m - I'm sure I saw numerous photographers on the rest of the course too...