John Neale

The preparation was nearly as agonising as those final few days before the race not knowing if I would be able to run. What happened on race day was just completely unexpected though!! History Sunday 04.03.2001. Two years ago. I ran my first marathon on this day...

Gigi Young

The Washie 100 Miler isn’t a race, it’s a journey. A journey that involves huge commitment, support & compromises from the family; moral support from wonderful friends; and the efforts from all the people who care for me and helped me to achieve my...

Fiona Coward

There’s nothing like going big and succeeding.  I haven’t run much in the last 5 years with my focus being primarily on mountain biking. Every time I started running, some ache or pain would crop up and prevent any continuity. However, when my friend...

Hetty Johnson

My first marathon…..was almost my last.  I was not nervous but rather could not wait to get it behind me, now I wish I had run it differently, but that seems to be what every runner says about every race. It all started 18 months ago when my daughters and I joined Run...

Stanley Du Pont

I started the year – off a poor fitness base – thinking of an outstanding Personal Best run. 06h45 to be precise. By April, in time for Ironman 2003, I was in top nick and already dreaming of the [hoped for] incremental benefit that would come from...

Philip Lidgey

It takes perfect preparation for me to run 87km within 11 hours. 100% focus is the bare-necessity. Read Philip’s full story I made some notes to myself about my Comrades run which may be of interest to you. I started out making these notes in an attempt to capture my...

Marielle Muller

Quitting was not an option, I looked at my pace chart and realised I won’t make my expected time of 9.5 hours, but I will finish, even if I walk the rest of the way.  Read Marielle’s full story On Sunday the 4th of June, I lined up at the start of the Comrades...

Lee Hollington

Marcél’s response was: “I can help you to improve, I can help you achieve your goals, but just how dedicated are you, because if you don’t commit to what’s ahead, we won’t achieve anything”. I was committed, prepared to put in all my effort. If you looked at me in...