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It has been almost a month now since the Big C. We have celebrated our PBs, licked our wounds following disappointing results, we have posted endless pictures, we have congratulated each other, we have showcased our medals, and we have proudly worn our hard-earned T-shirts and caps. And now, we have moved on. Some people have already started training with next year’s race in mind. A few crazies are training for upcoming races more than double the Comrades distance (I'm looking at you, Johann). Many are back on the roads putting those legs to work over shorter distances to keep...

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Determined to get that Bill Rowan medal, I religiously stuck to my programme. I documented all of my activities on a comprehensive Excel spreadsheet (don’t judge – I’m a scientist 🤓).

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My hope was to run Two Oceans in under five hours, despite many people telling me that the first one should just be run for the experience. I obligingly nodded my head in agreement but thought to myself “I’ll show them!”. Boy, was I wrong!

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