Below, you’ll find some of the photos from Comrades. Eventually, I’m going to combine these photos, and videos from both myself and professional videographers to make one video of the entire event. But for now, here is a taste of what you can expect.
Just a quick post of my results. More details to follow soon!
|Category:||Ages 30 – 39|
|Gun Time:||05:30:35||Overall Pos:||7798|
|Finish Time:||11:11:19||Gender Pos:||6469|
|Net Time:||11:11:19||Category Pos:||2520|
|Split||Race Time||Time of Day||Split Time||Overall Pos||Category Pos||Gender Pos||Dist. Done||Dist. To Go||Speed|
It’s the night before Comrades. The Ultimate Human Race. Bib #37312 is scared, but only a fool wouldn’t be scared, and both of us are. Excited, too, though. We’ve talked to various runners and listened to their advice: Mostly, start SLOW! They say that it is easy to get caught up in the excitement, to go out too fast. We must avoid that to finish.
They have “bail busses” which have very beautiful people on them, and the number one temptation we must avoid is getting on one. For one runner, it was the greatest regret of his life. Do not be tempted!
I haven’t even run the race yet, and I can already feel that Comrades is beyond any race I’ve ever experienced, or ever will again unless I return. If you have ever finished a marathon, 1/2 marathon, or even a 10k, then Comrades is truly the ultimate experience unrivaled by anything else in the World. Last year, over 14,200 runners finished the race from around the world, making Comrades Officially (According to the Guinness Book of World Records) “The Greatest Ultramarathon in the World.”
Just some quick notes from South Africa, Pre-Comrades Race:
* People walk the same way they drive – You enter on the left, and exit on the left.
* The volume knob on the radio is on the right, not the left