So with only a couple 23 days more to go the nerves are kicking in more than normal, the nightmares are getting worse and we have to start tapering:)

Just a couple of things that might help:

  • make a list of what you need to pack
  • check your list and make sure you have all that you will need on race day
    • dont forget your chip on your shoes
    • running kit – ASA approved Club colours and the two Nedbank Comrades Marathon 2016 race numbers must be worn on the front and back of your upper body garment throughout the race.
    • gels
    • etc
  • rest – get enough rest for the next couple of weeks. You have done the training now get the well deserved rest
  • dont forget where you start:) It is an “DOWN RUN” starting at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg and finishing at The Sahara Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban.

Cut-Off times to remember:

The race is run from “gun to gun”. The cut-off times for these points will be confirmed in the final race instructions. The CMA reserves the right to alter these positions. Runners will be required to board a rescue bus and be transported to the finish venue should they not have reached the cut-off points within the specified time.

  • Lion Park – N3 Subway – 2:40 (8h10) – 73m to go
  • Cato Ridge – N3 Subway – 04:30 (10h00) – 58km to go
  • Drummond (Halfway) – 06:00 (11h30) – 44km to go
  • Winston Park – 08:00 (13h30) – 31km to go
  • St John’s Avenue – 09:30 (15h00) – 19km to go
  • Sherwood 45th Cutting – 11:10 (16h40) – 7km to go

I know its scary but we’ll all get there!!

Number Collection:
Bonitas Comrades Expo
Durban Exhibition Centre
Walnut Road

Comrades Marathon House
18 Connaught Road

Dates and Time of collection:

  • Thursday 26 May – 09h00 – 19h00
  • Friday 27 May – 09h00 – 19h00
  • Saturday 28 May – 09h00 – 17h00

If you are unable to collect your race number package, a third party can collect this on your behalf providing they have a printed copy of Acknowledgement of Entry, the athlete’s ChampionChip as well as a letter of authorization from the entrant. The person collecting the race number package must have identification.

Hope this helps a bit! Good Luck to all the runners. Hope we all have a great day of running on 29th May 2016!!

Marelise da Silva:)