Comrades Marathon, South Africa, May 31, 2015

Post date: Jun 20, 2015 12:27:13 PM

Eight Saskatchewan runners traveled to South Africa to do the renowned Comrades run - Durban to Pietermaritzburg - 87.8 km of hills. This year was the up-year.

Rick Minett, 9:29:25, 18th M60

Gay Renouf, 9:42:36, 20th W50

Robert Neufeld, 11:41:19

Jennifer Ruland, 11:47:41, 953rd W Open

Jennifer Evancio, 11:57:15, 980th W40

The race is subject to very restrictive cut-off times. This year, many pace bunnies (in Comrades parlance, "buses" didn't make those cut-offs. Our Regina runners were caught by these as well. These guys were the bravest of the group: Debbie running after missing 8 weeks of training to injury; Sean running with kidney stones and blood loss; and Mike with knee issues:

Debra Bellamy, 69 km

Sean Reidy, 58 km

Mike Renouf, 50 km