Damian storms the Comrades Marathon in 10h22m

Congratulations to Damian who completed the gruelling 56 mile Comrades Ultra Marathon on Sunday 29th May in 10h22m26s, to raise money for Mind: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DamianIngs

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A huge achievement and a hard-earned finisher’s medal. Fantastic! Well done from all of us!!

Described as the greatest ultra marathon in the world, the South African race runs between the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal province, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban, the race alternates annually between the “up run” from Durban and the “down run” from Pietermaritzburg. Luckily 2016 was a ‘down’ year!

Some 22,000 runners started the race, with a strict 12 hour cut-off. A new course record was set this year by David Gateba in 5h18m19s.

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Cotswolds 100 mile run!

Huge congratulations to Rachel who completed a 102 mile ultra marathon along the Cotswolds Way Trail!

The Cotswold Way is a beautiful 102 mile national trail running from the picturesque town of Chipping Campden in the North to the stunning Georgian city of Bath in the south. En route the trail passes through stunning and quintessentially English countryside, beautiful Cotswold stone villages and along the majestic Cotswold Hills, and you camp inbetween at Runners Villages.

The event took place from the 8th – 11th August. For more info and to be tempted to sign up yourself, see http://www.100milerun.com/

A blog is promised soon – keep an eye out!

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(Member blog post) Training for Comrades

Hi Clapham Runners!

Just enjoying my tapering in the lead up to the Comrades marathon on 2nd June!! Can’t believe there are only 2 weeks to go! Here is a blurb about the race (courtesy of Wikipedia):

The Comrades Marathon is an ultramarathon of approximately 89 km (approx. 56 miles) which is run annually in the Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa between the cities of Durban and Pietermaritzburg. It is the world’s largest and oldest ultramarathon race. The direction of the race alternates each year between the “up” run (87 km) starting from Durban and the “down” run (89 km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.During the event an athlete must also reach five cut-off points in specified times to complete the race. Read more

Comrades Marathon 2013

The Comrades Marathon is the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon run over a distance of approximately 90 km56.1 miles between the capital of the Kwazulu-Natal Province of South Africa, Pietermaritzburg, and the coastal city of Durban. Fiona took part in the 2013 race – an incredible challenge!

For most people, completing a marathon is a huge goal and achievement… for Fiona, the Rome Marathon was just a step in the training! Read her blog here: http://www.claphamrunners.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/training-for-comrades_19.html

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Information about the Comrades Marathon is available here: http://www.comrades.com/