A friend of mine sent me the media pack for the race on Sunday and it was packed with little titbits of information which I want to share, and of course comment on.
Total runners for this Comrades Marathon:
Male – 10 539
Female – 2 287
Insights: Before 1975, woman weren’t allowed to participate. That is only 17.8% of the field are woman, still not really adequate I feel – come on girls man up!
The average age:
Men – 41 years
Women – 40 years
Insights: Seems I have a long running career ahead of me 🙂
The oldest male runner is 78 (Please Lord let me at least be ahead of him)
The oldest female runner is 68 (I will probably be behind her)
There is a runner running his 44th comrades this year and another running his 41st
Insights: Just bloody crazy
There are 52 Physio’s, 199 Doctors and 57 Clergymen running – lets hope I need none of them on Sunday!
There will be 48 water tables along the way providing bananas, cooked potatoes, chocolates, oranges and biscuits – most of which has all been hovered up by the time I come chugging past.
There will be 150 jars of Vaseline used (my dad will have should I need it, I’m not so keen on dipping into a shared jar of vaseline) and 5.4 tons of bananas (WTF I never saw any primates last year, they must have been ahead of me)
Jokes aside – I have 2 days, 16 hours and 35 minutes until the start of the race and we are sending 17 kids to school so far!!!!
Insights: Woo Hooo