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Friday, January 8, 2010

Where ya been?

Sorry to all my many dedicated readers, I have been absent for a couple weeks but not without good reason - okay, being lazy isn't exactly a 'good' reason but it's all I got right now. Plus I've been waiting for some news from the Comrades Marathon people. Read on:

Dear Mr Bentley,

Your application to run Comrades 2010 has been accepted due to your circumstances. Payment will be taken soon and your entry will be captured.

Kind regards,

Steven Johnston

Comrades Marathon Association


StatusRaceNoFirst NameLast NameGenderDOBClubSeeding
Success 58807 Darin Bentley Male 14/08/1970 Canada A

I sent a letter of appeal with my entry (as per Mr. Johnston's request) detailing what I've gone through so far to try and enter the race. I won't bore you with the details, suffice to say it was a bit of an email battle to get in but it paid off!! The website is Comrades Marathon. There's also the Wikipedia entry which covers some of the history and has the winning times for every race since its inception in 1921. An article from Runners World is a good account of one of their writers who did an 'up' year. This year is a 'down' year from Pietermaritzburg to Durban.
Crap I guess I gotta get off the couch pretty soon.

1 comment:

garobbins said...

Congrats on getting in, time to get back to training hard again!! Can't wait to hear all about it Darin!