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Blog posts from May, 2014

2014 Comrades Ultra Marathon

There's something about Comrades that draws you back.  Many things.  When you've run your first one you get your one and only shot at a back-to-back medal by taking on the race in the opposite direction and that proved irresistible.  But it's not just a bit of (small!) bling, it's the draw of taking on one of the World's most iconic races cheered on by huge, passionate crowds drawn from every b…

Back into Africa

In just over a week I head back out to the fabulous South Africa for another crack at the Comrades Ultra.  It feels like it's sprung out of nowhere as the TP100 race has dominated my thoughts for the past few months but this isn't a race that deserves second billing.   There's unfinished business after the shoe debacle last year plus the battering from the elements and, assuming there's been su…

DNF at the Thames Path 100 (TP100)

Yesterday I attempted my first 100-miler, running the Thames Path 100 (TP100) along the course of the Thames from Richmond to Oxford.  I was going to write that things didn't go as planned but there was precious little evidence of a plan beforehand though finishing the race would certainly have been in there had there been. To cut to the chase I ended up dropping out at the Henley checkpoint 51 m…