I’m inviting expressions of interest for Striders to take on The Ultimate Human Race: The Comrades Marathon 2014. This iconic race has been held since 1921 and is between the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban. 2014 is a downhill run, which means of the 90km 54km is purely downhill so its fast! (it may also be painful…). It is a truly wonderful day of sensory overload, 1,5 million mad supporters along the way cheering you all the way to Durban in a rich display of South Africa’s cultural diversity. There are plenty of honoured traditions from the spine tingling Chariots of Fire at the start and the famed cock crow before the gun, the singing of the traditional African working song Shosholoza and many more.
I am offering to supervise training and arrange a package deal for flights, accommodation plus transport and guidance around South Africa. Runners can come out and simply do the race or opt to stay for a week afterwards and take in a Safari and the stunning beauty of Cape Town. Most Striders runners can do Comrades with the right training. This is an unforgettable journey and an unforgettable experience. Nothing in running comes within planets of this experience for me, it truly is the Ultimate Human Race. Talk to Stan if you’re interested or there is a thread open on our Facebook page on the subject and you can leave a comment there. facebook.com/spstriders