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Comrades Marathon 2016

08/06/2016

Two Dumfries Running Club members headed to South Africa last week to take part in the oldest and largest ultramarathon race in the world known as the Comrades Marathon. 

Craig Malcolmson and Ian Anderson gathered with almost 22,000 other runners in Pietermaritzburg to run the hilly 56 mile course to Durban. Following the sound of chariots of fire and the traditional cock crowing that signifies the start of the race, at 5.30am the competitors wound their way through the dark and still chilly streets where they were soon met with the first of many hills. Both Craig and Ian started the race in less than ideal fitness with recent injuries and illness at the back of their minds. After only a couple of hours and around 10 miles in, temperatures rose to between 25 and 30 degree Celsius. Craig was running well until the half way point where he was struck with nausea but dug deep to carry on and finish the race well within the mandatory 12 hours in a time of 11 hours and 8 minutes. This gave Craig his sixth consecutive finish at the event. Ian had some good luck on the day with no re-occurrence of a recent injury ensuring that he crossed the finish line in 10 hours 53 minutes to collect his second finisher’s medal in consecutive years and also awarded the additional back to back medal. It was evident at the end of the race both runners had to dig deep to make finishing a possibility.

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